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Centennial Celebrations: A Symposium for Christian Leaders


A Symposium for Christian Leaders ∙ January 28, 2010

8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., Messiah College Grantham Campus

The Messiah College Centennial Symposium for Christian Leaders will seek to address these questions: How are today’s high school teens and young adults approaching matters of faith? What impact is this emerging generation having upon churches and various faith-related institutions? What visionary ways can leaders in churches, educational institutions, and community organizations use to better connect with the next generation? Pastors, educators, youth workers, denominational leaders, and anyone seeking to better understand the religious lives of teenagers and young adults will want to attend this symposium.


Melinda Lundquist Denton   David Kinnaman

Melinda Lundquist Denton

Assistant Professor of Sociology, Clemson University

Co-investigator, National Study of Youth & Religion

Co-author, Soul Searching:
The Religious and Spiritual Lives
of American Teenagers


David Kinnaman

President and Strategic Leader, The Barna Group


Author, unChristian: What a New Generation Really Thinks About Christianity

Author, The Barna Report —
Teens and the Supernatural



In addition, a panel of leaders from various Christian faith traditions — Anabaptist, Catholic, Evangelical, Liturgical — will be sharing experiences and reflections.
Sponsored by Messiah College, symposium hosts include:
The Biblical and Religious Studies Department
The Office of College Ministries
The Office of Volunteer and Church Relations

Event Cost: $15/person [includes all materials, lunch, and hospitality break]


For more information, contact Randy Ness, Director of Volunteer and Church Relations, Messiah College, (717) 796-4789 or



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