What does the Bible have to say about raising children in the faith? How can the Church support families as units of discipleship and mission? How do families fit into God’s plan of redemption? These questions and others will shape our conversations at the 2016.
Anglican Family Symposium which will take place September 28-30, 2016 at Truro Anglican Church in Fairfax, VA. Presenters will include:
- The Rt. Rev. Graham Tomlin, Bishop of Kensington in the Diocese of London; The Rev. Tory Baucum, Rector of Truro AnglicanChurch
- the Rev. Tish Harrison Warren, an Anglican priest and author, who works with InterVarsity graduate and faculty ministries
- Joseph Atkinson, Associate Professor of Sacred Scripture at the Pontifical John Paul II Institute.
“At the 2015 Symposium, The inadequacies of the current curricular-driven, age-segregated, programmatic models of Christian education were acknowledged” remembered Julia-Marie Halderman, one of the Anglican Family Working Group members. “There was a renewed sense of urgency to articulate a hope-filled, counter-cultural, life-giving Biblical theology of marriage, family, and singleness to an increasingly broken, fragmented, and lost society.”
Video of the 2015 plenary addresses as well as articles from some of the workshop speakers are available on the AnglicanFamily.com website.
“This year we hope to dig into the scriptures to discover what a biblical theology of the family looks like” commented the Rev. Christopher Klukas, Chairman of the Anglican Family Working Group. “There is only so much formation that can happen on a Sunday morning.
For the gospel to take root in a child’s heart, she must see the faith lived out in the everyday rhythms of her family. It is my hope that conference participants will come away with a renewed vision for ministry to children, youth, and families in our congregations.”
Anglican Family, a working group of the Anglican Church of North America Committee on Catechesis, is dedicated to the renewal of families for the flourishing of church and society through the resourcing of clergy, lay leaders, and parents in the work of faith formation.