After having spent three awesome days at the Vancouver Symposium for 21st Century Christian Education, I know I need to put my thoughts & take-a-ways into digi-type before they fully evaporate. (Click here for resources & videos from the past two year’s symposium.)
I cannot recall the last time I was with a group of educators as focussed and committed to Christian Education as this – humble wisdom, genuine experience, zealous passion, and innovative vision for the future. It is because of the following layers why I describe this symposium as rich:
- Christ: It was so refreshing and renewing being able to invest so deeply in our Christ-centred vocations.
- Content: To reach this next generation I believe Christian Discipleship in a 21st Century context must embrace the infusion of keen, passionate and engaging role models with the current digital-currency our world is consuming.
- Collaboration: Again this year I have many new leaders to follow on Twitter and to glean from in blogs. I have come away with many new colleagues & friends to follow-up with this next year. Many of my conversations ended with, “To Be Continued…”. Also, there were so many eduglean moments – peers helping peers, learners sharing with other learners, networkers growing their circles – as though everyone came to share a gift or encouragement or new idea.
“The only think that leads to improvement is strong critique.”
Thank-you, Barend Blom (@blominator) and Pippa Davies (@pippadavies) for your symposium take-a-ways. In my next few posts I will share my key take-a-ways from this Symposium for 21st Century Christian Education.