We believe the story of God’s love in Jesus Christ has the power to transform lives, communities, the world. This story has come to us because generations of disciples have shared what they know with the people around them… and they told someone… who told someone… who told someone. The story is now ours to pass along.
We have the opportunity to amplify the message of God’s grace in powerful new ways. Social media platforms like Facebook can help us spread the Good news and build a community of disciples. If we learn to use them well, our neighbors will quickly learn how they can join us in sharing God’s love in the world.
Through a grant from the Synod of the South Atlantic, every congregation in Cherokee Presbytery is invited to be a part of a collaborative learning and training opportunity in Digital Discipleship with our brothers and sisters in Flint River and Northeast Georgia Presbyteries – FOR FREE!
Here’s what’s happening…
A Weekend Retreat
The three presbyteries will gather October 12-13 at Columbia Theological Seminary for a joyful time of building relationships and growing in our understanding of how we can proclaim the Gospel in a digital age.
Hands on Tools
Following the weekend, every church in the presbytery will have the chance to try out new social media tools to share events and activities with a broader community than ever before.
A Year of Support
Participants will work together with social media John Fong to crate engaging posts and monitor their impact. Presbyteries will collaborate and connect so we can all learn from one another.
What should you do to participate?
Identify two people from your church to take part in the retreat at Columbia Seminary in October. That’s where you will learn all that is available to your church over the next year or so as we learn and practice together. After that, you will have a chance to develop a team of SuperUsers in your congregation who will help you carry the word of what the Spirit is doing among and through your congregation to the community in powerful ways. More information and opportunities to register will be coming your way soon.
Jesus sends us into the world… and the world is at our fingertips.
Let’s be faithful and fearless Digital Disciples!
Click these links below to download a brochure and poster you can use to talk about Digital Disciples in your congregation!