Decatur, GA. The Center for Lifelong Learning at Columbia Theological Seminary invites congregational leaders, pastors, and others involved in church communications to participate in a hands-on, interactive event, “Social Networking Media in Congregations: Possibilities and Practicalities,” July 26-29 on the seminary campus in Decatur, GA.
Keynote speakers are seminary president Steve Hayner and Georgia Institute of Technology doctoral candidate Susan Wyche – both deeply experienced in the practical and faith-related aspects of social networking.
The event includes workshops for beginners and for others more familiar with the various forms of social networking media. Panel discussions with pastors and other church leaders experienced in using social media effectively will provide opportunities to learn from those who are putting these tools to work in support of churches’ pastoral care, mission/outreach, education, staying in touch, inviting, welcoming, and event planning, decision-making, and community-building.
This event is designed to help conference participants explore, plan, launch, and maintain social networking media such as Facebook, ConstantContact, Twitter, blogs, YouStream, Skype, Flickr, and podcasts. Participants will learn how to choose from the huge array of social networking options, based on their particular ministries, goals and needs.