Engaging Our Mission Through Technology

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Presentation for 2011 Diocesan Stewardship Day, Thursday, September 15, 2011 for the Diocese of St. Petersburg.

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Engaging Our Mission Through Technology

  1. 1. Finding Our MissionThrough Technology
  2. 2. Today’s ConversationEngaging Our Mission Through Technology 1 A New Media Missionary – The Digital Disciple 2 Stages of Social Media 3 Today’s Ministers – Where Are They With Technology 4 Stewardship is more than $$$$... It is… 5 Q/A Time 6 Closing Prayer – The Technology Canticle 7 Thank you!
  3. 3. New Media MissionaryMoving Mountains ”I extend the invitation which... I have wished to express to the entire world: ’Do not be afraid! Do not be afraid of new technologies.” - Blessed John Paul II, The Rapid Development
  4. 4. My Story Meeting the Digital World 1983 Hyde Park, Chicago 12 Year OldCaroline You’re Outdated!
  5. 5. 2 Minute BuzzTurn to your neighbor What is your digital story? Where did you begin?
  6. 6. New Media Landscape
  7. 7. Social Media MapCurrent Social Media Landscape • Social Networks • International Social Sites • Music Social • Social Gaming • Video • Tools/ROI Tracking • Conferences • Microblogging • B2B Social • Photo Sites • Social Bookmarking • Social Q&A • Podcast • Mobile/LBS • URL Shorteners • Social Search • Social Couponing • Blogging • Reviews/Travel • Social Wikis • Lifecasting
  8. 8. Where are the Examples?http://www.brooklynmuseum.org/
  9. 9. Brooklyn Museumhttp://www.brooklynmuseum.org/community
  10. 10. New MediaMissionaryPastoral New Media Specialist Director of Electronic Evangelism An individual who is responsible for An Electronic Evangelism Director would 1 digitally proclaiming the Gospel by 2 be responsible for the day to day running employing the latest generation of of the online life of the parish. This audiovisual resources (i.e., images, position would be designed to enhance videos, animated features, blogs, the online presence of Nativity Catholic websites). Basically, he/she is a Church, and to develop the tools and missionary digital disciple for non- trainings necessary to involve all points of traditional media (meaning the digital ministry with all possible interested world). The Pastoral New Media communities. The projects of this position Specialist ought to be knowledgeable and would be designed as a bridge between competent in social media, web design, the hectic modern life online and the and/or educational technology. In physical church. All of the pojects will be addition, he/she must have good designed to draw people to the physical communication skills and love for all church as that is the true community. things online and digital. Training of others is very important.
  11. 11. Director of Electronic EvangelismWhat do you do?
  12. 12. Nativity ParishNew Media Team
  13. 13. Stages of Social MediaPOTS – PLOTS – PLANTATIONS 1. POTS: Test and learn, experimenting with diverse and separate initiatives 2. PLOTS: Formalized structures and processes, along with increased investment, begin to take hold. Culture change becomes more deliberate through new hires, employee training, and shifts in roles and responsibilities. 3. PLANTATIONS: Social media activities and thinking are integrated into the core business and aligned with the strategy; the organization has reinvented itself without losing the essentials of its MINISTRY . Nancy Kaplan - http://bit.ly/piqPaE
  14. 14. Stages of Social MediaSome people breeze through, others take more time and still others get stuck alongthe way and never advance to GO!
  15. 15. Today’s MinistersWhere Are They With Technology?
  16. 16. The Challenging News We go there because that is where the people are. And where the people are, there the Gospel needs to be.Blogging Facebook Twitter 1 Pope: Blog the Gospel! 2 Fr. James Martin, SJ 3 American Papist – Tom Posted at: Saturday, Facebook Peters January 23, 2010 11:03:59 Won 2011 Readers Choice AM https://www.facebook.com/F Awards Author: James Martin, S.J. rJamesMartin http://bit.ly/q2guJB
  17. 17. The Church and New MediaBlogging Converts, Online Activists,and Bishops who Tweet Engaging Membership via New Media • FlockNote Story, see pgs 61-65 • Young Adults – Methodist Church • Digital Discipleship Bootcamp a.k.a., Summer Institute for Technology in Ministry – See Projects at: http://sitm2011.wikispaces.com/Capsto ne+Project • The Parish Website-An essential Tool for Ministry (pg. 144) by Carson Weber http://diocese-sacramento.org/website/ http://bit.ly/n5ocf1
  18. 18. New MinistersWho Will We Need?Director of Electronic Evangelization Education and Qualifications – Ed Tech Specialist • Collaborates with staff to develop curriculum Nativity Parish, Brandon, FL materials and specific lesson plans that integrate 1 technology • Models the integration of technology in all curriculum areas Pastoral New Media Specialist • Facilitates participation in technology programs and activities • Conducts professional development in areas of Who ?? Where?? technology integration 2 • Computer/Technology Skills Curriculum Competencies for Educators • Collaborates with media specialists to provide Faith-Based Ed Tech Specialists leadership in the use of instructional technology resources to enhance learning • Follows a plan for professional development and Interactive Connections 3 actively seeks out opportunities to grow professionally
  19. 19. The New Media LandscapeInvolves…• Information Systems (IT)• Webmasters – Web Designers• New Media Specialists• Video Specialists• Educational Technologists• Communications• Java Developer• Multimedia Services• And….
  20. 20. Stewardship and Development Is more than $$$$! It is… What is your role in a changing landscape? What is the parish experimenting with? POTS When the parish hires, what skills is the PLOTS candidate bringing to the table in new media? Current staff – What skills do they need to develop? When parishes are reinvented, what will they look like? PLANTATIONS (See Journal: A Lifelong Faith Formation Network for the 21st Century, Summer 2011, Volume 5.2).http://www.lifelongfaith.com/lifelong-faith-journal.html
  21. 21. What models will we use?Silo or Networked
  22. 22. StewardshipIn the 21st Century Do we send missionaries It is training to foreign – It is a lands “language” without and a knowing the Participatory “culture”. culture and Culture language?
  23. 23. Q/A TimeEngaging Our Mission Through Technology ? ? ?
  24. 24. Closing Reflection . . . if we want to emulate Jesus we should remember that he went out to PLOTS see people, rather than simply letting them come to him. (He did some of the latter, but much more of the former.) The history of Christianity is in large part the history of the church using to great effect the latest media, sometimes even inventing PLANTATION POTS media, to evangelize. Pope: Blog The Gospel - http://www.americamagazine.org/blog/e ntry.cfm?id=57023121-3048-741E- 3897134262661853
  25. 25. Canticle for Technology We praise You, Lord, for all Your digital world, especially for Brother Blog, who is the gift through whom You give us conversation. And he is beautiful and radiant with great splendor, of You Most High, he bears your likeness. We praise You, Lord, for Twitter, in the heavens you have made the tweet short, quick, and easy. We praise You, Lord, for Brothers LinkedIn and Flickr, professional and a sea of networks, by which You cherish the photos of what you have gifted us with. We praise You, Lord, for Sister Facebook, filled with family and friends, news, and connections all across the globe. We praise You, Lord, for Sister Earth, who sustains us with her fruits, colored flowers, and herbs. Caroline Cerveny, SSJ-TOSF created this contemporary take on St. Francis well known prayer, Canticle of the Creatures. See - http://bit.ly/itbJnr for the original prayer.
  26. 26. Thank You! http://digitalcatechesis.ning.com/ http://acyberpilgrim.org http://twitter.com/ccervenyEmail: ccerveny@verizon.netPhone: 727-744-4684http://www.linkedin.com/in/carolinecervenyhttps://www.facebook.com/c.cervenyhttp://www.slideshare.net/ccerveny
  27. 27. THANK YOU! Your Logo

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