10 Ways to Use Facebook in Your Ministry

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I am a huge fan of social media. I often say, if there were something I were to ever write a doctoral paper on, it would probably be on something in the world of social media, marketing, and ministry. I’m not sure how that would work, but I love all three, and they all relate on some level.

Does your ministry use Facebook? On a scale of 1 to 10, what would you give your ministry or church as a rating in how much leverage Facebook gives you in marketing your church brand and communicating to your people? Is your rating number a little low? Here are 10 easy ways to use Facebook for ministry that may kick you up a notch.

Sixth Grade Stink Bombs

Sixth Grade Stink Bombs, Tim Peters

When Did You Realize You Were a Leader?

I will never forget the day I realized I was a leader. I was a puny 6th grader aiming to break through the miserable puberty phase as fast as possible. Unfortunately, I was attempting the break through at church summer camp!

Back to the point … Several 6th graders (including myself) thought it would be a wise idea to plant ‘stink bombs’ in the senior high cabins.

The Power of Diet Coke and Crackers

Inspiring Your Team through Appreciation

It was a Sunday night and I had set down my guitar and turned off my amp. I jumped off the stage and began to walk toward the sound booth. Along the way a very well respected woman from our church approached me with something in her had. I couldn’t make out what it was.

It had been two weeks since “Pastor Appreciation Month” (I must admit, I’m not sure who made that declaration in the first place) and another year passed without so much as a “thank you” thrown my way. I didn’t care. I knew God saw what I did for his Church.

Top posts from around Twitter

Sharing the Love – November 8

Here are some standout tweets from Twitter. A sincere thank you to all those generating and sharing this content. It takes a lot of hard work and discipline to keep producing and we, the community, are really blessed through this content. Cheers!

The Big Picture Matters Most

The Big Picture Matters Most

I love sweet tea. I’m not from the south and I haven’t been brought up on it… but I love it. The McDonald’s $1 large drink is a great deal and I love their sweet tea! I won’t tell you how many times each week I actually stop and pick one up. I’m not ready to make that type of confession.

On one visit, I pulled up the first window to pay and as I handed my credit card (yes, I pay for a $1 drink with a credit card) I noticed the shirt the employee was wearing. I don’t normally notice this type of things, except that this shirt was very intriguing. I liked it so I asked, “that’s a cool shirt, what’s it all about?” The employee looked back at me, a man in his mid 40’s with a shaggy but clean look about him, replied, “I don’t know. I got it yesterday and just put it on.” I laughed. He laughed. I said thanks and on I went to the second window to get my tea.

30 Ways to Promote Your Content

Could an info graph about blogging be described as “sexy”? Could an info graph be so attractive that users would bookmark it just so they could take time out of their busy schedules to revisit that same graph on a monthly, weekly or possibly even a daily visit? Maybe not, but if there were such […]

Bill Hybels – Significant Vision

“Every significant vision God births in you will put your courage to the test.” @BillHybels

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Making It Happen

Making It Happen, Gerry True

When Did You Realize You Were a Leader?

My best recollection takes me back to a Pizza Hut during my college days. The weekend had come and a dozen or so friends gathered for an evening dinner and lively conversation. And boy was the conversation lively. No one could hear the waitress as she repeatedly returned to take our order. She was patient, but after coming back several times, I could see the frustration in her eyes. So I took charge. While my friends kept up the chatter, I quickly placed the order for the pizza. The conversation didn’t skip a beat and voila, a short while later to the surprise and dismay of my friends, pizza showed up (enter sheepish grin as I excuse myself to wash my hands).