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Teaching Parents and Youth to be Safe Online (4/11/2014)
  Teaching kids to be safe online isn't any different than being safe off line.
Digital Distractions (7/25/2011)
  Are your youth distracted from group time by their cell phones? Try this idea and let us know how it goes!
In All Things-Teaching the Gospel Using Media (3/1/2004)
  Veteran DCE Bob McKinney has long approached youth programming with a media-mindset. His article provides impactful direction for using media to reach youth with the message of Christ.
Skit: Tech Driven Worship (3/1/2005)
  In this original skit about a tech-driven worship experience, if it can go wrong, it probably will. Who would have thought projecting song lyrics on the big white wall would have taken so much planning? And why do donuts always take such a priority?
Movies as Messages of God (3/1/2004)
  Good movies touch the deepest human experiences and can thus be useful in discussing spiritual matters. This article discusses some of the better ways to go about introducing movies into your youth program.
To Entertain the Masses-Proper use of Media in Worship Settings (3/1/2004)
  Entertainment can be a scary word to use with worship, but read this article to see how it may be great for you!
The Power of the Modern Parable (2/6/2007)
  It may be difficult to figure out when or why to use media. One simple rule-of-thumb is to use your media just as Jesus used his parables...
Advertising and the Christian Message (10/1/2005)
  Advertising provides us with the opportunity to develop an awareness of the fit between the idea being advertised and our interests. But how useful is advertising in the congregational setting? This article provides one perspective.
Veritas: Facebook Frenzy - What's Your Status? (7/2/2007)
  Social networking utilities present youth workers with a new media by which they can build connections with students. Consider the possibilities and the potential pitfalls of going digital with your youth.
Get Connected - Your Ministry Depends On It (7/2/2007)
  Technology has invaded every aspect of our lives and it's changing the way we connect with one another. Technology calls for a balanced approach. Ignoring new technologies that are available for ministry is a mistake. Equally obvious is that giving up face-to-face time with youth is a mistake. To continue reaching this generation of students, we must leverage this technology into effective ministry. Consider four tips to help you along the way.
Overhauling Your Toolbox: New Tools for Ministry (2/4/2009)
  DCE Jason Christ presents several new technologies that can help you in ministry.
Youth Ministry Basics: A Technology Dictionary (12/17/2009)
txting 4 ministry (9/12/2011)
  While the quality of text communication is debatable, it is almost guaranteed that your message will be read quickly. Yes, these short bursts of text that are slowly taking all of the vowels out of the English language can actually be useful.
Using Facebook for Ministry (2/4/2009)
  Get an in-depth look at what Facebook is and how you can use it to enhance your ministry to youth.
Filtering Media Messages in a Christian Home (3/1/2004)
  This Parenting Point by Mary Halberg discusses how parents might approach the problem of questionable TV content and set fair limits in their homes.
Snark, Crackle, Pop: Tween Facebook (5/11/2010)
  At what age is it appropriate for tweens to join social networking sites? Should there be a stronger enforcement of age restrictions?
Snark, Crackle, Pop: Fall 2010 Movies (8/31/2010)
Snark, Crackle, Pop: Social Media Blackout (10/19/2010)
  Could you go a whole week without Facebook? Could your teens? What about Twitter? YouTube? Does the thought comfort you or send you spinning into withdrawal?
Snark, Crackle, Pop: The iPad (2/15/2010)
Snark, Crackle, Pop: Don't Let the TV Stop You! (4/13/2010)
Snark, Cracle, Pop: Digital Media (4/28/2010)
  Digital media is slowly taking over as the most used media by children and teens.
Snark, Crackle, Pop Culture: Happy Birthday, iPod! (11/15/2011)
  If you can wrench the iPod from a teenager's hand, you can have access to their entire music library and see quickly and easily what kinds of music they listen to most often.
Snark, Crackle, Pop: Facial Recognition (12/13/2011)
  There are moments when technology evolves so fast that we almost miss the importance of what has been discovered.
Snark, Crackle, Pop: Cell Phones...Love 'Em or Hate 'Em (11/9/2009)
What's New in Social Media...and How it's Useful for Churches (4/15/2014)
  A brief look at what's new in social media, and some tips on how churches can use it.
Betwixt: Drowning in Technology (11/3/2011)
  I'm curious about how I see technology influencing our everyday middle schooler--the good, the bad, and the ugly effects--right now, at this very moment.
Creating a Social Media Policy (4/1/2014)
  4 considerations when creating a social media policy for your church
The Christian Educational Music Video, part 2 (3/3/2009)
  A continuation of last month's discussion on making music videos for your group.
Know Thy Tech: What They Know & What They Don't Know (4/14/2009)
  Youth know a lot about techology. But there's also a lot they don't know....
KNOW THY TECH - The Modern Age of Digital Technology (10/3/2008)
  In this new column on using technology in ministry, DCE Aaron Hansen first looks at the cell phone.
Tech - The Phenomenon of Online Gaming (11/5/2008)
  How to use online gaming to connect with youth and families
The Christian Educational Music Video (2/4/2009)
  Get tips on how to make your own music video for your youth group!

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