Free Webinar: Integrating Technology in Religious Education on a Parish Budget

I will be offering a free webinar sponsored by Sadlier Religion on May 2:

It should come as no surprise that technology is an increasingly important component in education. But how can catechists makes use of these tools without breaking the parish’s budget? In this hour-long webinar Jonathan F. Sullivan will outline three simple strategies for using low-cost tech solutions that are approachable and appropriate for parish-based catechesis. He will also walk you step-by-step through three sample activities that utilize these strategies. Parish and diocesan catechetical leaders will also receive tips on how they can help catechists use technology responsibly.

This webinar will be offered at 4p ET (3p CT) and 7p ET (6p CT); click on the times to register. I hope to see you there!

Webinar Notes: Using the Parish Web Site to Power Adult Faith Formation

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Thank you to everyone who participated in my webinar “Using the Parish Web Site to Power Adult Faith Formation” sponsored by the Adult Faith Formation Committee of the National Conference for Catechetical Leadership! Here are the notes and links I mentioned during the presentation as well as the PowerPoint slides; I’ll have the video up as soon as it’s available.

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Free Webinar: Using the Parish Web Site to Power Adult Faith Formation

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On April 10 I will be offering a free webinar in conjunction with the Adult Faith Formation committee of the National Conference for Catechetical Leadership:

Everyone knows that they “need” a web site for their parish — but what do you do with it once you have one? How can you best use your parish web site to reach out to adults? And what does this have to do with the “New Evangelization?”

This webinar, presented by Jonathan F. Sullivan, will assist parish catechetical leaders in strengthening their web site and other online platforms as an “engine” for adult faith formation. It will demonstrate the necessity of a modern, user-friendly web site and specific strategies for creating and maintaining a strong adult faith formation presence on a parish web site.

I hope you will join us for this webinar!

Notes and Resources: Using New Media for Professional Development

Thank to everyone who participated in my webinar today on using new media for professional development in catechesis!

Here are my notes, a link to the opening prayer from the USCCB,  and some of the resources I mentioned during the webinar:

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Free Webinar: Using New Media for Professional Development

Online platforms such as Facebook, LinkedIn, webinars, and podcasts offer amazing opportunities for connecting to catechetical resources and leaders across the country — and the world!

How can you use these tools to develop your skills as a catechetical leader? What resources are available? And what are the best ways to find these resources?

I will explore these questions and offer practical tips and resources for using new media for professional development as a catechetical leader during a free webinar on Monday, August 6, at 1p (Central Time).

You can register online for free at www2.gotomeeting.com/register/423170146.

This webinar is co-sponsored by the  National Association of Parish Catechetical Directors, the National Conference for Catechetical Leadership, and the Diocese of Springfield in Illinois.

Free Grant Writing Webinars for Catholic Organizations

My office is offering three free webinars on grant writing for Catholic organizations. Each webinar will cover a different facet of the grant writing process and will include two handouts for participants. Kristin Olsen of grantsgalore.net will be our presenter.

The topics and dates are:

Grant Writing: An Overview
Thursday, October 20, 9a (CT)
Register at https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/873292987

Grant Writing: Cultivating Prospective Grantmakers
Thursday, October 27, 9a (CT)
Register at https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/909622466

Grant Writing: The Finishing Touches
Thursday, November 17,  9a (CT)
Register at https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/809406395

These webinars are free to anyone interested in learning how to write and submit grants for their Catholic school, parish, or ministry.

Video and Footnotes “ 9 ½ Social Media Strategies for the Church

Last night I offered a webinar on social networking tips and tricks for Catholic parishes, schools, and other ministries:

Thanks to everyone who participated! As promised, I’m including footnotes and suggestions for further reading:

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Free Webinar – 9 ½ Social Media Strategies for the Church

On March 24 at 7p (CT) I will be offering a follow-up to my previous webinar, Reaching Parishioners with Facebook. This free webinar will focus on constructing a social media strategy for your parish, school, or ministry:

You’ve designed the perfect Catholic school web site, set up your parish Facebook page, and got your DRE on Twitter. Now what?! This free webinar will outline 9 ½ effective social media strategies for Catholic parishes, schools, and other ministries. Find out the most important piece of information that should be on your home page; how to jump-start your Facebook page; and why your parish shouldn’t be on Twitter — but your pastor should! Sponsored by the Diocese of Springfield in Illinois and the National Conference for Catechetical Leadership.

Register for free online at www2.gotomeeting.com/register/520350218.

Video and Footnotes – Reaching Parishioners with Facebook

Tonight I offered a free webinar on using Facebook to build and strengthen relationships with parishioners. The video is now available:

The following are some additional resources and recommended reading:

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Upcoming Webinar: Reaching Parishioners with Facebook

image by Br LLew OP/FlcikrCCNext   month I will be offering a free webinar on creating and maintaining a parish Facebook page:

With over 500 million active members, Facebook is the most popular social networking site online. Chances are that many of your parishioners are already there.

Is your parish?

This free webinar will explore why parishes should have a presence on Facebook and how they can connect with their parishioners by setting up a Facebook page.

Participants will watch step-by-step as a Facebook page is set up in real time. Tips will also be shared on how to make the best use of your page once it is set up.

While I’m focusing on parish pages, this webinar would also be ideal for anyone looking to set up a Facebook page for a Catholic school or other ministry.

The webinar will be held on November 17th at 7p (Central Time). To register, go to www2.gotomeeting.com/register/806466658.

This webinar is sponsored by the Office for Catechesis of the Diocese of Springfield in Illinois and the National Conference for Catechetical Leadership. I hope to see you there!