The Dialogues

2015-16 Intergenerational Faith Center DialoguesRoberto

John Roberto

John Roberto is president of LifelongFaith Associates (, editor of the journal Lifelong Faith, and coordinator for the Faith Formation 2020 Initiative ( John also works on the Vibrant Faith Ministries team as project coordinator of the Faith Formation Learning Exchange (

His latest publications include Faith Formation 2020: Designing the Future of FaithThe Spirit and Culture of Youth Ministry (co-authored), Living Well: Christian Practices for Everyday Life,Becoming a Church of Lifelong Learners, and four volumes of intergenerational learning programs in the People of Faith series. 

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John Westerhoff and Holly Allen2013-14 Intergenerational Faith Center Dialogues 

Dr. John Westerhoff & Dr. Holly Allen

Two leading experts in the field of spiritual development – Dr. John Westerhoff and Dr. Holly Allen – led the Intergenerational Faith Center Dialogues at Oklahoma Christian University in April 2014. Westerhoff’s classic work, Will Our Children Have Faith?, and Allen’s new book, Intergenerational Christian Formation, provided the foundation for this critical discussion. The free lecture, held in OC’s Judd Theatre, featured presentations by both featured guests, who also answered questions from the audience. Click here to watch OC president John deSteiguer interview Dr. Westerhoff.

Gabe Lyons2012-13 Intergenerational Faith Center Dialogues 

Gabe Lyons

Best-selling author Gabe Lyons, who wrote The Next Christians and co-wrote un-Christian with Barna Group president David Kinnaman, led the Intergenerational Faith Center Dialogues at Oklahoma Christian University in October 2012. The free lecture, held in OC’s Judd Theatre, was a huge success as Gabe shared his insights and answered questions afterwards.  


2011-12 Intergenerational Faith Center Dialogues 

David Kinnaman

In 2011, David Kinnaman worked alongside the Intergenerational Faith Center to launch the first-ever IFC Dialogues. Speaking to four different audiences in three different venues, he highlighted material from his latest work: You Lost Me. Hundreds gathered in Hardeman Auditorium to listen to David and to text him questions to answer. Afterwards, David signed copies of You Lost Me, which the IFC made available to participants at a reduced cost.