Social Media for Ministries

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Why should a church move to online communications? If you're a leader wondering whether you should branch out to a website, social media like Facebook and more, take a look at this presentation. Share with your members or community. Beyond Marketing Group, Inc. works with churches to lift barriers of communications. www.awesomeinsight.com

Social Media for Ministries

  1. 1. For <br />Ministries<br />digital media<br />Lynette Hawkins<br />beyond marketing group, inc. www.awesomeinsight.com<br />
  2. 2. <ul><li>Practical consulting, social media and communications training
  3. 3. Lifting the barriers to communication
  4. 4. Reaching the next generation</li></ul>Introduction…Who We are<br />2<br />Lynette Hawkins<br />
  5. 5. The Way We Communicate has Changed…TheMessage has not.<br />More on-line<br />More ways to reach out<br />More touch points for Sunday visitors<br />It’s time to reach out to the next generation across all mediums.<br />3<br />
  6. 6. 60% of U.S. Churches<br />Use at least one social media platform<br />4<br />Lifeway Research, September 2010<br />
  7. 7. *300,000 Protestant Churches in U.S.<br />*Hartford Institute estimate<br />5<br />
  8. 8. 47% Protestant Churches have Facebook Pages<br />Lifeway Research, September 2010<br />6<br />
  9. 9. 7<br />78% of Protestant Churches have a website<br />http://www.<br />Lifeway Research, September 2010<br />
  10. 10. 42% have a church web site that gets updated once a month or less.<br />Lifeway Research, September 2010<br />8<br />
  11. 11. 48% of Pastors <br />Lifeway Research, September, 2010<br />9<br />
  12. 12. 6% of Pastors<br />10<br />Lifeway Research, September 2010<br />
  13. 13. 11<br />Use of Social Networks by Online Folks<br />Pew Internet Project Survey 2008<br />
  14. 14. Is Your Church <br />Digital Door Open?<br />12<br />
  15. 15. Ponder this… <br />1. If members are visiting websites or posting to community pages on Facebook but your church does not have a web site or Facebook page, what does that say about your ministry?<br />2. If people can go to websites of churches in your area and see current events planned for the weekend but not at your church website, what does that say about your ministry?<br />3. If members view videos posted, share inspirational emails and blogs but not from your church, what does that say about your ministry?<br />13<br />?<br />
  16. 16. What’s stopping your ministry from opening the digital door wider?<br />Budget issues?<br />Privacy concerns?<br />Limited know-how?<br />Volunteers?<br />Little interest?<br />14<br />
  17. 17. What Can Opening the Digital Door Do?<br />Raise visibility and awareness<br />Build access to what’s going on <br />Inspire and connect<br />Heighten awareness of events<br />Connect to new comers<br />Generate conversations where people are<br />15<br />
  18. 18. 16<br />It’s about lifting the barriers to communications.<br />
  19. 19. 17<br />Conversations…<br />understanding needs<br />
  20. 20. 18<br />Popular tools for Ministries<br />VIDEO SHARING<br />YouTube <br />PHOTO SHARING<br />Flickr<br />Photobucket<br />REVIEWS<br />Yelp.com<br />NETWORKING SITES<br />Facebook<br />MySpace <br />Linked In<br />BLOGS<br />Wordpress Blogs<br />Blogger <br />MICROBLOGS<br />Twitter<br />
  21. 21. 19<br />Where Do We Go with Social Media…<br />Set up a presence with at least one site<br />Monitor your web presence for lean-in<br />Set privacy settings as appropriate<br />Maintain an up-to-date presence<br />
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  23. 23. 21<br />Q. If I am a pastor, should I friend members on Facebook?<br />A. It depends.<br />
  24. 24. 22<br />Q. Can we remove any posts or comments on our ministry page or blog?<br />A. Yes, delete as needed. <br />
  25. 25. 23<br />Q. What if people posts photos to our page that are inappropriate?<br />A. Delete any inappropriate photos.<br />
  26. 26. 24<br />Q. What can our church do with a ministry page on Facebook?<br />A. Engage, inspire, invite<br />
  27. 27. 25<br />Sign Up for Free e-Newslettern<br />Lynette Hawkins<br />beyond marketing group, inc.e<br />AWESOME INSIGHT<br />www.awesomeinsight.com<br />facebook.com/awesomeinsight<br />(336)854-4196<br />

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