Media: The Power to Attract and Instruct. The Christian Church Can Use Multiple Forms of Media to Bring Youth to Youth Groups and Teach Them Right and Wrong . Slideshow by Liam Brown. Why Is Media Important?. Kids Grow Up in a Media Saturated Environment The average American home contains:
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The Christian Church Can Use Multiple Forms of Media to Bring Youth to Youth Groups and Teach Them Right and Wrong.
Slideshow by Liam Brown
Kids Grow Up in a Media Saturated Environment
Research and studies show:
If we hadn’t been willing to use technology in the past, think how slow our work would have progressed . . . We depend upon technology to help us fulfill the huge assignment we’ve been given (to carry the gospel to the ends of the earth). Of course God can use the humblest methods and means to finish His work. But He chooses to use us and the things we create. Why not use technology to better communicate God’s grace and love?
Passport News, Summer 2004 (6)
We need a vision of the future, especially a future affected by the use of sound pictures. We should stress the development of the religious motion picture for constructive teaching, for religious education, not merely in the Sunday school but in the church itself. There are 195,000 churches in this country, Protestant and Catholic, and there is no reason why we should not use the talking picture to hear the greatest preachers and the greatest choirs in the country. We could send those pictures to the smallest churches where they have never had the opportunity to hear the great preachers. Today between 15 (percent) and 20 percent of the churches are always vacant. We could fill up those seats by means of motion pictures.
Dr. William Carter, 1929, Presbyterian pastor from Brooklyn (7)
After 2 weeks a person remembers:
Five Key Questions
More useful questions the youth should ask
"I believe everyone in the field of youth work needs to know how media
affects teens in both good and bad ways. It impacts, even shapes,
their entire lives. Kids are spending great amounts of time on Internet
sites that have no rating systems or watchdogs. As a youth pastor,
I will never let my guard down."
Denny Burda, Peace Lutheran Church in Burnsville, Minnesota
(1) Studying Media Effects on Children and Youth: Improving Methods and Measures, Workshop Summary, Alexandra Beatty, 2006, http://www.nap.edu/catalog.php?record_id=11706#toc
(2) Youth and Media Facts http://www.soundoffforpoverty.org/youth-media-facts.php
(3) YOUTH: Material World Puts Price Tag on Values , Center for Media Literacy http://www.medialit.org/reading_room/article221.html
(4) THE INFLUENCE OF MEDIA VIOLENCE ON YOUTH (page 1), Craig A. Anderson, Department of Psychology, Iowa State University http://www.psychologicalscience.org/pdf/pspi/pspi43.pdf
(5) Archives of General Psychiatry , http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/29021070/
(6) Passport News, Summer 2004, http://www.plusline.org/article.php?id=4785
(7) Dr. William Carter, 1929, Presbyterian pastor from Brooklyn http://www.faithvisuals.com/help/articles/thewhysandwaystousemedia.html
(8) Muddy River Media, June 11, 2008 http://www.muddyrivermedia.org/blog/muddy-river-media/2008/june/n/why-use-media
(9) Using Popular Media in Youth Ministries, ELCA Youth Ministries Help Sheet, ttp://archive.elca.org/youth/helpsheets/popularmedia.html
(10) Ministry and Media, http://www.ministryandmedia.com/about.asp
(12) Discussion with Youth Minister John McCants of Trinity Church EFCA in Covington, Louisiana
(13) Five Key Questions That Can Change the World, Jeff Share, Center for Media Literacy, 2005, www.medialit.org
(14) TEACHING STUDENTS TO EVALUATE THEIR MEDIA CONSUMPTION , Mark Artrip, Feb 2008, http://markartrip.wordpress.com/2008/02/02/teaching-students-to-evaluate-their-media-consumption/