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01 June, 2021
5:30 PM
Tatamagouche Centre, 259 Loop Route 6, Tatamagouche, Nova Scotia B0K 1V0

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It takes a Child to Raise a Church: Contemporary Youth Ministry

June 1, 2021 – June 3, 2021 Tuesday 5:30pm to Thursday 3:30pm

Join Dave Csinos and Robyn Brown-Hewitt for a program guaranteed to make you think deeply about faith. The program focuses on children and youth in the church and how to support them in their faith formation using presentations, discussions, and collaborative learning activities. Conversations will focus on our contemporary contexts for nurturing generative, authentic faith and how faith leaders and churches ought to respond to current shifts in our faith communities and our wider culture. You’ll leave this ecumenical, interactive, and engaging program refreshed and filled with creative potential to foster life-giving, justice-seeking, awe-inspiring faith in young people.  This program is grounded in the Christian Tradition.

Program Cost

We acknowledge that there are systemic barriers that make it difficult to participate and access programs. We work to support those who are unable to pay the full cost of programs, while providing a living wage for facilitators and covering the costs of learning programs.

We name the true program fee of the program in order to allow those who are able to pay this cost to do so. We don’t want financial barriers to prevent anyone from participating in a learning program so we offer a subsidized program fee. Those able to offer a donation on top of their program fee help to subsidize those facing financial barriers.

True Program fee – $533 (including tuition, meals  & shared accommodation – only in your bubble). $453 (including tuition, meals & single accommodations)

Subsidized program fee – $107. When requesting a subsidy during the registration process, please choose “DEPOSIT” option.

Registration Deadline: May 18, 2020

Tatamagouche Centre is grateful for funding to support youth, seniors, BIPOC applicants, LGTBQIA2S+, applicants with mental health barriers to participate in learning programs.


Leadership – David Csinos

Dave Csinos is Assistant Professor of Practical Theology at Atlantic School of Theology. A sought-after speaker about innovation in faith formation, Dave also serves as the founding president of Faith Forward, an ecumenical network for progressive leaders in children’s and youth ministry. He is the author or editor of five books and has offered presentations and workshops across North America, as well as in Europe, Australia, New Zealand, and Brazil.

Leadership – Robyn Brown-Hewitt

Robyn Brown-Hewitt is the United Church Campus Minister at Dalhousie University’s Multifaith Services Office. Her background includes degrees in theatre, theology and narrative therapy, and her career has included 35+ years of educational & pastoral ministry. At one time she was the Faith & Spirituality Program Staff for Tatamagouche Centre.