Category : Media & Technology

LCMS Youth Ministry Webinars

Youth Ministry Webinar: Digital Citizenship

Webinar: Digital Citizenship The line between online and offline life is just about gone. What does it mean be Christian and to live respectfully in a digital culture that values the “tolerate” and blasts those show any hint of judgment?…

0 Comments / 92 View / August 15, 2014

What’s New in Social Media…and How it’s Useful for Churches

“Facebook is dead.” –  one of my middle school youth about a month ago In the last year I’ve witnessed a mass exodus of middle school and high school kids from the now 10-year-old dinosaur of social media that is…

0 Comments / 209 View / April 15, 2014

Teaching Parents and Youth to Be Safe Online

“Don’t talk to strangers!” I have known this helpful piece of safety advice so long I don’t really remember even learning it. It’s just something I’ve always known. This is something we ingrain in our children as we help them…

1 Comment / 80 View / April 11, 2014

Creating a Social Media Policy

4 considerations when creating a social media policy for your church Continue reading

0 Comments / 68 View / April 1, 2014

Snark, Crackle, Pop Culture: SnapChat

Snark, Crackle, Pop Culture: SnapChat

A new app could be a temptation to youth. Here’s what you should know about it. Continue reading

0 Comments / 93 View / March 7, 2013

Betwixt: Drowning in Technology

Betwixt: Drowning in Technology

I’m curious about how I see technology influencing our everyday middle schooler–the good, the bad, and the ugly effects–right now, at this very moment. Continue reading

0 Comments / 17 View / November 3, 2011

txting 4 ministry

txting 4 ministry

While the quality of text communication is debatable, it is almost guaranteed that your message will be read quickly. Yes, these short bursts of text that are slowly taking all of the vowels out of the English language can actually be useful. Continue reading

0 Comments / 45 View / September 12, 2011

Digital Distractions

Digital Distractions

Are your youth distracted from group time by their cell phones? Try this idea and let us know how it goes! Continue reading

0 Comments / 182 View / July 25, 2011

Youth Ministry Basics: A Technology Dictionary

Youth Ministry Basics: A Technology Dictionary

The world of youth ministry today is driven by technology and a new vocabulary that can be befuddling to many adults. Below is a dictionary of terms of things that youth are using every day. Twitter: noun Twitter is a…

0 Comments / 30 View / December 17, 2009

Know Thy Tech: What They Know & What They Don’t Know

Know Thy Tech: What They Know & What They Don’t Know

Youth know a lot about techology. But there’s also a lot they don’t know…. Continue reading

0 Comments / 17 View / April 14, 2009