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Youngstown Faith Formation 4.0


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Youngstown Faith Formation 4.0

  1. 1. Is There An App For That? Strategies for Integrating Technology into Faith Formation 4.0 Charlotte McCorquodale, PhD Ministry Training Source S
  2. 2. 3 I’m overwhelmed by these new technologies! I am a tech junkie and want to learn more, more!
  3. 3. Let’s Get to Know Each Other S Who, What, Where? S What is one issue or trend that you believe is a challenge you face in forming disciples in your school/ministry setting? S Why did you choose this workshop? What is one question or issue you hope we discuss today?
  4. 4. Where are we headed today?  Understand the impact of current cultural and technological trends on ministry in today’s world.  Identify key strategies for integrating technology into faith formation, as well as ministry communication and collaboration.  Share practical tips for using popular social media apps in ministry.
  5. 5. How did you first hear the music?
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  7. 7. Social Media Revolution 0 S
  8. 8. Technological Signs of the Times
  9. 9. 11 The three Cs of the Social Web: Collaboration, contribution, and community are the order of the day and there is a sense in which some think that a new 'social fabric' is being constructed before
  10. 10. The New Social Operating System Social Network Revolution Internet Revolution Mobile Revolution
  11. 11. The New Social Operating System “Institutions—both formal, such as schools, and informal, such as families—were once at the center of our societies. Now we are. Each of us, with our mobile phones, is connecting across and within institutional boundaries. The result, which the authors call “networked individualism,” is profound.”
  12. 12. US Bishops on Social Media “Because it is so different from mass media and mass communication, social media is creating a new culture on this Digital Continent. Young people use it as their first point of reference....The implications of that for a church which is struggling to get those same young people to enter our churches on Sunday are staggering. If the church is not on their mobile device, it doesn’t exist. The Church does not have to change its teachings to reach young people, but we must deliver it to them in a new way.” 16
  13. 13. What does Networked Individualism look like in our world today? (All Stats from Pew Internet Research) S 72% of online adults use social networking (15% use Pinterest, 13% Instagram, 67% Facebook, 20% LinkedIn) S Those 65 and older have tripled their presence on social networks in the past 4 years up to 43% now S 18-29 year olds most likely to use Twitter (30%) and the overall percentage of internet users on twitter double since November 2010 to 18%
  14. 14. Mobile Devices As of May 2013: S 91% of American adults have a cell phone S 56% of American adults have a smartphone S 28% of cell owners own an Android; 25% own an iPhone; 4% own a Blackberry S 34% of American adults own a tablet computer As of January 2013: S 26% of American adults own an e-reader
  15. 15. The % of cell phone owners who use their cell phone to… S Take a picture: 82 S Send or receive text messages: 80 S Access the internet: 56 S Send or receive email: 50 S Record Video: 44 S Download Apps: 43 S Look for health or medical information online: 31 S Check bank account balance or do any online banking: 29
  16. 16. What are the current trends impacting faith formation and st parish communities in the 21 Century?
  17. 17. Faith Formation 2020 Eight Trends S Increasing Number of People Becoming More “Spiritual” and Less “Religious” S Declining Participation in Christian Churches S Increasing Diversity and Pluralism in American Society S Increasing Influence of Individualism on Christian Identity and Community Life S Changing Patterns of Marriage and Family Life S Declining Family Religious Socialization S Increasing Impact of Digital Media and Web Technologies
  18. 18. 69% of her generation will be confirmed 91% of her generation were confirmed 79% of her generation were confirmed CARA, 2008
  19. 19. Rise of the “None”s 32% Of 18-29 Year Olds identify themselves as unaffiliated with any religion
  20. 20. I left at 28. I left at 14. I left in 18. I am leaving now. I left at 26. I left at 16. I left at 35. I left at 20. I left at 17.
  21. 21. U.S. Catholic Population Snapshot CARA 2010 96,946,000 Catholic at some point in life Currently self-iden fies as Catholic In a household registered with a parish A ending Mass on Christmas and Easter A ending Mass at least once a month A ending Mass every week 74,470,000 58,272,000 50,640,000 36,490,300 17,873,000
  22. 22. Faith Formation st Century for the 21 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.”
  23. 23. Faith Formation for the 21st Century 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.”
  24. 24. Faith Formation 4.0 Julie Lytle S 1.0—Oral: Jesus and early church told stories S 2.0—Written: First Gospels, Letters of St. Paul S 3.0—Mass Mediated: Printing Press, Radio, TV S 4.0—Interactive: Digital media and Social networking What do you think the last one includes or could look like?
  25. 25. Faith Formation 4.0 Audience… Message… Method… then…Media! S
  26. 26. Audience(s) Who are the people we want to reach out and connect with in order to evangelize and form? S
  27. 27. Catholics Use of Social Media CARA, November 2012 S Over 80 % of Catholics under 30 use social media. Nearly 3 million follow Catholic-themed blogs and half of Catholics unaware of Church's online presence S 62% of adult U.S. Catholics, representing an estimated 36.2 million people, have a profile on Facebook; S 58%of Catholics age 30 and under share content such as pictures, articles and comments at least once a week on social media; and nearly a third of all surveyed said they would like their pastors and bishops to blog S 37 % of Catholics born before 1943 have a profile on Facebook, and that number climbs to 82 percent among Catholics born since 1982. S 24% of Catholics 30 and under use Twitter, 15 percent are on LinkedIn, and 13 percent use Instagram.
  28. 28. Catholics Use of Social Media CARA, November 2012 S The Catholic website most often visited regularly by self- identified adult Catholics is their parish website. Currently about one in ten (9 percent) say they visit this once a month or more often. This is equivalent to 5.3 million individuals. S 19% of Catholics 30 and under reported sharing content on social media at least once a day. S Women were more likely than men to post daily (17 percent to 9 percent), and the most popular social networking sites for daily posters were Tumblr (50
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  30. 30. Teens and Technology 2013 Pew Research S 78% of teens now have a cell phone, and almost half (47%) of them own smartphones. That translates into 37% of all teens who have smartphones, up from just 23% in 2011. S 23% of teens have a tablet computer, a level comparable to the general adult population. S 95% of teens use the internet. S 93% of teens have a computer or have access to one at home. Seven in ten (71%) teens with home computer access say the laptop or desktop they use most often is one they share with other family members.
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  33. 33. 40 Multiple Tools: One Mission Using the tools in one cohesive effort
  34. 34. It’s not about this….. It’s about this….. Evangelize
  35. 35. It’s about them….
  36. 36.  Who is your audience?  What do you need to     communicate? What technology tools does your audience already use? What technology tools do you want to use or feel comfortable trying? How can you test out your technology tools? What is the ministry need that you want to address? These are elements of a good plan...
  37. 37. Will Our Children Have Faith?
  38. 38. If so, then it has to become about them, the
  39. 39. Family Faith Formation S Strengthen family religious socialization, especially in the first decade of life—by nurturing a vibrant faith in parents and equipping them with the skills and tools for developing faith at home. S Develop the home as a center of faith formation by promoting foundational family faith practices: caring conversations, rituals and traditions, prayer, Bible reading, and service.
  40. 40. Family Faith Formation S Educate and equip parents to embed foundational faith practices into the daily experience of family life. S Develop family programs: milestone faith formation, family learning, family service S Engage families more fully in the life and ministries of the community.
  41. 41. Milestones Faith Formation S Develop faith formation (learning, worship/ritual, faith practices) around lifecycle milestones, sacramental celebrations, and life transitions to deepen people’s faith, strengthen their engagement in church life, and equip them with practices for living their faith. S Birth / Baptism & Anniversaries of Baptism, Welcoming Young Children to Worship, Car Keys/Drivers License, Cell Phones, Starting Faith Formation at Church , Starting School, Kids and Money , Blessing of Backpacks , First Communion, Receiving a first Bible, Confirmation, Graduation (HS, College), A New Home / Apartment, Career / First Job, Engagement , Wedding, Retirement or AARP Card, Death / Funeral
  42. 42. What is the message you want to share?
  43. 43. Web Faith Formation Resources S Sacred Space: S Videos for Catholic Youth Ministry: S Movie Clips by Wing Clips: S Daily Bible Readings: S Daily Mass Online: or S Three-Minute Daily Catholic Retreats by Loyola Press
  44. 44. It’s Mobile, and there’s an app for that!
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  46. 46. • More than 1 billion unique users visit YouTube each month • Over 6 billion hours of video are watched each month on YouTube—that's almost an hour for every person on Earth, and 50% more than last year • 100 hours of video are uploaded to YouTube every minute
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  49. 49. 1500+ talks to stir your curiosity
  50. 50. Faith Formation 4.0 Audience… Message… Method… then…Media! S
  51. 51. Let’s Apply S Pick an Audience S Decide on the message S Pick a method to reach that audience S Choose the media to utilize to accomplish the message and method
  52. 52. If you build it will the come?
  53. 53. A Lesson from Old Blue
  54. 54. Presentation Sources S Pew Research: S Lifelong Faith Associates: S Faith Formation 4.0 by Julie Lyles S Faith Formation 2020 S USCCB “Hornswoggle…. S Bruce Baumgarten, “E-Principles Theory” S Ela Milksewa, Cultivation Ministry, Slides on Decreasing Participation by Catholic S Digital Native Imags: S Digital Immigrant and Native Image: S What is Web 2.0? Ideas, technologies and implications for education (TechWatch report) S The Gospel and Social Media