I follow a number of blogs talking about social media's place in the church, and think you may find some of them helpful or interesting. Some weeks I find lots of articles I like, some just a few. I'll post a round-up every few weeks with the articles I've enjoyed or found most useful.
Clergy Must Navigate Traditional Boundaries In New Social Media World - Just like the title suggests, where clergy can/should draw the line when interacting with parishoners - both presently and when they leave the church - is a new and uncharted area. The article doesn't have any answers, but it does pose some interesting questions as launch points for a discussion.
Church Websites & First Impressions - Are you being intentional in what face your church's website shows to the world? Does it accurately reflect who you are as a congregation? It's important to provide basic information, as many (most?) people who visit your church will have looked on its website before attending.
Social Media Is Relational - "It's about relationships and social media is about relationships. A lot of companies don't understand that. They think it's a new way to market themselves. In contrast, religious organizations have been relying on word-of-mouth marketing and relational marketing for forever, so they take to social media well." How can we turn to social media to help us be better at relationships?
How Should The Church Use Social Media? - Mind-blowing statistics (in the form of pictures and graphs!) about how much the Internet and social media have been changing in even the last couple years. Provides a launch point for discussions about how this can be incorporated into your church's life.
(In case you missed the last round-up of social media articles, click here!)