Social Media and the Church Paul O’Briant [email_address] www.21stCenturySheep.com
What is Social Media? <ul><li>Media for social interaction </li></ul><ul><li>Web based technologies </li></ul><ul><li>User...
Relationship? Stewardship? Distraction?
<ul><li>Social networking now accounts for 22% of all time spent online in the US </li></ul><ul><li>79% of American Adults...
Percent Who Participate in Voluntary Groups and Organizations <ul><li>75% of American Adults </li></ul><ul><li>80% of Inte...
<ul><li>500 million users </li></ul><ul><li>150 million users in U.S. </li></ul>
Two Worlds?
 
 
<ul><li>175 million accounts (Sept. 2010) </li></ul><ul><li>Millions of Tweets every day </li></ul><ul><li>White Plains UM...
2 billion videos watched each day
Location Based Services
 
How has the use of social media impacted the public’s expectations of the Church?
<ul><li>Hebrews 10:25 Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one ano...
Advantages – Ed Stetzer <ul><li>Assist in Community </li></ul><ul><li>Assists in communication </li></ul><ul><li>Assists i...
Epic Fail Stories? Success Stories?
BLOG www.21stCenturySheep.com
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This is a presentation I used at the Do No Harm conference in Houston, January 2011.

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  1. 1. Social Media and the Church Paul O’Briant [email_address] www.21stCenturySheep.com
  2. 2. What is Social Media? <ul><li>Media for social interaction </li></ul><ul><li>Web based technologies </li></ul><ul><li>User generated content </li></ul>Image: blond2dot0.com
  3. 3. Relationship? Stewardship? Distraction?
  4. 4. <ul><li>Social networking now accounts for 22% of all time spent online in the US </li></ul><ul><li>79% of American Adults are online </li></ul><ul><li>61% of online adults use social networking sites </li></ul>
  5. 5. Percent Who Participate in Voluntary Groups and Organizations <ul><li>75% of American Adults </li></ul><ul><li>80% of Internet Users </li></ul><ul><li>82% of Social Media Users </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>500 million users </li></ul><ul><li>150 million users in U.S. </li></ul>
  7. 7.
  8. 8. Two Worlds?
  9. 11. <ul><li>175 million accounts (Sept. 2010) </li></ul><ul><li>Millions of Tweets every day </li></ul><ul><li>White Plains UMC </li></ul>
  10. 12. 2 billion videos watched each day
  11. 13. Location Based Services
  12. 15. How has the use of social media impacted the public’s expectations of the Church?
  13. 16. <ul><li>Hebrews 10:25 Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another--and all the more as you see the Day approaching </li></ul>
  14. 17. Advantages – Ed Stetzer <ul><li>Assist in Community </li></ul><ul><li>Assists in communication </li></ul><ul><li>Assists in Inspiration </li></ul><ul><li>Assists in Introductions </li></ul>
  15. 18. Epic Fail Stories? Success Stories?
  16. 19. BLOG www.21stCenturySheep.com

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