Tuesday, January 27, 2015

#ChSocM (Church Social Media) Chat Transcript: Social Media for Ash Wednesday and...#Lent!

Turns out Ash Wednesday is in a mere 21 days! 
We chatted about using social media 
to support Lenten practices. 
Also a lively exchange about St. Valentine's Day.

Tonight's chat moderated by Regina Heater (@reckshow)

T1: Got any clever ideas for using #chsocm for Valentine’s Day?
T2: Brainstorm: how can we use #chsocm to *prepare* people for #Lent?
T3: Suggest some hashtags to use for Ash Wednesday.
T4: What are some #chsocm -specific Lenten disciplines we could offer/do?
T5: Share ways we can support peopole in there Lenten practices with #chsocm
T6: How can we support people who choose to fast from social media during #Lent?

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Tuesday, January 20, 2015

#ChSocM (Church Social Media) Chat Transcript: Building a Social Media Team!

We shared counsel and tips about building a 
social media team for church.

Tonight's chat moderated by Paul Steinbrueck (@PaulSteinbrueck)

T1: Are you leading your church's social media by yourself or with a team? Why?
T2: Finish this sentence: leading church SOCIAL media by yourself is ____.
T3: What are some benefits to doing #ChSocM with a team?
T4: If you're doing your church's social media on your own, what's holding u back from building a team?
T5: What advice would you give someone who wants to build a #ChSocM team at their church?
T5b: What are good traits too look for when building your social media team?
T6: What's one action step you're going to take as a result of tonight's chat?

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Blog posts cited: 

  •  What Difference Does a Social Media Team Make? http://ow.ly/HFB1B 
  •  5 Traits to Look for in Social Media Team Members (and 5 to Avoid)  http://ow.ly/HFzrA

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

#ChSocM (Church Social Media) Chat Transcript: Encouraging Participation and Engagement With the Reluctant

We zoomed in on ways to encourage and help 
congregants to use social media.

This week's chat moderated by Marty Davis (@SacredLC)

T1: Let's start with success stories. How did you get a group (any group) in your church engaged in SM that wasn't previously?
T2: Let's go other way. What does NOT work in growing engagement.

T3: To what extent do we harm SM by over-promising results?

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Tuesday, January 6, 2015

#ChSocM (Church Social Media) Chat Transcript: 2014 Wrap-Up & 2015 Hopes

We chatted about what did and didn't work in 2014,
what we hope to try in 2015, and enhancing 
local-judicatory collaboration.

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

T1: Which #chsocm tactic or tool worked best for you in 2014? 
T2 What’s one thing you tried in 2014 that you’ll ditch in 2015?
T2a: So what isn't working as well as you hoped it would but you're not yet ditching?
T3: What tactic or tool do you hope to try in 2015? 
T4: What’s your biggest hope for #chsocm in 2015 

Shifting focus a bit to the local church-judicatory relationship. Judicatory = any governing body (e.g., diocese, synod, presbytery, conference) and thinking about reasonable expectations…

T5: How might we enhance local-judicatory collaboration in 2015?
T5a: Turning it around, how might judicatory-level communicators help local churches?

Bonus Brag: What was your best #chsocm achievement in 2014?

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Tuesday, December 30, 2014

#ChSocM (Church Social Media) Chat Transcript: The Where, Why & How of #Hashtags

Hashtags! Where, why, and how. 
More specifically, how can they help as we
 look back and ahead to a new year?

This week's chat moderated by Jason Chesnut (@crazypastor)

T1: What are some advantages to using a specific hashtag in your community?
T2: What are some general, helpful do’s/don’t’s when it comes to the use of hashtags?
T3: #2014InFiveWords has been trending lately. What’s a #ChSocM version of that for you/your faith community?
T3a: What can we learn from this hashtag? Why do you think it was trending?
T4: What are some situations/events/moments when would you create a specific hashtag?
T5: What are some examples of hashtags that have worked for you/your community?

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Wednesday, December 17, 2014

#ChSocM (Church Social Media) Chat Transcript: Crafting Conversation and Community

Checking out the church neighbors, having conversations, 
and finding rich, share-able content for social media.

This week's chat moderated by Neal F. Fischer (@nealffischer)
T1: Finish the statement. "Only we..." (What's the 1 thing your church does best?)
T2: How is your Church's culture ready to nurture and sustain your #chsocm efforts?
T3: How is your Church conversational on #chsocm?
T4: What research have you done to find out where your audience is and what nearest neighbor Churches are doing with #chsocm?
T5: What is the source of your Church's rich and share-able #chsocm content?
T6: Goals are important in any venture. What does #chsocm success look like in your context?

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No chat on 12/23!