More and more, the work of Christian faith formation and discipleship is happening online, or at least with help from social media and other Web technology. Parishioners are forming support groups on Facebook to extend their communities’ mutual care beyond Sunday morning. Christians are tweeting if they Jesus. Digital disciples are praying and serving with help from Mobile content, and apps nurture their spiritual practices and encourage them to bring their Christian faith to bear on the many aspects of their busy lives.
Although our proclamation remains the same, the world is changing very quickly; our ideas about ways to form disciples for that world need to change with it.
A follow-up to last year’s successful e-Formation Learning Exchange will once again convene Christian formation practitioners who want to discover and share ways that technology can support discipleship. The event will feature more workshops from invited presenters and the leadership team and a larger and more geographically and ecumenically diverse group of participants. This year’s conference will also include Spanish-language sessions.
Seeing Face-to-Face: Web-Based Video Conferencing – Julie Lytle & Kyle Oliver
Bringing eFormation to Life in Your Setting: Leadership & eFormation
Images of the Future of e-Formation Formation