PDF – Finding a Balance in Communication Styles


In my last Luther Seminary class, a group of us created a ministry resource on the broad topic of communication. The class was all about integrating technology into daily lives and making something productive and helpful out of it for ministry.

This particular resource is a small group leader’s guide meant to help people find their balance between communications styles: technological communication and face-to-face communication.

Here is a PDF of that leader’s guide:

Finding a Balance in Communication Styles

NOTE: If you intend to use this document for anything more than personal viewing, please just let me know through the Contact page. That’s all I ask. Thanks!

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AdamJCopeland.com is Adam J. Copeland’s personal website. He was previously a pastor at a Presbyterian church, and he is now pursuing his PhD in rhetoric, writing and culture. He writes on religion, technology, education, church, and culture. Adam also “drinks scotch, devours sharp cheddar, and asks lots and lots of questions”(About Me Page).

I had the opportunity of hearing him speak at Luther Seminary on the topic of crowdfunding. He is a strong speaker, both engaging and passionate for his areas of interest. Writing and speaking are two of Adam’s main ways for engaging these interests.

He definitely has more to explore himself as he pursues higher education and takes his interests to the next level.

Check out AdamJCopeland.com!

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Four Interviews on the Use of Digital Tools for Personal and Ministry Purposes


One of my Luther Seminary class assignments this Spring entailed interviewing ministry leaders on their use of digital tools both for personal and ministry purposes. I have compiled these interviews below, derived from three different pastors and one worship director. They all offer their take on what tools work for them and for what purposes.

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Job Searching in Ministry


Looking for a job in ministry is not always an easy task. With the right tools and a heart in line with God’s will, you may just be able to find your calling.

Here are a few available online resources to look for jobs:

Check them out!

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Manage Your Event Registrations with Eventbrite


Eventbrite helps you to “Promote, manage, and host successful events” (Eventbrite Home Page). They enable you to sell tickets and manage registrations for any kind of event you want to setup.

Whether you are organizing a community event, setting up a banquet meal, creating tickets for a show or much more, Eventbrite can be the tool to help you organize registrations and sell tickets successfully.

Check it out!

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From Reactive to Proactive Thinking


Reactive thinking means you respond to events as they happen while Proactive thinking means you think forward with anticipation.

Moving from reactive thinking to proactive thinking may help you to better handle your time, deal with events with more wisely, and ultimately take more control of what is happening around you.

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