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Prof. Sara Blakeney

Sara Blakeney, PhD (in progress)

Instructor in Millennial Faith & Culture
Millennial Spiritual Formation Specialist
International Experience: Cuba, Czech Republic, Equador, Ireland, Jamaica, Namibia, USA

 

 

Education

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Divinity (in progress), University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, Scotland
  • Master of Arts, Marriage and Family Therapy, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, S. Hamilton, MA
  • Bachelor of Science, Speech Communications, University of Texas, Austin, TX

Doctoral Dissertation (in progress)

  • Exploring Discipleship Models of Millennials in Missional Communities in Fort Worth, Texas: An Ethnographic Inquiry

 

Teaching Specializations

  • Millennial Culture
  • Millennial Faith Issues
  • Spiritual Formation

 

Ministry & Professional Experiences

  • Director, Young Adults Ministry, Highland Park Presbyterian Church, Dallas, TX
  • Work/Study, Counseling Department, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, S. Hamilton, MA
  • Family Therapy Intern, Anchorage North Adolescent Girl's Home, Beverly, MA
  • Senior High Associate, Highland Park Presbyterian Church, Dallas, TX
  • Secretary to Youth, Highland Park Presbyterian Church, Dallas, TX

 

Publications

  • Blakeney, Sara. Ready for More: How Millennials Like You are Destined to Change the Church. Grand Rapids: Credo House Publishers, 2015

 

Presentations

  • Ready for More: Will Millennials Reform the Church?” July 2016, Palm Queens Women’s Club, Dallas, TX
  • “Millennials: Discovering Your Greatness through Christ” April 2016,  Ignite Student Ministries, Texas Christian University, Ft. Worth, TX
  • “Millennials at a Glance” February 2016, Private ministry event for parents, Dallas, TX
  • “Rebuilding the Walls: The Coming Reformation of the Church” January 2016, Student Chapel, Gordon College, Wenham, MA
  • “Millennials: Key Trends” October 2015, Millennial Council, Bank of America, Dallas, TX
  • “Millennials: Finding Intimacy with God” October 2014, The Fellows Initiative, Dallas TX
  • “Generational Profiles and the Reformation of the Church” January-May 2013,Highland Park United Methodist Church, Dallas, TX
  • "Reformation Transformation" Father/daughter Bible Study, Jany-May 2013, Highland Park Presbyterian Church, Dallas, TX
  • "Reformation Transformation" First Christian Church, Princeton, TX

 

Professional and Ministry Associations

  • VP of Membership, Toastmasters International, Big D Chapter
  • Chairman of the Board, Abraham International Ministries
  • President, Greater Dallas Prayer Ministry
  • Member, Texas Apostolic Prayer Network
  • Gordon-Conwell Chapter President, American Association of Christian Counselors
  • Gordon-Conwell Chapter President, Psi Chi, National Honor Society for Psychology