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Digital discipleship: How to create connectional ministry using social media

We’re living in a digital world. What can ministry look like online? Let’s talk ideas and strategy.

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90-minute webinar with Q&A
April 4, 2024, at 7:00 p.m. EST

On-demand replay will be available

Join Outlook Editor/Publisher Teri McDowell Ott in a conversation with skilled, experienced digital communicators about what it looks like to speak love effectively in a digital world. Panelists include PC(USA) “TikTok Pastor” Bethany Peerbolte, Washington National Cathedral’s inaugural Pastor for Digital Ministry Jo Nygard Owens, Outlook Social Media Producer Jesy Littlejohn, and Outlook managing editor Dartinia Hull.

Together, the group shares their approach to social media as a tool for connectional ministry. Then, there will be a time of Q&A where audience members can ask practical and theoretical questions.

Is TikTok worth the time and investment? Should my church revamp our Facebook page? How do I grow my nonprofit’s followers on Instagram? Should the goal of online ministry be in-person gathering? If I want my church to attract more young people, do we need to be on social media? We’re covering topics like these and more. Come and join us!

About our panelists:

Bethany Peerbolte’s ministry includes ministering to roughly 285,000 followers on TikTok about a progressive, inclusive faith. The community Peerbolte (she/her) helped to create online resulted in the 1001 New Worshiping Community Our Tapestry, a digital community focused on decluttering faith, working for justice and encouraging one another. Follow Bethany at @RevBethany on TikTok and Instagram.

Jo Nygard Owens (she/her) is an ordained PC(USA) pastor and experienced communicator. Her consulting business Vibrant Church Communications has led design campaigns for individuals and churches as well as produced packs of social media graphics. In her work as the Washington National Capital Cathedral’s inaugural pastor for digital ministry, she is the primary shepherd for the church’s digital congregation. This includes launching new digital tools and fostering online communities. You can follow Jo @jonygardowens.

Jesy Littlejohn (they/them) is the Outlook’s social media producer where they schedule, recruit, design and manage our social presence. Before coming to the Outlook, Jesy worked as the digital minister for Warner Memorial Presbyterian Church and Tech Director at Oaklands Presbyterian Church. They are also the co-host of the “Embracing Race: Conversations with Truth and Intention” podcast and Director of Operations for More Light Presbyterians. Follow Jesy @jlittle0608 (IG) and @JT_Littlejohn64 (X).

Dartinia Hull (she/her) is a lifelong communicator. She came to the Outlook with years of experience in journalism as well as her Master of Fine Arts in creative writing. In her previous work, Dartinia has helped publications and organizations maximize their social media strategy. Outside of work, you can find Dartinia going viral for her “Cranky Editor” videos. You can follow Dartinia @dartinia — Cranky Editor lives there and on TikTok @thecrankyeditor.

What do I get when I order?

When you order today, you will receive a link to the webinar recording.

What is the price?

We ask that you pay $15 for individual viewing and $40 if the recording is going to be viewed by a group. If your group is larger than 25, please email rwestry@pres-outlook.org for pricing.

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This webinar is one way that Presbyterian Outlook funds our ministry of being a prophetic, pastoral and independent publication focused on creating trustworthy resources and spaces for conversation. Thank you for your support.

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