There are two ways to think of a digital missioner –
what she does (function),
and what applications her work can have (scope).
Let’s talk Scope, first.
Scope of a Digital Missioner
Yin: Pastoral Care. The scope of work includes pastoral care of parishioners and members of community.
Yang: Evangelism-Formation-Mission. The yang is a little more complex – it’s another constantly shifting cycle. Reaching new people, forming the people we have, equipping people for mission in the world. The work of a Digital Missioner applies here, too.
Functions of a Digital Missioner
The Functions of a Digital Missioner are four-fold and constant, like the four main points of a compass rose.
Leadership Formation. The Digital Missioner is here provide leadership formation, teaching and mentoring so that clergy and lay leaders can easily and seamlessly integrate useful innovation into their pastoral care, evangelism, formation and mission activities.
Content Creation & Development. The Digital Missioner provides original content – copy – as well as edited and redacted content for the variety of platforms – eBooks, Apps, sites and more.
Architecture Creation & Development. The Digital Missioner creates original architecture and works with others to develop a community’s vision of the needed innovation – the App itself, the eBook, the site itself, and not simply the content within it.