Making Space for the Next Generation
Making Space for the Next Generation with Dr. Cory Seibel
5:00-7:30 PM – Sunday 24 September 2017
Every church has big hopes for its children and youth. We desire to see them encounter Jesus, choose to follow him, and develop a maturing, lasting faith. Parents and youth pastors play a crucial role in supporting God’s work in the lives of young people. However, they are not the only ones who bear this responsibility. The whole church has a valuable contribution to make. This seminar invited participants of all generations to:
- Explore what the Bible says about our shared responsibility to invest in rising generations
- Consider compelling research into the importance of intergenerational connections
- Identify challenges that can hinder our effectiveness in investing in our youth
- Discover practical principles you can implement in your church and your own life
Cory Seibel (PhD) is point pastor at the Conners Hill site of Central Baptist Church. 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 has studied and researched intergenerational ministry for over 15 years.
An Adult Education Course (October 2, 16, and 30, 2016)
Taught by Heather Looy, Tyler Williams, and Randal Rauser
What does it mean to be human? Is marriage just for a man and a woman? What about homosexuality? And how does the Bible serve as a guide in answering these questions? Every day the church faces questions like these. Unfortunately, the resulting discussions are often as likely to cast heat as create light. Perhaps it is time to take a step back for a deeper look at the issues.
Over three nights we will explore Christian approaches to sexual identity and gender from the fields of science, the Bible, and theology. Rooted in Scripture and conversant with the wider culture, we will seek to understand better what it means to be whole, gendered beings in a way that is faithful to God's call to live his kingdom and love our neighbour.
Heather Looy teaches Psychology at The King’s University. She studies the biopsychology of human sexuality and gender and is a sought-after speaker on this topic. Randal Rauser teaches Theology at Taylor Seminary. Tyler Williams is a pastor at Greenfield and an adjunct professor at The King's University and Taylor Seminary.
The Violence of God: Making Sense of the Dark Side of Scripture
Adult Continuing Education Course (November 9, 16, 23, 2014)
Taught by Randal Rauser & Tyler Williams
Christians believe that “all Scripture is inspired by God and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness” (2 Timothy 3:16-17). And yet, that very inspired Scripture is filled with violence, including the violence of God himself. How should we think of the violent Scriptures and the God of love to which they point?
This course will engage that very issue and try to bring some biblical, theological, and pastoral guidance to understanding the “dark” side of Scripture. Please see the church website for more details, including a break down of the three sessions (greenfieldchurch.ca).
Randal Rauser teaches Theology at Taylor Seminary. He is currently working on a book that deals with the problem of the violence of God as found in Scripture.
Tyler Williams is pastor at Greenfield and an adjunct professor at The King's University and Taylor Seminary. In his teaching Tyler has reflected on the violent portrayal of God in the Bible, including teaching an entire course on the subject.