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Overview Today pastors must navigate the bewildering seas of "the digital age." Here, Jewell discusses specific ways that today's technological tools such as the Internet, digital video, and music can enhance youth groups, worship services, educational ministries, and evangelism.
Publishers Description As if ministry wasn't challenging enough, today pastors must also navigate the bewildering seas of "the digital age." But what technologies are right for our church, and how do we use them? Wired for Ministry offers practical strategies for integrating technology and ministry while keeping a watchful eye on potential technological pitfalls. Remembering that technology is the medium and not the message, Jewell discusses specific ways that tools such as the Internet, digital video, and music can enhance youth groups, worship services, educational ministries, and evangelism. Pastors, Christian educators, youth leaders, and Sunday school teachers will rely on this useful guide. Jewell's wise introduction to the process of bringing technology into ministry will be indispensable for Christian leaders and "lay-techies" everywhere.
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Ministries Today - 05/01/2004 page 92
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Studio: Brazos Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.02" Width: 6.03" Height: 0.6" Weight: 0.64 lbs.
Release Date Feb 1, 2004
Publisher Brazos Press
ISBN 1587430754 ISBN13 9781587430756
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More About John P. Jewell
John P. Jewell is director of instructional technology and distance learning at the University of Dubuque Theological Seminary. He's author of New Tools for a New Century: First Steps in Equipping Your Church for the Digital Revolution, and pens a weekly newspaper column--"Positive Living"--for The Shoreline Leader (Racine, Wis.). Jewell lives in Dubuque, Iowa, with his wife and their youngest daughter.
Reviews - What do customers think about Wired for Ministry: How the Internet, Visual Media, and Other New Technologies Can Serve Your Church?
More fluff than stuff Apr 2, 2007
I was disappointed by this book. Perhaps my level of sophistication with the Internet, multimedia and computers in general gets in the way of my opinion, but I found myself asking "Where's the beef?" over and over. I ended up skimming through the book, looking for some new insights, but never quite found them.
On the positive side, for a non-technical audience unfamiliar with the power of the Internet and multimedia, the book would be a reasonably good introduction to the potential of these tools.