Intergenerate Australia and New Zealand 2023 Conference
Dave Csinos (Canada) (Via Video)
David M. Csinos is Associate Professor of Practical Theology at Atlantic School of Theology in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. He also serves as founder and president of Faith Forward, an ecumenical organization for innovation in ministry with children, youth, and families. Dave speaks and writes widely about faith formation, children’s and youth ministry, homiletics, and culture.
'Due to sudden health challenges, Dave Csinos can no longer travel to Australia and New Zealand and will now need to present his excellent content via video."
His latest book "A Gospel for all Ages" will be theme for this years conference.
Tammy Preston (Australia)
Tammy Preston 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 '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.
What is a Glasshouse Experience?
“Practice does not make perfect. Practice makes permanent.
Repeat the same mistake over and over and you don't get any closer to Carnegie Hall”. (Sarah Kay Poet)
Intergenerate Australia/NZ conference desires to create environments we are calling "A Glasshouse Experience". You can’t throw stones in glasshouses, if you do you are going to have a mess. We want to create a space where there is no judgement, rather there is permission to try and practice new things. Glass houses are places where things grow faster and creates a safe place to starting. Each "Glasshouse experience" will be facilitated by a team led by Tammy Preston, with the focus of learning, growing and worshiping together. They will be a creative, reflective and fun spaces, where many voices are heard and allowed to be expressed. This will be a great place to start connecting across the ages, and learn that we are all stronger and richer for the experience.