October 18-21, 2017
Scott Christian University, Nairobi, Kenya
Christian Professional Integrity as Africa Goes Global: Implications for Church, Education, and Society Life
Centre for the Promotion of Christian Higher Education in Africa (CPCHEA); Scott Christian University; Scott Christian Alumni Association
Dr. Geoff Beech, Prof. Michael Heyns, Dr. Beth Beech, Rev. Dr. Dennis Tongoi, and Prof. Mumo Kisau
During the conference participants will explore ways in which they seek to make a Christian contribution in their respective disciplines or areas of calling. They will get to talk and confer with respect to the problem of secularisation and possibly seek answers to these questions:
Conference organizers hope that these questions cause participants to think about recent history, initiatives (of those that succeeded as well as those that failed and responses to challenges) as Christian professionals. Interdisciplinary collaboration in support of one another will be highlighted when possible. The organizers’ hope to spur encouragement and inspiration among participants. It is important that Christian professionals hear one another and contemplate meanings which they can apply to their own lives. Therefore the conference program will allow for plenty of time for participants to get to know one another informally while still offering a rigorous formal program.
Papers presented at the conference should respond to any of the following questions:
Conference organizers suggest that papers not exceed 4-5 pages or 1500 words. Further, they must receive papers well in advance of the conference so that they may be distributed well in advance and responded to. The hope is that the conference will highlight experiences and responses to the work being done in the field of Christian education.
Conference fees and accommodation details will be given in the coming months. Follow https://cheafrica.wordpress.com/page/page/2/ to read updates as they are available. Those already planning to attend are listed on this page: https://cheafrica.wordpress.com/page/. Questions may be directed to CPCHEA director, Rev. Isaac Mutua (email@example.com).
The organizers have organized the conference into three separate events. The conference program is found at: https://cheafrica.wordpress.com/2017/06/07/conferenceprogramme/.
Wednesday, October 18, 2017 from 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Pre-conference Education Workshop
The first pre-conference event will be an Education Workshop bringing together Christian Schools of Education, Christian MEd/BEd students and Christian Teachers/Administrators.
Thursday, October 19, 2017 from 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Pre-conference Discipling Marketplace Leadership
The second pre-conference event will be a forum that Scott Alumni Fellowship will deliberate on the bridge between the Pulpit and the Market Place. This session will feature an orientation of Discipling Marketplace Leadership.
Thursday, October 19 – Saturday, October 21, 2017
The main conference will bring together Christian scholars from across Africa to deliberate on the theme of, “Christian Professional Integrity as Africa Goes Global: Implications for Church, Education, and Society Life.” Thursday evening’s dinner will be followed by a welcome ceremony and will conclude with the opening plenary.
The following days, Friday and Saturday, will include a full schedule of breakout sessions, plenaries, worship, and shared meals. The conference closing ceremony is scheduled for 2:30-3:30 p.m. on Saturday. More details will be posted on the conference program website: https://cheafrica.wordpress.com/2017/06/07/ con-ference-programme/.
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