Pfeiffer University, CEF to host workshop about Internet use for ministry
Pfeiffer University and the Christian Educators’ Fellowship are sponsoring a regional workshop, “CE 2.0 – Christian Education and the Internet: A Link to the Issues, Needs and Possibilities of the Internet and Educational Ministry.” This two-day conference on Sept. 11-12 at Pfeiffer University allows Christian educators to explore the realm of technology and the Internet. This conference covers: 1) Safe Sanctuaries and the Internet; 2) the basics of social networking (Facebook, YouTube, Twitter); 3) Education Using the Internet; 4) a basic look at the philosophy and theology behind Internet Ministry; 5) Spiritual Formation on the Internet and 6) Those Left Behind (A look at those not linked into the Internet.) The registration fee of $50 is due by August 1st. For more information e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or go to CEF Workshop at Pfeiffer.
DOT steps up enforcement of church vehicle regulations
The U.S. Department of Transportation has begun enforcing regulations regarding vehicles of “Non-business PMCPs” which include churches, private schools, scout groups, and other organizations that may purchase or lease buses for the private transportation of their respective groups. If the vehicle meets one of four criteria and crosses state lines, it must comply with regulations or face fines of up to $11,000 per day: a) has a combination vehicle weight of more than 10,001 lbs.; b) transports between 9 and 15 passengers (including the driver) for compensation; c) designed to transport 16 or more passengers; d) transports hazardous waste materials. Churches are strongly urged to review the descriptions and policies posted on the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration website Dept. of Transportation to make sure church and daycare vehicles comply.
Award of Excellence in Youth Ministry
The Award of Excellence in Youth Ministry is presented to a local church youth group each year at Pilgrimage. The application deadline is Aug. 31. Applications are available at: Youth Ministry. The Conference Council on Youth Ministries will make the selection of the recipient at their September meeting. The award will be presented during the Saturday, Nov. 14, morning session at Pilgrimage at the Crown Coliseum in Fayetteville.
Those youth and youth groups willing to offer leadership at Pilgrimage, Nov. 13-15 at the Crown Coliseum in Fayetteville must do so by Aug. 31. The opportunities (and how to sign up) are as follows:
a) House Band – youth must submit an application (available upon request from email@example.com) and must attend the audition.;
b) testimonies – youth must submit their testimony in writing to firstname.lastname@example.org or Youth Ministry, PO Box 10955, Raleigh, NC 27605 with a recommendation from their pastor or adult youth leader as well as contact information for that adult;
c) dance, drama, etc. – youth groups offering an act of worship such as dance, drama, etc. must submit a description of the act of worship and the leader contact information;
d) DVD’s – youth groups wishing to offer a DVD from their group must mail it to Youth Ministry, PO Box 10955, Raleigh, NC 27605. The DVD must meet the following criteria: involve the whole group, relate to the theme “Peace Like a River”, and offer good audio and visual quality (in other words clarity in picture and verbally understandable). Note: DVD’s of youth group mission trips will not be accepted. Pilgrimage brochures will be mailed out for the second time in early August. The brochure and poster are available for download at: Youth Ministry.