Social Media in Ministry

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Social Media in Ministry

  1. 1. Social Media and Ministry Dr. Jody Strauch, Northwest Missouri State University, St. Paul’s, Maryville Twitter: @jodelld
  2. 5. Facebook <ul><li>Group v. page </li></ul><ul><li>Announcements vs. discussion </li></ul><ul><li>Speaking AT people or speaking WITH people </li></ul>
  3. 7. Pages <ul><li>Pages allow real organizations, businesses, celebrities and brands to communicate broadly with people who like them. </li></ul><ul><li>Pages may only be created and managed by official representatives. </li></ul>
  4. 9. Pages <ul><li>Privacy: Page information and posts are public and generally available to everyone on Facebook. </li></ul><ul><li>Audience : Anyone can like a Page to become connected with it and get News Feed updates. There is no limit to how many people can like a Page. </li></ul><ul><li>Communication: Page admins can share posts under the Page’s name. Page posts appear in the News Feed of people who like the Page. Page admins can also create customized tabs for their Pages and check Page Insights to track the Page’s growth and activity. </li></ul>
  5. 12. Groups <ul><li>Groups provide a closed space for small groups of people to communicate about shared interests. Groups can be created by anyone. </li></ul><ul><li>Privacy : In addition to an open setting, more privacy settings are available for groups. In secret and closed groups, posts are only visible to group members. </li></ul><ul><li>Audience: Group members must be approved or added by other members. When a group reaches a certain size, some features are limited. The most useful groups tend to be the ones you create with small groups of people you know. </li></ul><ul><li>Communication: In groups, members receive notifications by default when any member posts in the group. Group members can participate in chats, upload photos to shared albums, collaborate on group docs, and invite all members to group events. </li></ul>
  6. 17. You Tube <ul><li>Testimonials </li></ul><ul><li>Choir performances </li></ul><ul><li>Special services </li></ul>
  7. 22. Twitter <ul><li>An ongoing conversation </li></ul><ul><li>Find a niche </li></ul><ul><li>It’s all about who you follow and who follows you. </li></ul>
  8. 28. Tweet Deck
  9. 29. Joining your networks <ul><li>Use social media to point to your website </li></ul><ul><li>Use your website to point to your social media </li></ul>
  10. 32. Others
  11. 33. <ul><li>Have foursquare users check in any time they attend a special event or visit your ministry/church. </li></ul><ul><li>Encourage users to post their comments about your ministry/church. </li></ul><ul><li>Encourage teens to compete for mayor. </li></ul><ul><li>Have a Foursquare party. </li></ul><ul><li>Have a Foursquare Car Rally! </li></ul><ul><li>You can create a “Swarm.” </li></ul><ul><li>You can use Twitter to promote your ministry by tweeting a special offer for Foursquare users. </li></ul>http://www.youbeginhere.com/2010/10/10-ways-successful-churches-use-the-internet/

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