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IASYM European Biennial Conference 2021 in Helsinki:

“Cultivating Youth Spirituality: Faith, Nurturing and Youth Ministry”


Helsinki, Finland – Conference will be held online in ZOOM

7-8 April 2021



Download the program here (updated Marts 31st, 2021).

The participation is free. Please register your participation.

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Wednesday April 7 (Program Finnish time, EET)

9:30-11:00 Opening and plenary session I

Welcome and Opening Session
Jouko Porkka

Greetings from Diak: Vice Rector Pirjo Hakala

Greetings from the Lutheran Church of Finland: Bishop of Espoo diocese Kaisamari Hintikka

Greetings from DIAK rector Elina Juntunen

Chair: Kati Tervo-Niemelä

Katherine Douglass (& Richard Osmer)
Seattle Pacific University Assistant Professor of Educational Ministry and Practical Theology

Cultivating Teen Faith – Findings from The Confirmation Project in the US

Respondent: Patrik Hoering


11:15-13:15 Paper Session I (3 parallel paper sessions)

UNDERSTANDING CHILDREN AND YOUTH THEOLOGICALLY

VULNERABLE YOUTH, PASTORAL CARE AND COUNSELING

YOUTH MINISTRY AND CONFIRMATION WORK

Chair: Bård Eirik Hallesby Norheim

Tone Stangeland Kaufman & Kristin Graff-Kallevåg
“This is me!” A study of young people theologizing on sin, shame, and salvation

Respondent: Frantisek Stech

Marjukka Laiho
Young activists in the crossroads of religion and society: Cosmopolitan theology in/as practice

Respondent: Tone Kaufman

Ron Becker

Beyond Epistemology. Understanding Youth Theologically

Respondent: Monique van Dijk-Groeneboer

Chair: Katarina Westerlund

Astrid Sandsmark; Elisa Stokka; Lars Johan Danbolt

Youth, Christian counseling, and faith communities

Respondent: Christina Baillie

Suvi-Maria Saarelainen

Spiritual Needs of Emerging Adults with Cancer

Respondent: Astrid Sandsmark

Shorena Sadzaglishvili, Teona Gotsiridze, Ketevan Lekishvili
Violence and victimization among street connected youth

Shorena Sadzaglishvili, Teona Gotsiridze, Ketevan Lekishvili

Ethical Considerations for Social Work Research with Vulnerable Children and their Families).

Respondent: Berit Weigand Berg (for both two papers above)

Chair: Susie Mapledoram

Jari Pulkkinen, Jouko Porkka, Kati Tervo-Niemelä
Adolescents’ experiences and wellbeing in confirmation work during the corona pandemic

Respondent: Katherine Douglas

Patrik Hoering
Confirmation - Expectations and Effects

Respondent: Salla Poropudas

Katherine Douglass

Holy Disorientation: Ministry with young adults that takes risks and builds confidence
Respondent: Jari Pulkkinen

13:15-14:15 Lunch break

14:15-16:15 Paper session and workshop session II (3 parallel paper sessions)

INNOVATIVE YOUTH MINISTRY

WORSHOP ON DEVELOPING YOUTH MINISTRY AND CHURCH PRACTISE

YOUTH MINISTRY AND YOUTH LEADERS AND VOLUNTEERS

Chair: Kevin Huddleson

Pete White

Formed and Transformed - Insights on discipleship and vocational discernment in young adults on the Peterborough Diocese Ministry Internship Programme
Respondent: Astrid Sandsmark

Paul FollandSin, Shame, and the Seminary

Respondent: Pekka Launonen

Berit Weigand Berg and Monique van Dijk-Groeneboer

Why are we standing? Inclusion as a theological necessity
Respondent: Anne-Maria Trygg-Jouttijärvi

Chair: Jari Pulkkinen

Sanna Jattu

Increasing participation through mobile technology and phenomenal learning

Susie Mapledoram

Sanna Lehtisaari

Isonen On the Road - faith, identity and leadership

Chair: Scott Paget

Katarina Westerlund

Christian youth leaders´ learning in Christian Spirituality

Respondent: Minna Valtonen

Porkka Jouko

The Young Confirmed Volunteers of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Finland - Motivation, Religiosity, and Community

Respondent: Tim Feak

Frantisek Stech

Doing Theology Together: Fundamental Theology and Youth Ministry in Conversation

Respondent: Marjukka Laiho

16:30-18:00 Plenary II

ROUNDTABLE SESSION: Innovative methodological approaches to the study of children and young people

Chair: Christian Noval

Tone Stangeland Kaufman together with Astrid Sandsmark, Linn Sæbø Rystad, Ingunn Aadland, Kristin Graff-Kallevåg, Maria Stensvold Ånonsen

Organizer: Tone Stangeland Kaufman

MF Norwegian School of Theology, Religion and Society
Associate Professor of Practical Theology

18:00 Evening prayer by Orthodox Church of Finland (Jaso Pössi and Joakim Pietarinen) 

Thursday April 8 (Program Finnish time, EET)

9:00 Morning prayer by young people from Evangelical-Lutheran Church of Finland (Vilho, Helmi and Hilda Ahola)

9:15-10:15 Plenary session III

Chair: David Bailey

Jos de Kock
Evangelische Theologische Faculteit, Leuven, Belgium
Professor of Practical Theology

The meaning of learning in encounter in and for youth ministry in protestant-evangelical faith communities in Flanders

Respondent: Jouko Porkka

10:30-12:30 Paper session and workshop session III (3 parallel paper sessions)

YOUTH AT MARGINS AND YOUTH MINISTRY

WORKSHOP ON SUPPORTING FAMILIES AND YOUTH SPIRITUALITY AND SPIRITUAL DEVELOPMENT

FAMILIES, CHILDREN AND FAITH

Chair: Suvi-Maria Saarelainen

Amy Panton            

“Why Are You Doing That? I Just Don’t Understand”:  Self-Injury in Youth and the Impact on the Family System

Respondent: Hanna Niemi

Christina Baillie

A Theology of Difficulty: young people’s perspectives

Respondent: Marjukka Laiho

Oksana Prosvirnina, Jouko Porkka, Irina Trofimova, Riikka Hillebrand

Voices of the marginalized young people in the Eastern Europe

Respondent: Suvi-Maria Saarelainen

Chair: Sami Ritokoski

Katri Vappula

Jari Pulkkinen

Supporting children, youth and families in the Finnish Lutheran Church: Walking alongside the families from birth to adulthood

Christo Lombaard

Exegesis and catechesis: impulses towards spiritual growth in the younger believer?

Chair: Kati Tervo-Niemelä

Francesco Cerchiaro
Re-mixing faith. Religious identification amongst offspring of Christian-Muslim couples

Respondent: Trudy Dantis

Eriikka Jankko

The Concept of Child and the Ideals of Spirituality

Respondent: Kristin Graff-Kallevåg

Jan Minnema

A Contextual Perspective on Transmission of Faith in Families

Respondent: Ilkka Tahvanainen


12.30-13:30 Lunch break

13:30-15:30 Paper session and workshop session (3 parallel sessions)

INVOLVING YOUTH IN SERMONS AND SCHOOLS AND ENGAGING FAMILIES

WORKSHOP: ECUMENICAL EDUCATION AS TOOL TO DEVELOP RELIGIOUS GROWTH AND YOUTH SPIRITUALITY

DEVELOPING YOUTH MINISTRY AND ITS RESEARCH

Chair: Christo Lombaard

Bård Eirik Hallesby Norheim

Range anxiety in the age of the smart phone? How to «charge» a confirmation sermon

Respondent: Eveliina Ojala

Anne-Maria Trygg-Jouttijärvi

Parish as a partner at school

Respondent: Astrid Sandsmark

Kevin Huddleston

Sabbath as Mission: Engaging Families in the Mission of God Through a Rhythm of Rest and Reflection

Respondent: Eriikka Jankko

Chair: Helena Kauppila

Part 1

Juhana Malme

The construction of religiosity in consequence of ecumenical training

Virpi Paulanto

Ecumenical Education as an instrument for ecumenical learning

Part 2

Virpi Paulanto & Juhana Malme Nonformal Ecumenical Education in Youth Ministry - a Threat or a possibility?

Chair: Ron Becker

Patrik Hoering

Christian Youth Ministry in Europe. A comparative overview

Respondent: Pete White

Jouko Porkka, Minna Valtonen, Mia Kuronen and Jenni Surakka

Inspiring and encountering education – The Barometer of Church education 
Respondent: Pekka Launonen

Scott Paget

Where is Youth Ministry?

Respondent: Tone Kaufman

Coffee break

15:45-17:45 Plenary session III

Plenary session IV

Chair: Astrid Sandsmark

Trudy Dantis
Australian Catholic Bishops Conference National Centre for Pastoral Research Director, Canberra

Australian Catholic Bishops Youth Survey 2017 - A study of the attitudes and participation experiences of young people aged 16-29 in the Catholic Church in Australia.

Respondent: Jussi Laine

Kati Tervo-Niemelä
Professor of Practical Theology
University of Eastern Finland

The transmission of religion across generations: a comparative international study of continuities and discontinuities in family socialization

Respondent: Francesco Cerchiaro

17:45 Closing of the conference: next conferences, future plans

18:15 Evening prayer and summary of the conference using ”Godly play” method (Anita Ahtiainen)


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