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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Tuesday, May 12, 2015

#ChSocM Chat Transcript: Planning, Branding and Audience

We chatted about planning, branding, and audience.

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

T1: Which social media platforms SHOULD you use? How do you know and why?
T2: If your ministry setting (congregation, judicatory) were a person, what kind of personality would it have?
T3: If your ministry setting were a person, what would be the relationship to your #chsocm audience (teacher/reporter/friend, etc.) Why?
T4: In your #chsocm experience, what types of posts get the most interaction?
T5: Is there room for automation? What are some benefits/pitfalls of using it for #chsocm
T6: What are some monitoring tools that will help you know when you’re being talked about publicly?

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Wednesday, May 6, 2015

#ChSocM Chat Transcript: Using social media to inform, organize and mobilize faith communities

We chatted about using social media to 
faith communities around real-time events. 

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

T1: What are some strengths/weaknesses when it comes to social media in relation to things happening in real-time?
T2: When meaningful stuff happens outside church buildings, what are some do’s/don’t’s/best practices when it comes to #ChSocM?
T3: Storytime! - what biblical stories relate to this work of leaving the building & sharing? (Out-of-the-box thinking welcomed.)
T4: So. What are some of the best things YOU have seen/done to connect faith communities to local communities through #ChSocM?
T5: If you had one tweet to tell people *why* Twitter is a place you do ministry, what would it be?

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Wednesday, April 29, 2015

#ChSocM Chat Transcript: Prayer and Social Media Action in #Baltimore #BaltimoreRising #OneBaltimore

We chatted about #Baltimore and how people of faith
used social media to share news and insights, 
and to support community.

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

T1: Have you been engaging in social media related to the events in Baltimore? If so, how?
T2: To what extent do you think the issues in Baltimore are due to people not understanding one another or feeling unheard?
T3: How can churches or individual Christians use social media in a positive way as it relates to Baltimore?
T4: Do you think churches are stepping up and engaging in the #Baltimore conversation or trying to avoid it to avoid controversy?

I always end chats by talking about action...

T5: What's one thing you are going to DO because of our conversation tonight?

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Tuesday, April 21, 2015

#ChSocM Chat Transcript: Ideas for Observing Holy Days (Pentecost) and Other Celebrations

Sharing ideas for holy days, like Pentecost, 
and happy moments, like graduations,
in the coming months.

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

T1: What’s a #chsocm -specific way to celebrate Mother’s Day?
T2: How can you use #chsocm to be sensitive to & honor women who are not mothers?
T3: Pentecost is May 24. Let’s brainstorm some #chsocm-specific ways to share abt it. Go!

This time of year can be busy with milestone moments like Communions & Confirmations.
T4: What milestone moments will your community celebrate between now & summer?
T4a: How will you incorporate #chsocm into these milestones?
TBonus: What caught your eye this week on the interwebs? hashtag? video? another chat? image? Share!

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