I’m excited to teach a new course on “Blogging for Ministry” this winter at Dallas Theological Seminary.

This course will introduce the nuts and bolts of blogging as an effective ministry tool. The students will learn to set up a self-hosted WordPress blog, choose a niche audience, maintain a blogging schedule, apply creativity to repurposing content, write for search engine optimization (SEO), set up and grow an email list, learn tips and tools to maximize productivity, utilize Google Analytics, and implement an effective social media strategy. The course will also discuss the balance of promotion, monetization, and motives in the context of a blogging ministry.

Date: January 8, 2018—January 12, 2018
Time: 08:00 a.m.-05:00 p.m.
Event: Blogging for Ministry Course
Venue: Dallas Theological Seminary
Location: 3909 Swiss Ave.
Dallas, TX 75204
Public: Private
Registration: Click here to register.
More Info: Click here for more information.

You will need to be a student at Dallas Theological Seminary to register for this class.

I'd love to hear your thoughts. Just keep it kind and relevant. Thanks!

  • Angela B Berry

    Dr. Stiles, I’m excited to see that you will be teaching the Blogging for Ministry class again this winter. The material I learned from this class has been invaluable and goes well beyond blogging. We were able to interview well-known writers, bloggers, and speakers. You’ve shared your online resources, and provided tips and tools so we could grow a social medial following and successfully maintain a blog site.
    The class is challenging; however, your patience, encouragement, and teaching style revealed that you are deeply invested in your students. I appreciate you generously providing your wealth of knowledge to students at Dallas Seminary. This class remains one of my top electives I’ve taken at DTS. It’s because of this class that I’ve learned how to make a greater global ministry impact.

    • Thanks so much, Angela! It was an honor to have you in class; you did a great job. Thank you for your gracious words. God bless.

  • Jonah Lanclos

    Dr. Stiles,

    Wow, what an adventure it was for both Carly and I there at Dallas Theological seminary! Very intense time of life. But out of the chaos of our time we built amazing relationship with men and women that changed the course of our lives. One of those amazing relationships was with you. Taking your class blogging for ministry opened my eyes to the need for ministry leaders to know what it takes to incorporate media in the ever changing churches today. Blogging for ministry different gave us necessary information and skill to take on the world of social media. I am for ever thankful for your ministry to us as your students and the skills that you taught us.

    • Thanks so much, Jonah. It was an honor to meet you and to have you in class! I’m thrilled that the course was used the Lord to encourage you and equip you for greater service for His glory. May He continue to be with you as you serve Him. God bless.