announcing our keynote speakers
Children's Spirituality Summit
JUNE 8-10, 2020
at Lipscomb University, Nashville, TN
Jared Patrick Boyd
“Abbots & Ammas: Formational Family Life Towards Common Objects of Love”
Jared Patrick Boyd is a pastor, spiritual director, teacher, and founder of The Order of Sustainable Faith, a missional monastic order for the 21st Century.
He is the author of Imaginative Prayer: A Yearlong Guide for a Child’s Spiritual Formation, as well as Invitations & Commitments: A Rule of Life. He and his wife have four daughters, and are planting Franklinton Abbey, a new faith community on the west side of Columbus, OH.
Jennifer A. Guerra Aldana
“Children in the In-Between: Listening and Praying with the Least of These”
Originally from Guatemala, Jennifer A. Guerra Aldana grew up in Southern California as the daughter of Nazarene church planters. Jennifer received her B.A in Social Work from Point Loma Nazarene University and served as a youth pastor and social worker in San Diego county.
She serves as a pastor of La Fuente Ministries- a bilingual, intercultural ministry of Pasadena First Church of the Nazarene and graduated with her Masters of Divinity from Fuller Theological Seminary. At Fuller Youth Institute, she serves as the Director of Multicultural Initiatives.
Her passions include leadership training, intercultural youth spiritual formation and bilingual ministries.
Lacy Finn Borgo
“Begin with Listening: Gifts of Eyes and Ears”
Lacy Finn Borgo teaches and provides spiritual direction for the Renovaré Institute, for the DMin. in Spiritual Direction at Fuller Theological Seminary and at Portland Seminary.
Lacy provides spiritual direction for adults through
GoodDirtMinistries.org and provides spiritual direction for children at Haven House.
She is the author of Life with God for Children: A Curriculum for the Spiritual Formation of Children and Good Dirt: A Devotional for the Spiritual Formation of Families. Her forthcoming
book Spiritual Conversations with Children: Listening to God Together will be released in March 2020 through IVP.
The Children's Spirituality Summit brings together children’s ministers, developmental psychologists, spiritual formation leaders, lay leaders, pastors, teachers, sociologists, parents, and theologians from a broad spectrum of Christian traditions to collectively explore children’s spiritual formation.
This Summit offers dozens of informative and inspiring workshops, papers, and ministry models presented by participants like you! We're excited to see new faces and hear fresh ideas.