Many People Ask…Why Bother With Social Media At Church?
-Moses wasn’t using TripAdvisor to find a nice, reasonable hotel in the desert
-Martha wasn’t on Pinterest looking up recipes to serve Jesus
-David wasn’t posting his latest psalms to his YouTube Channel
-Jesus wasn’t live tweeting events (although all the Beatitudes are 140 characters or less, making them perfectly suited for Twitter!)
However, our faith has gone viral since the very beginning. Paul might not have had a smartphone, but he used the social media of his time: Epistles, which continue to spread throughout the world today.
Why Be Involved?
-Social media is a great way to evangelize and build community
-You can be an ambassador for your church on social media
-The Episcopal Church has over 2 million members. Social media is a great way for us all to say “hi” to each other.
Further Reading And Ideas
-The Social Media Gospel by Meredith Gould
-Social Media Sunday: June 29, 2014 by Kevin D. Hendricks, Church Marketing Sucks
-#Episcopal ‘Social Media Sunday’ a digital invitation by The Rev. Pat McCaughan, Episcopal News Service
Social Media Sunday: June 29, 2014 by Anglican News Service
-Social Media Sunday, Spring Training Keynote Address, May 3, 2014, Episcopal Diocese of Connecticut by Carolyn Clement
-Christ Has No Online Presence But Yours by Meredith Gould
-Social Media Sunday by Carolyn Clement
-Case Study: “Social Media Sunday” at Trinity Episcopal, Tariffville, CT by Carolyn Clement
-Have You Had A Social Media Sunday? by Laura Catalano
-Social Media Sunday Pinterest Boards
Evangelism 101 by Laura Catalano
Episcopal Online Communities by Laura Catalano