Full time faith formation, Lutheran church in Lansdale, PA

Trinity Lutheran Church in Lansdale, PA is seeking a full time director of faith formation. This position is responsible for developing and managing the teams of adult and youth, who will vision, plan and implement programming, teaching, training, and fellowship that engage all generations in faith formation activities. The position is full-time with benefits. The beginning date is September 1, 2017. Full description and qualifications available online.

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Save the date: REA at AAR, November 19

Religious Education Association
Theme: Teaching In and For Multifaith Contexts: Concepts and Practices

Sunday – 6:45 PM-8:15 PM
Marriott Copley Place-Boston University (Third Level)

How shall we educate our faith communities so that they can practice hospitality in the world of many faiths? How are we to prepare religious leaders who are capable of leading congregations and communities in the practice of hospitality in a multifaith context? How are we to equip religious leaders in the practice of ministry in interfaith settings? What curriculum design, educational programs, and pedagogies shall we pursue to lead and minister effectively in a multifaith setting? These are the larger questions that framed a new shared book project, Teaching for a Multifaith World (ed. Eleazar S. Fernandez, Wipf and Stock 2017). This session will be an interactive engagement with several of the authors from the book, focused on sharing both conceptual frames and pragmatic practices for doing this work.

This session is an opportunity to connect with the Religious Education Association, a related scholarly organization of the AAR. We value interdisciplinary and intercultural research at the intersections of religion and education (see www.religiouseducation.net).

Justus Baird, Auburn Theological Seminary
Ruben L. F. Habito, Southern Methodist University
Mary E. Hess, Luther Seminary
Lucinda Mosher, Hartford Seminary
Sheryl A. Kujawa-Holbrook, Claremont School of Theology
Jennifer Howe Peace, Andover Newton Theological School
Daniel Schipani, Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary

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Share our meeting flyer!

Plans continue for our next annual meeting to be held November 3-5 in St. Louis, Missouri. We now have two versions of a flyer that you can download and print, or send to friends and colleagues electronically.

This is a great way to start a conversation about our organization, and invite people to join us for the meeting.

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Practical theology at Seattle Pacific University

Seattle Pacific University has posted a position of Assistant Professor of Ministry and Practical Theology. Deadline for applications is September 15.

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Center for Teaching, Learning, and Scholarship

Springfield College, a private, comprehensive institution, in Springfield, Massachusetts, has recently created the Center for Excellent in Teaching, Learning, and Scholarship to foster intellectual engagement across its curriculum through evidence-based programs and services that increase collaboration, communication, and community to enhance student learning.

The new Director will report to the Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs and will work alongside the College’s academic leaders to identify, develop, launch, and assess programs that offer professional development and creative opportunities that support teaching, service, and scholarship, and the College’s Humanics philosophy: education of the whole person—in spirit, mind, and body. An announcement of the search, which includes more information about the position and the institution, is available at http://www.rpainc.org/post/SpringfieldCETLS.pdf.

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Education Specialist (PCUSA)

The PCUSA Board of Pensions is seeking an Education Specialist who will have responsibility for assisting in the design and delivery of education and training seminars to support targeted audiences in understanding and best utilizing the Benefits Plan. More details are available for download.

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Early registration now open for REA 2017

Early registration for the 2017 REA Annual Meeting is now open. Early bird rates are only available through September 15th, so be sure to register before the deadline. Once registered you will receive an invitation to Sched, where you can update your personal profile. In late July we will send another email via Sched inviting your to sign up for specific paper sessions, and other elements of the meeting. Join us for this exciting conference!

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Academic & Community Relations Coordinator

Iliff School of Theology is looking to hire an academic and community relations coordinator. This position is available to someone with a master’s degree. More details are available online, and the deadline for applications is May 30th.

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CFP: Catholic Identity in Context

The Joan and Ralph Lane Center for Catholic Studies and Social Justice at the University of San Francisco is inviting submissions for a volume (or series, depending on numbers) on Catholic identity in context. The contexts for exploration are:

  • primary and secondary education
  • service, healthcare, and social ministry
  • university teaching, research, and administration

The essay should be approximately 3500 words in response to this prompt:
How do you promote dialogue, formation, and critical engagement around Catholic identity in your context? Name the challenges, tensions, opportunities, and questions you encounter in your work.

Please see the full text of our call for papers here, and feel free to circulate this CFP among your networks, including colleagues and alumni of your programs. Submissions are due August 15, 2017, and authors will be informed of acceptance by mid-September. All essays will be reviewed by an editorial board prior to publication.

For more information or to submit your work, contact Erin Brigham, PhD, director of the Lane Center.

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Christian Education, Union Presbyterian, Charlotte

Union Presbyterian Seminary announces a search for a faculty position of open rank in Christian education on their Charlotte campus. Full details are available online, and the deadline is September 1st.

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