2001

The Voice: Fall 2001

The Voice

B.J. Haan Education Conference to focus on the Christian School as a faith-nurturing institution


    How can Christian schools intentionally nurture the faith of our children? Can we measure such nurture? How can the school more effectively partner with other faith-nurturing institutions, such as home, church, and media?
    These and related questions will be explored at the next B.J. Haan Education Conference, scheduled for April 10-12, 2002. The conference will open at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 10, and conclude at noon on Friday, April 12. This interactive conference seeks to deepen our understanding of faith nurture and of the Christian school as a place where God will dwell. Teachers and principals come together with fellow educators to construct action steps to implement what they will learn.
    The program director is Dr. Syd Hielema of Dordt College. Additional resource persons are Ren Siebenga (Toronto Christian High School) for secondary education, Barb Hoekstra (Dordt College) and Al Bandstra (Sioux Center Christian) for middle school, and John Vanderhoek (educational consultant in B.C.) for elementary education.

    There is no registration fee. School teams are encouraged to participate, but individuals are also welcome. For more information and preregistration, contact the conference coordinator, Dr. John Van Dyk (jvandyk@dordt.edu or 712-722-6354).

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