I got to thinking about talking points for the questions,
• Why I should be a Maryknoll Affiliate?
• Why I should form an Affiliate Chapter?”
I asked my Chapter in North Texas (Dallas/Fort Worth area), and they came up with the following talking points.
If mission is going to continue past our lifetimes, we must reach young people, and young people live in the culture of social media.
Social media is a culture with its own language. As missioners, we must learn this culture and language, just as we learn the cultures and languages of peoples in foreign lands. That was the wisdom of the United States Catholic Mission Association conference held in St. Louis in October, 2013. Much of it is applicable to our Affiliate chapters and ministries.