e-Formation bootcamp returns to VTS September 19
e-Formation bootcamp returns to VTS September 19

Kyle at e-Formation 2013

Are you looking to improve your knowledge and skills in online outreach and digital faith resources? Are you an e-Formation participant looking for a regional skills bootcamp?

If so, get ready for a day of inspirational success stories and hands-on training. Join us September 19 at Virginia Theological Seminary for a day of learning about new ways of witnessing to the gospel and connecting yourself and others with faith resources.

Our time together will include

  • big-picture plenary sessions on faith and technology;
  • workshops on church websites, church and personal social media, and online faith resources; and
  • clinic time with experienced technology coaches.

This event is intended for beginner and intermediate technology users with a passion for ministry. Please bring a laptop and/or tablet to participate fully and learn by doing in a supportive environment.

Your $60 fee includes all sessions, refreshments, and lunch. Register online at www.vts.edu/registration. For a poster to hang at your church or school, click here.

This event is sponsored by VTS Lifelong Theological Education. Please contact lte@vts.edu with any questions.


8:30 – 9:00 Registration and refreshments
9:00 – 9:45 Plenary — Faith and technology: What’s working, and why?
10:00 – 11:15 Workshops — Church Website (Re)Designs or Social Media for Individuals
11:30 – 12:45 Workshops — Spiritual Resources Online or Social Media for Churches
1:00 – 1:30 Lunch
1:45 – 2:30 Clinics — Hands-on follow-up with presenters
2:45 – 3:30 Plenary — Digital media for ministry: Getting (re)started back home


Kyle Matthew Oliver (@kmoliver) is digital missioner and learning lab coordinator in the Center for the Ministry of Teaching (CMT) at Virginia Theological Seminary and content developer for the e-Formation Conference. His primary work is serving and connecting leaders in congregations who use the CMT as a curator of trusted resources and research based best practices for Christian education and faith formation. He also teaches and coaches seminarians, faculty, and staff in the effective use of new media in their teaching and outreach and is piloting the seminary’s first for-credit course in digital media for ministry.

Broderick Greer (@BroderickGreer) is a senior master of divinity student at Virginia Theological Seminary. A native of Fort Worth, Texas, Broderick began avidly using social media sites at the age of fourteen. This early adoption of social media makes him just as at home in an ancient cathedral as he is on Twitter. When Broderick isn’t feverishly writing papers, he enjoys exploring the role of faith in public life and learning about the ways religious texts are used to oppress (and liberate) minority populations, all while listening to Beyoncé.

Rachel Tjornehoj (@tjorns7) is the Communications Specialist for the Episcopal Diocese of Washington. She connects members and leaders across the EDOW community through the diocese’s social media, website, and weekly e-bulletins. In addition to her work at EDOW, Rachel is also a graphic designer for Forward Movement.

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