Social Media and Internet technologies are an integral part of our lives in the 21st century. The same should be true of our congregations and the ministerial approaches of religious leaders. This course will describe the contemporary technological context of the U.S. in which ministry occurs. It will address potential worship innovations, community interactions and spiritual practices around the use of Facebook, Twitter, blogs, video and other technologies. The course will creatively explore the potential strategic advantages of such technology as well as ways to avoid possible roadblocks to incorporating these technological features in the life and functioning of any congregation. Guest speakers will include a number of leading authors and clergy in the field.