Luddites, leaders, life-long learners:
Catholic Communication in the age of Pokémon Go
What: Media & Ministry
When: Saturday, 24 September, from 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Where: St Columba Centre, 40 Vermont St, Ponsonby
- Catholic Communication in the age of Pokémon Go
- How to create & maintain a parish app
- The story of St Thomas Aquinas Parish, Tauranga and their App + the inside story of how your parish can get one too.
No charge, lunch provided
Register by 20 September – firstname.lastname@example.org or online (bottom of page)
Presenter: David Mullin
Are you a social media leader, a total technological Luddite, or someone prepared to continue to be a learner? Or is that all irrelevant as you chase Pokémon around the streets of Auckland?
• We’ll ask why we should use social media.
• We’ll explore what the social media age offers those of us who communicate on behalf of the Church.
• We’ll discuss what more we can do.
• We’ll leave with a framework based on the Catholic Tradition as we deepen our contribution to the digital age.
• We’ll have fun doing it.
This session will use the lens of ongoing analysis and results of survey-based research by the Catholic Enquiry Centre (NZ). We will explore how leaders and luddites can contribute to successful and measurable social media initiatives if we continue to understand ourselves as learners in a fast paced world of change. The aim will be to identify the core elements that characterise a Catholic approach to social media use. Participants will learn some skills, analyse the context we work in, and engage in dialogue about the issues facing us all in the social media space and beyond. We will look at what we can do to broaden our understanding of communication in and behalf of Church contexts beyond newsletters, practical reminders, and PokéStops.
The takeaway from the session will be a framework for Catholic parishes to utilise as they explore their contribution to and place in the digital age.
Register for the “Media & Ministry” Forum here.