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These are that I used for the 2013 Embracing Hope Gathering's 90-minute workshop on Social Media and the Church.

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  1. 1. Social Media-ish Embracing hope | 01.26.13 | Heartland Presbytery Bruce Reyes-Chow | @breyeschow www.slideshare.net/breyeschowThursday, February 7, 2013 1
  2. 2. Social Media Revolution SMR ON YOUTUBE #PCUSA | @BREYESCHOWThursday, February 7, 2013 2
  3. 3. Symbol of Unknown Origin http://bit.ly/NjFLEi #PCUSA | @BREYESCHOWThursday, February 7, 2013 3
  4. 4. Road Map of the Day Intros Culture Shifts Assumptions Dangers Possibilities Smarty Pants Terms Platforms Usage Questions Photo by allisonhare #PCUSA | @BREYESCHOWThursday, February 7, 2013 4
  5. 5. Why Bother? Genesis 17-18 - Will a son be born to a man 100 years old and a woman the age of 90? Abraham gave the best of what he had . . . Sarah laughed . . . God is NOT done with us and is continually asking us to birth new, irrational and unexpected things. What are we being asked to birth, Gladys Burrill, 92 to give and to know? 2011 Honolulu Marathon Photo: AP #PCUSA | @BREYESCHOWThursday, February 7, 2013 5
  6. 6. 21C Culture Shifts Authority and “t”ruth: from a single source of authority to an open source of discernment. eg . . . how we explore and discern Scripture, politics, culture, worship, decision making, etc. changes. SOCIAL MEDIA SO WHAT? Social media opens up decision making and equalizes authority Photo by carbonnyc #PCUSA | @BREYESCHOWThursday, February 7, 2013 6
  7. 7. 21C Culture Shifts Mobility and Commitment from a life-long commitment to “place” to an expectation of transience and change. eg . . . we change how we perceive a person’s commitment in terms of longevity. SOCIAL MEDIA SO WHAT? Social Media systematizes the speed and rhythms of life Photo by carbonnyc #PCUSA | @BREYESCHOWThursday, February 7, 2013 7
  8. 8. 21C Culture Shifts Spirituality and Public Engagement from a silent understanding of separating church and state to an increased move to a public expression of faith and politics. eg . . . we acknowledge political realities while encouraging personal discernment. SOCIAL MEDIA SO WHAT? Social Media allows for deeper and wider interaction in the world Photo by wy_jackrabbit #PCUSA | @BREYESCHOWThursday, February 7, 2013 8
  9. 9. 21C Culture Shifts Structure and Adaptability: from a mindset of methodology and “steps” to a of spirit of approach and adaptability. eg . . . Changes how we structure our communal lives: congregation and councils. SOCIAL MEDIA SO WHAT? Social Media supports and encourages structural flexibility Photo by 31878512@N06 #PCUSA | @BREYESCHOWThursday, February 7, 2013 9
  10. 10. 21C Culture Shifts Influence and Social Capital: from a monolithic presence and mindset to a niche reality and opportunity for growth. eg . . . denominational evangelism strategies will change. SOCIAL MEDIA SO WHAT? Social Media creates broad niche spaces of community. Photo by glamhag #PCUSA | @BREYESCHOWThursday, February 7, 2013 10
  11. 11. 21C Culture Shifts Technology and Community: from geographic clustering and isolation to broad global community. eg . . . our understanding and experience of community, privacy and social interaction is broadened. SOCIAL MEDIA SO WHAT? Social Media crosses geographic and communal boundaries. Photo by splityarn #PCUSA | @BREYESCHOWThursday, February 7, 2013 11
  12. 12. SM Assumptions Social Media is only another medium of communication and expression; Social Media is generational air and gives insight into a particular worldview; Social Media is highly contextually and it will be embraced at various degrees; Social Media demands a high sense of self-worth as it has a flattening effect on community and the role of leadership; !!Social Media will not save the church!! #PCUSA | @BREYESCHOWThursday, February 7, 2013 12
  13. 13. SM Dangers SM as idol, savior or quick fix SM as distraction SM as careless expression SM as overestimated ROI SM as over-and-above F2F SM as an entry to bullying and unwanted contact Photo by amagill #PCUSA | @BREYESCHOWThursday, February 7, 2013 13
  14. 14. Social Media Community SM can build up and strengthen the Body of Christ SM allows the church to model a different way of living SM compels the church to see the world beyond it’s bubble SM liberates faithful expression of creativity and creation SM provides communal accountability Photo by Kalexanderson #PCUSA | @BREYESCHOWThursday, February 7, 2013 14
  15. 15. Smarty Pants Terms smart phones, tablets and androids Traditional Media v. Social Media Web 1.0 v. Web 2.0 Social Networking Open Source Software Cloud Technology weB+logs = Blogs, vLogs feeds, aggregators and readers tagging and #hashtags Checking In QRCode #PCUSA | @BREYESCHOWThursday, February 7, 2013 15
  16. 16. Effective SM Usage be you: appropriate, honest, consistent just as you would IRL; be interactive: engage, comment, respond, inquire, link and like; be mindful: Most people lurk and observe without every interacting. be humble: don’t overestimate your influence and avoid delusions of grandeur. be bold: don’t underestimate your influence to begin and sustain PHOTO BY JACKHEART meaningful movements. #PCUSA | @BREYESCHOWThursday, February 7, 2013 16
  17. 17. Facebook in Real Life HTTP://YOUTU.BE/MRSRLZIYH20 #PCUSA | @BREYESCHOWThursday, February 7, 2013 17
  18. 18. SM Platforms Google: +, huddle, hangout, drive, voice, mail, docs, calendars Blogging: typepad, wordpress, blogger, tumblr, posterous Networks: twitter, facebook, linkedin, pinterest, nextdoor Media: last.fm, goodreads, pandora, spotify, iheartradio Photo: instagram, flickr, smugmug, picasa Video: vimeo, youtube, huddle Convos: skype, hangout, group.me, oovoo, gotomeeting Productivity: dropbox, slideshare, doodle, wufoo Reviews: yelp, amazon, miso, getglue, eNewsletters: madmimi, mailchimp, constant contact Location: foursquare, yelp, places, banjo #PCUSA | @BREYESCHOWThursday, February 7, 2013 18
  19. 19. Church Use Examples Pastoral Care/Facebook: Use lists to keep up with the daily lives of members. Evangelism/Yelp: Be where people find for other important living resources. Worship/Pinterest: Collect ideas for worship, chancel arts and other ideas. Admin/Doodle: Group choices that are clear, trackable and communal. Communication/Group.me: Group texting and conference calling. Community/Nextdoor: Connecting your neighborhood. #PCUSA | @BREYESCHOWThursday, February 7, 2013 19
  20. 20. Questions . . . Personal privacy . . . Pastoral identity . . . Pastoral transitions . . . Technology and worship . . . Time management . . . Generational use . . . Presbyterian Church (USA) . . . Other . . . Photo by milos milosevic #PCUSA | @BREYESCHOWThursday, February 7, 2013 20
  21. 21. From the stacks Photo by philgyford How to find Presbyterians on Twitter Letter to Pastors about the Dangers of Using Social Media Three Reasons You Should Try Instagram Review of Social Media Site nextdoor.com The Courage to Blog About Personal Struggles #PCUSA | @BREYESCHOWThursday, February 7, 2013 21
  22. 22. Questions and Comments Questions, Comments, Reflections Connect with Bruce reyes-chow.com twitter.com/breyeschow facebook.com/breyeschowpage slideshare.net/breyeschow THE DEFINITIVE-ISH GUIDE FOR USING SOCIAL MEDIA IN THE CHURCH Shook Foil Books, 2012 THANKS FOR COMING! #PCUSA | @BREYESCHOWThursday, February 7, 2013 22