Over the past couple of months, I have had the opportunity to be an intern at the Arkansas Conference of the United Methodist Church, a statewide organization composed of all the churches in Arkansas that call themselves United Methodist. Specifically, I was an intern in the Center for Technology, the group responsible for IT and communications for the Conference. As a part of that group, I had the opportunity to work in a variety of areas, including “Communications and Social Media Strategy, Audience and Branding Development, Storytelling, Video Recording and Post Production, IT Helpdesk and End User Management, Website Development, Arkansas United Methodist Newspaper Production Assistance, Graphic Design, Email and Application Systems Development, and Worship Arts Technology”.
However, I like to think that my internship was more than just a crash course in IT work for a religious organization. It was an opportunity to truly experience how technology has applications in ministry, an idea that I’ve struggled with for a while now. And in the end, I would say that if I had to sum up how the internship affected or changed me, I would do it in three points:
Continue reading Interning with the ARUMC: A Retrospective
IN THIS WEEK’S POST: We’ve reached the end, everyone.
Continue reading Week 12: A Final Word
IN THIS WEEK’S POST: The Les Misérables reference is actually very fitting here for this next-to-last week.
Continue reading Week 11: One (Week) More
IN THIS WEEK’S POST: It’s time to reveal a few things.
Continue reading Week 10: The Big One-Oh
IN THIS WEEK’S POST: So much has happened in the Conference office that I got very side-tracked.
Continue reading Week 9: The Week I (Almost) Forgot To Blog
IN THIS WEEK’S POST: More words, less pictures. This time, though, I just forgot to take photos.
Continue reading Week 8: A Week To REcharge and Clean Up
IN THIS WEEK’S POST: It was such a quiet week, I didn’t even have any pictures.
Continue reading Week 7: A Week Solely In Words
IN THIS WEEK’S POST: SDI, HDMI, HDCP, MFSA, UMM, OMP, and basically enough acronyms to keep 1200 United Methodists happy for a 4-day get-together.
Continue reading Week of #arumc16: The Candy Man Can
IN THIS WEEK’S POST: There is no calm before Annual Conference.
Continue reading Week 4½: The Whirlwind Before The Storm
IN THIS WEEK’S POST: I lock myself in the Spider Hole to get work done, I make many more long-distance calls, and oodles of slides for Annual Conference 2016.
Continue reading Week 4: NASes and Logos and Presentations, Oh My!