Friends, registration is now open for the Mass Bay District’s Spring Conference. Theme, “Using Social Media to Fuel Congregational Mission.” Hope to see you there! — Peter
Using Social Media to Fuel Congregational Mission
The Mass Bay District Spring Conference
Location: First Parish Church of Weston
Date: Saturday, May 1, 2010
Time: 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM
Cost: $35 (early bird special by April 11); after that $45
Read full event description and register via the Mass Bay District website.
This dizzying array of social media is the cutting edge of communications in our 21st century culture, especially for youth and young adults. And yet we grapple with how to lasso this technology to serve the mission of our Unitarian Universalist faith and the purpose of our congregations.
MBD’s Spring Conference will introduce participants to a host of new technology and expand our imagination about how to use social media to support our faith. We’ll identify and reflect on the potential and limitations of social media to nurture spiritual depth, faith development, and community building, and we’ll explore the theological and ethical implications of this media.
Featuring presentations and leadership from Shelby Meyerhoff (UUA Public Witness Specialist) and Peter Bowden (Ballou Channing District Growth Consultant), both experts in new technology and its theological implications.
Workshops to discuss the ethical and operational issues that arise when using social media in particular roles for ministers, DREs, youth workers, and lay leaders.