Our Junior High Associate Chaplain, Rev. Tina McCormick, along with the help and support of several others, has created a superb Junior High Christian Emphasis Week 2011. See the updated summary document below, which has been uploaded to Scribd. Below the summary are more thorough bios of the speakers for JH CEW 2011.
Christian Emphasis Week
Monday, March 14
Dr. Rodger Y. Nishioka is the Benton Family Associate Professor of Christian Education at Columbia Theological Seminary. At Columbia, Dr. Nishioka focuses on equipping pastors to be teachers and leaders in the church’s educational ministry. Prior to joining the faculty at Columbia, Dr. Nishioka served for 12 years on the national staff for the Presbyterian Church, USA, as Coordinator for Youth & Young Adult Ministries. A widely sought after speaker, Dr. Nishioka has published several articles, chapters, and books largely focused on ministry with youth and young adults and the educational ministry of the church as spiritual formation.
Tuesday, March 15 – Thursday, March 17
Mr. Matthew Flemming is an instructor in Preaching at Columbia Theological Seminary. Mr. Flemming’s work focuses on the theological formation of preachers engaging the opportunities and challenges of the church in the 21st century. He received M.Div. and Th.M degrees from Princeton Theological Seminary and is currently pursuing a Ph.D at Emory University in the theology of preaching. You can find Mr. Flemming on Facebook and follow him on Twitter at @flemmingmatthew.