Supporting and developing the professionalisation of youth ministry around the world

 
Log in
Login

Australian-New Zeeland Regional IASYM Conference

Sydney, Australia

19th – 21st August, 2021


The Australia-New Zealand Regional Conference will meet together in Sydney from 19-21 August, 2021. This three-day academic conference provides an opportunity for teachers, lecturers and researchers across Australia, New Zealand and Asia to present their research to their colleagues for feedback and constructive criticism. The conference also provides practitioners as well as undergraduate and postgraduate students with the opportunity to engage with the latest scholarship and research as well as present their own work.


Alongside the face-to-face gathering in Sydney we will be streaming five of the main sessions to coincide with a face-to-face hub in Auckland, and the inaugural IASYM Asia online colloquium.


Registration Fees for Sydney Conference (all prices in Australian Dollars):

IASYM Members

  • Full registration: $195
  • Part-time registration: Thursday or Friday: $95
  • Part-time registration: Saturday: $75

Non-Members

  • Full registration: $245
  • Part-time registration: Thursday or Friday: $120
  • Part-time registration: Saturday: $100

Online registration for streamed sessions and Asia Colloquium

  • Free (but registration is required)

Location:

Youthworks College

2-16 Carillon Ave, Newtown, NSW 2050


Local contact: Ruth Lukabyo (e-mail)


All registrations are through this link (you need to be logged in on the IASYM website).

To register you need to be logged into the IASYM website, either with a paid membership account or with a free affiliate account.

To join as an IASYM member or to create a free affiliate account, click on JOIN .

Conference schedule

(Time Zone: Australian Eastern Standard Time AEST) 

*Sessions 1, 2, 3, 7, & 8 will be live-streamed via zoom.

Thursday, 19 August    

12:30


Introduction and Welcome

14:00

Session 1*

Cyril of Jerusalem: A Youth Minister? Examining a Patristic Source for the Practice of Youth Ministry. Dr Chris Ryan MGL, Areté Centre for Missionary Leadership, Sydney

15:45

Session 2*

Joyson Cherian, Indian Institute of Youth Ministry Leadership

17:15

Session 3*

The implications of Barclay's 'Paul and the Gift' for youth ministry practice', Vivian Cheung, Youthworks College, Sydney

20:00

Session 4

The practice of thanksgiving and human flourishing. Rev Paul Dudley, SHORE School, Sydney

The Youth Ministry Wars and the Formation of Youthworks College. Dr Ruth Lukabyo, Youthworks College, Sydney

Friday, 20 August

9:00

Session 5

School chaplains in Australia. Dave Fagg, Deakin University, Melbourne

A Leadership Development Program for Young Men: What factors contribute to its apparent success? Don Smith, Malyon College, Brisbane

10:45

Session 6

How Young Australians Understand and Experience God. Rev Dr Graham Stanton, Ridley College, Melbourne; Dr Rowan Lewis, ACOM, Melbourne

Kenosis and the divine ontology in the character of Servant Leadership. Keith McPherson, St. Marks National Theological Centre, Canberra; Alpacrucis College, Sydney

14:00

Session 7*

Social Media, Civic Involvement, Young People, And The Church. Sam Kilpatrick, Carey Baptist College, Auckland; Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena

15:45

Session 8*

Youth Participation in Church Contexts: Reflections on Local, National, and International Experiences. John Marion, Salvation Army, Melbourne; Victoria University, Melbourne

Saturday, 21 August

8:00

IASYM Members’ Meeting (including Breakfast)

9:00

Session 9

The Sickness Unto #KMS: A Kierkegaardian Perspective on Despair and Meme Culture for Contemporary Youth Ministry. Ernie Laskaris, University of Queensland, Brisbane

Neither Height nor Depth: Ministering to young people with bipolar disorder. Rev Lily Strachan, ADM Fellow, Sydney

10:45

Session 10

Taking Rogoff To Church: The sociocultural development theory of Barbara Rogoff and its implications for a childhood faith development. Tim Beilharz, Youthworks, Sydney

An Enabling or disabling Church of the 2st century? Developing diverse youth communities of friendships with people with and without disabilities. Sam Wan, Sydney

12:15

Session 11

The Pedagogy of Ecclesiastes: Teaching Young People How to Think. Dr Andrew Spalding, Youthworks College, Sydney

Emerging Adult Issues of Concern. Steve Dixon, Baptist Union of NSW and ACT, Sydney


Call for Papers

The IASYM regional conference is an opportunity to present and discuss research related to ministry amongst childrenyouth and emerging/young adults.

This three-day academic conference provides an opportunity for teacherslecturers and researchers across Australia, New Zealand and Asia to present their research to their colleagues for feedback and constructive criticism.

The conference also provides practitioners as well as undergraduate and postgraduate students with the opportunity to engage with the latest scholarship and research as well as present their own work.

The program for 2021 offers three formats for engagement and interaction: research papers, emerging research and workshops:

·         Research Papers present new research in children’s, youth and emerging/young adult ministry submitted by conference delegates. In each session the presentation will be followed by a prepared response as well as group discussion. Research Papers are complete works of research that are ready for constructive critical engagement.

·         Emerging Research sessions provide an opportunity to share ‘works-in-progress’ and developing thoughts as well as completed ideas not yet established in a formal paper. These sessions provide an opportunity for new or emerging researchers (whether engaged in formal study or as a thoughtful practitioner) to road-test ideas and receive feedback in a constructive environment.

·         Workshops offer professional development opportunities to assist delegates in the craft of research, publication, ministry practice or the teaching of ministry to children, youth and emerging/young adults.

Note: We hope to host the conference in-person with online options available to those who can’t travel or be physically be present in Sydney. Should public health circumstances change making an in-person conference unsafe or not possible, the conference will switch to become online-only.

Invitation to Submit Proposals

Submit your proposals no later than 5th March 2021 via this link.

Proposals should include a 200-word abstract, along with your contact information and a little background to your research.

Notification of acceptance will be delivered to authors by 5th April, 2021.

Full papers and workshop outlines must be completed by 1st August, 2021.

More Information and participation

For more information contact the chair of the Academic Committee, Dr Rowan Lewis, email rlewis@acom.edu.au



Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software