Forming Disciples in Mission

Forming Disciples in Mission

How are churches reframing Christian education in order to be effective in growing faith and engaging in mission in Australian society in the 21st century? This question was the basis for my doctoral research, completed in 2018, and now part of my ongoing work....
Global Youth Spirituality Project

Global Youth Spirituality Project

In 2008 I was involved in running focus groups in Adelaide as part of Search Institute’s global youth spirituality project. The project involved a survey of nearly 7,000 young people and 175 focus groups across 17 countries. This was the first step in refining a...
Diving Deep: Baptism and Confirmation

Diving Deep: Baptism and Confirmation

This interactive session focuses
 on the educational dimensions of preparing youth and adults for baptism and confirmation: our aims and understandings, a variety of approaches, mentors and companions, plus a range of print and multimedia resources including a preview...
Baptism and Confirmation

Baptism and Confirmation

For Christians, baptism not only signifies the gift of the Spirit, it is also our initiation into ministry in the name of Christ. I’ve been interested in the relationship between Christian formation/education and the sacraments since the mid-1990s when I began...