With the internet being dubbed the 8th continent, Facebook being the gateway into hundreds of relationships and most university classrooms looking like the picture below, it’s a no brainer to start thinking about how to train students in the principles and tactics to make their online time count for eternity. I need your help to design some training for students.
I’m headed to Cru’s Big Break conference in Panama City next month where the conference team is trying something new. They desire to augment the life on life evangelism students do on the beaches with some digital training to help students use tools intentionally to bring Christ into the conversation online.
I’m the only one who signed to teach this gig, probably because I’m designing the content from scratch (almost). This is where you come in. I need you to glance through what I have planned for tactics so far, tell me what I should do different, what I should trash or add. Keep in mind that we’re trying to be principle based, helping students live out evangelism principles that they can practice for the next 50 years of their lives. I’ve got 1 hour for 3 days with them. Most everything needs to be able to be done from a smart phone. The hour will be broken up into about 15 minutes of principles and introducing tactics, 30 minutes of workshop, and 10 minutes of debrief.
Day #1 – Explore!
- Comment and invite conversation with 10 friends, looking for windows to the soul. *Tip make a Facebook list of the people you want to be intentional with.
- Post an everystudent.com article or Global short film in your timeline and invite a conversation? “Tell me what you think about this?”
Day #2 – Pictures!
- Post at least 3 High Quality pictures on Facebook (ups timeline visability). Tag friends and comment “We miss you!” Invite conversation. Picture will be available via Tumblr blog from conference photographer.
- Post an everystudent.com article or video on your feed and ask a question. “Today, how important is your spiritual life?”
- Tactic #3 Work on writing 1 minute video of how God is at work in your life or how he has changed your life. It must end with a question that invites conversation. We’ll record this tomorrow.
Day #3 – Sometime!
- Record that video you wrote yesterday and post to Facebook. Tag your friends and family.
- Set up gospel conversations back on campus using a “Sometime” question via text or Facebook. “Sometime I’d like to hear more about what you believe about spiritual things, would you be up for that?” We used this at our Winter Conference and it has been a huge hit.
What would you do differently if you were in charge?
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