In this issue:
  • Digital Storyteller Kimberly Knight leads our webinar on November 17
  • Feature article by HiRho Y. Park
  • It's time to renew your membership for 2016
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Strategies for Digital Storytellers

with Kimberly Knight
Tuesday Nov. 17 2pm ET


Social media is not about technology, it is about people. As church leaders, our digital efforts should be invested in connecting with community not marketing church. Writing for the web is not like writing a sermon, not like writing a research paper and most certainly not like writing a report for a church council. If everything we write, post or tweet echoes with our own voices, it can help build and strengthen relationships with the many different people who make up our communities.

In this session Kimberly Knight will explore authentic and engaging writing styles for blog posts, email newsletters and social media posts. She will also share digital strategies that have been the guiding light for her digital footprint.

Kimberly Knight is the Director of Digital Strategy at Agnes Scott College, the Minister of Digital Communities for Extravagance UCC and a popular blogger with Knight’s article “Sacred Space in Cyber Space” which first appeared in Reflections, a journal of Yale Divinity School, was quoted extensively in Church in The Inventive Age by Doug Pagitt. A graduate of Candler School of Theology, Knight is a social media coach, marketing consultant, online organizer and technology specialist with a passion and deep commitment to online ministry.

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Continuing Education: A Lifelong Discovery

by HiRho Y. Park

The nature of continuing education, employing the Confucian understanding, is that of self-cultivation in relation with others by nurturing empathetic capability.

Learning is a process of discovery of true self and others. The goal of continuing education, from Wesley’s perspective, should be the transforming of one’s life to make a difference in the world. The purpose of continuing education is to grow together in love as a thoughtful human community.

To cultivate and nurture effective Christian leaders in a postcolonial context, continuing education must embrace a transformative component that nurtures spiritual and theological formation, professional development, and healthy living. Striving to learn is to accept God’s invitation to participate in the creative works of love in the human community. Resistance to learn is a sign of arrogance. Learning is life, and life is about discovery. When we learn, we discover the transforming power within us that can also transform others—and change our world.

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HiRho Y. Park is the Director of Clergy Lifelong Learning for the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry of The United Methodist Church. She oversees the continuing education and spiritual formation for clergy and provides support for United Methodist clergywomen, including racial and ethnic clergy in areas of theological education, enlistment, and research. She holds a Ph. D. degree in Practical Theology from the Boston University and a doctor of ministry degree from Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington DC.

This article first appeared in The Clergy Journal, January/February 2011. It is reprinted with permission.

Membership Renewal Time

It's that time of the year: time to think about Christmas presents, and Spring programs, and renewing your ALLLM membership.

Your membership fees help us support you,
and other providers of lifelong learning programs
through our webinar series,
our e-newsletter
and periodic face-to-face conferences.

There is no change in the fees for 2016.
$30/year for retirees and students
$60/year for individual practitioners
$100/year for institutional membership (up to five members)
$200/year for institutional membership (unlimited number from your institution)

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