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Money, Mission, and Media: Insights and Strategies for 21st Century Ministry – video report

Money, Mission and Media

Money, Mission, and Media:
Insights and Strategies for 21st Century Ministry

A collaborative conversation hosted by the Presbytery of Philadelphia (PCUSA),
the Southeastern Pennsylvania Synod (ELCA), and The Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia

Money, Mission and Media sponsors

Ministry in the twenty-first century presents unique challenges and fresh opportunities for the church. At the forefront of these changes are questions about stewardship, mission, and the ever-evolving world of social media and technology. What does stewardship mean and look like in the midst of our present realities? How can we leverage technology and new media as a means of grace and platforms to bear witness to the good news of Jesus Christ? How can the mission of our churches be strengthened and empowered by new models of stewardship and community formation? Presenters Adam Copeland, Mihee Kim-Kort, Keith Anderson, and fellow Philadelphia-area ministry practitioners explored these questions, gaining insight and developing strategies for supporting our mission and ministries today at this September 27, 2016.Here are recordings of the presentations and discussions from this event, useful for anyone in ministry, and with learning which can be applied to every day life.

Adam CopelandPresentation 1: Adam Copeland – Stewardship for the Church in the Twenty-First Century

Adam Copeland serves as Director of Stewardship Leadership at Luther Seminary in St. Paul, Minnesota where he teaches and directs the work of the Center for Stewardship Leaders. An ordained Teaching Elder in the Presbyterian Church (USA), he is editor of Kissing in the Chapel, Praying in the Frat House: Wrestling with Faith and College (2014). He is pursuing a Ph.D. in rhetoric at North Dakota State University where his dissertation will analyze how congregations and non-profits use crowdfunding. His next book, Making Stewardship Whole will be published by Westminster John Knox Press in 2017. Find him online at or follow his tweets @ajc123.


Mihee Kim-KortPresentation 2: Mihee Kim-Kort – Media as Mission for the Church in the Twenty-First Century

Mihee Kim-Kort is an ordained Presbyterian (PCUSA) minister with degrees in divinity and theology from Princeton Theological Seminary and English Literature and Religious Studies from the University of Colorado in Boulder. Currently she juggles various jobs including being a wife to another Presbyterian minister, raising three children, and ministering to college students as the staff person for UKIRK @ IU. She is the author of Making Paper Cranes: Toward an Asian American Feminist Theology, Streams Run Uphill: Conversations with Young Clergywomen of Color, and co-author with her husband Andy Kort of Yoked: Stories of a Clergy Couple in Marriage, Family, and Ministry.


Fishbowl Conversation and Panel with Local PCUSA & ELCA Ministry Leaders


Keith AndersonPresentation 3: Keith Anderson – Framing a Theological & Practical Response for Church in a Digital World

Keith Anderson is a pastor at Upper Dublin Lutheran Church near Philadelphia, author of The Digital Cathedral: Networked Ministry in a Wireless World (Morehouse, 2015), and co-author of Click2Save: The Digital Ministry Bible (Morehouse 2012). In his writing and speaking, Keith maps the changing American religious landscape and the practice of ministry as it is shaped by the adoption of digital technologies. He serves on the editorial committee for Odyssey Network’s ON Scripture lectionary commentary series and the advisory board for the Day 1 radio program. He has taught at Andover-Newton Theological School, Columbia Theological Seminary, and The Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia.


Panel Discussion with Adam Copeland, Mihee Kim-Kort, and Keith Anderson


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