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Facebook Is Making Online Outreach a LOT Harder: 6 Ways Churches Can Still Use It Well

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The gospel did okay before Facebook, and will do just fine without it. But plenty of churches and organizations like mine have found Facebook to be an incredibly useful tool for getting the word out about Jesus and His people. We've devoted time, energy, and even financial …

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Ranting on Facebook versus Doing the Hard Stuff

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Ranting and raving on Facebook about how the immoral, evil, liberal, leftist, socialists have taken over and will be the demise of our country doesn't equate to you "standing up for what is right" or "making a difference." It means you can type. Congrats. I understand posting …

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The Growth of Social Media [Infographic]

The Growth of Social Media

Can you effectively lead a church without being on Facebook? It may not be such a dumb question, in my opinion. Can you lead, teach, and shepherd without technology? Sure. But can you infiltrate the culture with the gospel while walking in a circle of avoidance around the …

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Value the Shrapnel

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This afternoon I met with some thinkers at Saddleback Church to talk about using social media in ministry. While we were meeting, a thought hit me and I started scribbling in my Moleskine... After I finished with my chicken scratch (a southern term for doodling, …

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How to Be More Engaging With Your Church’s Facebook Page

I love stumbling across great, practical resources like this piece by Paul Steinbrueck on 7 Ways to Engage with People on Your Church Facebook Page. He suggests... …

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I’m Going Split-Personality on Facebook

Even though I think Twitter is mo' funner, I recognize that Facebook has probably the greater potential to be used for personal networking. My wife thinks Twitter is boring even though she recognizes its potential as a place for professional connections and conversation to …

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Can Social Media Contribute to a Jesus Revolution?

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Jeff Gibson is an extremely intelligent guy who advises heads of state and leaders of corporation about messaging, marketing, and many other things I'll never fully understand. Chris Forbes has been a leader in missions for as long as I've been a Pastor and was actually the very …

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Facebook Versus Everything Else

This is a random thought. It's not backed up with research - it's just the product of my own hunch about the web. Facebook represents kind of a one world order when it comes to information and socialization. You can live inside of it and not really interact too much with the …

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9 Tips for More Effective Facebook Marketing

Facebook is NOT welcoming of the marketing efforts of its users, and often, family and friends on Facebook are ANNOYED by marketing efforts. Both of those statements are undeniable. So trying to “market on Facebook” requires good sense, strict moderation, and an understanding …

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Mining Your Social Web Relationships

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I've just written a post over at Fuel Your Blogging about some tools for digging into your social networking relationships. In that post, I talk briefly about how I believe we're in the adolescence period of the internet. We're still focused on the "cool" factor of the tools we …

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