The Social Media Gospel

Author: Meredith Gould
Publisher: Liturgical Press
ISBN: 0814647324
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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If you are responsible for managing digital communications in your parish, staying current with trends in the rapidly changing world of social media can seem like an overwhelming task. Which social medium platforms make sense for your church community? How can you make them an effective tool for ministry? As a veteran social media expert, author, and sociologist, Meredith Gould has helped answer these questions and more in her best-selling book The Social Media Gospel. In this second edition, Gould provides an easy-to-understand, step-by-step guide to digital ministry for those wishing to embrace new technologies to build community and deepen faith. In this expanded edition, Gould delivers new content with humor, helpful tips, and counsel anchored in practical experience. She focuses on key topics for effective church communication, including: • Building and ministering to online communities • Privacy and self-disclosure in the digital age • Integrating communications across digital platforms • Managing and monitoring social media • Faith storytelling with visual social media • Hashtag development and live-tweeting

The Social Media Gospel

Author: Meredith Gould
Publisher:
ISBN: 081463558X
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, YouTube, and a growing number of other social media tools can help you build church, deepen faith, and extend your reach in previously unimaginable ways. In this easy-to-understand, step-by-step guide to digital ministry, church communications professional Meredith Gould goes beyond how to and explains, why to engage your parish in the world of social media. Social media tools make it possible to share conversations and content with the long-time faithful, disaffected millennials, the homebound, and spiritual seekers within and beyond church-the-building. Inspired by the Gospel and centered on Christ, The Social Media Gospel gently guides you and your church leaders and volunteers through the rapidly changing world of social media, helping you preach the Good News in new ways.

Sharing the Gospel through Social Media

Author: Erin McBride
Publisher: Cedar Fort
ISBN: 1462124402
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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DO YOUR FACEBOOK FRIENDS KNOW WHO YOU ARE AND WHAT YOU BELIEVE? Develop your social media skills and put them to good use with this timely guide to sharing the gospel online. Inside, you’ll learn how to Make real connections on Facebook and encourage spiritual discussionsCreate positive Twitter trendsUse your Instagram photos to spread the light of the gospelBlog about your beliefs and valuesJoin with the Church in helping the work of God continue online With practical how-to information, this book is perfect for all ages— whether you’re a frequent poster or you’ve never used Facebook. With the fulness of the gospel at our fingertips, now is the time to take your member missionary work online and send the good news out to all the world.

The Social Church

Author: Justin Wise
Publisher: Moody Publishers
ISBN: 0802487467
Format: PDF, Docs
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Did you know you can read online reviews of your church? How often have you talked about “reaching people where they are”—and realized that much of the time, they are on the Internet? We’ve been living in a digital world for quite a while now. Justin Wise speaks about social media as this generation's printing press—a revolutionary technology that can spread the gospel farther and faster than we can imagine. It’s time to take what we know (and admit what we don’t know) and learn together how to move forward as the church. Are you ready to think theologically about this digital age and reach people in a new way?

Speaking Faithfully

Author: Rebecca Wilson
Publisher: Church Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 0819228117
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Today Sunday morning worship competes with youth soccer, Starbucks, Facebook, and the allure of being “spiritual but not religious.” To share the gospel in a world like this, Christians need to reach beyond the boundaries of concrete and virtual communities to become evangelists. That takes faith. It also requires skill with public relations, social media, traditional print materials and other techniques to increase church visibility. The authors, both recognized experts and consultants, walk readers through the theology of church communications and introduce steps to help us deliver clutter-busting messages to reach our technologically sophisticated and faith-challenged world.

Social Media Guide for Ministry

Author: Nils Smith
Publisher: Group Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 0764498908
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Social Media can feel a little overwhelming to a busy pastor or ministry leader. You’ve probably thought, "I know I should be using it for my church, but I don’t know where to start!" This compact guide can help! You will learn: what the most popular social media platforms are, how to utilize them, and the difference social media can make in your ministry. Fun to read, easy to understand and filled with practical how-to's and real-life stories of ministry impact, this guide will help you navigate the waters of social media and learn how to make it work for you. If you’ve wanted to learn more about Facebook, Twitter or any number of other social media platforms, this is the book for you!

Click 2 Save

Author: Elizabeth Drescher
Publisher: CPG
ISBN: 0819227757
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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A practical, how-to guide for faith communities that want to reach out and build meaningful relationships through social media. With the advent of the digital age, technology has become a part of everyday life. But while social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube allow people to stay up-to-date with the latest trends and share all aspects of their lives, they also create opportunities for ministries to offer inspiration and support—and extend a welcoming invitation to participate in congregational life before people ever step through the door. Drawing on extensive research and practical experience in church and other ministry settings, Click 2 Save provides useful, how-to guidance on effectively using social networking sites to enrich and expand your connection to your congregation every day of the week.

Good News for a Change

Author: Matt Mikalatos
Publisher: NavPress
ISBN: 1631468588
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Imagine an atheist sending you regular prayer requests. Or your coworker grabbing you by the arm and asking you to stay late at work to talk about God just a bit longer. When Jesus talked about the Good News, people ran to him. We should expect the same response. Good News for a Change is about working together with Jesus to share the gospel in ways unique to each person’s situation. You will enjoy evangelism because it is a fun, deeply personal, community and person-oriented way to connect with people. You’ll be energized and focused on helping people discover why Jesus is good news for them.

The Church and New Media

Author: Brandon Vogt
Publisher: Our Sunday Visitor
ISBN: 1612785468
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Engaging the digital Revolution We're experiencing the biggest communication shift since the printing press. Millions have adopted Facebook, YouTube, blogs, and Twitter. What does this mean for the Church? How can Christians harness these new tools to reach out, teach, cultivate community, and change the world? Following Pope Benedict's call to evangelize the "digital continent," The Church and New Media explores the power and risks of New Media while guiding Christians through this new environment. Foreword by Cardinal Sean O'Malley, O.F.M. Cap. Afterword by Archbishop Timothy M. Dolan Expert contributors include: Father Robert Barron Lisa Hendey Jennifer Fulwiler Father Dwight Longenecker Thomas Peters Mark Shea Matt Warner "The Church and New Media is the best kind of reading: timely, vivid, and rich in valuable information. For anyone seeking to understand and use today's new techologies in advancing the Catholic Faith, this book is an unsurpassed resource." -- Archbishop Charles Chaput, O.F.M. Cap., Archdiocese of Denver

The Digital Cathedral

Author: Keith Anderson
Publisher: CPG
ISBN: 0819229962
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Facebook, Twitter, blogs, websites. Rapid cultural and technological changes over the last two decades have transformed how we communicate with each other. For those involved in ministry, that also means a radical change in the traditional concept of the public church. Once, a brick-and-mortar cathedral gathered a community. Now through the Internet, a “digital cathedral” can gather the entire world. In his revolutionary book, Keith Anderson—specializing in the field of digital ministry, new media, and popular culture—outlines essential tips on how to adapt to the ever-shifting technologies of today. For anyone who seeks to effectively minister in a digitally integrated world, and who wishes to embody the networked characteristics of that ministry, The Digital Cathedral is “a penetrating, intelligent, innovative, and inspiring vision of where religious belief might be heading…a new view of where one finds sacred space: at a bus stop, in a tavern, in a barber shop—almost anywhere that people gather outside of home or work” (Michael Crosbie, Editor, Faith & Form).