The School of Theology. Sewanee: The University of the South


Social Media is Focus of Church Marketing Workshop

Hamilton Hall, Hargrove Auditorium,

The Rev. Joshua Case will be one of two guest speakers at this year’s “Market Your Church” workshop at The School of Theology on April 4, 2014, from 2–5 p.m. The Rev. Scott Gunn, executive director of Forward Movement, will join Case as they discuss social media and its applications in the church. The annual "Market Your Church" workshops are hosted by The School of Theology’s contextual education department and the office of marketing and communications. There is no fee and everyone is invited to attend.

Case is the assistant to the rector for formation at Holy Innocents’ Episcopal Church in Atlanta, Ga. He is an Episcopal podcaster, micro-blogger, and activist. He is a graduate of the Candler School of Theology at Emory University and a professional golf instructor nationally known for his unique way of teaching golf to children as young as four. For years Joshua co-hosted The Nick and Josh Podcast (one of the first podcasts on religion and culture, which reached a listenership of over 250,000 subscribers). Case is currently working on several projects for publication, one of which is entitled: "Digital Jesus, Digital Church: Towards the Prophetic Embrace of Digital Media." He has written for the Huffington Post On Religion blog.

Gunn is an Episcopal priest and certified technophile. In his ministry, he serves as the executive director of Forward Movement in Cincinnati, Ohio. He is a deputy to General Convention, serving on behalf of the Diocese of Southern Ohio. In 2012 and 2009, he served in this capacity from the Diocese of Rhode Island. He’s also on the board of Episcopal Communicators. His blog is “Seven whole days,” where you’ll find his church rants and raves, thoughts about technology, and random musings.

Parking for the workshop is available in the large parking lot next to Cravens Hall and the Tennessee Williams Center, right off Kentucky Avenue.