IFD155 – Creating a Digital Ministry
Course Dates: May 22-29, 2017
This is a five-day beginners overview of creating a digital/online ministry, such as a YouTube Bible Study, a text message prayer chain, a Google+ video discussion group, a website blog, etc.
Participants should come into the workshop prepared with an idea for a ministry that they would like to create. The workshop will support that process by focusing on what media will work best for your idea, how to show professional excellence, how to keep your ministry secure, and what to expect financially. There will be daily reading and discussion questions as well as recommendations for further research – plan to spend at least one hour a day in reading and discussion plus whatever research time you chose to invest in your idea. To receive a completion certificate, participants will need to post and respond to other participants daily.
This course is eligible for 0.5 CEU.
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Beth was ordained in the United Methodist Church but now has Privilege of Call in the United Church of Christ. She graduated from Princeton Theological Seminary in 1994 and has a Bachelor’s degree in Business from Elizabethtown College. In addition to 20 years of pastoral and chaplaincy experience, she teaches religion, philosophy, critical thinking, sociology, and general education courses for the University of Phoenix in New Jersey. She has been active in Safe Sanctuary/Safe church training for a decade or more, and a consultant for more than 150 congregations working to reduce the risk of abuse in the church. She also leads workshops and retreats on Spiritual Gifts, meditation, and mysticism. Her course, Rediscovering Our Spiritual Gifts, is approved as an advanced course in Lay Servant Ministries and meets one requirement towards lay speaker status.