Wired for Ministry: How the Internet, Visual Media, and Other New Technologies Can Serve Your Church

Overview

As if ministry wasn't challenging enough, today pastors must also navigate the bewildering seas of "the digital age." But what technologies are right for our church, and how do we use them?
Wired for Ministry offers practical strategies for integrating technology and ministry while keeping a watchful eye on potential technological pitfalls. Remembering that technology is the medium and not the message, Jewell discusses specific ways that tools such as the Internet, digital ...
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Overview

As if ministry wasn't challenging enough, today pastors must also navigate the bewildering seas of "the digital age." But what technologies are right for our church, and how do we use them?
Wired for Ministry offers practical strategies for integrating technology and ministry while keeping a watchful eye on potential technological pitfalls. Remembering that technology is the medium and not the message, Jewell discusses specific ways that tools such as the Internet, digital video, and music can enhance youth groups, worship services, educational ministries, and evangelism.
Pastors, Christian educators, youth leaders, and Sunday school teachers will rely on this useful guide. Jewell's wise introduction to the process of bringing technology into ministry will be indispensable for Christian leaders and "lay-techies" everywhere.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781587430756
  • Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 2/1/2004
  • Pages: 190
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

John P. Jewell is director of instructional technology and distance learning at the University of Dubuque Theological Seminary. He's author of New Tools for a New Century: First Steps in Equipping Your Church for the Digital Revolution, and pens a weekly newspaper column--"Positive Living"--for The Shoreline Leader (Racine, Wis.). Jewell lives in Dubuque, Iowa, with his wife and their youngest daughter.
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Table of Contents

Foreword 9
Acknowledgments 13
Introduction 15
1 The Regressive Potential of Technology in the Church 29
2 The Digitizing of the Church Does Not Necessarily Lead to Development of Community 41
3 The Net Generation (Gen N) - Search for Community 51
4 Reflections of Our Digital Culture in the Church: A Chronic State of Alarm 65
5 Forget About Technology - But If You Must - And We Know You Will: New Directions and Opportunities 77
6 New Possibilities for Web Ministry 87
7 Taking Educational and Youth Ministry to the Home 99
8 The Sphinx's Smile (Philip D. Jamieson) 111
9 Ministry and Technology - It's All About Ministry 123
10 Worship that Connects 133
11 eVangelism - Digital Tools for Growing the Church 147
12 The Connected Christian Leader 157
13 Putting It All Together - Principles for Successful Integration of Ministry and Technology 171
Notes 181
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