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Webinar August 16, 2017
If you are a youth minister, you know the important challenge of keeping in touch with your youth. From announcements, to meeting times, to checking in for prayer – youth ministers need a way to reach the teens they serve.

This webinar describes overall strategies for communicating, for example: when and how to include parents and families in communication. We also discuss specific tools and platforms, for example: group texts, and a program called Band.

The slides are available as a Google presentation: Webinar Slides for Staying in Touch with Youth

Panelists and Host
We are excited to welcome our two expert panelists, both of whom bring years of youth ministry experience, as well as savvy communication strategies.

Randall Curtis is the Ministry Developer and Evangelist for Youth and Young Adults in the Episcopal Diocese of Arkansas. Randall has over 20 years of experience in youth ministry, and is the coordinator of the Forma Certificate of Youth and Family Ministry. He lives in Arkansas with his wife, daughter, two pugs, and more tortoises than he admits to his wife.

Santi Rodriguez is the Youth Minister at Christ Church in Alexandria, Virginia. He specializes in spiritual formation and the relationship between prayer and social media. Santi is married and has a son, age 8. He enjoys photography, running, classic films, and reading biographies.

Resources
1. Invitation to a Band.us "sandbox" to see if it's right for you: Try Now

2. Texting permission language from Santi (click to enlarge).

 


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