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With the advance of social media as a standard way of communicating, being literate now includes being digitally educated. Savvy communicators realize social sites like Facebook can be utilized as ...

With the advance of social media as a standard way of communicating, being literate now includes being digitally educated. Savvy communicators realize social sites like Facebook can be utilized as platforms to connect, educate, and encourage relationship. In “Tips and Best Practices for Shepherding with Facebook” you’ll walk away with strategies and tools to build community and extend your personal and ministry reach. Facebook is already accomplishing many of the goals we have for church communication. Learn how to take advantage of the Facebook social structure to build a strong local or global community.

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  • With the advance of social media as a standard way of communicating, being literate now includes being digitally educated. Savvy communicators realize social sites like Facebook can be utilized as platforms to connect, educate, and encourage relationship. In “Tips and Best Practices for Shepherding with Facebook” you’ll walk away with strategies and tools to build community and extend your personal and ministry reach. Facebook is already accomplishing many of the goals we have for church communication. Learn how to take advantage of the Facebook social structure to build a strong local or global community.
  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0VSymMbMYHA
  • There were times when Jesus said – I’m not doing that – I’m not going yet.
  • Touch – Build RelationshipsEncourage – Strengthen their commitmentExtend – Together/Study timeLearn 21st Century techconnection available anytimeGreat for remindersShy students can shineProvides instant feedback
  • Strategy first – Execution second.
  • Open- Members are public – content is public. All can see, all can join.Closed- Members are public – content is private. Invites can join. Closed means you can find it in search, but can't join without an invite.Secret- Members are private – content is private. Friend invites can join. Secret means you can't find it by searching, and you still need an invite to join.Invite non friends to a secret group strategy: First you need to create a Closed Group. That way you can give out the Group’s URL and then they can click the Ask to Join the Group button (top right of the Group page). You don’t need to be personal Facebook friends with potential members for this to work. Then once everyone is a member of the Closed Group, you can change the Group setting to Secret.Email and Group chat available within group.
  • Open- Members are public – content is public. All can see, all can join.Closed- Members are public – content is private. Invites can join. Closed means you can find it in search, but can't join without an invite.Secret- Members are private – content is private. Invites can join. Secret means you can't find it by searching, and you still need an invite to join.Email and Group chat available within group. Invite non friends to a secret group strategy: First you need to create a Closed Group. That way you can give out the Group’s URL and then they can click the Ask to Join the Group button (top right of the Group page). You don’t need to be personal Facebook friends with potential members for this to work. Then once everyone is a member of the Closed Group, you can change the Group setting to Secret.
  • Posted hootesuite video on FB.
  • Tell them why you wanted to teach/take the study. What are you looking for from the study?Polls – Questions – Picture contest (find pic that illustrates lesson well – likes win it) Share fav scripture – Best prior BS – QuotesDo a give away – another one of authors books – ask local businesses to donate for a basket (give advertisement) – Gift cert to church bookstore. – ask for % off coupon in book store for everyone who participates (or from local christian store) -
  • Open- Members are public – content is public. All can see, all can join.Closed- Members are public – content is private. Invites can join. Closed means you can find it in search, but can't join without an invite.Secret- Members are private – content is private. Invites can join. Secret means you can't find it by searching, and you still need an invite to join.Email and Group chat available within group.
  • Open- Members are public – content is public. All can see, all can join.Closed- Members are public – content is private. Invites can join. Closed means you can find it in search, but can't join without an invite.Secret- Members are private – content is private. Friend invites can join. Secret means you can't find it by searching, and you still need an invite to join.Invite non friends to a secret group strategy: First you need to create a Closed Group. That way you can give out the Group’s URL and then they can click the Ask to Join the Group button (top right of the Group page). You don’t need to be personal Facebook friends with potential members for this to work. Then once everyone is a member of the Closed Group, you can change the Group setting to Secret.Email and Group chat available within group.
  • With the advance of social media as a standard way of communicating, being literate now includes being digitally educated. Savvy communicators realize social sites like Facebook can be utilized as platforms to connect, educate, and encourage relationship. In “Tips and Best Practices for Shepherding with Facebook” you’ll walk away with strategies and tools to build community and extend your personal and ministry reach. Facebook is already accomplishing many of the goals we have for church communication. Learn how to take advantage of the Facebook social structure to build a strong local or global community.
  • With the advance of social media as a standard way of communicating, being literate now includes being digitally educated. Savvy communicators realize social sites like Facebook can be utilized as platforms to connect, educate, and encourage relationship. In “Tips and Best Practices for Shepherding with Facebook” you’ll walk away with strategies and tools to build community and extend your personal and ministry reach. Facebook is already accomplishing many of the goals we have for church communication. Learn how to take advantage of the Facebook social structure to build a strong local or global community.
  • With the advance of social media as a standard way of communicating, being literate now includes being digitally educated. Savvy communicators realize social sites like Facebook can be utilized as platforms to connect, educate, and encourage relationship. In “Tips and Best Practices for Shepherding with Facebook” you’ll walk away with strategies and tools to build community and extend your personal and ministry reach. Facebook is already accomplishing many of the goals we have for church communication. Learn how to take advantage of the Facebook social structure to build a strong local or global community.

Tips and Best Practices for Shepherding with Facebook Tips and Best Practices for Shepherding with Facebook Presentation Transcript

  • Tips and Best Practices forShepherding With Facebook Powerpoint TemplatesPresented by Colleen Foshee White Sheep Social Marketing 1 Page
  • If this is you…It doesn’t have to be! Powerpoint Templates Page 2
  • Social Media -an additional way to educate Bible Concordance Study Guides Maps Books Stories Testimonies Videos Dictionaries Powerpoint Templates Page 3
  • SM³ Plan~ Your Reason~ Your Strategy~ Your Tools Powerpoint Templates Page 4
  • Your Reason The sheep are online. Powerpoint Templates Page 5
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  • Sheep need help.Do your best to present yourself to God asone approved, a workman who does notneed to be ashamed and who correctlyhandles the word of truth. ~ 2Ti 2:15 Powerpoint Templates Page 7
  • Jesus said to us, “Go into all the world and preach the good news to all creation.” Then we went out andpreached everywhere, and the Lord worked with us, confirming his word by the signs and wonders that accompanied it. Mark 16:15,20 SM Version Powerpoint Templates Page 8
  • It’s Practical• You become more accessible• An easy limitable relational tool• Encourages connection• Supplements knowledge and insights• Expands the study group experience• Extends class time and reach Powerpoint Templates Page 9
  • YOURSTRATEGY Powerpoint Templates Page 10
  • To Connect With Your Class: Think –What is of interest and value to my class? Share that! Powerpoint Templates Page 11
  • 1. Have A Plana) Collect Facebook profile namesb) Set up your group on Facebookc) Schedule Posts Ahead Powerpoint Templates Page 12
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  • Facebook Group Setup Get to your groups by clicking “Home” on the top right corner of your personal FB Page, then clicking the group name. Create a new group by clicking here. Powerpoint Templates Page 14
  • Simple Group Setup Form For privacy, inviteeveryone to a ClosedGroup. After everyone joins, change it to a Secret Group. Powerpoint Templates Page 15
  • Use a CalendarUse WinCalendar if you are looking for a nice free one. Powerpoint Templates Page 16
  • Simple ScheduleWeek 1: Pick a theme• Post a Question. Ask an group-related question to get participants responding.• Post a Tip. Post a group tip that is useful to your group topic.• Post a News Link. Choose an article from the web that relates to the group topic and will be valuable to members.• Post a Quote. Find a group topic related quote to encourage members.• Post an Image or video. Post an image or video that relates to the group topic with a short comment or question to support it. Powerpoint Templates Page 17
  • Schedule on Hootsuite.com Powerpoint Templates Page 18
  • 2. Work The Plan Powerpoint Templates Page 19
  • First Thing:• Message the group to initiate and encourage participation.• Share an incentive to get things going. (prize, statistic, warm welcome)• Post instructions on “About” Page. Powerpoint Templates Page 20
  • Your Facebook Group Click “About” Page to add instructions or add/delete and message group members. Powerpoint Templates Page 21
  • Group Posting Options Powerpoint Templates Page 22
  • Next:Keep them coming back –Share – Reflect – Engage - Inquire - Report ~ always reply to a comment ~ send private messages to each ~ praise people ~ mention class participation ~ take all problems off-line Powerpoint Templates Page 23
  • Then he replied, "This is the word the LORD spoke to Zerubbabel: You wont succeed by might or by power, but by my Spirit, says the LORD. Zech 4:6Don’t leave God out. Powerpoint Templates Page 24
  • Ideas1. After each class, post any teacher notes you didn’t share.2. Link to a related blog post or media.3. Organize a community service project to complete before group ends.4. Have a prayer request posting day/time. Ask group to share and pray for each other.5. Recruit a past group member to do a guest post. Powerpoint Templates Page 25
  • Ideas• Take pictures of your class group time and post them.• Find information about the author of the study material and post it.• Host a “highlight” week. Have participants post only what they are journaling or highlighting in their study guides.• Schedule an event to meet F2F (end of class dinner) Powerpoint Templates Page 26
  • Ideas• If you record your classes, post the audio or video for those who missed class or want to hear it again.• Have a publicized weekly “Praise Journal Meet Up”. Post praises.• Ask the group to post something that “surprised” them from the study material.• Have the class post their answer to a specific question in the study material. Powerpoint Templates Page 27
  • Sample posts:• Why did you decide to participate in this class or group?• What was your favorite insight from the study material this week?• Here’s a picture I believe illustrates what we’re talking about this week. Find and post one that speaks to you.• What has challenged you most in this group or study? Powerpoint Templates Page 28
  • Sample posts• Take a word from a scripture verse this week and look it up in the original language. Share what you find. Use this link to do this: http://www.tgm.org/bible.htm• Thanks for being so willing to open up with the group, Lisa.• I love what you said in class today Mary. Powerpoint Templates Page 29
  • Benefits of Online Group ParticipationMembers experience increased: • Community • Collaboration • Democracy • Resources Powerpoint Templates Page 30
  • The SM³ Plan Works - if you’ll work it!~ Reason The sheep are online - develop stronger connections with fellow church members by getting online with them~ Strategy Getting organized online creates opportunity to extend every group’s impact~ Tools Saves you time and organizes your interaction Powerpoint Templates Page 31
  • If this is you…It doesn’t have to be! Powerpoint Templates Page 32
  • Digital facilitating brings groupstudy lessons into the flow ofour everyday life… The New You Powerpoint Templates Page 33
  • Strategy Recap1. Have a plan. Collect Facebook names Start a Facebook Group Use a calendar & schedule posts ahead2. Do the plan. Initiate discussion Stay interactive Give incentives Reply, message, praise & mention Powerpoint Templates Page 34
  • Your Group Study Challenge: Use as one of your teaching tools for connection and impact! Powerpoint Templates Page 35
  • Tips and Best Practices forShepherding With Facebook Powerpoint TemplatesPresented by Colleen Foshee White Sheep Social Marketing 36 Page
  • Tips and Best Practices forShepherding With Facebook (Part 2) Powerpoint TemplatesPresented by Colleen Foshee White Sheep Social Marketing 37 Page
  • Tips for Finding and Sharing Content (to make your life easier )#1 – Do a Google Search for the Topic and Study Author Powerpoint Templates Page 38
  • Set up a Google Alert(Google sends you an email with results from the alert you set) Powerpoint Templates Page 39
  • Topic Searches Type this into Google:<your topic> + Christian forum It will yield lots of results. Powerpoint Templates Page 40
  • Pursuing God’s Love by Margaret Feinberg Powerpoint Templates Page 41
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  • contentsources Powerpoint Templates Page 43
  • Tips for Finding and Sharing Content (to make your life easier )#2 – Share from the Study or Author Facebook Pages Powerpoint Templates Page 44
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  • Strategies for Finding and Sharing Content (to make your life easier )#3 – Search YouTube for videos that relate to your topic Powerpoint Templates Page 47
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  • Click here to change or delete this information. See result below.Paste the link in the commentbox and Facebook will explode it.Delete the link you copied intothe post box after that happens. Powerpoint Templates Page 49
  • Great Quote Resources• www.quotationcollection.com• www.inspirational-quotes.info• www.motivatingquotes.com• www.wisdomquotes.com• www.christian-quotes.ochristian.com• www.Great-Quotes.com• www.quotesdaddy.com/ Powerpoint Templates Page 50
  • Tips For Finding and Sharing Content Recap1. Google Author and Topic Set up Google Alerts Do forum searches2. Facebook Share from Author and Study Pages3. YouTube Search for related topic videos4. Images Use the snipping tool to create images to post5. Quotes Quotes are the most popular posts on Facebook Powerpoint Templates Page 51
  • Your Group Study Challenge: Use as one of your teaching tools for connection and impact! Powerpoint Templates Page 52
  • Tips and Best Practices forShepherding With Facebook (Part 2) Powerpoint TemplatesPresented by Colleen Foshee White Sheep Social Marketing 53 Page