Digital Ministry — The Gateway to transformation evangelism.

 

Hosted by: Adventist Learning Community, Big Data + Social Media, Communication, Youth Ministries

The Digital Ministry Core Concentration is designed to empower leaders, pastors, and members to use low-cost resources for ministry and develop data-based strategies to reach people within their scope of influence. Methods include becoming an expert in smartphone photography, seeking resources for ministry through micro-learning methods, unlocking hidden potential of young adults in the church, learning digital discipleship, adopting corporate branding, and producing transformative content for social media.


Tuesday, January 15, 11:45 am – 1:00 pm


 

 

 

Using Media as a tool of Evangelism Presented by Andrew Ashley, Director of The Haystack & Potluck, Adventist Learning Community

Platforms like Facebook, and Instagram, are great for social engagement. However, those same platforms could be used as tools to reach the unchurched and share the truth of the gospel. I want to show you the practical ways that this can be done.

Meeting Room/Venue: 27 Picuris/Convention Center


Tuesday, January 15, 11:45 am – 1:00 pm


 

 

 

PraisePix: An Instagram Ministry Presented by David Mwansa, Digital Marketing Specialist, Founder, @PraisePix

The way young millennials interact and engage with the gospel is changing every day. This presentation describes the story of PraisePix, an online ministry that grew over 20,000 followers in a little over a year and how other ministries can get more active on social media.

Meeting Room/Venue: 27 Picuris/Convention Center


Tuesday, January 15, 11:45 am – 1:00 pm


The Digital Discipleship Model for Churches Presented by Jamie Jean Schneider Domm, Digital Strategist, North American Division

Learn how local churches can create and empower digital disciples, while adding low-cost technologies to its available resources to reach, disciple and provide community. Local churches are uniquely positioned to combine traditional methods with technology to amplify its message throughout the greater community while becoming more effective at creating meaningful connections.

Meeting Room/Venue: 29 Sandia/Santa Ana/Convention Center


Tuesday, January 15, 2:45 pm – 4:00 pm


Washington Conference Case Study: The Application of Smart Data for Religious Non-Profit Decision Making Presented by Panelists: Harvey Alférez, Professor, Montemorelos University, Heidi Baumgartner, Communication Director, Washington Conference,

Montemorelos University, Heidi Baumgartner, Communication Director, Washington Conference, Jamie Jean Schneider Domm, Digital Strategist, North American Division, and Paul Hopkins, Director, Social Media + Big Data Services, North American Division, Jamie Domm

Words have power, wielded with equal force and different measure. Numbers have meaning, but a limited voice to convey. Good alone. Synergistic together. Many of us come from an Adventist culture and work environment that depends on storytelling to connect with its members. We share with others and one another, and we have a history of making decisions based on mental shortcuts and anchoring biases from those accounts. Intuition-based decision making has its place, but with the availability of tools, that shouldn't be the primary option. Better decisions at our organization require quantitative and qualitative information, weighted with the traditions and experiences, we know. 

Meeting Room/Venue: 29 Sandia/Santa Ana/Convention Center


Tuesday, January 15, 2:45 pm – 4:00 pm


NAD Brand Guidelines: An Overview of the NAD’s New Look Presented by Kimberly Luste Maran, Associate Director, Communication, North American Division and Dan Weber, Director, Communication, North American Division

While the Seventh-day Adventist Church does enjoy a certain amount of name recognition, do people really know who we are, and what we stand for? When any official church group (departments and entities, including churches, conferences, unions, and division) shows no association with the church in their marketing materials, two things happen: the opportunity to appear unified is lost, and our visual disconnection is perceived as unreliability — the brand is weakened. This workshop will give an overview of the new NAD Brand Guidelines, which will help us work together to properly brand all touch points — including connections between entities — to strengthen our overall brand.

Meeting Room/Venue: 27 Picuris/Convention Center


Tuesday, January 15, 4:15 pm – 5:30 pm


Relevant Online Content for Youth Presented by Keith Bowman, A.D. of Pastoral Professional Development, Adventist Learning Community, and Justin Khoe, Digital Missionary, That Christian Vlogger

People everywhere are wondering how to have success as a digital missionary. Take the time to meet a successful YouTube digital missionary and leave with a few tools and some inspiration to make your own contribution. How do we unlock the hidden potential of young adults in our church? Learning how to empower them. Speaking their language means more than just stepping out of the way. It means mingling your wisdom with their desires and equipping them with the resources for success!

Meeting Room/Venue: 27 Picuris/Convention Center


Tuesday, January 15, 4:15 pm – 5:30 pm


 

 

 

Killer Smartphone Photos Presented by Jay Wintermeyer, Assistant to the President for Communications, Upper Columbia Conference

Discover how to up your social media game with effective use of smartphone photography. When used correctly, smartphones can produce images that look just as good as those produced with more professional equipment. Learn simple ways to dramatically improve your social media punch when taking pictures with your smartphone (or any camera).

Meeting Room/Venue: 29 Sandia/Santa Ana/Convention Center