Click 2 Save: The Digital Ministry Bible

Free sample

A practical, how-to guide for faith communities that want to reach out and build meaningful relationships through social media.
 
With the advent of the digital age, technology has become a part of everyday life. But while social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube allow people to stay up-to-date with the latest trends and share all aspects of their lives, they also create opportunities for ministries to offer inspiration and support—and extend a welcoming invitation to participate in congregational life before people ever step through the door.
 
Drawing on extensive research and practical experience in church and other ministry settings, Click 2 Save provides useful, how-to guidance on effectively using social networking sites to enrich and expand your connection to your congregation every day of the week.
Read more
Collapse

About the author

Elizabeth Drescher, PhD, is Adjunct Associate Professor of Religion & Pastoral Ministry at Santa Clara University. She holds a PhD in the Graduate Theological Union and an MA in Systematic Theology from Duquesne University. Her commentary on religion in American life has appeared in The AtlanticThe San Francisco Chronicle, The San Jose Mercury News, The Washington Post, and Christianity Today, as well as other popular and academic publications. She is also the author of Tweet If You ♥ Jesus: Practicing Church in the Digital Reformation and Choosing Our Religion: The Spiritual Lives of America’s Nones.
 
Read more
Collapse
Loading...

Additional Information

Publisher
CPG
Read more
Collapse
Published on
May 1, 2012
Read more
Collapse
Pages
208
Read more
Collapse
ISBN
9780819227751
Read more
Collapse
Read more
Collapse
Read more
Collapse
Language
English
Read more
Collapse
Genres
Religion / Christian Church / Growth
Religion / Christian Church / Leadership
Religion / Christian Ministry / Pastoral Resources
Read more
Collapse
Content Protection
This content is DRM protected.
Read more
Collapse
Read Aloud
Available on Android devices
Read more
Collapse

Reading information

Smartphones and Tablets

Install the Google Play Books app for Android and iPad/iPhone. It syncs automatically with your account and allows you to read online or offline wherever you are.

Laptops and Computers

You can read books purchased on Google Play using your computer's web browser.

eReaders and other devices

To read on e-ink devices like the Sony eReader or Barnes & Noble Nook, you'll need to download a file and transfer it to your device. Please follow the detailed Help center instructions to transfer the files to supported eReaders.
To the dismay of religious leaders, study after study has shown a steady decline in affiliation and identification with traditional religions in America. By 2014, more than twenty percent of adults identified as unaffiliated--up more than seven percent just since 2007. Even more startling, more than thirty percent of those under the age of thirty now identify as "Nones"--answering "none" when queried about their religious affiliation. Is America losing its religion? Or, as more and more Americans choose different spiritual paths, are they changing what it means to be religious in the United States today? In Choosing Our Religion, Elizabeth Drescher explores the diverse, complex spiritual lives of Nones across generations and across categories of self-identification such as "Spiritual-But-Not-Religious," "Atheist," "Agnostic," "Humanist," "just Spiritual," and more. Drawing on more than one hundred interviews conducted across the United States, Drescher opens a window into the lives of a broad cross-section of Nones, diverse with respect to age, gender, race, sexual orientation, and prior religious background. She allows Nones to speak eloquently for themselves, illuminating the processes by which they became None, the sources of information and inspiration that enrich their spiritual lives, the practices they find spiritually meaningful, how prayer functions in spiritual lives not centered on doctrinal belief, how morals and values are shaped outside of institutional religions, and how Nones approach the spiritual development of their own children. These compelling stories are deeply revealing about how religion is changing in America--both for Nones and for the religiously affiliated family, friends, and neighbors with whom their lives remain intertwined.
©2019 GoogleSite Terms of ServicePrivacyDevelopersArtistsAbout Google|Location: United StatesLanguage: English (United States)
By purchasing this item, you are transacting with Google Payments and agreeing to the Google Payments Terms of Service and Privacy Notice.