CONTEXT FOR THIS WORKThe need for this work emerged from our e-Formation Learning Community and our conviction that effective 21st-century church leaders need fluency in new media to navigate digital and hybrid spaces. Our vision for this site is that it become a trusted resource for theological educators of all disciplines seeking to incorporate digital literacy formation across the ministry preparation curriculum. Explore the Vision
We interviewed digitally innovative teachers & leaders in seminaries and other ministry formation organizations to identify themes, locate assets, and build consensus about the future of training ministers for culturally competent communication and leadership.
RESEARCH PARTICIPANTS INTERVIEWED
HOURS OF RECORDINGS ANALYZED
INNOVATIVE EDUCATORS IDENTIFIED
Digital Literacies for MinistryThrough our research, we identified seven digital literacies for ministry. They represent our best effort to enumerate crucial competencies for ministry at a time when technology is reshaping culture and religion practice. Watch this video in which Sarah Stonesifer introduces you to the literacies and click below to explore further. Explore the literacies
What do the digital literacies look like in the classroom? The resource page offers assignments, teaching activities, and how-to guides which highlight the literacies in action. You may use these resources as-is, tailor them to a specific discipline or audience, or simply peruse them to ignite your own imagination.
ASSIGNMENTSExamples of how instructors can provide students the opportunity to demonstrate their learning while at the same time practicing a digital literacy.
TEACHING ACTIVITIESPedagogical resources and classroom activities (rather than graded assessments) that engage students and model active learning using digital tools.
HOW-TO-GUIDESThese offer starting points, reflection questions, guides to creation tools for both novices and experts, and sometimes step-by-step instructions or process guidelines.