2015 c3 workshop -launching and integrating digitial technology and social media
Getting My Community Launched Into
Using Social Media for Ministry and
Charlotte McCorquodale, PhD
Ministry Training Source
• How can my parish begin
using digital technologies
and social media
• Best practices in using
social media in faith
• Developing a plan for
launching and integrating
technology into faith
formation (what, who, how).
How did you hear music primarily as a
Who, where, what?
How did you hear the
music when you were a
What question did you
What has happened in the
past 20 years?
S Internet Users: 1995: 35 Million—2014: 2.8
S Phone Users: 1995: 80 Million (1%) —2014:
5.2 Billion (73%)
S Time Spent Per Day Using Digital Media
1995: 2.7 —2015: 5.6
The Digital Mission Field
S Accessible and Adaptive Websites
S Immersive Multimedia
S Easy and Secure E-commerce
S Engaging Social Media
S Innovative Mobile Technology
Growing the Church
1. Why must the Church be present in new
media to fulfill its mission? (What are the
main reasons parishes have not fully
embraced this new technology?)
2. How can the Church best implement new
media evangelization without over-
burdening very busy parish priest and
parish staff members?
3. What are the essential things parishes
need to know to begin utilizing digital
7 Steps to Launch
1. MAKE THE CASE: To pastor, parents, parish leaders/staff.
2. DREAM THEN PLAN: Have a meeting to dream and develop a set of
goals for parish’s digital presence.
3. ORGANIZE PEOPLE THEN TECHNOLOGY: Form a
committee/identify leaders then evaluate your website and current
4. RESEARCH AND LEARN: Get training for parish leaders and learn
about your parish community.
5. IDENTIFY TOOLS AND CONTENT: Curate and creating content.
6. LAUNCH: What do you include in a good launch?
7. EVALUATE AND THEN REPEAT ESPECIALLY LEARNING: How will
you measure success? Educate the masses.
SMESSAGE OF POPE FRANCIS
FOR THE 48TH WORLD COMMUNICATIONS DAY
Communication at the Service of an Authentic Culture of Encounter
“The internet, in particular, offers
immense possibilities for encounter
and solidarity. This is something truly
good, a gift from God.”
MESSAGE OF POPE FRANCIS FOR THE 48TH WORLD
What is my
I love my
From 2014 Pew Research
S Multi-platform use is on the rise:52% of online adults now use two or more
social media sites, a significant increase from 2013, when it stood at 42% of
S Facebook is cool for older adults. For the first time, more than half of all
online adults 65 and older (56%) use Facebook. This represents 31% of all
S Instagram rules. For the first time, roughly half of internet-using young adults
ages 18-29 (53%) use Instagram. And half 0f all Instagram users (49%) use
the site daily.
S LinkedIn is growing. For the first time, the share of internet users with
college educations using LinkedIn reached 50%.
S Women dominate Pinterest: 42% of online women now use the platform,
compared with 13% of online men.
What are the
these stats for
Adult Faith Formation for the
According to John Roberto, “We are
experiencing a convergence of new information
and communication technologies with digital
resources that are beginning to transform
contemporary life and learning, and have the
potential to transform faith formation.”
It’s not about this…..
It’s about this…..
want to do,
What is the creative tension in your ministry
that you wish/hope technology could be an
solution to closing the gap?
we are relative
to what we
And Closing the Gap?
Two options, we can either lower our standards
(vision) or move towards our vision!
C3 SFPR Cluster
S Presentation Access: http://www.slideshare.net/charlottemccorquodale/c3-
S SFPR C3 Cluster Site: http://www.la-archdiocese.org/regions/sf/c3-
S Blog on C3 Cluster Project: http://www.ministrytrainingsource.org/blog/
S Technology and Ministry Pintrest Board:
S eFormation 2014 Pintrest Board: http://www.pinterest.com/vtscmt/eform14/
S MANAGING SOCIAL MEDIA
S Share functions between the various
S Facebook (Two account
Creators vs. Curators
46% of adult internet users
post original photos or videos
online that they themselves
have created. We call them
41% of adult internet users
take photos or videos that
they have found online and
repost them on sites
designed for sharing
images with many people.
We call them curators
S CONTENT CURATION (Beth Kanter) is the
process of sorting through the vast amounts
of content on the web and presenting it
in a meaningful and organized way around a specific theme.
Picking the best content that is important and relevant to
share with their community. http://www.bethkanter.org/content-
S USING PINTEREST AND TWITTER
S http://www.pinterest.com/ (boards follow/create)
S https://twitter.com/ (#hashtags)
S DEVELOPING TRUSTED SOURCES
(Organizations, Blogs, Publishers, Experts, &
Lenten Options for
Growing in Faith
• Daily reflections sent
via email, Facebook,
Instagram, or Twitter
• Sharing ideas and
celebrating Lent via
• Faith sharing via
social media around
videos, or images
The Big Idea isSimple...
Develop a connected, networked model of faith
formation that islifelong(all ages) and lifewide(whole
life) and providesa wide diversity of engaging
interactive faith formation content and experience in
online and physical settings.
From Lifelong Faith Journal: The theory and practice of lifelong
faith formation www.lifelongfaith.com edited by John Roberto
Faith Formation 4.0
Thinking to your own situation…
Who? What? How? Click!
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Aug. 12, 2015
Aug. 11, 2015
This slide show for the Archdiocese of Los Angeles C3 2015 Technology Conference.