Presenters: Dr. Dean Blevins, Emily Haynes and Albert Hung
Date: September 19, 2017 at 11AM CST
Social media now influences a large number of congregations as well as the pastors serving those communities. This offers fresh opportunities for engaging a larger public, promote congregational communication, and extend the message of the gospel in creative ways. Yet, many people struggle to understand not only the potential, but also the liability, associated with social media use. During the recent General Assembly, delegates adopted a resolution designed to address social media practice. The resolution offers the church an opportunity to reflect on the possibilities and challenges that occur through social media. This webinar explores the impact of social media, its influence in congregational life, and suggestions for future practice.
Dr. Dean Blevins is Professor of Practical Theology and Christian Discipleship at NTS and Director of the Master of Arts in Christian Formation and Discipleship Program. Emily Haynes is one of the lead pastors at Kaleo Church in Nashville. She is also founder and owner of Curative (Social Media Solutions). Albert Hung - Albert is the Lead Pastor at Trinity Church in Monterey Park, CA and also District Superintendent elect of the Northern California District Church of the Nazarene. He spent over a decade in the entertainment business as a stage director, actor, composer, recording artist, and television host.
Presenters: Rev. Dr. Jeff Barker
Date: October 17, 2017 at 2PM CST
This webinar will help congregations and pastors remember that their lives are immersed in God’s life, and their participation in God’s life is made visible through their participation in God’s mission in the world. Any relative “success” or “failure” is never to be determined by numerical or economic considerations. Congregational faithfulness can only be discovered through observation of a congregation’s Christian narrative and embodied practices..
Rev. Dr. Jeffrey Barker is an alum of NTS and serves on the New England District.
Go to this link to register: https://cpl.nts.edu/index.php/lifelong-learning/webinars