Friday, September 19, 2014

#ChSocM (Church Social Media) Chat Transcript: Supporting, Monitoring, and Protecting Teens on Social Media

We chatted about the near-perpetual challenge of 
supporting, monitoring, and protecting teens on social media.

Tonight's chat moderated by Carolyn Clement (@singingcarolyn)

T1: At least 90% of teens have used social media. What have you noticed about the way teens use social media? T1: (cont). What apps are must-haves for the teens in your congregation? 

T2 Prep: Probably most teens in your church are using social media, and many adults too. 
T2. What are the differences you notice in the way teens & adults use social media? 

T3 prep: Think about the ways Jesus ministered to others: healing, spending time with, teaching about & showing love...what else? 
T3: How do you see teens using social media to do those same things? Heal, spend time with, teach, show love…etc 
T3a How can we encourage teens in the online ministry they are already engaged in? 

T4 Prep: We know kids can get into trouble on social media. 
T4: What are some of the dangers that you have seen for kids on social media? 
T4a: As the body of Christ, what are our responsibilities in helping kids be safe online & how can we do that? 

T5: What can we offer parents of teens to help them equip them to provide social media guidance to their teens? 

Bonus: Anyone have a link to a great resource for social media youth ministry? Please share!

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Tuesday, September 9, 2014

#ChSocM (Church Social Media) Chat Transcript: Plan Ahead for October!

Dare to Plan Ahead!

Tonight's chat moderated by Regina Heater (@reckshow

T1 September often marks a kickoff for ministries. Are you “kicking off” any #chsocm -specific ministries this fall? 
T2 What’s your community’s major non-chsocm focus or goal this Fall? 
T2b How can you use #chsocm to facilitate this focus/goal? 
T3 How might you enhance interfaith relations during the Jewish High Holy Days with #chsocm? 

Halloween is an obvious fall holiday we can leverage for #chsocm. See this transcript from last year for some ideas But let’s talk other October opportunities. 

T4 Oct. is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. What role does #chsocm have in spreading awareness of health issues? 
T5 What are some Lesser Feasts/Fasts/Dates coming up that we can use #chsocm to mark? 

 For our closing prayer/benediction, would each of you offer a prayer/blessing to the community?

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Wednesday, September 3, 2014

#ChSocM (Church Social Media) Chat Transcript: Equipping and Empowering Leaders

We chatted about what we need,
technologically and spiritually,
to lead and inspire others to use social media.

Tonight's chat moderated by Neal Fischer (@nealffischer)

Topics inspired by Jesse Gruber's (@jesseagruber) post about equipping and empowering others with technology. Read it here.

Topic one: Physical Goals. To do our jobs there are certain "things" required to achieve our goals. #chsocm

T1: What are the things you “need” to have in place to do your job as a communicator? #chsocm
T1A: What are the things that you “want/would like” to have to do your job better? #chsocm
T1B: What are your plans/goals to get the things that you want to do your job better?

Topic two: Leadership Goals. We here are all leaders in this field on some level.
T2: What does your #chsocm team look like now?
T2A: What would you like your #chsocm team to look like in the future?
T2B: What are your plans/goals to get to the ideal team? #chsocm

Topic three: Spiritual Goals. Led by the Spirit.
T3:We have more access to #chsocm info than ever before. What is our responsibility to share it?
T3A: What would you like to see your congregation/members do with the #chsocm you provide?
T3B: What are your plans/goals to make this happen?

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Wednesday, August 20, 2014

#ChSocM (Church Social Media) Chat Transcript: Using Video for Communities of Faith

A rip-roaring tweetchat focusing on the 
ever-increasing popularity of video through social media 
in our communities of faith. 

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

1. Why should we use video in social media?
2. What’s a way you've seen video work really well in various ministry settings?
3. Where have you found good video for #ChSocM purposes? 
4. For those who've created videos - any learnings, tips, tricks?
4a. How about good software/apps for managing and editing video?
5. Quick. Name a biblical story that could work really well (not corny) through the medium of video.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

#ChSocM (Church Social Media) Chat Transcript: Getting Re-centered and Refreshed

We focused on getting re-centered and refreshed
when the pace of church communications ministry
becomes overwhelming.

Tonight's chat moderated by Katy Dunigan (@kdunigan)

T1: As church communicators/leaders, how often do you feel overtasked & overwhelmed? (Be honest!)
T1A: You regularly share your energy w/others via Social Media & IRL, what ways do you feel it coming back to you?
T2: Share your strategies for creating & maintaining healthy professional boundaries to protect yourself & your family?
T3: How do you know when it's time to step away & re-center? T3A When you need to refresh & re-center, where do you go?
T4: Some mentioned meeting w/friends as a way of re-centering. Do you regularly connect w/mentors & colleagues?

Too many people want too many things too soon?