Home > Upcoming Programs > It takes a Child to Raise a Church: Contemporary Youth Ministry – postponed!
02 June, 2020
5:30 PM
Tatamagouche Centre, 259 Loop Route 6, Tatamagouche, Nova Scotia B0K 1V0

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*Program has been postponed with a new date TBD. Registration remains open.*



Join Dave Csinos for a program guaranteed to make you think deeply about faith formation. Using presentations, discussions, and collaborative learning activities, you’ll join like-minded folks to explore how to help young people–and people of all ages!–develop as
disciples of Jesus. These days of conversation 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:

Full Program Cost: $533 (tuition, meals & shared accommodation and International Accreditation Fee – a request for private room adds $80 )

Commuter Price: $453 (Tuition, meals, and international accreditation fee – without overnight)

Can’t afford it? Please register as normal, and indicate “full bursary” or “partial bursary” in the payment section. Also, fill out a bursary form! People who need bursaries are encouraged to register early.

*Program has been postponed with a new date TBD. Registration remains open.*



Leadership – David Csisnos

Dave Csisnos 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.