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  • Genre:BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
  • SubGenre:Nonprofit Organizations & Charities
  • Language:English
  • Pages:160

eMinistry - Virtual Pathways for Spiritual Leadership

Taking Evangelism into the Cyber Frontier

by Rev. Dr. Lauren Speeth

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When we have questions, whether they be questions of fact or faith, where do we go in search of answers?  More and more the answer these days is the internet. With over 2.4 billion of us online today, being internet savvy is essential for spiritual leaders. Rev. Dr. Lauren Speeth’s eMinistry - Virtual Pathways for Spiritual Leadership serves as a guide for ministers looking to learn how to effectively communicate and expand their ministry online. Written by a lifetime computer programmer and specialist in eMinistry, this book uses real-life examples from eMinistry websites to concisely detail: • How to craft a message that works for you and for others. • Messages: what works, what doesn’t, and why. • Social media – building bridges and growing your ministry. • The basics of creating an effective website. • Learn the language of color, font, symbol and imagery.

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When we have questions, whether they be questions of fact or faith, where do we go in search of answers?  More and more the answer these days is the internet. With over 2.4 billion of us online today, being internet savvy is essential for spiritual leaders. Rev. Dr. Lauren Speeth’s eMinistry - Virtual Pathways for Spiritual Leadership serves as a guide for ministers looking to learn how to effectively communicate and expand their ministry online. Written by a lifetime computer programmer and specialist in eMinistry, this book uses real-life examples from eMinistry websites to concisely detail: • How to craft a message that works for you and for others. • Messages: what works, what doesn’t, and why. • Social media – building bridges and growing your ministry. • The basics of creating an effective website. • Learn the language of color, font, symbol and imagery.

About the author

The Rev. Dr. Lauren Speeth has dedicated her ministry to healing, hope, and harmony. With a background in computers stretching back to the early 1980s, she became fascinated by eMinistry during her religious studies, which she began at the GTU in Berkeley and completed at Bakke Graduate University in Seattle. After earning her Doctor of Ministry in Transformational Leadership for the Global City at BGU, she completed interfaith chaplaincy training at Stanford University Hospital and Clinics and was ordained as a Baptist minister. She also serves as a member of the healing prayer team at a local Methodist Church, and as a member of the Board of Regents of a Catholic college. A computer programmer since 1983, Rev. Speeth worked for many years as an Assembly Language and C programmer and project manager at one of America’s biggest banks, supporting critical international and domestic banking systems. Rev. Speeth uses this expertise daily, directing the Center for NonHarming Ministries, www.nonharmingministries.com, and as a key team member in the multimedia production company Elfenworks Productions, LLC, and Elfenworks “In Harmony with Hope.” In all of these endeavors, Speeth and her colleagues leverage high-tech experience and a gift for storytelling to foster creative solutions that advance pro-social change, on the cutting edge of hope. They produce award-winning films, multimedia, and online multi-lingual content that attracts viewers all over the world, and fresh tools to empower ministers, social entrepreneurs, and aspiring change agents young and old. As a lifelong educator, Speeth has an abiding interest in practical tools and clear explanations. To that end, In addition to this book, Speeth has authored several books focused towards lasting, positive change through social entrepreneurship, including Intelligence & Compassion in Action and Tracks of Hope, and directed several documentaries, including Ireland The Celtic Way and What Green Can Be. Recently back from India, where she taught theology and transformational ministry, Rev. Speeth has also taught social entrepreneurship, graduate business ethics, introductory and advanced computer and statistics courses, computer math, project management, and IT security at local colleges and universities. In addition to her DMin from BGU, Rev. Speeth also holds a BA in Psychology from Mills College of California, an Executive MBA from Saint Mary’s College of California, and a DBA from Golden Gate University. She completed an interfaith chaplaincy internship at Stanford University, where she had previously studied computer security, earning an Advanced Computer Security Professional certificate. She holds lifetime California Community College Teaching Credentials in Finance, Management, and Computers. A lifetime musician and violinist by training, Rev. Speeth lives in California with her husband, family, and dog.

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