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Bob Keeley

Robert Keeley

Professor of Education

rkeeley@calvin.edu
(616) 526-6816
313 Spoelhof Center

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Faculty Profile and Video

Educational Background

  • M.A., Colorado, 1982
  • Ph.D., University of Denver, 1989

Research Interests

  • Spiritual development of children

Publications, Presentations, and Professional Services

  • Keeley, Robert J. and Laura Keeley (2013), Psalms for Families: Devotions for All Ages. [Kindle version] Grand Rapids, MI: Calvin Institute of Christian Worship.
  • Keeley, R. and Keeley, L. (2014) How the Psalms can be used to Encourage Faith Formation with Children and Teens in L. Tolbert (ed), Exploring and Engaging Spirituality for Today's Children: A Holistic Approach. Eugene, OR: Wipf and Stock, 170-180. Peer reviewed.
  • "Building Blocks of Faith," Workshop for teachers. Friendship Christian Reformed Church, Byron Center, Michigan. 09/15/2013
  • Parenting for Faith Family, Marriage and Parenting conference. Christ Memorial Church, Holland, MI. 06/14/2014
  • Becoming Family: Raising other people's kids Workshop for church leaders. Fleetwood Christian Reformed Church, Surrey, BC. 02/28/2014
  • Building Blocks of Faith: Little Things Count GEMS Leadership Conference. Calvin College, Grand Rapids, MI. 07/25/2014
  • But I Trust in Your Unfailing Love: Helping Children Grow in Faith Through the Psalms Calvin Symposium on Worship. Calvin College, Grand Rapids, MI. 01/31/2014
  • What Every Pastor Should Know about Faith Formation Retreat for pastors from Classis Zeeland. Camp Geneva, Holland, MI. 02/14/2014
  • Growing up in Faith Conference for Parents on Faith Formation. Fleetwood Christian Reformed Church, Surrey, BC. 03/01/2014
  • Jehoshaphat, Abraham, and teaching for faith Faculty Inservice. South Christian High School, Cutlerville, MI. 08/22/2014
  • "Building Blocks of Faith," Adult Education. South Bend Christian Reformed Church, South Bend, Indiana. 10/14/2012
  • "150 Ways to Talk to God: Introducing Kids and Teens to the Psalms," Calvin Institute of Christian Worship (CICW) Worship Symposium. Calvin College, Grand Rapids, Michigan. 01/25/2013
  • "Baptism, Profession of Faith and Other Faith Milestones," Fall Leadership Kickoff - Classes Georgetown, Holland and Zeeland . Park Christian Reformed Church, Holland, Michigan. 10/04/2012
  • "Helping Parents Raise Kids of Faith," Church Education Conference. Christian Reformed Church in North America (CRCNA), Grand Rapids, Michigan. 09/29/2012
  • "Worship Together for All Ages: Will it Work or is it Expecting Too Much?" Calvin Institute of Christian Worship (CICW) Worship Symposium. Calvin College, Grand Rapids, Michigan. 01/25/2013
  • "Youth Ministry in Middle School: From Theory to Practice," Church Education Conference. Christian Reformed Church in North America (CRCNA), Grand Rapids, Michigan. 09/29/2012
  • Keeley, R., (2010) Faith Development and Faith Formation: More than Ages and Stages, Lifelong Faith.
  • Helping Our Children Grow in Faith (Grand Rapids: Baker, 2008) is listed as one of five essential books on children's ministry by the Christian Century (Oct. 18).
  • Keeley, R., ed. (2010) Shaped By God: Twelve Essentials for Nurturing Faith in Children, Youth and Adults. Grand Rapids, MI: Faith Alive Christian Resources.
  • Keeley, R., (2010) Step by Step: Faith Development and Faith Formation in R. Keeley (ed) Shaped By God: Twelve Essentials for Nurturing Faith in Children, Youth and Adults. Grand Rapids, MI: Faith Alive Christian Resources.
  • Keeley, R. (2010) Tell the story, Trust the Spirit.  ParentLife, 17 (3).
  • Keeley, R. & Keeley, L. (2010) Child of God: a Christmas play for children. Faith Alive Christian Resources, Grand Rapids, MI. 
  • Keeley, R. (2009) Story Time.  Nurture, October 2009, 1.
  • Keeley, L. & Keeley, R. (2009) Celebrating the Milestones of Faith: A Guide for Churches, Faith Alive Christian Resources, Grand Rapids, MI.
  • Keeley, R. & Keeley, L. (2009) What Did I Miss?, a Christmas play for children. Faith Alive Christian Resources, Grand Rapids, MI. 
  • Keeley, R. & Keeley, L. (2008). Reviving Reformation Day for Families, APCE Advocate 33 (4), 11.
  • Keeley, R. & Keeley, L. (2008) More Than A Story, a Christmas Play for Children. Faith Alive Christian Resources, Grand Rapids, MI.
  • Keeley, L. & Keeley, R. J. (2008).  Praying for Illumination at Church and at Home, Reformed Worship 88, 36-37.
  • Keeley, R. (2008). An Irresistible Deal, Nurture, October 2008, 1.
  • Keeley, R. J. & Keeley, L. (2008).  Together We Worship, Grand Rapids, MI: Christian Schools International.
  • Keeley, L. & Keeley, R. J. (2008).  The Story Behind the Song: Sharing Our Faith Stories, Reformed Worship 87, 34-35.
  • Consulted with teachers at Denver Christian High School on seminar curriculum, June 2010