Dipping Deeper into the Well of Ministry Resources
Tap into the Power of PC(USA) Programs and Missions Network with the PC(USA) to Enhance Christian Education and Formation Ministries in the Local Church
Led by Stephanie Fritz of the Christian Formation office at the Presbyterian Mission Agency, this seminar will serve dual purposes:
- Introduce attendees to the wide array of resources available through the PC(USA) Program Ministries for use in Christian formation and educational ministry in the local church setting. Attendees will experience first-hand the many options for church school studies, mission enhancement, programming for intergenerational or age-and-stage educational and spiritual formation.
- This course may also meet the requirements for the Program & Mission portion of the CE Certification process.
During our time together we will become familiar with the Presbyterian Mission Agency Office of Christian Formation, other PC(USA) agencies doing formation work and the partner organizations that the formation office is helping to work together in support of Faith Formation Across a Lifetime.
Dates: October 5-7
Presenter: Stephanie Fritz
Cost: $75 per person; housing costs are separate. To secure housing at Austin Seminary contact Mikala McFerren
Location: Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary, McCord Community Center, 100 E. 27th Street, Austin, Texas 78705
Recommended for: Christian educators and others interested in learning about Christian education and formation in the local church
About the Presenter
Throughout her career, Stephanie Fritz has been and continues to be an empowering educator, continually seeking new and innovative ways to encourage faith formation in the local church, ecumenical groups, within the Presbytery of Denver, through APCE, and in the PC(USA).
Before beginning her work in Christian education in 2005, Stephanie managed large childcare centers. Her training and experience in early childhood education became the impetus for her to create and launch two highly successful nonprofit preschools, and eventually led to a call to serve as a Christian educator. Stephanie has served several churches in the Denver area, as well as a resource center, and she currently serves as the director of Mission and Faith Formation for Central Presbyterian Church in downtown Denver.
Stephanie’s educational background is in early childhood education and organizational management with an emphasis in Christian leadership, and her leadership is clearly recognized by many throughout APCE and the PC(USA). She has served as a POINT representative and as the Rocky Mountain Region representative with APCE. She served seven years as a member of the APCE Annual Event Team, five as Moderator. She is currently serving as the moderator of the General Assembly Special Committee to Study the Reformed Perspective of Christian Education in the 21st Century. Stephanie also serves on a work group for PYWA and on the Program Committee for Highlands Presbyterian Camp and Retreat Center.
Stephanie seeks to empower educators to be more engaged, more creative, more imaginative, more effective in ministry, and to empower the church in all its forms to be more attentive to and aware of the tremendous gift Christian educators are to the church. Stephanie empowers all of us to be better educators, to be better advocates for ourselves and others, and to be better Christians.