Symposium on the Spirituality of Children

October 21, 2021 - October 22, 2021
Thu, Oct 21, 2021, 1:00 PM – Fri, Oct 22, 2021, 5:00 PM EDT
$75-90USD "We strive to welcome all. If cost impedes your participation, please email LifelongLearning@vts.edu about financial assistance."
AlexandriaVA
An online gathering for advanced study of and discussion about the spirituality of children.

About this event

This event is brought to you by the department of Lifelong Learning at Virginia Theological Seminary

This online Symposium will focus on the latest research in the field of Children’s Spirituality. Our schedule will include a keynote address by Jerome Berryman (founder of Godly Play), paper presentations from scholars and practitioners, as well as guided reflection time. Participants will receive recordings of the sessions after our team has edited the videos. We plan to publish the papers presented in a volume through VTS Press. You can expect to see more information appear here, but please save the date now!

We strive to welcome all. If cost impedes your participation, please email LifelongLearning@vts.edu about financial assistance.

 

Schedule *Eastern Standard Time (GMT-5:00 or UTC-5:00)

*Subject to minor changes

Day 1 – October 21, 2021

  • 1:00-1:30 PM Opening welcome, orientation, and worship (brief centering meditation)
  • 1:30 –2:15 PM Keynote with Jerome Berryman: “Becoming Real: A Theology of Childhood.”
  • 2:30-3:15 PM Individual or Structured Group reflection time – Randomly assigned small groups with facilitators for discussion
  • 3:30-4:30 PM Paper Presentations and Discussion – Choose from 5-6 scholarly presentations

Day 2 – October 22, 2021

  • 1:00-2:15 PM Keynote: Welcome and prayer; Panel facilitated by Lisa Kimball with 4 panelists responding to Dr. Berryman’s paper and presentation
  • 2:30-3:15 PM Individual or Structured Group reflection time – Randomly assigned small groups with facilitators for discussion
  • 3:30-4:30 PM Paper Presentations and Discussion – Choose from 5-6 scholarly presentations
  • 4:45-5:15 PM Closing remarks and sending forth – Lisa Kimball and Jerome Berryman reflect on this seminar and hopes for the future of the field generally and more specifically in theological education and at Virginia Theological Seminary