Dave Csinos is founder and executive director of Faith Forward, an ecumenical organization for progressive and creative leaders in ministry with children and youth. He is completing a PhD from the Toronto School of Theology and is an assistant professor at the Atlantic School of Theology in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Dave has written, co-written, or co-edited four books related to children’s and youth ministry, including Children’s Ministry in the Way of Jesus and Faith Forward, volumes 1 and 2.
Dave and I talked a lot about education. For anyone worldwide ready or needing to talk about how we educate our children (and youth) creatively in matters of faith, today’s introduction to Dave and Faith Forward is a big day. Come together across denominations, across religions, across secular and religious education. I believe that Dave and his colleagues will participate in the greater process of moving us all “farther down the road” … forward.
One of Dave’s stories involved WWOOFing and a snake. Defining WWOOFing won’t ruin the story so I’ll share here that it is an acronym that started out in the early days as Working Weekends On Organic Farms. This changed over time as it was realised that people didn’t wanted to volunteer and host on weekends only. Now various WWOOF organizations use a variety of meanings: World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms and Willing Workers On Organic Farms, for example. We will save Dave’s poisonous snake story for Dave’s telling.
Faith Forward ecumenical organization
Faith Forward: Volume 2 by Dave Csinos
Children’s Ministry in the Way of Jesus by Dave Csinos