Cutting Edge Social Media In The Church……Really?

I have been a part of LifeChurch for many years in different ways, mostly from a distance.  I have watched ChurchOnline evolve and mature into a worldwide outreach that reaches many many people every week, with experiences online happening nearly 24/7.  For the last year, I have led a volunteer team at ChurchOnline on Thursday nights which is pretty amazing.

Now, for the first time ever, I live within minutes of a LifeChurch.tv campus and our family has begun to get connected there. After over 2 years of not being connected to a church, it’s great to be at a church that is welcoming and open and the leadership has been intentional at helping my entire family plug in and be connected.  The bonus is that it’s LifeChurch, Ft. Worth, TX.

This weekend, I have been presented with the opportunity to help lead a team of people that are going to look at new and better ways to use social media to reach out and also to offer new ways for current attenders to connect. So, these are the questions I have for you:

  • How is your church using social media?
  • Are you doing anything that you see no one else doing but it’s effective?
  • Let me know how you are using Facebook, Twitter and other social sites.
  • How is your church using QR codes?
  • What other ideas have you had but your church is not doing yet?
  • My local LifeChurch uses Facebook to send out messages and that’s cool but I wonder if there is more that we can do.

Our goal is to take social media to the next level and even be on the cutting edge.

Let’s work to help each other do more in this area.

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6 Responses to Cutting Edge Social Media In The Church……Really?

  1. Pingback: Social Media for churches – our experiences and a few ideas

  2. Hi Jim,

    This was such a great set of questions Jim and has really enlarged my thinking, so thank you!

    I felt that I needed to write my own blog post to do them justice rather than posting all of them here. So I have answered your questions in about 1000 words… wow it’s amazing how you can get in the flow with blogging!

    Here is the link:

    http://www.techpastor.com/2011/05/02/social-media-for-churches-our-experiences-and-a-few-ideas/

  3. Mary Beth says:

    Jim,

    Rather than answer questions directly, want to share an awesome resource with you for online ministry…
    http://danabyers.com/

    ~mb

  4. Stuart Cowen says:

    Jim -

    Our church (keystonechurch.com) has always been about T-shirts. We give T-shirts to volunteers and the first 100 or so for each major event. This Easter, we kicked off a new message series called “Love Revolution” with the graphic emblazoned on the front. On the back was a massive QR Code (that actually worked) where people were redirected to a special Easter invitation message from our Pastor. Also our latest set of “business?” cards have a QR Code on them that we distribute throughout the community.

    Twitter and Facebook are huge too. I’ve found that the Keystone staff will search for “Keystone Church” tweets from members and retweet them.

  5. Jim Walton says:

    Dude! We have to get together soon, maybe another ABC meetup. I want to know more about what Keystone is doing, need to learn from y’all.

  6. I know quite a few people that go to Lifechurch in Ft. Worth. I live go to school in Waxahachie, 45 min. south of the DFW area. I go to Southwestern Assemblies of God University and am a Sophomore there. I find it cool that I actually know where a church a blogger is talking about is.

    Back on Topic. This is a great list of questions that I too would like some answers to.

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