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Social Media And The Church

  1. 1. Social Media and The Church Tony Steward
  2. 2. def. Social Media <ul><li>“ Social media is an umbrella term that defines the various activities that integrate technology, social interaction, and the construction of words and pictures. This interaction, and the manner in which information is presented, depends on the varied perspectives and &quot;building&quot; of shared meaning, as people share their stories, and understandings.” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Wikipedia.com </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Examples: <ul><li>Blogging </li></ul><ul><li>Podcasting </li></ul><ul><li>Web Video </li></ul><ul><li>Wikis </li></ul><ul><li>Web 2.0 </li></ul><ul><li>New Distribution Models </li></ul><ul><li>Social Networks </li></ul><ul><li>Blogger.com </li></ul><ul><li>Askaninja.com </li></ul><ul><li>Youtube </li></ul><ul><li>Wikipedia </li></ul><ul><li>37signals.com </li></ul><ul><li>RSS, Mobile </li></ul><ul><li>Facebook, Myspace </li></ul>
  4. 4. Blogging
  5. 6. Blogging <ul><li>System for Feedback </li></ul><ul><li>Correspondence / FAQ </li></ul><ul><li>Event information and updates </li></ul><ul><li>Community news and updates </li></ul><ul><li>Devotional thoughts and teaching </li></ul><ul><li>Tie in world news and culture lessons </li></ul><ul><li>Q & A </li></ul>
  6. 7. Podcast
  7. 8. Podcast <ul><li>Able to distribute Media to subscribers (iTunes) </li></ul><ul><li>Audio / Video updates instead of writing </li></ul><ul><li>Audio / Video teaching for small groups </li></ul><ul><li>Audio / Video training for volunteers and leaders </li></ul><ul><li>Audio / Video your weekend sermons / teaching </li></ul><ul><li>Q & A </li></ul>
  8. 9. Web Video
  9. 10. Wikis
  10. 12. Wikis – Mass Collaboration <ul><li>Volunteer Manual – they help build </li></ul><ul><li>Book Notes </li></ul><ul><li>Class notes </li></ul><ul><li>Program / Event Collaboration </li></ul><ul><li>Small Group Curriculums </li></ul><ul><li>C.L.A.S.S. Teaching Guides </li></ul><ul><li>Q & A </li></ul>
  11. 13. Web 2.0
  12. 14. Web 2.0 Examples <ul><li>Managing Relationships </li></ul><ul><li>Event Registration </li></ul><ul><li>Office Suite </li></ul><ul><li>Project Collaboration </li></ul><ul><li>Calendar </li></ul><ul><li>Feedburner </li></ul><ul><li>Web Statistics </li></ul><ul><li>HighRisehq.com </li></ul><ul><li>EventWax.com </li></ul><ul><li>Google Docs </li></ul><ul><li>Backpackit.com </li></ul><ul><li>Google Calendar </li></ul><ul><li>RSS Enhancements </li></ul><ul><li>Google Analytics </li></ul>
  13. 15. Distribution
  14. 17. Distribution <ul><li>Really Simply Syndication – RSS </li></ul><ul><li>Subscribe by Email – through Feedburner.com </li></ul><ul><li>Mobile – SMS textsignal.com </li></ul><ul><li>Q & A </li></ul>
  15. 18. Social Networks
  16. 20. Social Networks <ul><li>Opportunities </li></ul><ul><li>Stay up to date in the lives of students </li></ul><ul><li>Connect with new students </li></ul><ul><li>Send updates about the ministry </li></ul><ul><li>Bring Value to your offline relationships </li></ul><ul><li>Dangers </li></ul><ul><li>Participation = Affirmation </li></ul><ul><li>Only Connection </li></ul><ul><li>It is a place – would you go there? </li></ul><ul><li>Time suck </li></ul>
  17. 21. Facebook vs. MySpace <ul><li>Facebook </li></ul><ul><li>MySpace </li></ul>
  18. 22. New Global Community
  19. 23. Value of Social Media
  20. 24. Social Media Value <ul><li>Platform for conversation that builds a community </li></ul><ul><li>Incredible vehicle for feedback and transparent interaction </li></ul><ul><li>Builds credibility and awareness at the same time </li></ul><ul><li>Rapid update and distribution of “news” </li></ul><ul><li>Creates new opportunities </li></ul><ul><li>Brings value to real world relationships </li></ul><ul><li>Better use of your time spent in Communicating </li></ul>
  21. 26. Social Media and The Church Tony Steward [email_address] www.tonystewardblog.com www.contagioussolutions.com

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