Online Mission and Ministry: A Theological and Practical Guide

Online Mission and Ministry: A Theological and Practical Guide

by Pam Smith

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Overview

Many clergy and churches are now taking to the internet and social media to promote their churches or ministries, but few have thought through some of the difficult pastoral and theological issues that may arise. 'Virtual vicar' Revd Pam Smith guides both new and experienced practitioners through setting up online ministries and considers some of the issues that may arise, such as: Are relationships online as valid as those offline? Is it possible to participate in a 'virtual' communion service? How do you deal with 'trolls' in a Christian way? What is it appropriate for a clergyperson to say on social media?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780281071517
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
Publication date: 02/19/2015
Pages: 146
Product dimensions: 5.47(w) x (h) x (d)

About the Author

Pam Smith worked in education, women's health, and prison chaplaincy before being ordained in 2004. She has been actively involved in online Christian communities for ten years and is currently web pastor and priest in charge of i-church, the online ccommunity started by the Diocese of Oxford.

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