2021 Intergenerate Australian/NZ Conference was held in July 2021.
It was great to have such wonderful speakers join us for the event.
If you registered for this conference you should have received a link to all
We are currently dreaming and planning for Conference 2022 and look forward to
sharing our plans with you soon.
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Speakers Information for 2021 Conference
Cory Seibel (Canada)
Cory Seibel strives to be a thoughtful, passionate advocate for intergenerational ministry. His aim is to encourage and equip followers of Jesus to build extraordinary communities of faith where people of all generations share life together. He is committed to investing his skills as a researcher, writer, and presenter to advance a creative, constructive vision of intergenerational ministry in today’s church.
He graduated with a Ph.D. in Practical Theology from the University of Pretoria in 2009.
He currently serves as vice chair of the North American InterGenerate Conference planning team and is editing the book based upon presentations given at the 2019 InterGenerate gathering. He previously edited The Generative Church(Wipf & Stock, 2019) and contributed to InterGenerate(edited by Holly Allen; Abilene Christian University Press, 2018).
This year a new book is coming out called "Engage All Generations" which is edited by Cory Seibel. He will unpack this book and all that has been detailed in the book during the conference.
Titles of his sessions:
Session 1: The Heart of the Matter.
What does it mean for me to be formed as a leader in Christ in a way that enables me to embody a commitment to Intergenerational Community
Session 2: A Little Yeast.
A pastoral approach to the practical priorities we need to be able to bring about change in our churches to become intergenerational.
Dave Csinos (Canada)
Dave Csinos is Assistant Professor of Practical Theology at Atlantic School of Theology in Halifax, Nova Scotia. He also serves as founder and president of Faith Forward, an ecumenical organization for innovation in ministry with children and youth. Dave writes widely about faith formation, children’s ministry, youth ministry, and culture, and his books include Children’s Ministry that Fits, Children’s Ministry in the Way of Jesus (with Ivy Beckwith), Faith Forward (with Melvin Bray) and Faith Forward, Volume 2 (with Melvin Bray). Dave holds a PhD in practical theology from University of St. Michael’s College in Toronto (through the Toronto School of Theology), as well as degrees from Wilfrid Laurier University, McMaster University, and Union Presbyterian Seminary.
His new book called 'Little Theologians" has just been released, as well as his new baby child just being born. Nice timing Dave. He also has a new book in the pipeline called "Intergenerational Preaching: The Art of Crafting Messages of the Whole Church." This will be a profoundly helpful book in the space of Intergenerational Ministry and it will be great to have him unpack this at conference with us.
Titles of his sessions:
Session1: 8 Hallmarks of Intergenerational Preaching
Theological and Pastoral assumptions that Intergenerational preachers rely on when crafting and delivering messages for all ages
Session 2: Intergenerational Preaching – Give it a go!
How to make the move and get experimenting with Intergenerational preaching in one’s own context.
Michael Frost (Australia)
Michael Frost is an internationally recognised Australian missiologist and one of the leading voices in the missional church movement. His books are required reading in colleges and seminaries around the world and he is much sought after as an international conference speaker. Since 1999, Dr Frost has been the founding director of the Tinsley Institute, a mission study centre located at Morling College in Sydney, Australia. He has also been an adjunct lecturer at various seminaries in the United States. He is passionate about helping people figure out what the reign of Jesus looks like in earthy, real terms, right here, right now.
Title of his session: The Power of the Table
Tammy Tolman (Australia)
Tammy Tolman is the founding Pastor of an Intergenerational Creative Arts community in Australia. Tammy has been actively involved in Ministry to children and their families for 33 years. Tammy is a trained teacher and has a Degree In Theology from ACOM and is currently doing her Ph.D. in Intergenerational Ministry at Cardiff University in Wales. She has written two books, curriculum, worship music for kids and families. Tammy speaks at Conferences throughout Australia, NZ, USA, Lebanon, UK, Asia and Cambodia. She is passionate to see the “family of God” be empowered to grow and walk the life long journey of faith together.
Tammy will facilitate and lead the opening and closing of the conference as well as some 'Glasshouse' Intergenerational Experiences with the team which will be a rich way to put the theory into action and see how doing life across the ages in worship, learning and serving can be transformational. Many have been asking for practical ideas of what being intergenerational looks like, those in person will be able to experience and process this together during the conference.
Glasshouse Sessions led by Tammy Tolman in Brisbane and Rachel Sangster in Christchurch
Session 1. The salad bowl - All are welcome
Session 2: The love feast - Working through the meals that Jesus shared.
Workshops over the 2 days
One Hundred and Sixty-Six – What could intergenerational life look like in the 166?