Annual consultation on the missional church 2012

on the road to emmaus: the missional church and global media cultures

The Eighth Annual Consultation on the Missional Church
Nov. 9-10, 2012

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Workshop leaders

Catrina ciccone and scott nelson

Walking Together Toward the Future: A Narrative Approach to Christian Mission in Digital Media Cultures

ben cieslik, dan ruth and Beth Warpmaeker

Working with Social Media in the Press of Congregational Life

nkiruka okafor

Hip Hop Music, Nigerian Youth and the Challenges of Religious Identity in a Global Media World

Clint Schnekloth

Don't Mess with Us: The ELCA Clergy Facebook Group, Communal Norms and Mission

Carissa wyant

Reporting on Religion: How the Media Covers Faith Communities and What Missional Leaders Can Do About It

Rethinking Community
Thrive: Curating Environments for Vibrant Faith Communities
Mike King

How do we move from being programmers who do events and programs that tend to create mere connections with adolescents, to youth workers who craft environments where young people inhabit transforming space and sustained Christian formation? We will consider situated learning theory in the context of youth ministry and faith communities. Serving as a curator requires deep theological reflection and an inclusive posture, along with the acquisition and development of skills to shape an environment of transformation where young people can thrive in their faith formation. This workshop involves careful attention and intentionality to not only the explicit realities but also the implicit dynamics that shape who we are as a community of believers.