Welcome to IC 2013!

Casting the .NET: Evangelizing in Our Digital World

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Today technology stands as the pre-eminent vehicle to share the Gospel with others.  This ever evolving Digital World challenges us to learn ever new ways to share and hand on the faith.

To respond to this evangelical challenge, you are invited to join us January 28 – January 31, 2013 for the Fourth (4th) International INTERACTIVE CONNECTIONS CONFERENCE as we celebrate this “Year of Faith”.  You will come to…

  • Network with others serious about integrating technology into their teaching and pastoral ministries.
  • Learn from those leading the way in integrating technology tools to share and deepen the faith with others.
  • Share your everyday ministry best practices as a – catechist, teacher, parish or diocesan directors/staff, enthusiast or advocate, pastor, associate, newbie and anyone involved in parish catechetical and pastoral ministries.

Checkout the list of workshop presenters to see who will be available to network with you over the conference days.  Come to meet those who are the pioneers in integrating technology into their ministries.  We are all eager to learn and share new ways to evangelize and share the faith with one another.

Bishop Jason Gordon

Keynote speaker Bishop Jason Gordon, Bishop of the dioceses of Bridgetown, Barbados and Kingstown, St Vincent and the Grenadines, comfortable with the iPad and iPhone, will address the following:

How do we Evangelize in a digital culture-civilization?  We are experiencing a new culture, with a new language, and a digital civilization.  How do we evangelize differently to share the Good News?  Faith is standing with the Lord, so as to live with him – Rediscover, Reinvigorate, Arouse, Transform, and Witness.

Our universe is alive with sparks of Divine Presence.  Handing on the tradition consists in using our resources to release the energy of the Good News.  In today’s Digital World, how we use our resources to awaken a new experience of Jesus, that will stir others to discover a deep rooted relationship with God…with Jesus…with the new tools that we now have at hand?

Monday evening:  The Year of Faith: A Grace-ful Opportunity for the Digital Disciple

In this talk I will look at the dynamics of the Year of Faith, beginning in Blessed Pope John Paul’s vision for the Third Christian Millennium, and culminating in Pope Benedict’s vision and commitment to the New Evangelization. In this talk we will then explore the nature of faith in an ever changing technological civilization. then we will explore the relationship between technology and the rapid transformations that we have witnessed in the last forty years. Most importantly we will explore the grace-ful opportunity that this Year of Faith opens to the digital disciple.

Tuesday morning: The New Evangelization: A Call to Digital Missionary Discipleship

In this talk we will explore the foundational elements of the New Evangelization in the thinking of Blessed Pope John Paul. We will then further explore the challenges of the New Evangelization for the Catholic today. We will then examine the four spheres of the New Evangelization–The Family, The Parish, The School and The Digital Landscape. We will finally reflect on how we can grow in Digital Missionary Discipleship.

Interactive Connections 2013 co-locates with the Florida Educational Technology Conference  to benefit from over 200 sessions featuring current and emerging technologies, as well as best practices developed through research and experience.  The FETC Expo features over 500 vendors offering new ideas by cutting-edge leaders in educational technology.

Two CEUs from the University of Dayton are included in the registration.

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