“Click, Connect and Love:
The Impact of Social Media on Clergy, Congregations and Families”
July 29, 2017 9:30 a.m. -3:00 p.m.
New Life UMC
2600 Bond Avenue
Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania 19026
Texting, ghosting, twitter, snapchat and Instagram. Social media is now an unavoidable and overarching aspect of our life together. Whether we’re waiting in line, crossing the street, riding the train or trying to get work done, the pull of social media is always with us.
As church leaders it’s hard for us to keep up with the changing landscape of all the ways people are connecting online. We also lag behind in establishing ethical practices for social media use for ourselves and our congregations.
At the same time, announcing events, having conversations with friends and relatives separated by time and distance, finding support for life’s challenges and issues and being able to feel understood and heard by a community are also part of our online lives.
About Our Presenters:
Kristine Seitz M.Ed, MSW, LSW, specializes in the impact of social media both clinically and in her research. Her interactive style and breadth and depth of experience and know-how adds to her engaging presentation style.
Ms. Seitz is currently pursuing a Ph.D. at Widener University in Human Sexuality Studies where her research and experience involves all aspects of technology and relationships; communication, online dating, positive impacts, revenge pornography, sexting, and use in affairs. She has several practice locations in South Jersey including the Council for Relationships in Voorhees.
Wanda Sevey, MDiv, LMFT, is an ordained clergy member of the United Church of Christ. After serving congregations for 20 years she is now a full time licensed Couple and Family Therapist with Council for Relationships and is a Clinical Fellow and Approved Supervisor in the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy. She is the Director of the Clergy Training Track in the Postgraduate Training Program, helping clergy sharpen their skills in counseling with the option of getting on the track toward state licensure in the field of Marriage and Family Therapy. She also teaches ethics in the Thomas Jefferson Couple and Family Therapy Masters Program.
The cost is $35 which includes a light breakfast, lunch, and materials. Registration is limited to 50 persons. .5 ceu’s will be awarded.
Active clergy who are members of and serving within the EPA Conference are expected to acquire four CEU’s within each quadrennium, including at least .5 ceu for sexual ethics.