Number of weeks: 2
Required books?: No
Live video session?: No
Part of a certification or series of courses?: No
This is a special two-week version of this course! Participants will have access to the usual materials that look at a variety of digital/online ministries, but this version will focus on creating a digital Bible study, such as my podcast/text message ministry called The Study: Spiritual Action in Daily Life.
Participants will not only participate in the workshop here in BeADisciple, but also receive the weekly podcast and weekday text messages. The combination will allow participants to not only see how a ministry like this is done but also get the feel of what it is like to participate in one!
The workshop will focus on the media involved, how to show professional excellence, how to keep your ministry secure, what to expect financially, and how to build participation. To receive a completion certificate, participants will need to post and respond to at least two other participants each day.
This course is eligible for 1.0 CEU.
About the Instructor
Beth Perry 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 courses, Rediscovering Our Spiritual Gifts, Leading Bible Study: Biblical Interpretation, and Teach Adults are approved as advanced courses in Lay Servant Ministries and Rediscovering Our Spiritual Gifts meets one requirement towards lay speaker status.