Saturday 10:30 am - 12 noon
Presenter: Sharon Ely Pearson, Church Publishing Inc.
Sharon Ely Pearson is an editor with Church Publishing Incorporated (CPI) with experience in Christian formation on the local, judicatory, and church-wide level. Known for her knowledge of the variety of published curricula across the church, she has also had her hand in the birthing of many books, including the recent Faithful Celebrations: Making Time for God series and is part of the Presiding Bishop’s Way of Love Working Group. She lives in Norwalk, Connecticut.
A well-known religious educator, Thomas Groome, has described the purpose of Christian religious education as “leading people out into the kingdom of God.” Jesus showed us the way – he taught about it and led people into it. Modeling Jesus’ teaching, we understand the goal of education in the church is not just producing bigger and better programs; it is not just increasing knowledge; it is not just “getting people involved.” We are called to lead people out into the kingdom of God. Come… share… learn… simple ways to transform your Christian education and formation ministries that support, nurture, and feed all who are on a journey of faith toward the Kingdom.