Making the Christ connection
Schools teach values and character education. The purpose is to produce good citizens in our city and province. In the church, we want to produce good citizens for the Kingdom of God. Making the Christ Connection helps children contrast how challenges are resolved in secular stories and discovering how Jesus is always present and everywhere. This workshop will address why and how we can do this with our children.
In answer to God’s call, the Rev Dr. Catherine Keating, founding member of the TCMC, was ordained as a Deacon in the Anglican Church on October 22, 2006. This call was a culmination of God preparing her for a ministry supporting those who minister to children. Catherine worked in the publicly funded school system for over forty years at all levels from, teacher to administrator through to college and university. Catherine was seconded to the Ministry of Education where she was the elementary Liaison for the Toronto District Office and then a Student Achievement Officer for the Literacy Numeracy Secretariat (LNS) where she learned more about teaching reading.
Catherine is a child of immigrants and her career included teaching core subjects, Special Education, English as a Second Language, Reception Centres for refugees and immigrants. Catherine is passionate about literacy in education, and has developed and shared the Read Aloud Think Aloud strategy in Jamaica, Belize, and Uganda. She developed this strategy as a result of her work in the LNS. This strategy has been adapted to now include Making the Christ Connection, to help students apply theological understandings to their lives.