Real Time Ministry<br />
“It was the single most practical class I took during my entire seminary career.”<br />
“This is a great course that truly meets the goal of preparation for ministry!”<br />
“I would almost go so far to say that this should be a required course for all first year seminary students!” <br />
“I pray that the class continues especially for those of us who are not computer savvy.”<br />
2002 Winner:<br />Award of Instructional Development <br />given by KentuckianaMetroversity<br />$1000 Prize<br />
Practices and Skills to Support a Parish Ministry<br />Real Time Ministry<br />
The Intent<br />Foster a rhythm to students’ future ministry where the care is: <br />constantly refreshed by the best bib...
Three emphases<br />LectioDivinia<br /> Research anywhere<br /> Technology  Tools<br />
LectioDivina<br />
Each student will covenant with the class to dedicate 30 minutes a day for six days of the week to the practice of lectiod...
The Postings<br />
“I do a version of the on-line lectiodivina with a friend in another state. That has been a great blessing. Thanks for the...
“I was looking forward to the LectioDivina portion of the class, but hadn&apos;t imagined the practice or the small group ...
“The computer skills learned were important, but my favorite thing was learning how to do LectioDivina and experiencing th...
Research Anywhere<br />
Bye-bye Library<br />
Rings of Knowledge<br />T E X T S<br />TOOLS<br />INDEX<br />Encyclopedia<br />CANON<br />ARCHIVE<br />
Louisville, KY :  Westminster John Knox Press,  2003.<br />
Hello OnlineCD Resources<br />
“Identification of web based resources for sermon writing.” <br />
“How we developed our library of resources was incredibly helpful. I have actually just finished my second year of purchas...
“How to search and narrow internet search results to get reliable sources....for book reviews, sermon illustrations, comme...
Technology Tools<br />
Content--continuing<br />Church management software<br />PowerPoint/Multimedia<br />Excel<br />Web searching<br />Reading ...
Content--former<br />Buying a computer/digital camera<br />Building a website<br />Worked on one on-going presentation for...
Content--current<br />Blogging<br />Twitter<br />Wikis<br />Survey software<br />Website evaluation<br />Worship software<...
“As a solo with no administrative support, I know what&apos;s available for outsourcing (through technology, etc.) so I ca...
“The ability to blog, use Facebook and find web based resources has saved my sanity over the last two years.”<br />
“Power point. I never dreamed I would be in a church that wanted to explore the use of power point.” <br />
Final Projects<br />
Project options<br />Annotated, evaluative bibliography<br />Proposed pastor’s library on $500 budget<br />Multimedia teac...
Example<br />Presentation:  God’s Cry for Social Justice<br />Website evaluation and PowerPoint presentation of findings f...
“I pray that the class continues especially for those of us who are not computer savvy.”<br />
“It was the single most practical class I took during my entire seminary career.”<br />
“I would almost go so far to say that this should be a required course for all first year seminary students!” <br />
“This is a great course that truly meets the goal of preparation for ministry!”<br />
Contact Info<br />amorris@lpts.edu<br />ccardwell@lpts.edu<br />
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Delivered at ATLA in June 2009. Describes the course "Practices and Skills to Support a Parish Ministry" taught at Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary. Combines practice of Lectio Divina with information seeking skills and technology tools for the pastorate.

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  1. 1. Real Time Ministry<br />
  2. 2. “It was the single most practical class I took during my entire seminary career.”<br />
  3. 3. “This is a great course that truly meets the goal of preparation for ministry!”<br />
  4. 4. “I would almost go so far to say that this should be a required course for all first year seminary students!” <br />
  5. 5. “I pray that the class continues especially for those of us who are not computer savvy.”<br />
  6. 6. 2002 Winner:<br />Award of Instructional Development <br />given by KentuckianaMetroversity<br />$1000 Prize<br />
  7. 7. Practices and Skills to Support a Parish Ministry<br />Real Time Ministry<br />
  8. 8. The Intent<br />Foster a rhythm to students’ future ministry where the care is: <br />constantly refreshed by the best biblical and theological insight of the community of faith;<br />effected in a skillful manner; and<br />informed by a practice of piety that refreshes and deepens the spirit’s understanding of the good news that is the church’s life spring.<br />
  9. 9. Three emphases<br />LectioDivinia<br /> Research anywhere<br /> Technology Tools<br />
  10. 10. LectioDivina<br />
  11. 11. Each student will covenant with the class to dedicate 30 minutes a day for six days of the week to the practice of lectiodivina.<br />Professor monitors postings and discussion on Blackboard.<br />In-person meeting every 3-4 weeks.<br />Images: The Carmelites www.ocarm.org<br />
  12. 12. The Postings<br />
  13. 13. “I do a version of the on-line lectiodivina with a friend in another state. That has been a great blessing. Thanks for the idea!” <br />
  14. 14. “I was looking forward to the LectioDivina portion of the class, but hadn&apos;t imagined the practice or the small group aspect of the practice would become so meaningful!”<br />
  15. 15. “The computer skills learned were important, but my favorite thing was learning how to do LectioDivina and experiencing that practice over a long period of time.”<br />
  16. 16. Research Anywhere<br />
  17. 17. Bye-bye Library<br />
  18. 18. Rings of Knowledge<br />T E X T S<br />TOOLS<br />INDEX<br />Encyclopedia<br />CANON<br />ARCHIVE<br />
  19. 19. Louisville, KY :  Westminster John Knox Press,  2003.<br />
  20. 20. Hello OnlineCD Resources<br />
  21. 21. “Identification of web based resources for sermon writing.” <br />
  22. 22. “How we developed our library of resources was incredibly helpful. I have actually just finished my second year of purchases designed in that project.”<br />
  23. 23. “How to search and narrow internet search results to get reliable sources....for book reviews, sermon illustrations, commentaries....all kind of things!”<br />
  24. 24. Technology Tools<br />
  25. 25. Content--continuing<br />Church management software<br />PowerPoint/Multimedia<br />Excel<br />Web searching<br />Reading a budget<br />Electronics 101<br />
  26. 26. Content--former<br />Buying a computer/digital camera<br />Building a website<br />Worked on one on-going presentation for 9 weeks.<br />
  27. 27. Content--current<br />Blogging<br />Twitter<br />Wikis<br />Survey software<br />Website evaluation<br />Worship software<br />Del.icio.us <br />
  28. 28. “As a solo with no administrative support, I know what&apos;s available for outsourcing (through technology, etc.) so I can focus on what I&apos;m ordained to do.”<br />
  29. 29. “The ability to blog, use Facebook and find web based resources has saved my sanity over the last two years.”<br />
  30. 30. “Power point. I never dreamed I would be in a church that wanted to explore the use of power point.” <br />
  31. 31. Final Projects<br />
  32. 32. Project options<br />Annotated, evaluative bibliography<br />Proposed pastor’s library on $500 budget<br />Multimedia teaching presentation<br />Content analysis and improvement plan for congregational website<br />Project developed by student that will enrich one’s work as a pastor<br />
  33. 33. Example<br />Presentation: God’s Cry for Social Justice<br />Website evaluation and PowerPoint presentation of findings for website committee at church<br />Church website design subsequently used by church<br />Elder education program used by the student’s church<br />Blogging to keep in touch during summer assignment<br />Church elder website with links to all tools being used for organization and communication<br />
  34. 34. “I pray that the class continues especially for those of us who are not computer savvy.”<br />
  35. 35. “It was the single most practical class I took during my entire seminary career.”<br />
  36. 36. “I would almost go so far to say that this should be a required course for all first year seminary students!” <br />
  37. 37. “This is a great course that truly meets the goal of preparation for ministry!”<br />
  38. 38. Contact Info<br />amorris@lpts.edu<br />ccardwell@lpts.edu<br />
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