Archives For Digital Ministry

I am speaking later today at the Christian Leadership Alliance’s annual conference in Dallas. My presentation is entitled “Research Strategies for Online Ministry Success.” The focus of this presentation is on how the use of real research, not just “gut intuition”, is needed in order to develop a successful strategy for online ministry.

I will be using a Prezi presentation, which I have uploaded to prezi.com for those of you who want to take a look. The Prezi is embedded here.

I also created a jing video to demonstrate how to use Google forms to collect data:

If you haven’t heard, the 2011 version of the Christian Web Conference is coming next month. Check out the website now while I wait… OK, so now that you’ve read it, you’ll see that we’ve added something new this year: hands-on tutorials. “What?” you say, “if I come to the conference I’ll actually get to CREATE something for my ministry?” That’s right, you will.

I am very excited about these hands-on workshops because it will provide direct value to ministries by giving them the opportunity to add something to their ministry or church right there at the conference.  These workshops will be led by experts in their respective fields, including three Biola professors! The five hands-on tutorials are as follows:

  • Lights, Camera, Action: Capturing Effective Video for Your Ministry (John Schmidt)
  • Beginning Social Media Marketing (Dave Bourgeois)
  • Editing and Presenting: Preparing Video for Your Web Audience (Gerald Fisher)
  • More Than A Profile: Social Media Strategy (Scott McClellan)
  • Free Apps and Resources For Your Ministry (Brandon Donaldson)

For a full description of these sessions, see the schedule page of the conference. If these sound like the kind of skills and resources you would like your ministry to have, come to the conference! Register now for only $79! I hope to see you here.

Shane Hipps @ Biola

September 28, 2010 — 1 Comment

Shane Hipps spoke in chapel at Biola last week as part of a series on “Digital Formation: How Technology Shapes Our Faith”. Hipps, author of The Hidden Power of Electronic Culture and Flickering Pixels, spoke to the students on how the use of technology itself is not neutral and how we need to consider the effect that technology has on our spiritual life.

I have been an admirer of Shane’s for the last couple years, the highlight of which was my interview with him for my Internet Ministry class last January. I used his first book as a foundation for that class and again for my online course this summer.  Below is the video of his chapel appearance last week. Hipps spoke again on Wednesday on the topic of listening for God’s calling in your life. For more Biola chapels, visit the Biola YouTube channel.