Technology & Ministry: Pitfalls and Possibilities

This event is sponsored by:

The Association of Leaders in Lifelong Learning for Ministry

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Course Description

As we weigh the unparalleled possibilities for electronic communications in our ministries -- from email blasts to social media campaigns -- what are the deeper theological questions to consider first? In what ways can technology become an idol? How do we keep the lure of smart phones and big screens in perspective?

This 1.5 hour program will include a presentation by Dr. Detweiler, small group discussion and time for Q&A


Technological Requirements

We'll provide video, and audio for the plenary portions of the program through the Internet. The small group break-out sessions will be available by telephone conference call.

All you need to participate is a computer with high speed Internet access, and a telephone.

The telephone conference call system is located in California. We'll provide you with a dial-in number that is local to that Area Code, and also a toll-free number if you don't have free calling to California.



We're offering this first recording in the series for free so that you can sample what we're doing


The Association of Leaders in Lifelong Learning for Ministry (ALLLM)

This program is part of a series offered by ALLLM, primarily focused at the needs of those who plan and offer programing for lifelong learning of church leaders. For the rest of 2015 (excluding July and August) we're planning a series of monthly webinars presenting a wide variety of North American leaders who are using and experimenting with ways to use new media to enhance ministry. These webinars aren't restricted to program providers, however. We know that the topics will be of interest to lots of people in the church, whether or not your job is to create lifelong learning programs for ministers. When we move into small group discussion, we'll try to group together those whose job it is to create programming, and those who simply have a more general interest in the topic at hand. You're welcome to join us, whichever category you fall into!


This month's Workshop Leader

In addition to being an award-winning documentarian, Craig Detweiler, Ph.D. is Professor of Communication and Director of the Center for Entertainment, Media and Culture at Pepperdine University in Malibu. His most recent project, [un]Common Sounds: Peace through Music premiered on ABC's "Vision and Values." Foreword honored his book iGods: How Technology Shapes Our Spiritual and Social Lives as the 2013 Silver winner for best books about Popular Culture. Detweiler's cultural commentary has been featured on ABC's Nightline, CNN, Fox News, Al Jazeera, NPR, and in The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal.