Tuesday, February 21, 2017
Supporting Thriving Faith Communities in Northern Illinois
POINT for Educators
Blackhawk Presbytery POINT person is Christina Berry.
Christina is a volunteer who believes in the importance of Christian Education, not as a compartmentalized program, nor as something that happens to children until they are confirmed, but as a vital, integrated, purposeful ingredient of every part of the church: worship, mission, committee and session work, and all points (pun intended) in-between.
Presbyterians Organized In Nurture and Teaching definitely has a point! It is to help every church in the Presbytery of Blackhawk to offer the very best in Christian Education for every member. Christina is a connecting point, exclamation point, teaching, talking and listening point.
Our POINT representative does this by committing herself to an ongoing program of learning and to sharing whatever she can with congregations. So she is, in that way, a connecting POINT.
Your POINT representative is an unabashed enthusiast and advocate for Christian Education as an integrated program of the church. She believes that loving God with our minds and hearts depends upon an intentional and well-formed approach to Christian Education across the lifespan.
Christina is available to work with your session, staff, Christian Education Committee, church school teachers, or other groups in your congregation to help you find the best ways of implementing quality, intentional programs in your church.
She will also be glad to help individual church leaders form their own talking points for introducing or revitalizing programs of Christian Education.
Christina is available to listen to your concerns and questions about Christian Education, PC(USA) curriculum, program choices or local issues. Call or e-mail – she will respond!
Christina Berry, First Presbyterian Church, Sterling 815.625.0452
POINT representatives are one of the ways that Blackhawk Presbytery resources our congregations to be healthy, thriving faith communities. Your POINT representative is appointed by and accountable to the Mission Strategies & Resources Board. Her work is funded through your contribution to Blackhawk Presbytery's mission budget.