Tuesday, March 3, 2015

#ChSocM Chat Transcript: Creating and Sustaining Online Community

Tonight we chatted about online communities. 
Defined as: Communities created, built, and sustained online.

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

T1: Within which online communities do you actively participate? Name names/hashtags!
T1a: Approximately how much time (weekly) do you engage w/peeps in your online communities? T2: How, if at all, do church/faith online communities differ from secular ones?
T2a: What would you hope would be different?
T3: What makes an online community work well?
T3a: How, exactly, do you interact in between chats?
T4: What seems to undermine online community success?
T5: When is it time for an online community to disband?
Bonus: So, how’s your Lenten journey so far?

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Wednesday, February 25, 2015

#ChSocM Chat Transcript: Social Media and All Things Sermon-related-ish

All things sermon-related-ish: 
observations, opinions, advice, snark!

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

T1: What makes/breaks a sermon, in your experience?
T2: When you’re listening: how can we incorporate #chsocm while a sermon is happening?
T3: When you’re preaching a sermon: how can we use #chsocm to prepare/give a sermon?
T4: Give us a tweet sermon right now - 140 characters that conveys a gospel message, in some way. #GetCreative
T5: If you were going to tell someone why you would engage social media before/during/after a sermon, what would you say?

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Tuesday, February 17, 2015

#ChSocM (Church Social Media) Chat Transcript: Learning from @Google and applying to #chsocm

Tonight’s topic: What can @Google teach us about #chsocm? 

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

10 things @Google has found to be true.

T1: 1: Focus on the user and all else will follow. What are you doing to ensure the best user experience for your #chsocm efforts?
T2: 5: You don’t need to be at your desk to need an answer. How are you making #chsocm easier to use on mobile devices?
T3: 8: The need for information crosses all borders. What borders are you trying to cross with #chsocm? (Language? Ecumenical? etc.)
T4: 9: You can be serious without a suit. Work should challenge and the challenge should be fun. How are you making your #chsocm challenges fun?
T5: 10: Great just isn’t good enough. How can you apply this to your #chsocm efforts?

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And because it's Shrove Tuesday, some convo about this:

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

#ChSocM (Church Social Media) Chat Transcript: Motivation, Inspiration & Advice for Beginners

We chatted about personal motivation, sources of 
inspiration, and offer advice for beginners. 

We’re blessed to work/actively volunteer in #chsocm. It’s our privilege to share God’s grace and peace in the digital world. Amen?

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

T1: My #chsocm mission statement is: “Be the voice crying in the wilderness.” What is your #chsocm mission statement?
T2: What aspect of online ministry energizes you personally?
T3: What aspect of online ministry do you find most challenging?
T3A: What are you doing to address that challenge?
T4:  When looking for ideas/inspiration, what are your “go to” resources?
T5: As a mentor, first thing you would tell someone starting in #chsocm.  Ministry is:___________ ?
T6: Praise time! Share something you’ve recently experienced via #chsocm friends that has encouraged/ministered to you.

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Thursday, February 5, 2015

#ChSocM (Church Social Media) Chat Transcript: Privacy Online, Protection, and Ministry

We zoomed in on privacy, protection, and ministry.

This week's chat moderated by David Hansen (@Rev_David)

1. How do you protect the privacy of minors in your online ministry?
1a. Is your ministry "opt in" (release form required for all) or "opt out" (people have to be asked to be excluded)?
1b. If you are opt in - how do you handle pics of worship? Stop visitors and ask for forms? Never show worship?
2. Do you have an online space where your community can have sensitive/confidential discussion? Where?
3. What is the diffence between "private" "confidential" and "secret" information?
4. Does the person ministering have the same expectation of privacy as the person being ministered to?
5. Is it inherently harder to keep confidences and privacy in online ministry?

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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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