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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 …

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. Real Time Ministry<br />
  • 2. “It was the single most practical class I took during my entire seminary career.”<br />
  • 3. “This is a great course that truly meets the goal of preparation for ministry!”<br />
  • 4. “I would almost go so far to say that this should be a required course for all first year seminary students!” <br />
  • 5. “I pray that the class continues especially for those of us who are not computer savvy.”<br />
  • 6. 2002 Winner:<br />Award of Instructional Development <br />given by KentuckianaMetroversity<br />$1000 Prize<br />
  • 7. Practices and Skills to Support a Parish Ministry<br />Real Time Ministry<br />
  • 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. Three emphases<br />LectioDivinia<br /> Research anywhere<br /> Technology Tools<br />
  • 10. LectioDivina<br />
  • 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. The Postings<br />
  • 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. “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. “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. Research Anywhere<br />
  • 17. Bye-bye Library<br />
  • 18. Rings of Knowledge<br />T E X T S<br />TOOLS<br />INDEX<br />Encyclopedia<br />CANON<br />ARCHIVE<br />
  • 19. Louisville, KY :  Westminster John Knox Press,  2003.<br />
  • 20. Hello OnlineCD Resources<br />
  • 21. “Identification of web based resources for sermon writing.” <br />
  • 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. “How to search and narrow internet search results to get reliable sources....for book reviews, sermon illustrations, commentaries....all kind of things!”<br />
  • 24. Technology Tools<br />
  • 25. Content--continuing<br />Church management software<br />PowerPoint/Multimedia<br />Excel<br />Web searching<br />Reading a budget<br />Electronics 101<br />
  • 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. Content--current<br />Blogging<br />Twitter<br />Wikis<br />Survey software<br />Website evaluation<br />Worship software<br />Del.icio.us <br />
  • 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. “The ability to blog, use Facebook and find web based resources has saved my sanity over the last two years.”<br />
  • 30. “Power point. I never dreamed I would be in a church that wanted to explore the use of power point.” <br />
  • 31. Final Projects<br />
  • 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. 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. “I pray that the class continues especially for those of us who are not computer savvy.”<br />
  • 35. “It was the single most practical class I took during my entire seminary career.”<br />
  • 36. “I would almost go so far to say that this should be a required course for all first year seminary students!” <br />
  • 37. “This is a great course that truly meets the goal of preparation for ministry!”<br />
  • 38. Contact Info<br />amorris@lpts.edu<br />ccardwell@lpts.edu<br />

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