Digital Storytelling for Ministry

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Digital Storytelling for Ministry

A short course for church communicators and parish administrators.

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Online

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About this event

This event is brought to you by the department of Lifelong Learning at Virginia Theological Seminary

This class will meet online via Zoom meeting from 2:00-4:00 p.m. Eastern every other Friday from September 23 - November 4.

When church leaders and congregations craft a mission statement or narrative vision for their churches, often the people tasked with communicating that vision aren’t included in the development process, nor are they church members or present for most church activities. As such, church digital communications tend to be heavy on times, dates, and details but light on narrative vision. While helpful for getting people to meetings on time, but not so much as an invitation to transformation!

In this course, designed for parish administrators and communicators, both paid and volunteer, we will expand our understanding of digital communications from an information-driven model to a relationally-based narrative model (that still manages to get all the details right!)

Ideal participants should be presently engaged in the day-to-day work of church communications and have access to church media, such as the website, photos, calendar, newsletter, etc. As part of this course, participants will:

  • Learn about digital storytelling and the power of narrative in forming the relationships at the heart of evangelism.
  • Conduct a digital communications self-audit.
  • Self-evaluate existing church digital platforms and publications.
photo credit: Adomas Aleno

If the cost is a barrier for you, please reach out to our team.

Have questions? Email LifelongLearning@vts.edu.
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As the Director of Digital Ministry for Membership Vision, Lisa Brown works with Episcopal organizations to map their ministries onto a digital landscape through dynamic, narrative-driven website design. An engaging workshop leader, she is passionate about digital storytelling, experiential learning, and collaborative art. During a decade of parish ministry at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Pittsburgh, Lisa contributed to John Roberto’s Faith Formation with a New Generation, and her book, The Best VBS Workbook Ever!, was released in 2017. She is featured in the Embracing Evangelism curriculum developed by The Episcopal Church. A writer for Building Faith and InsideOut camp curriculum, and an active member of Forma, she thrives on supporting others in their ministries. She continues to grow in personal faith through Education for Ministry (EfM) and holds a Leadership in Faith Formation certification from Virginia Theological Seminary. Lisa serves the Diocese of Pittsburgh on the Standing Committee, as a Deputy to General Convention, and as a member of the General Convention Task Force for the Formation and Ministry of the Baptized.

$90 – $110