August 30, 2018

Workshop Leaders: Jason Santos and Brian Frick

This workshop will be held downtown at First Presbyterian Church, Portland (we’re repaving at Menucha that week!)

Online registration has closed.

Why are our current efforts in Christian education failing to form our children, youth and young adults?

Join us as we explore this challenge and our hope for the future of the church.  Peering through a historic and research-based lens, we’ll reexamine the roots of our current practices and reimagine them in the context of intergenerational formation.  Together, we’ll explore new practices to help us restructure our age-and-stage Christian education programming with intentional experiences that cultivate a deeper kind of formation.

Return participants and newcomers are welcome.

Newcomers will have the opportunity to explore current concepts around intergenerationality, as we revisit with those who participated in the formation retreat earlier this year. Together, we’ll hear stories from their work and discuss the challenges they faced. By the end of our time, we’ll collaboratively construct a path forward to help your ministry team experiment and explore new practices of intergenerational formation.

The Christian Formation staff of the Presbyterian Mission Agency invites you on a journey of discovery that is based in experience and shared learning, not a pre-formed curriculum.  Through retreats, distance learning, and congregational coaching, we’ll learn from our shared practice and together we’ll make this shift toward new patterns of congregational formation that will strengthen us for a vibrant and authentic future in these changing times.


Led by Brian Frick, Associate for Formation, and supported by Jason Brian Santos, Coordinator of Formation from the Presbyterian Mission Agency.


Rev. Jason Santos, Ph.D., the Presbyterian Church (USA)’s Mission Coordinator for Christian Formation and National Director of Ukirk (collegiate ministries)

Brian Frick
Jason Santos

Brian Frick is the Mission Associate for Formation and Camp and Conference Ministries at the Presbyterian Mission Agency



Online registration has closed.


$40  per person -includes lunch and program.

There will be some parking available in the garage at First Presbyterian Church.

Carpooling and taking the Max are encouraged!



Cancellation Policy for Menucha Sponsored Programs:

More than 90 days out 100% refunded less $50 administration fee
46-90 days out 65% refunded
30-45 days out 50% refunded
Less than 30 days out No refund available


There are no refunds once the program has started.
If the event is canceled, the full deposit will be refunded.



Workshop Schedule

Thursday, August 30
9:00 am Welcome, Introductions, Opening Session with Brian and Jason Santos
10:30 am Break
10:45 am Continue Session with Brian and Jason
12:00 pm Lunch
1:00 pm Afternoon Session with Jason and Brian
4:00 pm Depart for home!