IN THE WAYS OF JESUS

SCRAPPY TRANSFORMATION

GRACIOUS IDLENESS

RADICAL BELONGING

PRESENTERS & WORKSHOPS

MILESTONES MINISTRY:

JESUS BLESSES OUR MEANINGFUL, MEMORABLE MOMENTS

TWO DISTINCT WORKSHOPS

Rev. Dr. David and Gloria Anderson

Rev. Dr. David and Gloria Anderson

Milestones Ministry Co-Director and Faith Formation Specialist

Rev. Dr. David Anderson is Co-Director at Milestones Ministry and known ecumenically and internationally for his work in cross+generational faith formation and outreach. He helps develop resources, coaches leaders, and makes presentations to promote the vital partnership between home and congregation for the sake of a world in need of the good news of Jesus Christ. David has been married to Gloria for over 44 years. They have two children and six grandchildren.

Gloria M. Anderson is the Milestones Ministry Faith Formation Specialist and a retired school teacher with over 30 years of classroom experience teaching kindergarten through sixth grade. Together with her husband David, she has experienced a rich variety of milestones ministry occasions with family and friends in their home. She is very committed to helping people speak their faith out loud and to practice Christian faith in daily life.

MILESTONES FOUNDATIONS TO EFFECTIVE FAITH FORMATION

Covid closures underscored the importance of cross+generational faith formation – both in-congregation and at home – and the need to bridge the two.

From gifting children Bibles in worship to household birthday parties, Milestones Ministry helps us acknowledge Christ’s presence in our relationships and hopes; offers a way to ‘be church’ in daily life; and experience precious moments as part of our faith journey. Learn the essentials of Milestones Ministry and how it can guide faith formation across generations.

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FROM VISION TO IMPLEMENTATION – STEPS THAT WORK

Even congregations already utilizing Milestones Ministry can miss some of the gems it has to offer. Gain confidence in engaging cross+generational involvement, outreach, and inviting all to shepherd one another in faith, hope, and love.

LET US PLAY TO THE LORD:

WORSHIP EXPERIENCES WITH CHILDREN

Rev. Jen Rome

Rev. Jen Rome

Best job ever: Pastor at Pilgrim Lutheran Church, St Paul, MN
Rev. Heather Roth Johnson

Rev. Heather Roth Johnson

Pastor of Family MInistry, Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Twin Cities, MN

Rev. Jen Rome has 20 years of experience in bringing people of all generations to deeply experience and creatively connect with God, the world, and each other. Nationally and locally, she presents and leads workshops on cross-generational, multi-sensory, interactive faith formation for church professionals and lay leaders. She, her husband, and their two children live intergenerationally with his parents in a duplex in St Paul, MN.

Rev. Heather Roth Johnson is a writer, curriculum developer, liturgical Artis and blogger at storyboardingchurch.com. She loves to be creative in worship, drink coffee with church peeps on Sunday morning, and be with her incredible, funny family.

We know that children belong in worship. In this workshop, participants will experience examples of cross-generational, multi-sensory story and liturgical elements for worship to engage children and adults. Participants will explore the methods the presenters use to create their own playful worship experiences.

HELPING CHILDREN AND YOUTH PRAY

Dr. Diane E. Shallue

Retired Christian Educator

Dr. Diane Shallue served for 25 years in four ELCA congregations. She has taught classes at Luther Seminary in St Paul and conducted many workshops in various congregations. She enjoys gardening, walking, and reading. Diane and her husband, Bob, enjoy family time with their three children and six grandchildren, ages 5-14.

This workshop will explore various methods to help children and youth connect to God through prayer. Knowledge of the developmental stages of children and youth as they seek to understand God is key. Examples of the types of prayer appropriate for various age groups will be shared.