JONATHAN F. SULLIVAN Director of Catechetical Services, Diocese of Springfield in Illinois NCCL Technology Committee Blogger (www.JonathanFSullivan.com) Married, father of 5 (and one on the way!)
THANK YOU TO…Adult FaithFormationCommitteeof theNational Conference forCatechetical Leadership(nccl.org)
GOALTo help parishcatechetical leaders touse their parish‟s website to support their adultfaith formation efforts.
OUTLINE1. Evaluating your Web Site2. Strategies for AFF and your Web Site Creating Curating Communicating3. “Live” Examples4. Q&A
EVALUATING YOUR PARISH WEB SITE Photo Credit: Daniel*1977 on Flickr
What does a “user-friendly” site look EVALUATING YOUR PARISH WEB SITE like? Clear Communication Important items easy to find No jargon Up-to-Date Information Beautiful Design Quick Poll: How would you rate your parish web site?
SPECIFIC STRATEGIES Photo Credit: bahketni on Flickr
SPECIFIC STRATEGIES Creating Resources Easier than ever! General Guidelines Respect copyrights Don‟t reinvent the wheel Find help! Record a Talk or Homily Start a blog
SPECIFIC STRATEGIES Curating Resources Evaluating online resources “Is it official?” “Do they have a track record?” “Is it faithful to the fullness of the Church‟s teaching?” “Does it pass the „smell test‟?” Keep it Limited Keep it Fresh
SPECIFIC STRATEGIES Communicating Resources Website as a “hub” of internet presences Utilize Social Media Play a Video After Mass Ask Followers to Share #WebAFF