Child, Mission & Education Symposium

At the Centre for Theology & Ministry: 9.45am-3.30pm Friday, 11 September

A unique event on the Australian ministry calendar, this Child, Mission and Education Symposium is a wonderful opportunity for interested ministers, pastors, leaders, chaplains, religious educators and Christian teachers to explore the topic of Child, Mission and Education. Drawing together three significant thinkers, writers and leaders in their respective fields, this Symposium offers challenging in-put, fascinating conversation and robust group engagement.

The 2015 presenters are:

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Rev Dr John Flett – Co-ordinator of Studies (Missiology), Pilgrim Theological College
John is an internationally recognized scholar in the fields of intercultural theology and missiology. Originally from New Zealand, he completed his PhD at Princeton Theological Seminary. John has lectured to and learnt much from Christian communities across five continents. He is passionate about encouraging a passion for missiology in others.

Dr Larissa McLean Davies – Deputy Director (Learning and Teaching), Melbourne Graduate School of Education (University of Melbourne)
Larissa oversees the Master of Teaching program that encompasses 1000 pre-service teachers across Early Childhood, Primary and Secondary schools. Larissa’s research interests include teacher education, Australian literature with a focus on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Literature, and the impact of literature on students’ conceptions of identity, culture and belonging.

Beth Barnett – Learning and Theological Engagement, Victorian Council of Christian Education
Beth is a post-Christendom practitioner, teacher and resource writer. A key contributor to Theology, Mission and Child: Global Perspectives, Beth is a passionate advocate of integrating faith, theology and mission in all aspects of life. Beth has taught at a number of Melbourne theological colleges.