Tuesday, June 23, 2015

#ChSocM Chat Transcript: Social Media During Challenging Times and TimeLine Interactions

Challenging times and current events 
make for challenging conversations. 
We chatted about getting out of the echo chamber 
and becoming able to read/hear/see 
diverse opinions strongly expressed

This week's chat moderated by Katy Dunigan (@KDunigan)

T1: How has social media made a difference in the U.S. conversation this last week?
T1A: Provide an example of something you saw/read/heard that ministered to you during this past week.
T2 Part 1: SM can be an echo chamber (i.e. listening to & talking w/people like you.)
T2 Part 2: How do you find differing voices to learn from & listen to?
T2A: What/who is your “go to” source for alternative viewpoints?
T3: How do you manage diverse, disagreeing voices in your TL? Ignore? Unfollow? Read? Respond?
T3A Sometimes conversation is heated. What’s the difference between passionate disagreement & trolling?
T3B When have you observed online disagreements produce changed conversation & debate?
Inspiration/last thought: What can you do this coming week to spur & encourage productive conversation & debate?

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Thursday, June 18, 2015

#ChSocM Chat Transcript: Mid-Year Assessment of Digital Ministry Efforts

Just like that, it's June! What have we/you
we up to for the past six months?

This week's chat moderated by Regina Heater (@reckshow)

T1 What’s been your biggest #chsocm “win” so far?
T2 What’s something you’d like to improve (or do differently) next time?
T3 What caught your eye from another community?
T4 Give yourself a grade for your #chsocm efforts for the first half of the year. T5 Finish this sentence: By 12/01/15, our #chsocm ministry will...
T5a What do you need to make that goal happen?

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Tuesday, June 9, 2015

#ChSocM Chat Transcript: Our Stories As Shareable Content

Our stories are "content." How do we encourage
more people to share that content?

This week's chat moderated by Paul Steinbrueck 

Pre-reading for tonight's #ChSocM chat... Church Social Media from the Bottom Up - http://j.mp/1cCrKVB

T1: How many people your church have stories, insight and experiences from God?
T1a: How many people in your church provide your church's social media content?
T1b: Why is there such a gap between those experiencing God and those sharing those experiences through your church's social media?
T2: What types of things are the "average people" in your church already sharing that your church could better leverage?
T2a: Are you as a #ChSocM leader looking for content for your members to retweet/share?
T3: What types of content could the "average people in your church share more of with a little encouragement?
T4: What ideas do you have for sharing more people's stories, insights, posts, pics, etc. through your church's social media?

#ChSocM Final thoughts: 

  • What if instead of thinkng "How can I get more people to share the church's content?" we thought, "How can the church share more people's content?"
  • What if we thought of ourselves as curators of our congregation's God stories? 
  • Who is up for trying to turn #ChSocM up-side-down and share more content from the people rather than just from the leaders?

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Tuesday, June 2, 2015

#ChSocM Chat Transcript: Assessing Value and Choosing Conferences

Assessing value and choosing 
conferences/workshops for #chsocm

This week's chat moderated by Meredith Gould (@meredithgould)

T1: IYHO, what makes any conference/workshop worth attending?
T1a: Choice between attending in person or via livestream, which do you choose? Why?
T2: What do you most hope to get from a #chsocm conference/workshop?
T2a: What’s an absolutely must have at a #chsocm conf/workshop?
T3: What would cause you to run screaming from a conference/workshop?
T3a: How could conference/workshop planners fix this?
T4: How has social media changed what you expect and want from conf/workshops?
T5: Recommendations for conf/workshops/presenters?

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Wednesday, May 27, 2015

#ChSocM Chat Transcript: Online Digital Prayer!

Online prayer! 

This week's chat moderated by Carolyn Clement (@singingcarolyn)

T1: In addition to this #chsocm chat, where do you see online prayer? Your parish? Judicatory? Finals week?
T1, part 2: Which social/digital platforms do you think are most conducive to prayer?
T2: Let's talk about the format of online prayer. What forms of prayer do you see online?
T2, part 2: How does prayer vary on different platforms? What are the differences between prayers on Facebook, Instagram Blog, etc?
T3: Public online prayer vs. back-channel private prayer: How do they differ? T4: Community-building: how can online prayer help build community in your parish or town/city?
T5: Can online prayer reach or serve the "nones" - those who are unchurched or claim no faith?
T6: Uh-oh! Cautionary tales: what are some ways online prayer can go wrong? T7: Extra credit time: Please share a prayer image, link, or a story of online prayer that is meaningful to you.

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Wednesday, May 20, 2015

#ChSocM Chat Transcript: Building Online Communities

Chatting about building online communities: 
what they are, how ministries use them, 
and benefits of investing in them. 

This week's chat moderated by Seth Hinz (@sethhinz

T1: How would you define an “online community”? What are the characteristics of online community?
T1a: In an online sense, what are the distinguishing characteristics of a community vs. a group?
T2: Outside of #chsocm, which online communities do you value? Why?
T3: What are the best platforms for building digital communities? What features make them work for you?
T4: Tell us about a time you were surprised by the support of an online community
T5: If you could lead an online community around anything, what would it be?
T6: How could you encourage offline members of your church community to join online communities?

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