WELCOME! Digital Disciple Network (Formerly Interactive Connections) sponsors - Digital Discipleship Boot Camp (DDBC) - an opportunity for YOU to gain the skills and knowledge you need to become a Digital Disciple. Why? We often hear about many wonderful digital tools. However, often we do not know how to use them. We are in the midst of a new culture, a new language, and new skills that we must learn in order to teach and evangelize.
Pope Francis says in his 48th World Communications Day Message…
By means of the internet, the Christian message can reach “to the ends of the earth” (Acts 1:8). Keeping the doors of our churches open also means keeping them open in the digital environment so that people, whatever their situation in life, can enter, and so that the Gospel can go out to reach everyone. We are called to show that the Church is the home of all. Are we capable of communicating the image of such a Church? Communication is a means of expressing the missionary vocation of the entire Church; today the social networks are one way to experience this call to discover the beauty of faith, the beauty of encountering Christ. In the area of communications too, we need a Church capable of bringing warmth and of stirring hearts.
Our training goal is to assist catechetical and pastoral ministers to become more effective communicators, responsible collaborators and technology users to enhance the faith learning experience for all ages in parish, campus and diocesan settings. Our mission is to make you a Digital Disciple. Jesus said, “Come follow me.” We invite you to join us in this journey and to “walk the walk, and talk the talk” of a Digital Disciple in the culture of the Digital Native.