FED – Formation, Education, Discipleship
How do faith communities foster lifelong growth in faith and discipleship?
‘FED stories’ is an initiative of the UCA Assembly to foster conversation about formation, education and discipleship across the Uniting Church. Based loosely on the well-known ‘TED Talks’, ‘FED stories’ are gatherings where participants learn from each other’s experiences and experiments – from long-held wisdom and risk-taking adventure.
Craig Mitchell, National Director of FED, invites you to be part of a morning together at Kippax Uniting Community Centre, cnr Hardwick Cres and Luke St, Holt, on Thursday 3 July 9.30am-12.30pm. Flyers can be downloaded here and here.
To register: ring Hannah Dungan on 0422 628 028 or email hannah[at]kippax.org.au
Jennifer Pickard is a Children and Family ministry specialist, particularly with Godly Play. A qualified child educator, Jennifer is in ministry with the Anglican Church in Canberra.
Thursday 3 July 9.30am – 12.30pm
We are looking forward to a stimulating series of conversations covering children, youth and adult formation.
9.30 am Welcome, introductions and prayer
9.45–10.15 am FED Story #1 Theological reflection as an educational tool: Anne Ryan (15 mins) followed by guided conversation (15 mins)
10.15–10.45 am “FED Story #2 Why contemplative practice is important for children Jennifer Pickard (15 mins) followed by guided conversation (15 mins)
10.45-11.15 am” MorningTea
11.15–11.45 am” FED Story #3 Developmental Assets as a way of formation Hannah Dungan (15 mins) followed by guided conversation (15 mins)
11.45am–12.15 pm FED Input – What is going on in the FED world? Craig Mitchell
12.15 pm FED Resources participants will be invited to mention resources etc that they find helpful and stimulating.