I am avid surfer….not the kind that involves boards and water, but the kind that has a laptop and uses your fingertips.
When I became the Coordinator for Children’s Formation for St. Gabriel the Archangel Church in Louisville, Kentucky just two years ago, one of the main goals with my ministry was to help my catechists locate quality and relevant resources on the web to supplement teaching our Sunday Religious Education classes. The internet is chock-full of useful supplemental resources (crafts, videos, music, classroom management, and much more) to use in your ministry.
As a parish catechetical leader, I used to regularly send out emails with my late night surfing finds. Many of my catechists loved them. At first, I started a typed list…this become burdensome and I soon discovered I could not remember exactly what idea or resource was attached to the (sometimes) meaningless URL address.
Then it “clicked” one night when surfing Pinterest … this medium can be used to help me in my ministry. And thus, the St. Gabriel Religious Ed. & Faith Formation board (named so due to the limited number of characters) came into existence. http://pinterest.com/cynisit/boards/
Why Utilize Pinterest?
As a catechist – Pinterest is already full of useful supplemental resources to use in your ministry. Supplemental resources should be approved by your program director first for authenticity.
As a parish catechetical leader – Pinterest is an easily accessible way to link your catechists with many kinds of supplemental resources that you have pre-approved for them to use.Cyndi Marlow
Coordinator of Children’s Formation
St. Gabriel the Archangel Parish
Louisville, KY 40291