Online Faith Formation: Getting Started

I was privileged to be present online with Christian Educators from the Michigan Annual Conference today as we explored ways to develop online, faith forming resources.

Christine V Hides

I know I am not alone in my search for a reliable, inexpensive, and flexible online learning platform that works for smaller sized churches.Social media, websites and the internet are not new. And yet, churches are still challenged to provide meaningful ways to help people grow in faith online. Us, too.  The question is, how do we get started with a limited budget?

First Steps:

I recommend taking a look at John Roberto’s work. He has applied Networked, Connected Learning models to faith formation on the Reimagine Faith Formation website. He’ll be a keynote speaker at CEF 2018, Curious.Church in October. I’ll be presenting there, too, and would love to connect face to face in Des Moines.

Create Content for Social Media:

Graphics are a great way to share prayers and Scripture on social media.  Prayer of the Week posts are one way to encourage people to pray at home throughout the week. You can also get the congregation involved in creating graphics using Scripture in this all ages activity.

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