Here's what people have said about
their eMinistry class experience:
an amazing sort of ministry eMinistry is! This is one of the most
constructive uses of technology I can imagine.
is especially helpful in complementing the limited resources of the
smaller parish, i.e., any parish which has one
and little or no specialized support staff. (Diocese
ministry going....a special gift for those who can't take part in the
traditional meetings at the church...
mothers, older people who can't get out easily.....and just everyone.
(Diocese of Southwest
was great to hear other voices concerned about the same thing...It was
fantastic to remember I am part of
greater and that there are resources out there that I can tap into easily
without too much financial burden......
Thank you very much for starting
this educational ministry. Cost-wise it is very effective....It is a
networking with others in similar situations. (Convocation
of American Churches in Europe)
thought the class was very good, helpful and with concrete ideas and
suggestions, not just theory..... I thought
was an excellent teacher. I also appreciated the other
participants' feedback and questions. Thank you for
providing this service. For someone as isolated as we
are, this was a great opportunity for ongoing education.
of Northern Michigan)
wealth of resources provided (online resources, suggested activities) were
all things that are helpful to integrate
my own planning and encourage me to think outside the box in designing
programs.....I had never taken a
I was very interested in how the whole process works. I think
<the leader> did a great job
way. Since I am a very visual person and I like to be able to see
who I am
talking to, this
is a challenging format for
me, but I still found it beneficial. (Diocese
Many thanks. How rich and interesting this was for me. Thanks for putting in the time to make this happen.
(Diocese of Rhode Island)
Great class last
night. So wonderful hearing from so many people with similar
passions all across the US.
Funny, I almost
wrote "seeing" instead of
hearing! I really could "see" many of the people, even
"seen" one or two.
I learned a great deal in the two hours. Loved that this could be done in the warmth and privacy of my home.
That made it seem more intimate than being in a meeting room at church. Thanks for coming up with this concept!
teleclass is an excellent way to be connected with other Christians trying
to be the best "co-workers" for
they can possibly be. I particularly liked the opening prayer that
we all said together. I am so
with what others are doing to create more love and justice in God's
world. I have gotten some
class. The telephone takes some getting used to, but I like it a lot
because I can't go to a lot of education
for time and financial reasons. (Diocese
so much for making this kind of forum available for everyone. What a
neat way of making all kinds of content
ideas available to people who would never be able to access it in any
(Diocese of Central Pennsylvania)
I was a bit hesitant about the class "working for me" because I usually feel a need to watch as I listen -- watch
the speaker and take in body language and emotion. I was pleasantly surprised that the class was such a good
experience for me. (Diocese of North Carolina)
This was very helpful to me. I was beginning to ask the questions to which the conference is beginning to
answer. I'm aware that face-to-face groups would be more effective <but> ...use of the phone spreads the awareness
of this program over wide areas. (Diocese of Washington)
The format of using the phone and being able to create an environment in my home that is conducive to the content
greatly aided my experience....When I am sitting in a class somewhere else the class time is a learning for use in
the future. The teleconference allows me to have an cognitive and experiential involvement where a class atmosphere
only allows me a cognitive experience. I also find my focus is better on the phone as I am not distracted by the
movement of others. (Diocese of Bethlehem)
While the course leader....introduced several different topics and presented information on them, we were
able to discuss our ideas freely. There was good interaction.....I liked the discussion format and the content.
It all worked for me.
(Diocese of Ohio)
cannot honestly think of anything that did not work. It is more difficult
to have discussions by phone since it tends to be
anonymous. However, it is so much better than no discussion or
connecting with others and the phone is
to most of us. Getting to conferences and meetings becomes a
logistical nightmare for many. Picking up
phone is much easier......Good job. Well worth my time to be a
We thoroughly enjoyed participating in the class last night....Your internet ministry is a beautiful and creative thing.
Thank you. (Diocese of Western Michigan)
I must I admit I was a bit skeptical about the "teleclass" concept and the organization of 12 people on one phone
call. But once I was in on the call, talking with people literally thousands of miles away, I was surprised how smoothly
it went. The content was excellent; the coupling of thoughts and ideas that I know will help my parish and my campus.
I would recommend eMinistry to anyone in search of answers to their congregation's needs. (Diocese of Spokane)
I really enjoyed the class. I didn't realize there was so much I didn't know!!!! It was helpful to hear what other
churches are doing. And I was delighted that no one "hogged" the time. Bob is an excellent facilitator AND teacher.
It was pretty give and take with the participants. I definitely want to do this again. Thank you. (Diocese of Michigan)
This is a good learning format - not intimidating, full of information, and easy to access. Wayne <the class leader>
made it very comfortable. (Diocese of Spokane)
I really liked the class and it has helped me take a different perspective on the Parish's finances. I am excited that I
will be able to use the information learned and share this perspective with my Parish community. (Diocese of
Thank you for offering this teleclass. I have learned so much from all of the participants. It was so inspiring to hear
what other Christians are doing as missionaries in God's world. (Diocese of Arizona)
Super idea. My first time to try this. It certainly was well worth the time. I look forward to the resources coming as a
result of the teleclass. Any additional information would be greatly appreciated if a follow-up class were presented....I
thought the teleclass was very well prepared and presented. I felt comfortable just listening. I appreciate the knowledge
shared from the instructor and participants. (Diocese of Eastern Michigan)