Evangelizing In Our Digital Culture


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Our Digital Culture provides us with opportunities for New Evangelization. And what is New Evangelization? A call to each person to deepen his or her own faith, has confidence in the Gospel, and possesses a deep desire to share the Good News. We'll explore how to share your encounter with Jesus today in this ever evolving Digital Culture that allows us to create and craft our message in ways never previously imagined.

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Evangelizing In Our Digital Culture

  1. 1. http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_JesfvuH8drY/TGNdiqLFQWI/AAAAAAAAA0Y/GHvzjCSotig/s400/Orange+Fishermen.jpg Light of Faith Communications Program Diocese of Orlando Communications Evangelizing in Our Digital Culture
  2. 2. Digital Immigrant Founder of Interactive Connections Master of Arts in Educational Technology and Religious Studies D.Min. in Parish Revitalization Educator in secondary education for 4Years Pastoral Associate for 2Years Diocesan Service for 16Years Congregational Leadership for 4Years Publishing Industry Electronic Media for 4Years University AcademicTechnology and Campus Ministry for 7Years New Media Formation since 1983 (30Years) Learner Leader
  3. 3. Let’s explore a few questions… • What is Evangelization? New Evangelization? • Is there a Digital Culture? • How do I evangelize in a Digital Culture? • Can I be like the Samaritan Woman at the Well in this Digital Culture? What will we do this morning?
  4. 4. Evangelization New Evangelization
  5. 5. What is Evangelization? Pope PaulVI in Evangelii Nuntiandi “evangelization is in fact the face and vocation proper to the Church, her deepest identity. She exists to evangelize USCCB : Go and Make Disciples http://old.usccb.org/evangelization/goandmake/eng.shtml
  6. 6. What is Evangelization? Bringing the Good News of Jesus into every human situation and seeking to convert individuals and society by divine power of the Gospel itself.
  7. 7. Goals for Evangelization - USCCB • To bring about in all Catholics such an enthusiasm for their faith that, in living their faith in Jesus they freely share it with others • To invite all people in the US whatever the social or cultural background to hear the message of salvation in Jesus Christ so that they may come to join us in the fullness of the Catholic faith • To in our society promoting the dignity and the common good of our society, so that our nation may continue to be transformed by the saving power of Jesus
  8. 8. Goals for Evangelization • Steeped in Prayer • Focus on everyday life • Evangelize Church goers with a deeper faith
  9. 9. What is Good News? Loving God that is intimately involved with us Intermediary is Jesus Salvation through Jesus’ sacrifice God is with us still (Jesuit Spirituality – Finding God in all things!)
  10. 10. Good News of Evangelization Evangelization is the deepest part of our CATHOLIC IDENTITY: •ENFLAME those who are already connected to Christ •INVITE others to join us – in doing so •TRANSFORM the world
  11. 11. Ask yourself: As you reflect and ponder on the recent documents, what do they mean for you?
  12. 12. To be one who evangelizes it is important that: • I take the time to deepen my faith • The Gospel is an important part of my life • I am moved to share this Good News with others
  13. 13. http://thehiphopcorner.files.wordpress.com/2013/04/digital-world.jpg
  14. 14. Is there a Digital Culture?
  15. 15. Is there a Digital Culture?
  16. 16. And it is NOT going away!
  17. 17. Promoted new media evangelization
  18. 18. Pope John Paul I: “Do not be afraid of new technologies!”These rank ‘among the marvelous things’ – inter mirifica – which God has placed at our disposal to discover, to use, and to make known the truth about our dignity and about our destiny as his children, heirs of the Eternal Kingdom. (The Rapid Development, Apostolic Letter on Media and Communication, #14).
  19. 19. At what level?
  20. 20. …to use Facebook or any other social media tool?
  21. 21. At what level?
  22. 22. Was this your learning system?
  23. 23. Today’s Learning System
  24. 24. Evangelization & Faith Formation
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  26. 26. http://revdmarkstevens.files.wordpress.com/2014/03/woman-at-the-well.jpg
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  28. 28. http://dailyprayer.us/photos/jesus-samaritan-woman-japanese.jpg
  29. 29. As we tell our story. . . Put simply: to our modern world, the most compelling evidence for God is a life well-lived by those who claim God. (Paul Moser) http://www.uniquecoloringpages.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/Bible-Coloring-Sheets-Jesus-for-Kids.jpg
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  31. 31. http://ddbcformation.org
  32. 32. Caroline Cerveny, SSJ-TOSF Website/blog: http://acyberpilgrim.org Facebook: http://facebook.com/ccerveny Twitter: http://twitter.com/ccerveny Digital Catechesis: http://digitalcatechesis.ning.com Email: c.cerveny@verizon.net