Tuesday, November 18, 2014

#ChSocM (Church Social Media) Chat Transcript: Lo and behold, another Advent!

Advent is coming up and so of course we chatted
about tips for observing and celebrating this holy season.

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

T1: Blue or purple?
T2 What are some practical items on your #chsocm to-do list as we head to Advent?
T3 Looking at your calendar, what’s one event you’re excited to use #chsocm to share?
T4 What’s one event you’re having trouble making #chsocm – ready?
T5 Name a few things not directly related to church that you can share to help people celebrate Advent & Christmas.
T6 How will you use #chsocm for your personal Advent celebration?

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Tuesday, November 11, 2014

#ChSocM (Church Social Media) Chat Transcript: Using social media tools to develop small groups

We focused on using social media for 
creating small groups and faith communities.

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

Small groups are key to spiritual development of individuals and church growth, but busy schedules can make it difficult for individuals to meet regularly. Imagine for a moment that you're assigned the task of creating small groups/faith communities via social media.

T1: What would be your first choice of platform and why?
T2: What would be your second choice of platform?
T3: Which platforms would you totally ignore and why?
T4/5: What curriculum/resources have you discovered for digital/social media small group

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Wednesday, November 5, 2014

#ChSocM (Church Social Media) Chat Transcript: Where Technology, Spirituality, and Devotional Life Intersect

We chatted about the intersections of 
technology and devotional life.

Tonight's chat moderated by David Hansen (@rev_david

T1: How has your use of social media changed your devotional life?
T2: What are your best practices for Bible study/deeper reading of scripture on #chsocm?
T3: What are your best practices for using #chsocm to invite people to deeper prayer lives?
T4: What are your best practices for inviting people to deeper service via #chsocm?
T5: Resource sharing: What are the social media accounts that have fed your devotional life/deepened your faith?

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Wednesday, October 29, 2014

#ChSocM (Church Social Media) Chat Transcript: Ideas for Communicating Church and Faith Every Day of the Week

An Ideafest during which we walked through through
 a typical week at church and shared wild and 
mundane ideas about doing #chsocm. 

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

Since we're church folk, we'll start with Sunday. 

Day1: Sunday, or as I like to call it: content creation funday. Think of ways to serve, invite, and welcome, using #chsocm on Sundays. 

Day2: Now we're starting off the work/school week and it’s Monday. How can we serve, invite & welcome on Mondays? 

Day3: How about Tuesdays? What goes on at your church on Tuesdays? Small groups? Studies? How can you share that? 

Day4: Let's move on to Wednesday. Many churches have youth group or choir on Wednesdays. What does that mean for your #chsocm? What can you schedule and do that day? 

Day5: And we're moving right through the week to Thursday! Obv we have to mention #tbt. You don't necessarily need to have historical photos to participate in #tbt. What can you share? 

Day6: The day for which people everywhere are thanking God. This Friday is also Halloween? What to share? 

Day7: Saturday: chores, errands, kids’ sports, date nights, etc. How to use those (& other) themes in our #chsocm? And we’re back to the Sabbath. 

Now that we've walked through the week, do you have any other ideas to add about #chsocm on Sundays?

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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

#ChSocM (Church Social Media) Chat Transcript: Choosing Platforms and Reaching Goals

We had a wide-ranging conversation about what we, as 
church communicators, make platform choices to meet goals.

This week's chat moderated by Neal Fischer (@nealffischer)

T1: What is more important as a Church communicator, being interesting or being influential and why? 
T2: What is your personal favorite social media platform and why ?  
T3: How does your personal bias toward your favorite social platform affect your #chsocm efforts?
T4: What do you do differently on each of your #chsocm (FB, Twitter, Instagram, etc.) platforms to tailor your message?
T5: Take a look at your #chsocm accounts. If someone visited your account (FB page, Instagram, Pinterest) how would they see Gospel Values? 
T6: What are some ways to ensure your overarching communications goals are met through #chsocm?
T7: Which is more effective in making lasting connections, your Church #chsocm accounts or leadership/staff's personal accounts? Why? 

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Tuesday, October 14, 2014

#ChSocM (Church Social Media) Chat Transcript: Integrating Technology Into Life and Faith

We chatted about the challenges of persuading people to
integrate technology into their life of faith.

Tonight's chat moderated by Marty Davis (@SacredLC)

1. How do you convince your colleagues and members to get onboard with social media?
2. How do you help others integrate social media into their work lives?
3. Beyond the numbers, how do you help colleagues know that social media is working?

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