eSpiritualityHow you can use blogs, ebooks, apps, social networking,gaming & other technologies to encourage spiritual for...
eSpirituality    How you can use blogs, ebooks, apps, social networking,    gaming & other technologies to encourage spiri...
About me• Director of Discipleship, Collegiate  UMC/Wesley Foundation, Ames, IA  (cwames.org)                           • ...
Just a note...or three...       The notes are on Evernote (www.evernote.com) and will       be substantially updated befor...
What to expect...                                               Your ex                                                   ...
A tech story
Our new small, flat world                   DIVERSE           FLUID             FLAT                   BROAD
Our new small, flat world          Technology & Community: from geographic isolation to global community                   ...
Our new small, flat world               Technology & Community:      from geographic isolation to global community         ...
Our new small, flat world               Technology & Community:      from geographic isolation to global community         ...
Our new small, flat world               Technology & Community:      from geographic isolation to global community         ...
Forms of tech integration
Forms of tech integration      Diversion   1.N
Forms of tech integration     Excursion      Diversion   1.N
Forms of tech integration     Excursion              Immersion      Diversion   1.N
Forms of tech integration     Excursion              Immersion      Diversion   1.N       Myversion
Apps
Apps
Apps• Review apps in church newsletter
Apps• Review apps in church newsletter• Develop an app for the church in a class
Apps• Review apps in church newsletter• Develop an app for the church in a class• Use apps like YouVersion in class
Apps• Review apps in church newsletter• Develop an app for the church in a class• Use apps like YouVersion in class• Encou...
Apps
Apps• Share Spotify playlists with others
Apps• Share Spotify playlists with others• Use apps for tracking spiritual growth goals, progress,  reflections
Apps
Apps• Use themed lessons built around  popular apps (Angry Birds, Words with  Friends, Houzz, etc.).
Apps• Use themed lessons built around  popular apps (Angry Birds, Words with  Friends, Houzz, etc.).• Skype - have convers...
Blogs
Blogs• Class blog to share notes, handouts, reflections, further  discussion
Blogs• Class blog to share notes, handouts, reflections, further  discussion• Church shared blog with various contributors
Blogs• Class blog to share notes, handouts, reflections, further  discussion• Church shared blog with various contributors...
Blogs• Class blog to share notes, handouts, reflections, further  discussion• Church shared blog with various contributors...
Ebooks
Ebooks
Ebooks• Create an ebook of best sermons to give to newcomers on a flash drive
Ebooks• Create an ebook of best sermons to give to newcomers  on a flash drive• Have persons write daily devotions; collec...
Ebooks• Create an ebook of best sermons to give to newcomers  on a flash drive• Have persons write daily devotions; collec...
Ebooks
Ebooks• When reading a book together, turn on social sharing  features so people can discuss favorite passages
Ebooks• When reading a book together, turn on social sharing  features so people can discuss favorite passages• Post links...
Email
Email
Email• Have church members create daily devotions for Lent,  Advent, or even the whole year, then create an email  devotio...
Email• Have church members create daily devotions for Lent,  Advent, or even the whole year, then create an email  devotio...
Email• Have church members create daily devotions for Lent,  Advent, or even the whole year, then create an email  devotio...
Gaming  Email
Gaming
Gaming• Computer lab - use during SS
Gaming• Computer lab - use during SS• World of Warcraft and other online games
Gaming• Computer lab - use during SS• World of Warcraft and other online games• 2nd Life
Gaming• Computer lab - use during SS• World of Warcraft and other online games• 2nd Life• Offer space for gaming groups - ...
Gaming
Gaming• Game creation
Gaming• Game creation• Encourage participation in "Serious Games" such as  poverty sim games like Spent. Used in an event ...
Gaming• Game creation• Encourage participation in "Serious Games" such as  poverty sim games like Spent. Used in an event ...
Gaming• Game creation• Encourage participation in "Serious Games" such as  poverty sim games like Spent. Used in an event ...
EmailPodcasts
Podcasts
Podcasts• Organize classes or discussion groups around podcasts  such as On Being (NPR)
Podcasts• Organize classes or discussion groups around podcasts  such as On Being (NPR)• Create podcasts for families to l...
Podcasts• Organize classes or discussion groups around podcasts  such as On Being (NPR)• Create podcasts for families to l...
Podcasts• Organize classes or discussion groups around podcasts  such as On Being (NPR)• Create podcasts for families to l...
Social Media Explained
Listening to a great speaker at #CEF2012Loving the fall colors here at CEF in Green Lake!Tim is now the Mayor at Green Lak...
Social Networking
Social Networking• Link to articles about sermon topic
Social Networking• Link to articles about sermon topic• Share topics for classes and ask questions for people  to think ab...
Social Networking• Link to articles about sermon topic• Share topics for classes and ask questions for people  to think ab...
Social Networking
Social Networking• Invite friends of the church to special events and ask  members to share with their friends
Social Networking• Invite friends of the church to special events and ask  members to share with their friends• Ask for ph...
Twitter
Twitter
Twitter• Twitter day in worship
Twitter• Twitter day in worship• Daily prayer, scripture
Twitter• Twitter day in worship• Daily prayer, scripture• Thought-provoking quotes with links to books
Twitter• Twitter day in worship• Daily prayer, scripture• Thought-provoking quotes with links to books• Words of encourage...
Websites
Websites
Websites• Online worship - darkwood brew
Websites• Online worship - darkwood brew• Utilize websites like signupgenius.com,  takethemameal.com, or volunteerspot.com...
Websites• Online worship - darkwood brew• Utilize websites like signupgenius.com,  takethemameal.com, or volunteerspot.com...
Websites
Websites• Workshops for parents on digital technology,  cyberbullying, connecting with kids
Websites• Workshops for parents on digital technology,  cyberbullying, connecting with kids• Workshops for congregants on ...
Websites• Workshops for parents on digital technology,  cyberbullying, connecting with kids• Workshops for congregants on ...
Websites• Workshops for parents on digital technology,  cyberbullying, connecting with kids• Workshops for congregants on ...
eSpirituality tips & guidelines for Christian educators
eSpirituality tips & guidelines for Christian educators   • Workshops for parents on digital technology,     cyberbullying...
eSpirituality tips & guidelines for Christian educators   • Workshops for parents on digital technology,     cyberbullying...
eSpirituality tips & guidelines for Christian educators   • Workshops for parents on digital technology,     cyberbullying...
eSpirituality tips & guidelines for Christian educators   • Workshops for parents on digital technology,     cyberbullying...
eSpirituality tips & guidelines for Christian educators
eSpirituality tips & guidelines for Christian educators • Proxemics has changed. We now have a new space to  contend with ...
eSpirituality tips & guidelines for Christian educators • Proxemics has changed. We now have a new space to   contend with...
eSpirituality tips & guidelines for Christian educators • Proxemics has changed. We now have a new space to   contend with...
eSpirituality tips & guidelines for Christian educators
eSpirituality tips & guidelines for Christian educators • eSpirituality is not an add-on to life, but a shift in perspecti...
eSpirituality tips & guidelines for Christian educators • eSpirituality is not an add-on to life, but a shift in perspecti...
eSpirituality tips & guidelines for Christian educators • eSpirituality is not an add-on to life, but a shift in perspecti...
eSpirituality tips & guidelines for Christian educators
eSpirituality tips & guidelines for Christian educators • The Tech has enormous environmental costs, most of which  are hi...
eSpirituality tips & guidelines for Christian educators • The Tech has enormous environmental costs, most of which   are h...
Digital Ministry Hallmarks• Authentic    • Frequent          • Relevant• Creative     • Inviting          • Daring• Engagi...
Q&A
Closing Prayer
Closing Prayer• Give me eyes to see your presence, Lord. (x3)
Closing Prayer• Give me eyes to see your presence, Lord. (x3)• Help me deepen our connection, Lord. (x3)
Closing Prayer• Give me eyes to see your presence, Lord. (x3)• Help me deepen our connection, Lord. (x3)• Help me resist i...
Closing Prayer• Give me eyes to see your presence, Lord. (x3)• Help me deepen our connection, Lord. (x3)• Help me resist i...
Closing Prayer• Give me eyes to see your presence, Lord. (x3)• Help me deepen our connection, Lord. (x3)• Help me resist i...
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  • eSpirituality: How you can use blogs, ebooks, apps, social networking, gaming & other technologies to encourage spiritual formation

    1. 1. eSpiritualityHow you can use blogs, ebooks, apps, social networking,gaming & other technologies to encourage spiritual formationTim Gossett
    2. 2. eSpirituality How you can use blogs, ebooks, apps, social networking, gaming & other technologies to encourage spiritual formation Welcome! Please find a neighbor you don’t know. Work together to create a 1-sentence definition of at least 2 of these:• app • blog • ebook • email • gaming • podcast • • social networking • Twitter •
    3. 3. About me• Director of Discipleship, Collegiate UMC/Wesley Foundation, Ames, IA (cwames.org) • Email: tim@cwames.org• Author/freelance writer • Facebook: gossett.tim• Digital ministry project manager/ • Twitter: differentvoice consultant • Skype: gossett,tim• A Creative • IM: timgossett@mac.com• Dad to Finn
    4. 4. Just a note...or three... The notes are on Evernote (www.evernote.com) and will be substantially updated before the end of the conference. The slides will be available by the end of the conference at www.slideshare.net/gossetttim Facebook: search for eSpirituality
    5. 5. What to expect... Your ex perienc es ractica l ideas P ediate ly try Q&A to imm A little th eology & Continuing conversation theory Image: Tony Dowler, http://www.flickr.com/photos/tonydowler/51722696/in/m
    6. 6. A tech story
    7. 7. Our new small, flat world DIVERSE FLUID FLAT BROAD
    8. 8. Our new small, flat world Technology & Community: from geographic isolation to global community DIVERSE FLUID FLAT BROAD
    9. 9. Our new small, flat world Technology & Community: from geographic isolation to global community DIVERSE Structure & Adaptability:from a mindset of FLUID FLAT methodology to a spirit of approach BROAD
    10. 10. Our new small, flat world Technology & Community: from geographic isolation to global community DIVERSE Structure & Interpretation & Adaptability: T/truth:from a mindset of from single FLUID FLAT methodology to source authority a spirit of to open source approach BROAD discernment
    11. 11. Our new small, flat world Technology & Community: from geographic isolation to global community DIVERSE Structure & Interpretation & Adaptability: T/truth:from a mindset of from single FLUID FLAT methodology to source authority a spirit of to open source approach BROAD discernment Authority & Social Capital: from a monolithic presence to a niche impact
    12. 12. Forms of tech integration
    13. 13. Forms of tech integration Diversion 1.N
    14. 14. Forms of tech integration Excursion Diversion 1.N
    15. 15. Forms of tech integration Excursion Immersion Diversion 1.N
    16. 16. Forms of tech integration Excursion Immersion Diversion 1.N Myversion
    17. 17. Apps
    18. 18. Apps
    19. 19. Apps• Review apps in church newsletter
    20. 20. Apps• Review apps in church newsletter• Develop an app for the church in a class
    21. 21. Apps• Review apps in church newsletter• Develop an app for the church in a class• Use apps like YouVersion in class
    22. 22. Apps• Review apps in church newsletter• Develop an app for the church in a class• Use apps like YouVersion in class• Encourage people to use Evernote for note-taking 
    23. 23. Apps
    24. 24. Apps• Share Spotify playlists with others
    25. 25. Apps• Share Spotify playlists with others• Use apps for tracking spiritual growth goals, progress, reflections
    26. 26. Apps
    27. 27. Apps• Use themed lessons built around popular apps (Angry Birds, Words with Friends, Houzz, etc.).
    28. 28. Apps• Use themed lessons built around popular apps (Angry Birds, Words with Friends, Houzz, etc.).• Skype - have conversations with missionaries, authors, experts, camp personnel, youth in college, etc.
    29. 29. Blogs
    30. 30. Blogs• Class blog to share notes, handouts, reflections, further discussion
    31. 31. Blogs• Class blog to share notes, handouts, reflections, further discussion• Church shared blog with various contributors
    32. 32. Blogs• Class blog to share notes, handouts, reflections, further discussion• Church shared blog with various contributors• Sermon blog to generate ideas, share extra material
    33. 33. Blogs• Class blog to share notes, handouts, reflections, further discussion• Church shared blog with various contributors• Sermon blog to generate ideas, share extra material• Blogging class - teach how, have people reflect on a monthly theme
    34. 34. Ebooks
    35. 35. Ebooks
    36. 36. Ebooks• Create an ebook of best sermons to give to newcomers on a flash drive
    37. 37. Ebooks• Create an ebook of best sermons to give to newcomers on a flash drive• Have persons write daily devotions; collect and create an ebook for download
    38. 38. Ebooks• Create an ebook of best sermons to give to newcomers on a flash drive• Have persons write daily devotions; collect and create an ebook for download• If youre offering a book study, be sure to let people know if ebooks are available.
    39. 39. Ebooks
    40. 40. Ebooks• When reading a book together, turn on social sharing features so people can discuss favorite passages
    41. 41. Ebooks• When reading a book together, turn on social sharing features so people can discuss favorite passages• Post links to free and heavily discounted religion books on Amazon. Use ereaderiq.com/free to find them.
    42. 42. Email
    43. 43. Email
    44. 44. Email• Have church members create daily devotions for Lent, Advent, or even the whole year, then create an email devotional series
    45. 45. Email• Have church members create daily devotions for Lent, Advent, or even the whole year, then create an email devotional series• Weekly email with topics, links to scriptures, sermon links, news etc.
    46. 46. Email• Have church members create daily devotions for Lent, Advent, or even the whole year, then create an email devotional series• Weekly email with topics, links to scriptures, sermon links, news etc.• Use autoresponders to send out series of emails to new members, new graduates, Confirmands, etc.
    47. 47. Gaming Email
    48. 48. Gaming
    49. 49. Gaming• Computer lab - use during SS
    50. 50. Gaming• Computer lab - use during SS• World of Warcraft and other online games
    51. 51. Gaming• Computer lab - use during SS• World of Warcraft and other online games• 2nd Life
    52. 52. Gaming• Computer lab - use during SS• World of Warcraft and other online games• 2nd Life• Offer space for gaming groups - outreach to a new audience
    53. 53. Gaming
    54. 54. Gaming• Game creation
    55. 55. Gaming• Game creation• Encourage participation in "Serious Games" such as poverty sim games like Spent. Used in an event like the 30 Hour Famine, these can really be powerful.
    56. 56. Gaming• Game creation• Encourage participation in "Serious Games" such as poverty sim games like Spent. Used in an event like the 30 Hour Famine, these can really be powerful.• Family gaming night
    57. 57. Gaming• Game creation• Encourage participation in "Serious Games" such as poverty sim games like Spent. Used in an event like the 30 Hour Famine, these can really be powerful.• Family gaming night• Missional fantasy football league
    58. 58. EmailPodcasts
    59. 59. Podcasts
    60. 60. Podcasts• Organize classes or discussion groups around podcasts such as On Being (NPR)
    61. 61. Podcasts• Organize classes or discussion groups around podcasts such as On Being (NPR)• Create podcasts for families to listen to and talk about during commutes
    62. 62. Podcasts• Organize classes or discussion groups around podcasts such as On Being (NPR)• Create podcasts for families to listen to and talk about during commutes• Create music podcast for Sunday School participants
    63. 63. Podcasts• Organize classes or discussion groups around podcasts such as On Being (NPR)• Create podcasts for families to listen to and talk about during commutes• Create music podcast for Sunday School participants• Put sermons on your website
    64. 64. Social Media Explained
    65. 65. Listening to a great speaker at #CEF2012Loving the fall colors here at CEF in Green Lake!Tim is now the Mayor at Green Lake ConferenceHeres a retro photo of my CEF chapterCheck out this video of our latest CEF speakerMy skills include leading messy games with youthHere are some CEF vendors I likedNow listening to Deep, Deep, DeepIm a UMcom employee at CEF
    66. 66. Social Networking
    67. 67. Social Networking• Link to articles about sermon topic
    68. 68. Social Networking• Link to articles about sermon topic• Share topics for classes and ask questions for people to think about ahead of time
    69. 69. Social Networking• Link to articles about sermon topic• Share topics for classes and ask questions for people to think about ahead of time• Comment on postings of members
    70. 70. Social Networking
    71. 71. Social Networking• Invite friends of the church to special events and ask members to share with their friends
    72. 72. Social Networking• Invite friends of the church to special events and ask members to share with their friends• Ask for photos to illustrate a topic for sermon. Post on Flickr.
    73. 73. Twitter
    74. 74. Twitter
    75. 75. Twitter• Twitter day in worship
    76. 76. Twitter• Twitter day in worship• Daily prayer, scripture
    77. 77. Twitter• Twitter day in worship• Daily prayer, scripture• Thought-provoking quotes with links to books
    78. 78. Twitter• Twitter day in worship• Daily prayer, scripture• Thought-provoking quotes with links to books• Words of encouragement to followers via direct message
    79. 79. Websites
    80. 80. Websites
    81. 81. Websites• Online worship - darkwood brew
    82. 82. Websites• Online worship - darkwood brew• Utilize websites like signupgenius.com, takethemameal.com, or volunteerspot.com to recruit, get people active in ministries
    83. 83. Websites• Online worship - darkwood brew• Utilize websites like signupgenius.com, takethemameal.com, or volunteerspot.com to recruit, get people active in ministries• Create individual websites for special purposes
    84. 84. Websites
    85. 85. Websites• Workshops for parents on digital technology, cyberbullying, connecting with kids
    86. 86. Websites• Workshops for parents on digital technology, cyberbullying, connecting with kids• Workshops for congregants on digital ministry
    87. 87. Websites• Workshops for parents on digital technology, cyberbullying, connecting with kids• Workshops for congregants on digital ministry• QR codes on publicity
    88. 88. Websites• Workshops for parents on digital technology, cyberbullying, connecting with kids• Workshops for congregants on digital ministry• QR codes on publicity• No tech rule at youth group...?
    89. 89. eSpirituality tips & guidelines for Christian educators
    90. 90. eSpirituality tips & guidelines for Christian educators • Workshops for parents on digital technology, cyberbullying, connecting with kids, Facebook, etc.
    91. 91. eSpirituality tips & guidelines for Christian educators • Workshops for parents on digital technology, cyberbullying, connecting with kids, Facebook, etc. • Workshops for congregants on digital ministry
    92. 92. eSpirituality tips & guidelines for Christian educators • Workshops for parents on digital technology, cyberbullying, connecting with kids, Facebook, etc. • Workshops for congregants on digital ministry • QR codes on publicity, linking to articles or events, providing quick access to online Bible, etc.
    93. 93. eSpirituality tips & guidelines for Christian educators • Workshops for parents on digital technology, cyberbullying, connecting with kids, Facebook, etc. • Workshops for congregants on digital ministry • QR codes on publicity, linking to articles or events, providing quick access to online Bible, etc. • No tech rule at youth group...?
    94. 94. eSpirituality tips & guidelines for Christian educators
    95. 95. eSpirituality tips & guidelines for Christian educators • Proxemics has changed. We now have a new space to contend with - whether or not we use digital tools in the classroom.
    96. 96. eSpirituality tips & guidelines for Christian educators • Proxemics has changed. We now have a new space to contend with - whether or not we use digital tools in the classroom. • Seek to be interested above being interesting. Put another way, its all about relationships.
    97. 97. eSpirituality tips & guidelines for Christian educators • Proxemics has changed. We now have a new space to contend with - whether or not we use digital tools in the classroom. • Seek to be interested above being interesting. Put another way, its all about relationships. • No one needs to be an expert at all things digital, but you do need to understand how these tools function in peoples lives.
    98. 98. eSpirituality tips & guidelines for Christian educators
    99. 99. eSpirituality tips & guidelines for Christian educators • eSpirituality is not an add-on to life, but a shift in perspective, focus, attention, and approach.
    100. 100. eSpirituality tips & guidelines for Christian educators • eSpirituality is not an add-on to life, but a shift in perspective, focus, attention, and approach. • Clarity of intent is important. Still, expect things to sometimes get messy.
    101. 101. eSpirituality tips & guidelines for Christian educators • eSpirituality is not an add-on to life, but a shift in perspective, focus, attention, and approach. • Clarity of intent is important. Still, expect things to sometimes get messy. • Spirituality is one of the most searched for topics. Is your congregation being found in local searches - or even by people far away from your town? 
    102. 102. eSpirituality tips & guidelines for Christian educators
    103. 103. eSpirituality tips & guidelines for Christian educators • The Tech has enormous environmental costs, most of which are hidden to US users. eSpirituality wrestles with this regularly instead of hiding from it. 
    104. 104. eSpirituality tips & guidelines for Christian educators • The Tech has enormous environmental costs, most of which are hidden to US users. eSpirituality wrestles with this regularly instead of hiding from it.  • The world is hungry for a trailblazing, creative people of God. What risks are you willing to take?
    105. 105. Digital Ministry Hallmarks• Authentic • Frequent • Relevant• Creative • Inviting • Daring• Engaging • Giving • Pastoral• Reciprocal • Action-oriented • Christian
    106. 106. Q&A
    107. 107. Closing Prayer
    108. 108. Closing Prayer• Give me eyes to see your presence, Lord. (x3)
    109. 109. Closing Prayer• Give me eyes to see your presence, Lord. (x3)• Help me deepen our connection, Lord. (x3)
    110. 110. Closing Prayer• Give me eyes to see your presence, Lord. (x3)• Help me deepen our connection, Lord. (x3)• Help me resist isolation, Lord. (x3)
    111. 111. Closing Prayer• Give me eyes to see your presence, Lord. (x3)• Help me deepen our connection, Lord. (x3)• Help me resist isolation, Lord. (x3)• Slow me down, Lord. (x3)
    112. 112. Closing Prayer• Give me eyes to see your presence, Lord. (x3)• Help me deepen our connection, Lord. (x3)• Help me resist isolation, Lord. (x3)• Slow me down, Lord. (x3) (see the closing prayer in Digital Disciple by Adam Thomas)
    113. 113. Thanks for coming :)

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