Young Adults: Understanding the lens of authenticity
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Young Adults: Understanding the lens of authenticity

This post by Kyle Oliver is part of a series inspired by the Seasons of Adult Faith Formation book, symposium, and issue of Lifelong Faith Journal. You can read the whole issue here. In addition to cultivating a service-oriented culture, another commonly cited means of connecting with young adults involves the lens of authenticity. What does … Continue reading

Young Adults: Cultivating a service culture
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Young Adults: Cultivating a service culture

This post by Kyle Oliver is part of a series inspired by the Seasons of Adult Faith Formation book, symposium, and issue of Lifelong Faith Journal. You can read the whole issue here. The critical mass issue is often compounded by a sort of double disengagement. We have seen that Millennials as a cohort are detached … Continue reading

Young Adults: Engaging the critical mass problem
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Young Adults: Engaging the critical mass problem

This post by Kyle Oliver is part of a series inspired by the Seasons of Adult Faith Formation book, symposium, and issue of Lifelong Faith Journal. You can read the whole issue here. To say that young adults are at the demographic margins is, in one sense, absurd. Millennials are the largest generational cohort in American … Continue reading

A prototyping mindset for ministry
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A prototyping mindset for ministry

I recently participated in the Future of Adult Faith Formation 2015 National Symposium hosted by CMT friend and colleague John Roberto. It has me thinking about innovation in the church. One of John’s great gifts to our community has been modeling how to learn from the business world in thoughtful, faith-filled ways. He’s been a leader in helping churches use … Continue reading

Easter People #42: Social Media Sunday (#SMS15)
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Easter People #42: Social Media Sunday (#SMS15)

In this special one-off episode, we chat about Social Media Sunday (#sms15), which is coming up on October 25. More info here, and a huge thank-you to Carolyn Clement for her work organizing this event. We mentioned in the conversation a digital media rule of life assignment that might be adapted as an adult formation activity. … Continue reading

VBS Ridealong: My Vacation Bible School conversion story
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VBS Ridealong: My Vacation Bible School conversion story

I never thought I’d become one of those VBS cheerleaders. Sure, I’m pro-VBS in principle. I’m for any faith-forming experience that mobilizes a whole church to love and care for and teach children in a focused way when they’re particularly receptive to it (“it’s summer: I’m bored”). I agree with my colleagues that VBS is a tremendous evangelism … Continue reading

Easter People #41: Via Media Crossover at #gc78
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Easter People #41: Via Media Crossover at #gc78

Welcome to the first Via Media Collective Crossover Episode. Huge thanks to The Collect Call for hosting Lisa, Kyle, and Padre’s Pods host Sean Maloney in a fantastic live event at the Episcopal Church’s 78th General Convention. We’ll let the episode stand for itself, but remember there’s an Easter People-style quiz partway through. Enjoy! If … Continue reading

Easter People #40: Live from e-Formation 2015
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Easter People #40: Live from e-Formation 2015

Welcome to another live episode of Easter People! We had a blast meeting many of you at the e-Formation Conference and recordings a live show over lunch. We hope it turned out more exciting than the Rule of St. Benedict. Here are a couple important notes we need to share: The sound in this episode … Continue reading

Easter People #39: Tackling transitions
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Easter People #39: Tackling transitions

  Changes are afoot with the Easter People crew, and in this episode we talk about the challenge of transitions: reflections, coping strategies, pop culture resonances, etc. Then we play a game about transition points in the Bible and share our Green Shoots. Plus Kyle shares some news about a big personal transition. Links: Finding communion: … Continue reading

Easter People #38: We’re not dead yet
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Easter People #38: We’re not dead yet

The Easter People would like to thank you for your patience. We got a week behind in our production schedule, but at least no one was trying to eat our brains. This week we’re joined by LeeAnne Watkins of St. Mary’s Episcopal Church in St. Paul for a conversation about the Walking Dead. We then … Continue reading

What is connected learning?
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What is connected learning?

Connected learning is, in short, an opportunity for churches to more deeply engage with their communities and invest in local young people. It is also a movement that acknowledges a truth churches have always known: that learning happens everywhere. In communities across the country, especially in self-identified Cities of Learning, educators and other local leaders … Continue reading

Looking for technology training? Check out e-Formation — year-round!
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Looking for technology training? Check out e-Formation — year-round!

Regular readers of this blog know that Key Resources has been one of the places where CMT staff and contributors have kept you up-to-date on our work training lay and ordained church leaders to use digital media in ministry. This content includes Tech Report, our series of online how-to videos App reviews and other exploratory software … Continue reading