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Welcome to the AI For Ministry Masterclass: Beginner to Advanced

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Discipleship Ministries found success and great feedback in response to our Beginners Webinar series and our Advanced AI Workshop. We’re now updating and repeating both in sequence with each other. If you want to unlock the potential of AI for your ministry, in Harnessing AI for Church Excellence, this Beginners Guide will help you set up and engage with AI Large Language Model technology and give you access to our prompting templates.

In our Advanced AI for Ministry workshop, you’ll join a Slack workspace community of fellow ministry leaders learning and engaging in advanced application of these technologies tailored to your ministry, building personas to assist with daily tasks and crafting your own ministry guidelines for appropriate and ethical use.

Whether you're starting with little to no knowledge of AI or looking to deepen your expertise, our courses are tailored to meet your needs and help you integrate AI seamlessly into your ministry work.

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Course Outlines

Harnessing AI for Church Excellence: A Beginner’s Guide for Clergy and Laity

Two Week Course Outline:

  • Session 0: Orientation and Setup for LLM's
    • Pre-Recorded: An introductory session to get you set up and ready.
  • Session 1: Introduction to AI LLMs and Applications in Church Ministry
    • Date: August 12, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. (CDT)
  • Session 2: Implementing AI for Enhanced Productivity
    • Date: August 19, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. (CDT)

Advanced AI for Ministry (Participation limited to 75)

Six Week Workshop Outline with 5 sessions plus elective sessions and community workspace involvement on Slack:

  • Slack Workspace Opens to participants
    • Date: August 25
  • Introduction and Welcome (Live Session)
    • Date: August 26, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. (CDT)
  • Lesson 1: Advanced Prompting and Personal Productivity (Pre-Recorded)
    • Launch Date: August 26
    • Homework time expectation: 45 minutes to 1.5 hours
    • Homework due date: September 2 by 11 a.m. (CDT)

  • Lesson 2: Strategic AI Integration & Ethical Frameworks (Pre-Recorded)
    • Launch Date: September 2
    • Homework time expectation: 45 minutes to 1.5 hours
    • Homework due date: September 10 by 11 a.m. (CDT)

  • Lesson 3: AI for Ministry Tasks (Live Session)
    • Date: September 9, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. (CDT)
    • No homework, begin to ideate your final AI Project

  • Lesson 4: Implementing Your AI Project (Live Session)
    • Date: September 16, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. (CDT)
    • Homework time expectation: 1 to 2 hours
    • Homework due date: October 7, 11 a.m. (CDT)

  • AI Project Examination and Farewell (Live Session)
    • Date: October 7, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. (CDT)

Why Enroll?

  • Boost Efficiency: Learn AI-driven strategies to streamline administrative tasks, allowing more time for disciple-making.
  • Establish Guidelines: Create a solid framework for AI use within your ministry to ensure responsible and effective application.
  • Develop Skills: Master AI tools through practical exercises, from crafting compelling prompts to generating meaningful content.
  • Inspire Innovation: Harness AI for brainstorming and strategic planning, opening new pathways for community engagement.
  • See Real Benefits: Learn from success stories where AI integration has led to significant productivity and operational improvements.

Workshop Highlights:

  • Skill Application: Practical applications of AI in ministry tasks, including content creation and prompt crafting.
  • Engaging Community: Private Slack channel for ongoing engagement and questions, sharing challenges, updates, and homework.
  • Interactive Experience: Participate in live sessions and Q&A for a deeper understanding of AI tools.
  • Project Planning: Conclude with a concrete plan for AI implementation supported by a structured framework for pilot projects.

Participant Feedback:

We’ve received great feedback on both our Beginner and Advanced courses. Here are some testimonials from our participants:

“I think the class has 100% been worth the value! I have learned so much and am just not as afraid to try/play around with LLMs. Learning how to give SOLID prompts is priceless.” - Jessica Campbell

“I am seeing more ways I can use AI to help me refine my work and to clear up some headspace to focus on other activities that I need to be present for (i.e. pastoral care visits, community meetings). I have already received a very big 'bang for my buck.'” - Dr. Felicia LaBoy

“Definitely helpful to think through how to integrate AI into everyday tasks.” - Jonathan Ruch

“I wanted to express how much I am enjoying the work and finding great value in this course. Thank you for offering it.” - Russel Morrow


Are You Ready?

Register now! Limited spots available. Don't miss your chance to transform your ministry with AI.

Scholarships Available for the Advanced AI for Ministry workshop: Need-based assistance is available. Inquire at [email protected].

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