Using Technology in Youth MInistry

technology Presbyterian Youth Ministry

Here are some productive ways to use technology in Youth Ministry.

Using technology to COMMUNICATE more effectively

  1. Texting
  2. Websites
  3. Mailchimp for sending email updates
  4. Twitter
  5. Posting blogs using WordPress, Blogger, etc.

Using technology to CONNECT for each other

  1. Deepening community through Facebook groups, Snapchat, Instagram, etc.
  2. Sharing photos of events and activities via Dropbox, Flickr, Instagram, Photodex, Smilebox, Snapchat, etc.

Using technology to COLLABORATE on events & projects

  1. Managing events and projects using Base camp, Google Docs, Evernote, etc.
  2. Gathering feedback and data from people via online polling such as Survey Monkey, Constant Contact, etc.
  3. Using Free Conference Call, Skype, FaceTime or Google Hangout in lieu of face-to-face meetings.
  4. Storing and sharing documents via Boxy, Dropbox, Google Docs, iCloud, Skydrive, Sugarsync, etc.
  5. Using Signup Genius, Eventbrite, Cvent to manage registrations and donated items.
  6. Using Google Calendar to share schedules among, staff, boards and all members.
  7. Using Square, PayPal or Google Checkout to receive payments.

Using technology to EQUIP people with a life-shaping faith

  1. Provide live and recorded trainings through platforms such as Adobe Connect, Go To Meeting, Slideshare and Webex.
  2. Using Videos from Godtube, Vimeo, Youtube to support and train people.
  3. Creating slideshows and movie clips to celebrate ministry activities, train leaders and and highlight ways the congregation is living into its mission (iMovie, Photodex, Smilebox, etc.)

Using mobile phone/tablet apps to  manage workflow (iOS & Android apps)

  1. Creating and managing blogs (WordPress & Blogger)
  2. Video conferencing (Facetime or Skype)
  3. Store documents and confidential information (Dropbox, Google Docs, mSecure, Sugarsync, etc.)
  4. Faith Formation (Vibrant Faith at Home, FaithTalk Series,
  5. iLife/Work Suite (Garage Band, iMovie, Keynote, Numbers, Pages) and Office 365
  6. Listen to books, news or podcasts (Audiobooks, Audible, iCatcher, Umano)
  7. View or share photos (Dropbox, Flickr, Instagram, Snapchat, PhotoCard)
  8. Project Management (Base camp or Google Docs)
  9. Read the Bible (CCEL NRSV, Glo Bible, )
  10. Read books and magazines (iBooks, Kindle, Oyster, TED books, Zinio)
  11. Social Media (Facebook, Google+. Instagram, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Tumblr, Twitter, etc.)
  12. Video (Godtube, Wingclips , Vimeo,)
  13. Emailing and texting (Group Email and GroupText, Messenger)
  14. Training Platforms (Adobe Connect, Go To Meeting, Slideshare, Webex)
  15. Travel (Expedia, Weather, Maps, Google Maps, Fly Delta, National Geographic Parks)
  16. Personal utilities (Duolingo, Pedometer, Recordium, mSecure, Passbook)