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Season 3 - Ep. 7 | Faith, Identity, and Christian Formation (ft. Harmony Wilson & Rachel Cram)
In this episode, Berkley and Kevin chat with Harmony Wilson (LCS ECE Manager) and Rachel Cram (Founding Director of Wind and Tide Preschools) about the developmental needs and faith formation of early learners. The discussion is filled with stories about children and practical insights for how to have spiritual conversations, engage in play, build attachment, and communicate well with our children. Explore how we lead children to be grounded in Biblical teachings while also helping them to live a life of wonder and curiosity. Tune into the conversation as these two incredible women share about their insights for supporting our children in their faith formation.
Season 3 - Ep. 6 | Faith, Identity, and Christian Formation (ft. Lynn Swaner)
In this episode, Berkley, Kevin, and Lori chat with Dr. Lynn Swaner, Chief Strategy and Innovation Officer at the Association of Christian Schools International. Dr. Swaner is familiar with the BC Christian educational context, having spoken at the Christian Schools Conference this past year. She has also worked with our LCS leadership team at one of our morning sessions and helped facilitate leadership learning around creating a flourishing Christian educational community. Tune in as we explore insights concerning faith formation, flourishing Christian learning communities, and practices that encourage our school community to help students thrive.
Season 3 - Ep. 5 | Faith, Identity, and Christian Formation (ft. LCS House Directors & Ms. Wind)
In this episode, Berkley and Kevin chat about our efforts towards discipleship and faith formation in the middle and high school. You won’t want to miss some of the important insights shared as we get to know Brenda Wind (Middle School Assistant Principal) and our lightning life House Directors (Kara Davis, Brodan Thiel, and Cody Friesen). The conversation is filled with some key considerations about how a community of faith, teaching, and learning engages in practices to encourage spiritual conversation. Mr. Thiel that our scars help students believe that our vulnerabilities point to the need for a saviour at the same time. Ms. Wind characterizes when we lead with vulnerability, we create a safe place where kids can be vulnerable. Join in the conversation if you want to hear about our learning or if your school community is exploring different approaches to community and faith formation.
Season 3 - Ep. 4 | Faith, Identity, and Christian Formation (ft. John Roberto)
LifeLong Faith - A conversation with author, teacher, researcher, and ecumenical thinker, John Roberto
In this episode, Berkley and Kevin chat with author, teacher, researcher, and ecumenical thinker, John Roberto. John is the author of a recent (2022) book, “LifeLong Faith: Formation for All Ages and Generations” and several other books on Christian formation. John has also founded several ministries and led projects on Faith Formation including the Center for Ministry Development in 1978 and LifeLong Faith Associates in 2006.
His graduate work was in the areas of religious education and sociology and brings that lens into his work. John offers a view of ecumenical collaboration between different Christian denominations in learning communities. His work has inspired the focus for our podcast season on Faith, Identity, and Christian Formation.
This conversation is filled with insights and practices for educational communities, families, leaders of faith formation in K-12 Christian education, and educational staff.
Check out John Roberto’s website for free resources and ideas for how to encourage faith-formation in your families, churches, and teams: https://www.lifelongfaith.com/.
Season 3 - Ep. 3 | Faith, Identity, and Christian Formation (ft. Dave McVety)
Welcome back to LCS Talks season 3, episode 3 where we are discussing how our community might think about the relationship between Faith, Identity, and Christian Formation.
In this episode, we pick up on our discussions about Christian Formation with Dave McVety, Middle/High School Counselor and explore a vision of shepherding, soul-care, and faith-formation for this year. Join us as we hear about Dave’s God story, how we order our lives in such a way that we can be formed more like Christ, and listen deeply to God in our educational efforts.
Season 3 - Ep. 2 | Faith, Identity, and Christian Formation (ft. LCS Principals)
In this episode, Kevin and the LCS Principals reflect on some of the highlights this school year on each of the campuses and in our educational programming. Lori Carpenter (Elementary School Principal), Berkley Glazer (Middle School Principal), and Joel Ditson (High School Principal) discuss how LCS has become a more resilient community. They explore how this has been a formative year for themselves and the community in faith and in our efforts to grow as learners. Tune in as LCS Talks explores how the conversations and learning have impacted our school leaders, what this means for our families, and the exciting work that we have ahead next school year as it pertains to Faith, Identity, and Christian Formation.
Honest and helpful dialogue
Highly recommend as a parent seeking Christian education for my kids. The approach is faithful and helpful as families navigate the faith formation of their children.
Let us reason together
I appreciate the different perspectives on some difficult topics. These voices stay true to biblical principals while acknowledging the complexity of cultural issues. Thank you to the people who have taken the time to think through and thoughtful-discuss issues that impact our community at LCS. May God continue to bless your work.
Gracious, Honest Dialogue
This podcast addresses important questions and themes that students K-12 are wrestling with, navigating through, and being impacted by on a daily basis. I appreciate how these topics are approached with grace while not shying away from the truth and how honest dialogue about the tensions of these topics are being voiced amongst the hosts and guest speakers.