DAVE CSINOS is Assistant Professor of Practical Theology at Atlantic School of Theology in Halifax, Nova Scotia. He also serves as founder and president of Faith Forward, an ecumenical organization for innovation in ministry with children and youth. Dave writes widely about faith formation, children’s ministry, youth ministry, and culture, and his books include Children’s Ministry that Fits, Children’s Ministry in the Way of Jesus (with Ivy Beckwith), Faith Forward (with Melvin Bray) and Faith Forward, Volume 2 (with Melvin Bray). Dave holds a PhD in practical theology from University of St. Michael’s College in Toronto (through the Toronto School of Theology), as well as degrees from Wilfrid Laurier University, McMaster University, and Union Presbyterian Seminary.
Dave is a regular speaker on topics such as children and youth, faith formation, intercultural ministry, social justice, and ministry innovation. He has spoken at churches, conferences, camps, and universities throughout the United States, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand.