by Christa Peck, SeaPres Communications
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.
Holy Eavesdropping: Why Facebook Is Great For Ministry - Facebook can give you glimpses into people's lives in ways that you may otherwise have never seen. Social media can let you connect with your congregation (and fellow members!) in meaningful ways beyond the scope of Sunday morning church service.
Email Marketing Is Not Dead - Email marketing is still important to communicate with your church members, but it's not your grandfather's email message - it's important to integrate other types of social media into your email campaigns to maximize its impact with your audience.
How Facebook Killed The Church - This article explores a bit about why Millenials are less into attending church than previous generations, and the role that technology (cell phones, facebook, etc) are playing in this shift.
What Is Your Ministry's Web Strategy? - Are you being deliberate in your web strategy? Are you accomplishing your goal and keeping all your decisions focused on achieving your stated purpose? Both an excellent bulleted list, and a link to a more in-depth article about being effective and intentional in the ways you reach out to past, present, and future members of your community.
(In case you missed the last round-up of social media articles, click here!)