We know what it means to be a good citizen. We follow the law, obey local regulations, and listen to governmental authorities. From a young age, children learn how to be good citizens of their city, state, and country.
But there is a new kind of citizenship—digital citizenship: the appropriate and responsible use of technology. Now, educators and parents have the responsibility of teaching children how to be God’s faithful people in a digital world.
Faithfully Connected integrates biblical principles with the concepts of digital citizenship for the formation of young people in a variety of educational settings. Drs. Boche and Hollatz speak authoritatively as Christian educators with a pulse on the generation growing up with digital media as its first language.
Whether in the classroom, church, or home, Faithfully Connected equips you to teach students what it means to be both a digital citizen and a faith citizen. Lesson plans and discussion guides for Christian schools and catechism classes are included.
Praise for Faithfully Connected
“[A] precious gift to pastors, parents, and especially Christian educators around the world. ”
—Dr. Bernard Bull, Vice Provost for Curriculum and Academic, Innovation at Concordia University Wisconsin and Author of Digitized: Spiritual Implications of Technology
“A road map to be safe, savvy, faith-filled digital citizens on the information highway.”
—James G. Rush II, English (EFL) Instructor, Luther University—Yongin, South Korea
“Show[s] classroom teachers, pastors, layleaders, and parents how to prepare children with the skills and traits of godly citizens for a future we can’t predict.”
—Tim Schumacher, Assistant Professor of Educational, Technology, Concordia University Irvine
“A must-read for Lutheran educators as we embrace digital technology with Christian character and integrity!”
—Sharon Frydendall, Middle School Teacher, St. John’s Lutheran School, Orange, CA
“An excellent resource for any teacher or pastor who wants to empower their students to be faithful ambassadors of Christ in their increasingly digital world.”
—Jonathan P. Orr, LAT, ATC, MEd, Director of Innovation, and Continuous Improvement, Faith Lutheran Middle School & High School