Author: Joe Smith

Street Corner Preacher, Circa 2012

Street Corner Preacher, Circa 2012

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Street Corner Preacher, Circa 2012

Do you have a grand vision for digital ministry? This post is probably not for you.

Do you seek a splashy color-coded spread analyzing the latest gadgets for your digital empire? This post is probably not for you.

If you have a pragmatic approach to connecting with congregation and community, enjoy using different tools, and need to review your approach or begin podcasting sermons or other audio ministry productions, read on. (more…)

Considering Barrieres for Social Media Ministry

Considering Barriers to Social Media Ministry

June 5, 2012 By: In: Social Media

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Considering Barrieres for Social Media Ministry

“What do I do if people in my congregation don’t use social media? I get tired of the resistance to new things in the church.”

This is a common question for congregations struggling to gain traction in social media ministry. Roadblocks to social media ministry can come from many different angles:

  • A pastor and/or staff who feels like they don’t have enough time to add social media to their already full plate.
  • A volunteer who sees a lack of support from a leadership board or staff in using social media. Volunteers can be apprehensive when they see this kind of barrier because they feel like there is no recourse. Can one person be the ‘social media voice’ of the congregation? Many individual church members who use social media often feel stuck by leadership attitudes toward social media.
  • A congregation looks at social media ministry opportunities and says, “we have an elderly congregation where people don’t use social media. It’s not really worth the effort.”

Any combination of these issues and others can be daunting for any individual or congregation. (more…)

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