(pass this on to others that may benefit from attending this conference)
year Tending the Flame workshops include a digital ministry track -
workshops for those interested in having a stronger social media
footprint, reaching out to the community with social media and even
creating graphics and "memes" that fit Facebook and Instagram platforms.
There are 25 workshops to choose from, below is a listing from the
digital track. Check out the website http://se.lcms.org/ttf2015 for for information and a complete list of workshops.
Basic Social Media for the Congregation (Fri 1:00, Sat 1:30)
tweets, pages, shares, posts...where do we begin? In this workshop, we
will look at questions to help your congregation shape its social media
plan. Includes an introduction to Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram,
focusing on their unique features and how your congregation can use them
to engage your members and community.
Creating Images that Speak (Fri 2:30, Sat 1:30)
of bad church clipart? Discover key clip art and church art resources.
Learn (or be refreshed) on copyright regulations, explore the basics of
Canva.com, a free and easy to use online graphic design platform to
create your own social media campaign images, bulletin covers, etc.
MediaShout - Integrating Technology in Worship (Sat 11:00, 1:30)
can be used to support the worship service. Learn how to integrate the
elements of worship into a visual presentation that does not distract
from but rather supports the worship of participants.
Using Mapping Center 101 & 201
what this dynamic and low-cost program can do for your congregational
outreach. Uncover the demographics of your neighborhood for focused
outreach. Discover new neighbors moving into nearby communities.
Generate lists of neighborhood household addresses for targeted
mailings. Connect member households to one another, and to nearby
Using Social Media to Celebrate Holy Days (Fri 4:00)
media opens the opportunity to celebrate Holy Days with people with
whom you might not otherwise be able to connect. It also gives others
(of all ages) a way to engage in the celebration or remembrance. Social
media provides new tools to invite people from the neighborhood
(sometimes global neighborhood) to share the Good News and the
ever-growing faith journey.