The Social Media Gospel

Sharing the Good News in New Ways
Author: Meredith Gould
Publisher: Liturgical Press
ISBN: 0814647324
Category: Religion
Page: 200
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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

Sharing the Good News in New Ways
Author: Meredith Gould
Publisher: Liturgical Press
ISBN: 0814635830
Category: Religion
Page: 152
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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.

The Social Media Gospel

Sharing the Good News in New Ways
Author: Meredith Gould
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 081463558X
Category: Computers
Page: 134
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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.

The Social Church

A Theology of Digital Communication
Author: Justin Wise
Publisher: Moody Publishers
ISBN: 0802487467
Category: Religion
Page: 192
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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?

Social Media Guide for Ministry

What It Is and How to Use It
Author: Nils Smith
Publisher: Group Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 0764498908
Category: Religion
Page: 80
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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!

Sharing the Gospel through Social Media

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 toMake 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 onlineWith 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.
Author: Erin McBride
Publisher: Cedar Fort
ISBN: 1462124402
Category: Religion
Page: N.A
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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.

Good News for a Change

How to Talk to Anyone about Jesus
Author: Matt Mikalatos
Publisher: NavPress
ISBN: 1631468588
Category: Religion
Page: 208
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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.

Transforming Parish Communications

Growing the Church Through New Media
Author: Scot Landry
Publisher: Our Sunday Visitor
ISBN: 1612783295
Category: Religion
Page: 196
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"Are we still a Church capable of warming hearts? A Church capable of leading people back to Jerusalem? Of bringing them home?" - Pope Francis, Meeting with the Bishops of Brazil, 28 July 2013. Pope Francis, like his predecessors Benedict XVI and John Paul II, is calling for Catholics to embrace the new evangelization. But there has been ongoing confusion about who is responsible, what it really means and what it looks like in practical application. How can we respond to the Holy Father's call, creating evangelization opportunities that help bring people back to the Church? By transforming Catholics into digital missionaries - ready and able to take the joy and warmth of the Gospel online via social media to infrequent, inactive, or ex-Catholics around the corner or across the globe. Consider this: 1. Nearly every "lost" Catholic in the U.S. is most likely connected with at least one engaged Catholic - or is one "retweet" or "like" away from them 2. On the whole, Catholics have not been taught to see social media as a way to live out their faith 3. Motivating parishes to put a priority on evangelization has been a challenge 4. Catholics are more likely to be comfortable as digital missionaries than to participate in other forms of evangelization 5. Parishes can offer "digital missionary training" to parishioners - who would welcome it! In Transforming Parish Communications: Growing the Church Through New Media, you'll discover: How to embrace the Church's vision of evangelization in new media How entire parishes can become hubs of digital evangelization - and how to overcome obstacles Specific strategies for implementation How to create a consistent digital identity online Best practices for parish websites The nuts and bolts of Facebook, Twitter, email, blogging and more Consider this book your entry into an important - and urgent - call to each of us as Catholics. To bring the warmth of the Gospel to the "lost" and bring them back to the Church. Visit the companion site for more ParishGuideToNewMedia.com

Connected Toward Communion

The Church and Social Communication in the Digital Age
Author: Daniella Zsupan-Jerome
Publisher: Liturgical Press
ISBN: 0814682456
Category: Religion
Page: 156
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We are living in a cultural shift: digital communication has reshaped the way we interact with one another, form and maintain relationships, and gain knowledge and understanding. How might we go about communicating the Good News of Jesus Christ in the midst of these changes to an emerging culture shaped by digital media? This question addresses the whole church, from the baptized faithful to pastoral ministers and the institutional structures that serve the church locally and globally.In Connected toward Communion, Daniella Zsupan-Jerome traces the Roman Catholic Church’s contemporary thought and practice of social communication, from Inter Mirifica of the Second Vatican Council to the church's approach to communicating faith through social networking today. Throughout, a key question forms a common thread: how might we form pastoral ministers today for serving the church in the digital age and beyond?

Click 2 Save

The Digital Ministry Bible
Author: Elizabeth Drescher,Keith Anderson
Publisher: CPG
ISBN: 0819227757
Category: Religion
Page: 208
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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.

Ministry in the Digital Age

Strategies and Best Practices for a Post-Website World
Author: David T. Bourgeois
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
ISBN: 0830859969
Category: Religion
Page: 143
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"Christianity is fundamentally a communication event. It is God revealing God's self to the world. And God uses a large variety of media to accomplish that revelation." —Shane Hipps, author of Flickering Pixels Viral videos and retweeted posts fill the air around us. In the midst of constant news feeds and mobile alerts, ministries have unprecedented opportunities to connect with people yearning for community with others and God. But how? In this post-website world, it s no longer enough to have a static website and hope that people find it. If you want to get your online content in front of your audience, you need to have a digital presence in the streams where they re already active. David Bourgeois offers a practical step-by-step guide for discerning and implementing a digital strategy for your ministry. He provides an overview of how Christians can use technology and communication media wisely, with concrete ideas for churches and nonprofit organizations. Discover how you can make the most of every opportunity to extend your ministry s electronic reach and impact.

Speaking Faithfully

Communications as Evangelism in a Noisy World
Author: Jim Naughton,Rebecca Wilson
Publisher: Church Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 0819228109
Category: Religion
Page: 132
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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.

Tweet If You [Heart] Jesus

Practicing Church in the Digital Reformation
Author: Elizabeth Drescher
Publisher: Church Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 0819224235
Category: Religion
Page: 190
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A timely resource dealing with communication, leadership and community formation in the age of digital social media.

Going Social

A Practical Guide on Social Media for Church Leaders
Author: Terrace Crawford
Publisher: Beacon Hill Press
ISBN: 9780834129245
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 192
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Terrace Crawford helps uncover reasons ministry leaders may resist the use of social media and dispels some of the myths surrounding it. With short, accessible chapters, Going Social: A Practical Guide for Church Leaders provides a step-by-step guide to getting started, crucial insights to help you develop an effective social media strategy, and gives real-life examples of ministries and leaders who are using media in powerful ways.

Faith Formation 4.0

Introducing an Ecology of Faith in a Digital Age
Author: Julie Anne Lytle
Publisher: Church Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 0819228311
Category: Religion
Page: 164
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Using an ecological approach to study how emerging technologies impact individual and communal formation, Faith Formation 4.0 looks at how our efforts to be story-keepers, story-sharers, and story-makers have evolved over four eras of human communication.Framed by the Great Commission imperative to "make disciples," this book offers a road map to help leaders develop goals to form, inform, and transform new members, as well as long-time believers, within a faith community. The author successfully illustrates that church success depends not only on knowing the Christian message of God's enduring love, but also how to use today's tools appropriately for evangelization and faith formation.

Good News and Good Works

A Theology for the Whole Gospel
Author: Ronald J. Sider
Publisher: Baker Books
ISBN: 1585583677
Category: Religion
Page: 256
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Concerned to promote an authentic, biblical faith, this book suggests ways to combine evangelism with social action for effective witness in today's world.

The Church and New Media

Blogging Converts, Online Activists, and Bishops Who Tweet
Author: Brandon Vogt
Publisher: Our Sunday Visitor
ISBN: 1612785468
Category: Religion
Page: 224
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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

Rewired

How Using Today's Technology Can Bring You Back to Deeper Relationships, Real Conversations, and the Age-Old Methods of Sharing God's Love
Author: Brandon Cox
Publisher: Charisma Media
ISBN: 1621365190
Category: Religion
Page: 218
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Discusses the power of online social networks, explaining how they can be used to connect with like-minded people and spread the word of the gospel farther and faster than before.

The Connected Church

A Social Media Communication Strategy Guide for Churches, Nonprofits and Individuals in Ministry
Author: Natchi Lazarus
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781543013818
Category:
Page: 220
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We are in a new era of communication. The internet and social media have changed the way we connect and communicate with each other. As the body of Christ, it is important that we understand these changes, so that we can effectively serve others. Whether you are an established organisation or an individual starting your ministry, this book will help you understand these global, technology-enabled changes and how they impact churches, nonprofits and individuals in ministry. The four-part communication model and the six-step framework presented in this book will help you successfully implement a social media and digital ministry program, laying a strong foundation for the future of your ministry. Section I - Why the Church should use Social Media: In the first section, the book talks about the importance of using digital, online and social communication medium. The book explores the evolution of a new type of audience - the connected audience and helps the reader learn the biblical basis of social media marketing and its relevance to the Great Commission. Section II - The Communication Model: In the second section, the book introduces the four-part communication model. The author lays out a broader vision of a smooth, seamless communication within the Church, as one body using social media and technology. Section III - The Framework for Implementing the Communication Model: In the third section, the book moves from visioning mode to action mode. The author presents a six-step framework as a practical means to implement the communication model in your ministry. This is a hands-on implementation section that examines management strategies, marketing strategies and operational details. Section IV - Future Trends that will Impact the Church: In the fourth and final section, the book returns to a visioning mode as the author identifies key future trends and discusses ways in which churches, nonprofits and ministries can prepare themselves for the future. Foreword is written by Mark W. Schaefer - Social media keynote speaker, college educator, consultant, and best-selling author of six marketing books including Known, The Content Code, Social Media Explained and The Tao of Twitter. Introduction is written by Rev. Sam P. Chelladurai - Senior Pastor of AFT Church. He is one of the most prominent and respected Bible teachers in India.

The Gospel According to Facebook

Social Media and the Good News
Author: Bruce Joffe
Publisher: Virtualbookworm.com Publishing
ISBN: 9781621374480
Category: Religion
Page: 398
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Does the Divine actually talk to us ... maybe, even, using Democratic discourse or Republican rhetoric? Why is the vocabulary of some theologies peaceful and gracious, while others tend to be threatening and damning? What place do our holy books have in editorializing the language and logos of who and what we worship? Is there gender within (and without) spiritual speech? Whether focused on the hereafter or more concerned, instead, with today and tomorrow, the entrenched forces of organized religion undeniably are being challenged by a dynamic new testament. Voices previously unheard now relay their messages instantly across time and space, reaching and rallying an audience that's both receptive and responsive. Perhaps God is still speaking and trying to tell us something. What might that be? That the good news shared through social media echoes the progressive message of Jesus about grace, love, peace, compassion, inclusion, and social justice for all. A new dispensation, perhaps? It's the Gospel According to Facebook!