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

The blessings of constant contact and micro-content
The blessings of constant contact and micro-content

The sayings of the wise are like goads, and like nails firmly fixed are the collected sayings that are given by one shepherd. Of anything beyond these, my child, beware.

Easter People #37: Technology Q&A
Easter People #37: Technology Q&A

As we previewed last time, the Easter People answer your technology questions and chat about their favorite apps in advance of the e-Formation Conference at VTS. We also hear about the panelists’

Lenten blogging kept YASC volunteers connected
Lenten blogging kept YASC volunteers connected

First, let us say that anyone can start a blog. It can function as a way to connect with others, share ideas, or be a creative outlet. All you need

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

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

Reflections on a social media sermon
Reflections on a social media sermon

On Sunday, at the Church of the Good Shepherd in Burke, VA, I gave what I can only think to call a social media sermon. We CMT staff members can’t take

A missionary abroad attends to his own faith formation
A missionary abroad attends to his own faith formation

I am a twenty-first-century missionary. Much like my predecessors, I look to the scriptures for inspiration and comfort. I live far from home, preaching the gospel in word and deed.

How your church can adapt to the new Facebook algorithm
How your church can adapt to the new Facebook algorithm

Facebook has undergone some major changes in how people view posts from “fan pages.” The model that we all used to enjoy was predicated on pages seeking “likes” in order

e-Formation gathers church leaders for learning exchange on new media innovation
e-Formation gathers church leaders for learning exchange on new media innovation

Something is happening in Christian education and formation. Ministry models are changing. Curricula and other resources are adapting. Teachers and learners are discovering the joys and challenges of using new

Five church leadership goals blogging can help you with
Five church leadership goals blogging can help you with

It’s technology training season here in the CMT. In classes, in individual coaching, and in regional and national workshops and conferences, our attention is fixed on helping congregational practitioners, seminarians,