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Three-part theme presentations on Social Media, Race, and Young Adults

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These are slides I used as the theme presenter at the 2014 Annual Gathering of the Conference of Manitoba and Northwestern Ottawa held in Swan River, Manitoba, May 23-25, 2014. …

These are slides I used as the theme presenter at the 2014 Annual Gathering of the Conference of Manitoba and Northwestern Ottawa held in Swan River, Manitoba, May 23-25, 2014.

SESSION 1: Social Media, Ministry and Digital Renovations
SESSION 1: Race, Diversity and Conversations that Matter
SESSION 1: Young Adults and Denominational Change

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  • 1. Forward in Faith Annual Gathering Swan River, Manitoba May 23-25, 2014 Conference of Manitoba and Northwestern Ontario Bruce Reyes-Chow @breyeschow | #NMWO14 www.slideshare.net/ breyeschow 1
  • 2. #MNWO14 | @BREYESCHOW www.slideshare.net/breyeschow Who is Bruce? ⅕ INTERNET CHAPLAIN ⅕ COACH CONSULTANT ⅕ BLOGGER WRITER ⅕ PREACHER SPEAKER ⅖ SAHD 2
  • 3. #MNWO14 | @BREYESCHOW www.slideshare.net/breyeschow Forward in Faith SESSION #1 10:30-11:45 SOCIAL MEDIA, MINISTRY AND DIGITAL RENOVATIONS SESSION #2 | 7:20-8:35 RACE, DIVERSITY AND CONVERSATIONS THAT MATTER SESSION #3 | 10:30-11:45 YOUNG ADULTS AND DENOMINATIONAL CHANGE 3
  • 4. Social Media, Ministry, and Digital Renovations Annual Gathering | Swan River | May 23-25, 2014 Conference of Manitoba and Northwestern Ontario Bruce Reyes-Chow @breyeschow | #NMWO14 www.slideshare.net/breyeschow 4
  • 5. #MNWO14 | @BREYESCHOW www.slideshare.net/breyeschow Remember... You will not keep up with every digital development -- and that’s okay. 5
  • 6. #MNWO14 | @BREYESCHOW www.slideshare.net/breyeschow Remember... You will not break the internet. Photo by levisz 6
  • 7. #MNWO14 | @BREYESCHOW www.slideshare.net/breyeschow Remember... Gladys Burrill, 92 2011 Honolulu Marathon Photo: AP God is never done asking you/us to do new and amazing things. 7
  • 8. #MNWO14 | @BREYESCHOW www.slideshare.net/breyeschow Socialnomics 2014 SOCIALNOMICS ON YOUTUBE 8
  • 9. #MNWO14 | @BREYESCHOW www.slideshare.net/breyeschow email texting anything google facebook twitter pinterest youtube skype instagram dropbox foursquare What do you use? 9
  • 10. #MNWO14 | @BREYESCHOW www.slideshare.net/breyeschowHTTP://DUSTN.TV/USER-STATS-2013/ 10
  • 11. #MNWO14 | @BREYESCHOW www.slideshare.net/breyeschow SM Assumptions Social Media is only another medium of communication and expression; Social Media is generational air and gives insight into a particular worldview; Social Media is highly contextually and it will be embraced at various degrees; Social Media demands a high sense of self-worth as it has a flattening effect on community and leadership; Social Media will not save [insert org] 11
  • 12. #MNWO14 | @BREYESCHOW www.slideshare.net/breyeschow Social Media Pitfalls SM as idol, savior or quick fix SM as distraction SM as careless expression SM as overestimated ROI SM as echo chamber SM as over-and-above F2F SM as an entry to bullying and unwanted contact Photo by amagill 12
  • 13. #MNWO14 | @BREYESCHOW www.slideshare.net/breyeschow Social Media Possibilities SM can build up and strengthen the Body of Christ SM allows the church to model a different way of living SM compels the church to see the world beyond its bubble SM liberates faithful expression of creativity and creation SM provides accountability SM offers a place of communal care and spiritual renewal Photo by Kalexanderson 13
  • 14. #MNWO14 | @BREYESCHOW www.slideshare.net/breyeschow Social Media Postures be with people: tinker with the betas, but join in where folks are already be you: appropriate, honest, consistent just as you would be in real life (IRL) be interactive: engage, comment, respond, inquire, link and like be mindful: Most people lurk and observe without ever interacting be humble/bold: don’t underestimate the influence of your thinking, but avoid delusions of grandeur be npr: earn the right to be heard PHOTO BY JACKHEART 14
  • 15. #MNWO14 | @BREYESCHOW www.slideshare.net/breyeschow Smarty Pants Terms apps, smart phones, tablets, oh my Traditional Media v. Social Media Web 1.0 v. Web 2.0 Social Networking Open Source Software Cloud Technology weB+logs = Blogs, vLogs feeds, aggregators and readers tagging and #hashtags Checking In QRCode 15
  • 16. #MNWO14 | @BREYESCHOW www.slideshare.net/breyeschow Social Media Platforms Google: gmail, gcal, hangout, drive Blogging: typepad, wordpress, blogger, tumblr, google Networks: twitter, google+, askfm, facebook, linkedin, nextdoor, reddit Media: last.fm, goodreads, pandora, spotify, iheartradio Photo: instagram, flickr, smugmug, Video: vimeo, youtube, huddle, vine Texting: Groupme, Kik, Snapchat 16
  • 17. #MNWO14 | @BREYESCHOW www.slideshare.net/breyeschow Social Media Platforms Group Calling: skype, hangout, facetime, gotomeeting, Productivity: dropbox, slideshare, doodle, wufoo, evernote Reviews: yelp, amazon, foursquare, google, miso, tvtag, google eNewsletters: madmimi, mailchimp, constant contact Location: foursquare, yelp, facebook Curating: pinterest, scoop.it, storify, buffer, hootsuite, feedspot 17
  • 18. #MNWO14 | @BREYESCHOW www.slideshare.net/breyeschow CREATIVITY unleashing and supporting artistry? COMMUNICATION with messaging and delivery of content? CONNECTION building community and interactivity? CURATION gathering and sharing content? COORDINATION with organization and productivity? CONTEMPLATION personal reflection and spiritual practices? Six Areas of Evaluation 18
  • 19. #MNWO14 | @BREYESCHOW www.slideshare.net/breyeschow TWITTER YOUTUBE INSTAGRAM FACEBOOK GROUPME MADMIMI BUFFER DROPBOX DOODLE PINTEREST 19
  • 20. #MNWO14 | @BREYESCHOW www.slideshare.net/breyeschow What social networks do you use at least weekly and why? How have you experienced social media and technology used well in the church? What are ways you have experienced social media used less than well in the church? In one year, what are your hopes for the church and its use of social media? What are some of the obstacles facing leaders who hope for the church to better integrate social media into the life of the church? What’s one digital “Best Practice” and one “Please don’t do this” that you would offer as folks are exploring the use of social media in ministry? Table Talk answer any in any order 20
  • 21. THANKS FOR COMING @breyeschow on slideshare and most social networks “Definitive-ish” ebook “Definitive-ish” groups on facebook and google+ 21
  • 22. Race, Diversity and Conversations that Matters Annual Gathering Swan River, Manitoba May 23-25, 2014 Conference of Manitoba and Northwestern Ontario Bruce Reyes-Chow @breyeschow | #NMWO14 www.slideshare.net/breyeschow 22
  • 23. #MNWO14 | @BREYESCHOW www.slideshare.net/breyeschow 23
  • 24. #MNWO14 | @BREYESCHOW www.slideshare.net/breyeschow Race. The church must not only be a safe place to talk about race, it must also be a place where the complex beauty of God’s created humanity is made real. 24
  • 25. #MNWO14 | @BREYESCHOW www.slideshare.net/breyeschow 25
  • 26. #MNWO14 | @BREYESCHOW www.slideshare.net/breyeschow ActivismAcademics Affinity Artistry SPEAK TRUTH TO POWER DIVE DEEPER BUILD RELATIONSHIPS CREATE EXPRESS EVOKE Postures for change. 26
  • 27. #MNWO14 | @BREYESCHOW www.slideshare.net/breyeschow Relational conversations While there may be times to pause, just because we may not find agreement, that does not mean that we should stop talking. 27
  • 28. #MNWO14 | @BREYESCHOW www.slideshare.net/breyeschow We create barriers . . . 28
  • 29. #MNWO14 | @BREYESCHOW www.slideshare.net/breyeschow We pretend . . . 29
  • 30. #MNWO14 | @BREYESCHOW www.slideshare.net/breyeschow We co-opt, derail and distract "IT IS APPALLING THAT THE MOST SEGREGATED HOUR OF CHRISTIAN AMERICA IS ELEVEN O'CLOCK ON SUNDAY MORNING." REV. DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. 30
  • 31. #MNWO14 | @BREYESCHOW www.slideshare.net/breyeschow We don’t allow people to join We say “It’s about time, you’re too late.” When we should be saying, “We’re glad you’re here, lets talk more.” PHOTO BY KEVIN THAI 31
  • 32. #MNWO14 | @BREYESCHOW www.slideshare.net/breyeschow We devalue and dehumanize “LIFE IS NOT SIMPLE, AND PEOPLE CAN’T BE BOXED INTO BEING HEROES OR VILLAINS” - JESSICA HAGEDORN 32
  • 33. #MNWO14 | @BREYESCHOW www.slideshare.net/breyeschow We deflect accountability 33
  • 34. #MNWO14 | @BREYESCHOW www.slideshare.net/breyeschow Have Awkward Conversations 34
  • 35. #MNWO14 | @BREYESCHOW www.slideshare.net/breyeschow AWKWARDNESS IN CONVERSATIONS ABOUT RACE IS BEST DEALT WITH BY HAVING MORE CONVERSATIONS ABOUT RACE -- NOT LESS. 35
  • 36. #MNWO14 | @BREYESCHOW www.slideshare.net/breyeschow Microaggressions BRIEF AND COMMONPLACE DAILY VERBAL, BEHAVIORAL, OR ENVIRONMENTAL INDIGNITIES, WHETHER INTENTIONAL OR UNINTENTIONAL, THAT COMMUNICATE HOSTILE, DEROGATORY, OR NEGATIVE RACIAL SLIGHTS AND INSULTS TOWARD PEOPLE OF COLOR. RACIAL MICROAGGRESSIONS IN EVERY DAY LIFE BRC SELF-PORTRAIT - 1970’S 36
  • 37. #MNWO14 | @BREYESCHOW www.slideshare.net/breyeschow “BUT I DON’T SEE YOU AS ASIAN” 37
  • 38. #MNWO14 | @BREYESCHOW www.slideshare.net/breyeschow “DON’T BE SO SENSITIVE” 38
  • 39. #MNWO14 | @BREYESCHOW www.slideshare.net/breyeschow “HE’S A DIFFERENT KIND OF BLACK” FRESH PRINCE OF BEL AIR 39
  • 40. #MNWO14 | @BREYESCHOW www.slideshare.net/breyeschow “WHY DO YOU ALWAYS SIT TOGETHER?” ILLUSTRATION BY CHARAMELODY 40
  • 41. #MNWO14 | @BREYESCHOW www.slideshare.net/breyeschow “WHAT KIND OF ASIAN ARE YOU?” 41
  • 42. #MNWO14 | @BREYESCHOW www.slideshare.net/breyeschow PHOTO BY STÉFAN “IT’S NOT EASY BEING WHITE” 42
  • 43. #MNWO14 | @BREYESCHOW www.slideshare.net/breyeschow DO YOU KNOW MARTIAL ARTS? RACE IS JUST A SOCIAL CONSTRUCT MINORITIES CAN’T BE RACIST AND OUT COMES THE RACE CARD WHAT KIND OF ASIAN ARE YOU? WE JUST NEED ONE IF THEY CAN SAY IT, WHY CAN’T I? I’M NOT A RACIST, BUT... THOSE PEOPLE... 43
  • 44. #MNWO14 | @BREYESCHOW www.slideshare.net/breyeschow “OUR LANGUAGE IS THE REFLECTION OF OURSELVES. A LANGUAGE IS AN EXACT REFLECTION OF THE CHARACTER AND GROWTH OF ITS SPEAKERS.” CESAR CHAVEZ 44
  • 45. #MNWO14 | @BREYESCHOW www.slideshare.net/breyeschow With which of the four “change postures” to you most identify? With which of the four “change postures” do you find yourself most often frustrated? How is your local community handling conversations about race well? Not well? How is the larger church handling conversations about race well? Not well? What are some current events or situations that have racial aspects to them that need to be confronted, acknowledged and/or engaged? How has racial diversity or microagressions impacted your life? Table Talk answer any in any order 45
  • 46. Young Adults and Denominational Change Annual Gathering Swan River, Manitoba May 23-25, 2014 Conference of Manitoba and Northwestern Ontario Bruce Reyes-Chow @breyeschow | #NMWO14 www.slideshare.net/ breyeschow 46
  • 47. We disconnect from the next generation when... #MNWO14 | @breyeschow www.slideshare.net/breyeschow 47
  • 48. #MNWO14 | @breyeschow disconnected www.slideshare.net/breyeschow we disconnect from the next generation when we take ourselves too seriously #getoffmylawn #kidstheseday #godlaughsatourplans 48
  • 49. #MNWO14 | @breyeschow disconnected www.slideshare.net/breyeschow we disconnect from the next generation when we invite so that we avoid death rather than welcome in order to know new life Flickr: bevgoodwin 49
  • 50. #MNWO14 | @breyeschow disconnected www.slideshare.net/breyeschow we disconnect from the next generation when we festishize and romanticize their existence rather than seek a nuanced understanding of their reality Flickr: aloha75 50
  • 51. #MNWO14 | @breyeschow disconnected www.slideshare.net/breyeschow we disconnect from the next generation when we assume and demand authority because of longevity and credentials 51
  • 52. #MNWO14 | @breyeschow disconnected www.slideshare.net/breyeschow we disconnect from the next generation when we withhold wisdom and insight gleaned from meaningful life experience 52
  • 53. #MNWO14 | @breyeschow disconnected www.slideshare.net/breyeschow we disconnect from the next generation when we are become obnoxiously and painfully unteachable Flickr: donkey sanctuary 53
  • 54. #MNWO14 | @breyeschow disconnected www.slideshare.net/breyeschow we disconnect from the next generation when we set them up to fail and hang them out to dry 54
  • 55. #MNWO14 | @breyeschow disconnected www.slideshare.net/breyeschow we disconnect from the next generation when we create institutional chaos in order to exercise calcified strategies that reaffirm our places power Photo: pshyeah-rin 55
  • 56. #MNWO14 | @breyeschow disconnected www.slideshare.net/breyeschow we disconnect from the next generation when we forget how to articulate our beautifully complex faith in Jesus Christ 56
  • 57. The “long tale” effect #MNWO14 | @breyeschow www.slideshare.net/breyeschow 57
  • 58. #MNWO14 | @breyeschow disconnected www.slideshare.net/breyeschow we disconnect from the next generation when we fail to uphold the ideals, convictions and faith that we seek to pass on 58
  • 59. #MNWO14 | @breyeschow www.slideshare.net/breyeschow “A Generations Asks WTF” by Kontent Films 59
  • 60. #MNWO14 | @BREYESCHOW www.slideshare.net/breyeschow Thinking about the “Long Tail” concept, what kinds of ministries exist in the tail? What are you most thankful for about the nature of the United Church and what do you hope it NEVER loses -- even as it changes. What are some denominational realities that you know others care deeply about, but you do not hold as essential to the nature of the United Church? Of the “disconnects” shared, which ones do you find yourself (you, local church or larger church) most guilty of? Which ones are you pretty good about NOT perpetuating? What do you think the United Church will look like in 10 years: structure, demographics, program, etc Table Talk answer any in any order 60
  • 61. Forward in Faith Annual Gathering Swan River, Manitoba May 23-25, 2014 Conference of Manitoba and Northwestern Ontario Bruce Reyes-Chow @breyeschow | #NMWO14 www.slideshare.net/ breyeschow 61

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