Buffalo Seminary Programs
2017 Lectures Seminars & Workshops

In Cooperation with the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in West Virginia
(Partially funded by the Oreon E. Scott Foundation)


The Church and Social Media: Effective Use, Avoiding Abuse

February 16-17, 2017

Cost: $40

Mountainside Conference Center, Bethany College

Presenter:
Rev. Allen Harris
Regional Minister, Capital Area

Do you know how and when to use Twitter? Do you, should you start a blog? Should your church post YouTube videos of events or sermons? Instagram? Facebook? Come and explore.

How can social media help us spread the Word and build the Kingdom? Also be prepared to explore the negative side of social media: bullying, the temptation toward plagiarism, gossip, misrepresentation (unconscious or willful).

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The Ethics of Influence and Persuasion

March 13-14, 2017

Cost: $40

Mountainside Conference Center

Presenter:
Rev. Nathan Day Wilson
Senior Minister of First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Shelbyville, Ind.

Clergy, whether they wish it or not, are invested by their congregations with considerable influence and a forum for persuasion. Indeed, we all exert influence and engage in persuasion daily. But do we do so ethically? Do we step back when we should step forward? Do we abuse our influence and power? How can we know that our use of influence and power are for the good of the Kingdom and not the good of ourselves or our narrow constituency? Come and explore the ethics of influence and power.

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2017 Oreon E. Scott Lectures

April 24-25, 2017

Mountainside Conference Center, Bethany College

Presenter:
Brian Mclaren
Author of The Great Spiritual Migration (2016).

Mclaren is a much sought after and very gifted lecturer. His books have provided signpost for those looking toward the new shape of Church in the 21st Century. Don't miss this one!

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