Emily’s Top 2012 Books

Here are my top book picks for the year 2012: -The Definate-ish Guide for Using Social Media in the Church, Bruce Reyes-Chow Bruce Reyes-Chow’s new-ish book is a great read and resource for both social media novices and sages. It’s … Continue reading

Advent in August: A Crazy College Ministry Idea

Advent is weird in higher education. Good weird but still weird. Advent officially begins when we are in the last swings of class and start prepping for finals but officially ends after we have left for the semester. So the … Continue reading

Social Media Tip #5: It’s Not For Everyone

5. Social media is not for everyone or for everything. Individuals and communities need to know what they’re going for and what medium or social media platform will be best for that. If you are looking to streamline communication between … Continue reading

#ga220, Social Media, and Relationships

Yesterday I had the opportunity to participate in a social media discussion at the Presbyterian Church (USA)’s General Assembly that is meeting this week. Myself, Jordan Whitt with PC(USA) Special Offerings, Ryan Kemp-Pappan, and Andy James were on the panel. … Continue reading

Mild Rant: I Doubt the Church Wants Young Adults

It’s time to stop blaming young adults. It’s time to stop blaming young adults for “leaving” the church. It’s time to stop blaming young adults for the declining membership of churches. It’s time to stop blaming young adults for being … Continue reading

Upon being an Intern; or, What Makes a Good Ministry Internship?

I am in the second full week at my summer internship. My co-intern and I were together all last week for orientation and whatnot, but this week we split up to go to different churches. It’s really hard to go … Continue reading