Bande annonce Seminaire Mathurin Cordier 2023

Open schools: to whom, why and how far?

Hello everyone !

After two years of webinars, we will finally have the joy of meeting face-to-face on the occasion of our next Mathurin Cordier Seminar on February 17, 18 and 19, 2023 in Guebwiller. This is a great opportunity to get out of our daily lives, to meet again, to strengthen ties at the national level and beyond, to benefit from time of mutual encouragement, sharing and common edification.

We will meet around the following theme: Open schools: to whom, why and how far? We are convinced of the need for greater openness of our schools to others, to families, to the city, to culture, to authorities, to the new generation, to other ways of working and transmitting together. This challenge of greater openness must however take into account the requirement to keep our “own character”, our common vision, in order to remain “salt and light” in this world. There is a tension there that can be a source of creativity and enrichment.

Our seminar will begin on Friday evening with a artistic evening, with the participation of students from our schools.

It will continue on Saturday in the form of “ open forum ”: the general theme will thus be declined in this new format which will require a great openness to each other and the participation of everyone. It will promote the work of a “ intelligence collective » content creation by all participants, so that everyone can leave the seminar with concrete tools to enhance the image of the Christian school in the social space.

How open is my school really? To whom, to what, how far? What limits are chosen bounds? Which limits are obstacles? What are the opening sites for the next few months? What are the obstacles to overcome? So many expressions of a renewed desire to seek God together to better understand the contours / limits of His project for our establishment. Time for reflection by group, restitutions and in-depth studies given by different actors, will punctuate this day.

Saturday evening will be a time dedicated to the expression of the life of the Mathurin Cordier Network with testimonies and plural interventions. We will be able to visit the regional dynamics that are the Passerelles and other dynamics such as the commissions, discover or rediscover thematic workshops, “teaching cafés”, but also the importance of prayer meetings etc… We will end with a round table with the representatives other networks working in this field of Christian education.

We will end this seminar with a time of celebration on Sunday morning, with the intervention ofEdward CAHYONO who comes to us from Indonesia, international coordinator of the GAA (Global Accreditation Association: organization that helps the development of Christian schools according to quality criteria). This activity allowed him to know many schools in the world. It is therefore on this last touch of openness to what God is doing in the world that we will conclude our Seminar.


Program of the Mathurin Cordier seminar 2023

Friday 17 February evening.

6 p.m. Reception of participants at the Daniel Private School (dining room) with aperitif

7:45 p.m. Introduction to the seminar in Salle 1860.

Open to all, without registration

8 p.m. Artistic evening “the LightClubberz”.

9:45 p.m. End of the night.


In room 1860

9 a.m. Introduction and meditation

9:30 a.m. to 5:50 p.m. Open forum on the theme of openness

  • 9:30 a.m.: explanation of how the open forum works and presentation of the issues
  • 10am-11.30am. Collaborative working time in groups on 4 main axes:
    • Schools open to children and young people (Axis 1)
    • Open teams (Axis 2)
    • Establishments open to families (Axis 3)
    • Projects that open up to our environment (Axis 4)
  • 11:30 a.m. Axis 1 restitution time and deepening.
  • 12:30 p.m. Meal. Served on site.
  • 2:30 p.m. Axis 2 restitution time and deepening
  • 15h30. Pause
  • 3:50 p.m. Axis 3 restitution time and deepening.
  • 4:50 p.m. Axis 4 restitution time and deepening.

5:50 p.m.: end of the open forum. Opening of the stands. Free time.

6:30 p.m. Meals served on site.

7:30 p.m. Open up to the Network. Evening of testimonials.

Sunday morning February 19. OPEN TO EVERYONE

9 a.m. Celebration time: Praise, artistic intervention by Brigitte Blaise, message by Edward CAHYONO and many other things!

12 p.m.: end of the seminar


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