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Online library conceptI am pleased to announce the availability of the Internet Ministry Partnership Project.  This site is set up as a place for Christ-followers to come and get advice, answers to questions, and practical education in their quest to use the Internet and new media in ministry. Whether you are involved in a ministry organization or just want to do online ministry as an individual, joining this partnership will provide you with support, encouragement, and real hands-on help as you work to use the Internet to fulfill the Great Commission and the Great Commandment.

IMPP is a resource available to all ministries who are looking to use the Internet as a tool to support their goals.  The site provides some free resources as well as online education classes, available for a modest fee. The first course being offered on this site is Internet Ministry Strategy Development. This course will provide you with a set of tools that you can use to understand how to best use the Internet in your ministry.  This course is based on the course I taught here at Biola University last spring. Right now, the course is available at a discount during the September preview period.

For more information on the Internet Ministry Partnership Project, visit the site at http://genesys11.com/impp.

In January of 2009, I interviewed Shane Hipps about his book The Hidden Power of Electronic Culture. I did this as a way to gain insight into the book for the students in my Internet Ministry course at Biola University.  I have also shown this video as part of my “God in the Tubes” workshops that I held in Indiana in March 2009.  I have been receiving quite a bit of positive feedback about this video (a recorded Skype phone call, actually) and so I recently asked Shane if he would have a problem with me making it available for others to see. He has given his permission, so I am making it available, at least temporarily, on my genesys11 web site. Continue Reading…

twitterAs many of you know, I have been doing an “experiment” with Twitter over the past couple of weeks. My first experience with Twitter last year were frustrating and disappointing and I became a Twitter “hater”. I could not understand why everyone was getting so excited!  However, I did decide to keep an open mind and give it another chance.

Last week, Cynthia Ware came to my Internet Ministry class here at Biola.  Cynthia shared with my class her vision for the Church and new media. Especially interesting was her presentation of “New Media Values”, which really gave the class, and me, perspective on how our culture and technology are shaping each other.  I won’t present those values here, I will leave that to Cynthia (write that book!). Continue Reading…