Church publications meet Hollywood design aesthetic
Church publications meet Hollywood design aesthetic

When it comes to a parish newsletter, a worship bulletin, a blog, a website, or any other kind of designed material used for communication and marketing in churches, my instinct

Key Resources content round-up
Key Resources content round-up

We want to thank all of the readers who have followed us since the launch of Key Resources late last year. We also want to welcome all of the new

Taking the plunge: My dive into e-Formation
Taking the plunge: My dive into e-Formation

My plunge into the world of digital Christian Formation began when I was asked to attend the three-day 2013 e-Formation Conference and return to Alabama to share what I had learned. As

e-Formation Conference registration is open
e-Formation Conference registration is open

As of today, registration is open for e-Formation 2014, our conference on faith formation for a connected, digital world. We will gather at Virginia Theological Seminary in Alexandria June 2–4. This year’s event is going

Expanding faith formation reach with hybrid networks
Expanding faith formation reach with hybrid networks

Responding to a problem I serve as the “front line” in our consultation services here in the Center for the Ministry of Teaching. Every day, I answer emails, phone calls,

Video: Social media for churches (aka #chsocm)
Video: Social media for churches (aka #chsocm)

Last week, I had the opportunity to speak with Peter Turner, Technology and Communications Director for the Episcopal Diocese of Washington. We spoke on a Google+ Hangout about getting churches

Facebook privacy settings for ministers
Facebook privacy settings for ministers

The fantastic Colin Chapman, digital missioner in the Digital Formation program at General Theological Seminary recently kicked off a monthly “Quick Tip” video series with a tutorial on Facebook privacy

What two months at VTS taught me about learning
What two months at VTS taught me about learning

  To compile a list of the things I’ve learned in my time at VTS would be a near-impossible task; it’s been an incredibly informative two months. A list of the

A few quick thoughts on ‘Echo the Story’
A few quick thoughts on ‘Echo the Story’

A couple of weeks ago, our colleague Randall Curtis posted a review of the youth curriculum “Echo the Story” to a Facebook group of Episcopal faith formation practitioners. The review was written by an intern

‘Show me’ state of mind
‘Show me’ state of mind

What is Vacation Bible School (VBS)? Fewer and fewer people have any idea. That’s partly because fewer churches are offering VBS. And it’s partly because fewer people are attending church or,