Digital Culture Ministry
..is everything that the Church needs to do in the 21st Century to move from print-literate culture into the current and future digital culture.
As the world’s primary system of communication changes from print to screen (video, graphics, computers, Internet), today’s primary form for communication is story.
Digital culture people - and that's all of us, but especially those born after 1962 - need to experience the world’s most important Story in story-based worship and teaching.
And since first-century Christians also lived in a story-based culture - though it was oral rather than electronic - digital culture ministry also means reclaiming many of the church's ancient traditions that were forgotten during the "modern" print-literate era.
Those are traditions such as Telling Scripture as story and ancient spiritual practices and ways of prayer, and frequent celebration of Holy Communion.
Digital culture ministry means multiple-intelligence learning methods for both children and adults.
Digital culture ministry means knowing how to use all technologies - projection, music, video, graphics, speaking - together in worship so that digital culture worshippers can experience God.
"Thank you for getting us started on the road to using visuals in worship. By the time you left our team was formed and working. It took a while, but we installed the screen last week!" --Northwest Illinois, 2009
Beth Galbreath both practices and teaches digital culture ministry in her church and others, and has taught Lumicon Institute online courses of its Digital Culture Ministry certification program. She is available to advise and encourage churches beginning to move into Digital Culture Ministry.
"I cannot begin to express how impressed I have been with [Rev. Galbreath's] expertise, patience, and Christian charity as she has helped me learn the ins and outs of the Adobe Premiere Pro CS6 video editing program. A couple of weeks ago, Beth unselfishly spent three hours on Google chat with me to give me an overview of the program and has since graciously answered all my dumb questions.
Her extreme patience in working with a "digital dummy" has been nothing short of amazing. I just wanted to publicly acknowledge what a fine ministry she has in helping to spread the good news via digital media.
- Jim Cyr, 2013