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A presentation at Social South that is uploaded and covers the philosophy of how and why church should use social media - what it will have to sacrifice and change to do so successfully.

A presentation at Social South that is uploaded and covers the philosophy of how and why church should use social media - what it will have to sacrifice and change to do so successfully.

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  • 1. Apex | division of Social Media + Church Turn up audio... Apex
  • 2. Social Media + Church Apex
  • 3. Social Media + Church Does Church really need social media, I mean... really? Apex
  • 4. Social Media + Church Does Church really need social media, I mean... really? There are an estimated 2,000,000 Christians who will not __________________ Apex
  • 5. Social Media + Church Does Church really need social media, I mean... really? Attend Church Apex
  • 6. Social Media + Church Does Church really need social media, I mean... really? 64% say they are “completely open to carrying out and pursuing your faith in an environment or structure that differs from that of a typical church.”  Two out of three adults contend that they are not tied to a conventional church setting as they seek to experience and express their faith. This openness to new contexts, processes and structures is especially common among Baby Boomers (68%). Interest in pursuing faith is similar in all areas of the nation with the exception of the Northeast (56%). Apex
  • 7. Social Media + Church Does Church really need social media, I mean... really? 50% say “a growing number of people I know are tired of the usual type of church experience.” It is not just the survey respondents who indicated their willingness to change churches or to consider different forms of church experience. Half of all adults said they are aware of such a willingness to experiment on the part of people they know because those individuals are tired of the common church experience. This awareness was especially acute among blacks (59%) and Hispanics (58%).  Apex
  • 8. Social Media + Church Does Church really need social media, I mean... really? 71% say they are “more likely to develop my religious beliefs on my own, rather than to accept an entire set of beliefs that a particular church teaches.” Levels of distrust toward churches, church leaders and organized Christianity have been growing over the past two decades. That concern – along with the heightened independence of Americans and the profound access to information that has characterized the past decade – may have led to the emergence of a large majority of adults feeling responsible for their own theological and spiritual development. Other studies have shown an inclination for people to view a local church as a supplier of useful guidance and support, but not necessarily a reliable source of a comprehensive slate of beliefs that they must adopt. Apex
  • 9. Social Media + Church Apex
  • 10. Social Media + Church What in the world does that have to do with social media? Apex
  • 11. Social Media + Church Apex
  • 12. Social Media + Church By age - how is the computer used? Apex
  • 13. Social Media + Church By age - how is the computer used? Apex
  • 14. Social Media + Church By age - how is the computer used? In fact, because Boomers and Busters represent about two-thirds of the adult population, they are far more numerous users of technology than are adults under the age of 25. Apex
  • 15. Social Media + Church By age - how is the computer used? For church leaders, it is notable that a minority of churchgoing Mosaics and Busters are accessing their congregation’s podcasts and website. Apex
  • 16. Social Media + Church Apex
  • 17. Social Media + Church Why is it the people most comfortable with the internet, are least likely to check out the church website? Apex
  • 18. Social Media + Church Why is it the people most comfortable with the internet, are least likely to check out the church website? It does not facilitate conversations, network the people or add any other feature besides “talking at the user” or telling them when they can come and be talked at. . . Apex
  • 19. Social Media + Church Why is it the people most comfortable with the internet, are least likely to check out the church website? It does not facilitate conversations, network the people or add any other feature besides “talking at the user” or telling them when they can come and be talked at. . . 50% say “a growing number of people I know are tired of the usual type of church experience.” Apex
  • 20. Social Media + Church Apex
  • 21. Social Media + Church So where does a church start if it wants to get in the game? Apex
  • 22. Social Media + Church So where does a church start if it wants to get in the game? Exchange Lipstick for Scalpels Apex
  • 23. Social Media + Church So where does a church start if it wants to get in the game? Exchange Lipstick for Scalpels Stop Chasing X Church Apex
  • 24. Social Media + Church So where does a church start if it wants to get in the game? Exchange Lipstick for Scalpels Stop Chasing X Church Lose Control Apex
  • 25. Social Media + Church So where does a church start if it wants to get in the game? Exchange Lipstick for Scalpels Stop Chasing X Church Lose Control Rewind To The Beginning Apex
  • 26. Social Media + Church What can be accomplished if we were so brave? Apex
  • 27. Social Media + Church What can be accomplished if we were so brave? Create Healthy Dialogue Apex
  • 28. Social Media + Church What can be accomplished if we were so brave? Apex
  • 29. Social Media + Church What can be accomplished if we were so brave? Give Study Tools Apex
  • 30. Social Media + Church What can be accomplished if we were so brave? Apex
  • 31. Social Media + Church What can be accomplished if we were so brave? Change Peoples Minds Apex
  • 32. Social Media + Church What can be accomplished if we were so brave? Apex
  • 33. Social Media + Church What can be accomplished if we were so brave? Rally People Towards Change They Care About Apex
  • 34. Social Media + Church If you fear where this would take the Church, look where we started... Apex
  • 35. Social Media + Church We started with... Apex
  • 36. Social Media + Church We started with... Church buildings were initially constructed under the Roman emperor Constantine, around 327. Apex
  • 37. Social Media + Church We started with... Church buildings were initially constructed under the Roman emperor Constantine, around 327. The pulpit was a piece of stagecraft borrowed from Greek culture in which professional speakers delivered monologues in public debates. There is no evidence that Jesus, the apostles, or other leaders in the early Church used a pulpit; it seems to have been introduced into Christian circles in the mid-third century. Apex
  • 38. Social Media + Church We started with... Apex
  • 39. Social Media + Church We started with... The order of worship originated in the Roman Catholic Mass under the leadership of Pope Gregory in the sixth century. Apex
  • 40. Social Media + Church We started with... The order of worship originated in the Roman Catholic Mass under the leadership of Pope Gregory in the sixth century. Preaching a sermon to an audience was ushered into the church world late in the second century. Sermons were an extension of the activity of the Greek sophists, who had mastered the art of rhetorical oratory. Apex
  • 41. Social Media + Church We started with... The order of worship originated in the Roman Catholic Mass under the leadership of Pope Gregory in the sixth century. Preaching a sermon to an audience was ushered into the church world late in the second century. Sermons were an extension of the activity of the Greek sophists, who had mastered the art of rhetorical oratory. There were no pastors, as an official or director of a group of believers, until sometime in the second century. That was eventually furthered by the practice of ordination, which was based upon the prevailing Roman custom of appointing men to public office. Apex
  • 42. Social Media + Church Coming together for “church” feels so inherently right because... Apex
  • 43. Social Media + Church Coming together for “church” feels so inherently right because... It’s what we know, it’s what we were taught... it’s our tradition. Apex
  • 44. Social Media + Church Apex
  • 45. Social Media + Church Glean From DELL... Apex
  • 46. Social Media + Church Glean From DELL... 75% Trust Their Piers, Not Advertising Apex
  • 47. Social Media + Church Glean From DELL... 75% Trust Their Piers, Not Advertising Humanize Your Church To The Outside World Apex
  • 48. Social Media + Church Glean From DELL... 75% Trust Their Piers, Not Advertising Humanize Your Church To The Outside World Become Part of Your Audiences World, Not Reverse Apex
  • 49. Social Media + Church Glean From DELL... 75% Trust Their Piers, Not Advertising Humanize Your Church To The Outside World Become Part of Your Audiences World, Not Reverse Let People Connect Based On Their Preference Apex
  • 50. Social Media + Church Glean From DELL... 75% Trust Their Piers, Not Advertising Humanize Your Church To The Outside World Become Part of Your Audiences World, Not Reverse Let People Connect Based On Their Preference Have Conversations (Even With People Who Don’t Like You) Apex
  • 51. Social Media + Church Glean From DELL... 75% Trust Their Piers, Not Advertising Humanize Your Church To The Outside World Become Part of Your Audiences World, Not Reverse Let People Connect Based On Their Preference Have Conversations (Even With People Who Don’t Like You) Create Partnerships With Local Good Doers Apex
  • 52. Social Media + Church Glean From DELL... 75% Trust Their Piers, Not Advertising Humanize Your Church To The Outside World Become Part of Your Audiences World, Not Reverse Let People Connect Based On Their Preference Have Conversations (Even With People Who Don’t Like You) Create Partnerships With Local Good Doers Be Humble And Listen To Your Audience Apex
  • 53. How To | Connect With Me Twitter | @garrett98 Email | garrett@microfitgroup.com Co. Website | www.microfitgroup.com Personal Site | www.johnegarrett.com Apex