Imagine everyone communicating and connecting with each other 7 days a week.
Social technologies provide opportunities for churches to better connect, engage, equip, and mobilize the body of Christ for the work of the gospel. It's a way to extend the love of Jesus to more and more people, and it should be embraced as an essential part of modern-day ministry.
Our social networking platform is not just a trendy bit of features or lines of code. It is a serious tool for the serious work of equipping and empowering communities of believers to live more fully in the reality of their identity as Christ’s body, knowing, serving, and loving each other in the trials and joys of everyday life.
"From a pastoral point of view, whatever God’s put on our heart, we can get it out to all of our people instantly and then have them respond back. If we’re preparing lessons, sermons for the weekend, we can get that topic out there and get them thinking about it, praying about it. We want them chewing on that and allowing the Holy Spirit to work in their lives prior to the message."
- Jay Knotts, Executive Pastor, True North Church
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Have you ever wondered, "Are things like Facebook helping or hurting ministry?" "How can my church connect in new meaningful ways?" or "What are the most popular community tools that are working?" This guide contains information about how some of the country’s top churches are using private social networks to engage more people more often.
Guidelines for Social Engagement
Goals will help you stay focused on what’s important. Set goals that are relationship-based, and not simply about the technology you use.
Engaging with social tools is not something you do a few times and expect to see amazing returns. Social engagement is about building relationships, and relationships take time.
Don’t overextend yourself. You do not need profiles everywhere. Focus your efforts on the highest-impact, most relational venues, and you’ll get better results.
Define Your Audience
Sure, social tools can give you a big megaphone to reach a big audience, but you need to make sure you focus on the right people.
Here's what you'll need:
The City helps individuals connect and form meaningful relationships with people in your church. The City uses innovative social networking technology to keep your church in touch throughout the week. It's a fantastic way to share life together and respond to needs within the local community. Best of all, it’s online and available whenever you are.
The City’s integration with ACS People and ACS Contributions allows you to connect and inform staff, pastors, volunteers and members by giving them real time access to vital information online and safe secure access to each other. Both together create a truly mobilized and effective whole church body.