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Social media church

If social media is here to stay – how is the church responding? How is your parish or Christian community participating? The seven last words of a Christian community are, “we never did it like that before.”

There are now a number of different ways that people can be present in web 2.0. It appears that the Internet may be separating into different online communities which have different preferences for they way they share material online. Hence I have added some other ways of accessing liturgy online.

Website

www.liturgy.co.nz
The original web 1.0 format
620 on the email list
Up to 3,500 visitors each day

(If you link from your site or blog, please let me know so I link back.)

Blog

www.liturgy.co.nz/blog
340 subscribers to the RSS feed
Up to about 7,000 visitors for a topical blog post

Online chapel

tinyurl.com/chapelonline

Twitter

@liturgy
http://twitter.com/liturgy
Over 19,000 followers
Ranking number 6 in New Zealand for number of followers

Facebook

www.facebook.com/liturgy
1363 fans

Recently there was a Christianity in the digital space conference in the UK. There was live streaming video from it which I embedded in this site so that regulars here could follow it. At the conference they were projecting a hashtag stream from twitter #digisymp. When I could not hear a question being asked, I could tweet from the other side of the planet and someone there would repeat the question or pass them a microphone because my tweet was instantly up on their screen. This isn’t the future. It is now. What are we doing with it? How is it changing church, liturgy, spirituality?

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4 Responses to Social media church

  1. As a retired minister, I found the You Tube Video, “Social Media Revolution” eye-opening. Thank you for making us more aware. I’m planning to post a link to this from Twitter and from my Facebook page. Blessings and please keep up the good work.

  2. Bosco:

    I am loking at Social Networking for my church and for two non-profit groups I help chair in the in the US. It is a WAVE of the future which changes everything! Much like a little program named “mosaic” changed email in 1992….

  3. I am leading a one year old mainline church plant which is a local mission of an established church. The pull between those faithful members who had the vision (and the money) to begin our church is something I value and cherish but helping them to see that in order to spread the Gospel in the 21st century and beyond it is vital that we stay current on social media and alternate forms of communication. Gen Y and younger do not communicate in the same ways that their parents and grandparents do. They need to be aware and respectful of those who paved the way for them so that older folks can relax and not feel threatened by doing things in new and different ways.

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