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Articles in Category: Social Media and Pastoral Transition

Social media and new digital technologies bring a new layer of consideration, and, in some cases, complication to the call process and pastoral transition.In this series of blog posts, I reflect on issues related to digital media and transition as I concluded my ministry at Redeemer and began my new call at Upper Dublin.

Digital Disentanglement (Social Media and Pastoral Transition, Part 1)

tangled wiresMuch of the conversation around social media and pastoral transition revolves around whether and how to stay connected to former parishioners on social media. I address this in another post. However, I also want to highlight some of the other, less discussed, ways technology plays a role in pastoral transition.

One important step in pastoral transition is digital disentanglement - handing over access, control, and information about the congregation’s website and social media platforms to those that remain.

This can be a bigger job that we expect. Often, we don't appreciate how digitally integrated we have become in our ministry settings until its time for us to leave.

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