About This Event
Designed for pastors, ministry leaders and/or lay people responsible for congregation communications, The Lutheran Foundation and Trinity English Lutheran Church are excited to bring the eFormation Bootcamp to Fort Wayne, Indiana. Out of Lifelong Learning at Virginia Theological Seminary, the team at eFormation, believes culturally savvy, digitally literate leadership skills are essential in every congregation. Join us to explore the intersection between formation, communications, and 21st century technology in a hands-on 2-day experience.
October 26: 7:00pm-8:30pm
October 27: 8:30am-3:00pm
Trinity English Lutheran Church
450 West Washington Blvd., Fort Wayne, IN 46802
Not from Fort Wayne? No problem! There are plenty of hotel accommodations near Trinity English Lutheran Church.
Friday, October 26, 2018
7:00pm-8:30pm – Conversation and Open Discussion
Stained Glass and Gifs: Themes on Building Community In-Person and Online
Saturday, October 27, 2018
8:30am – 9:00am: Breakfast
9:00am – 9:30am: Gathering and Opening Prayers
9:45am – 11:00am: Workshop Session 1 (3 to choose from)
11:15am – 12:30pm: Workshop Session 2 (3 to choose from)
12:30pm – 1:15pm: Lunch
1:15pm – 2:30pm: Workshop Session 3 (3 to choose from)
2:30pm – 3:00pm: Closing
Saturday Workshop Topics (MORE COMING):
- #AdventWord: Adapting and Adopting for Parishes and Communities
#AdventWord is a global prayer network, focused on gathering Christians around the themes of Advent using a daily image and meditation leading up to Christmas. You’ll walk away learning more about #AdventWord, experiencing its liturgical meditations, and knowing how you can bring it to your faith community!
- Empowering Leaders for Digital Ministry
In the workshop, Keith Anderson, a full-time parish pastor, will share his experience and practical strategies for parish leaders in collaborating within and beyond the congregation to bring digital ministry dreams to reality.
- Communication as Formation: getting formation leaders to communicate and communications leaders to form
With Sunday attendance a challenge for many families, 21st-century models of formation require reaching beyond the Sunday school hour. Learn about some best practices, some language to use and how to increase faith formation within your communications channels and vice versa.
- Social Media for Churches 101
Church communications of today rely on understanding the “why” and “how” of utilizing social media platforms. Learn how churches of all sizes and budgets can learn to create, develop, and maintain an innovative image using today’s social media.
- AND MORE… We’ll be announcing additional workshops soon!
Early Bird Registration
$25 – Per person
$20 – Per person when you register a group of 3 or more
Note: Space is limited. On October 1, prices will increase to $35/individual and $30/per when registering a group of 3 or more.