#CNMAC13 Speaker Profile: Clare Elevique @ClareElevique

We’re excited to have been involved in pulling together such a strong line-up for the fourth Christian New Media Conference (9th November 2013, The Brewery, London), so we’ve given all the speakers the opportunity to answer a few questions:

ClareEWho are you, what do you do, and how does your story feed into #CNMAC13?

I am Clare Elevique I am the Communications Team Lead for Jesus House London. My areas of expertise are Digital Communications channels, demographically relevant content, UX and Online visitor statistic analysis & Creative Design.

Can you give us a sneak peak into your session at #CNMAC13?

I will be sitting on the panel, ‘Better Blogging’. I will share information on how online written content can be used to reach out to your local community and the unchurched. How to increase readership and engage others to get involved in your church blog/social media.

The theme for 2013 is Reimagining Church. Share a dream for what church could look like in 2023

I would love to see church expand into mobile accessibility, where you would be able o download your local churches app and have 24 hour access to church, pastors and resources and advice at your finger tips. As we move ever faster into the age of digital media, I would not only like to see the church keep up with this wave, I would like to see the church right up there as forerunners, embracing new gadgets and finding ways to get the youth enthused and in touch with church.

We have a number of #digidisciple(s) writing for the @bigbible project. What do you think the digital age means for discipleship?

I think the digital age is a huge door being opened that can be used in endless ways to enhance discipleship. The digital age should really put Jesus and the Word of God into the daily lives of all. The youth (18-30) have always been the ‘missing generation’ in church, the minute they turn 18 they go off to college and begin the journey of ‘finding themselves’ and we see a huge drop in attendance to church. The digital age should mean that we can provide many ways for the youth to stay connected with Jesus.

Outside of your own session, what are you most looking forward to at #CNMAC13?

Hearing how to engage the youth, volunteers and how church as a business can improve.

Check out Claire’s website, more on the conference itself where we’d love to see you (easy to book here), or some of the videos we’ve started to upload with reactions from last year’s conference delegates.

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