Wed Mar 12, 2014 12:30pm EDT —
Wed Mar 12, 2014 2:00pm EDT
Rodger Nishioka is the Benton Family Associate Professor of Christian Education at Columbia Theological Seminary, and author of the upcoming book, @ Church? Ministry with Young Adults. His lecture is entitled "Youth Ministry and Technology". 25 years ago we pretty much thought the only creature on the face of the earth that could legitimately create a "website" was a spider. Six years ago we thought the only creature that could "tweet" was a bird. Now we know differently. There is no such thing as "high tech" with youth ministry. Technology is the norm. It is the standard. So how do we do youth ministry in this technological age? Do we just join them on twitter and instagram? What about friending them on Facebook? What about the emerging trend of technology sabbaths? This session will focus on the opportunities and dilemmas surrounding technology and youth ministry. Together, we will explore basic guidelines and best practices around technology for our ministry with youth and their families.