Children at Risk - Hope for the Future
Louisville Seminary | Feb 25, 2002
A symposium on the Church’s ministry with children - March 22 & 23
Louisville, Kentucky, February, 25, 2002 —Children at Risk - Hope for the Future, a symposium on the Church and its ministry with children, will be held March 22 & 23 at Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary. This symposium is intended for pastors, counselors, teachers, caregivers, parents and others interested in how the Church relates to children in today’s society. The event will feature keynote speakers, workshops, worship and reflection upon the Church’s ministry with children. The conference is jointly sponsored by Louisville Seminary’s Center for Congregations and Family Ministries and Presbyterian Children’s Homes and Related Ministries (PCHARM).
Keynote speakers for the event are Dr. Eileen Linder, deputy general secretary of the National Council of Churches, and Dr. John M. Mulder, president of Louisville Seminary. As part of the conference, the public is invited to attend, without conference fee, a worship service on Friday, March 22, at 7:30 p.m. in the Frank H. and Fannie W. Caldwell Chapel, located on the seminary campus. Dr. Dale Andrews, assistant professor of homiletics and pastoral theology, will lead the worship service, and the University of Louisville Black Diamond Choir will lead the music.
Those interested in attending Children at Risk - Hope for the Future, please contact Laura March at the Louisville Seminary’s Center for Congregations and Family Ministries at 502-895-3411, ext. 470 or toll free 1-800-264-1839. She can also be reached via e-mail at email@example.com.
Workshop presenters and topics for Children at Risk - Hope for the Future are:
Caregivers Taking Care of Themselves—Carol J. Cook and Lynn Roberson
Carol J. Cook is Assistant Professor of Pastoral Care and Counseling at Louisville Seminary. Lynn Roberson is a message therapist and co-interim pastor at Buechel Presbyterian Church in Louisville, Ky.
Nurturing Resilience in Children—Sheri Ferguson
Sheri Ferguson is Director of the Louisville Seminary Counseling Ministry and the Marriage and Family Therapy Program at Louisville Seminary.
Teaching the Bible to Children—Susan R. Garrett
Susan Garrett is Professor of New Testament at Louisville Seminary and co-author with Amy Plantinga Pauw of God on the Journey: Daily Devotions for Thinking Kids.
Teaching Children to Pray—Amy Plantinga Pauw
Amy Plantinga Pauw is Henry P. Mobley Professor of Doctrinal Theology at Louisville Seminary and co-author with Susan R. Garrett of God on the Journey: Daily Devotions for Thinking Kids.
Preventing Domestic Violence—Nancy J. Ramsay
Nancy J. Ramsay is Harrison Ray Anderson Professor of Pastoral Theology at Louisville Seminary and co-author with colleague John S. McClure of Telling the Truth: Preaching About Sexual and Domestic Violence.
The New Freedom School for Children—Dianne Reistroffer and Charmayne Davis
Dianne Reistroffer is the Dean of Louisville Seminary. Her ministry focuses on many issues of peace, justice and child advocacy. Charmayne Davis is an associate pastor at Quinn Chapel AME Church in Louisville, Ky., and a recent graduate of Louisville Seminary.
Ministries with Stepfamilies—Loren Townsend
Loren Townsend is Professor of Pastoral Care and Counseling at Louisville Seminary and author of Pastoral Care with Stepfamilies: Mapping the Wilderness.