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)
Topics:
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!

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

#ChSocM (Church Social Media) Chat Transcript: Dealing with Trolls!

We chatted about the ongoing challenge of dealing with trolls.


This week's chat moderated by Carolyn Clement (@SingingCarolyn)
Topics:
T1: Have any of you experienced or seen trolling on church social media or other places? Can you tell us about it?
T2: What are some of the least effective ways to respond to trolls?
T3: What are some of the most effective ways to respond to trolls?
T4: Does fear of trolling ever cause those in leadership to want to avoid using social media?
T4a: What can we say & do to help leadership (and ourselves) get over fear of trolls?
T5: How can we defend those who are being trolled?
T6: “And who is my neighbor?” If trolls are our neighbors, how does that affect our response?

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Tuesday, December 2, 2014

#ChSocM (Church Social Media) Chat Transcript: Community Building, Participation, and "Reality"

We chatted about community building, 
participation and “reality.” 

Tonight's chat moderated by Meredith Gould (@meredithgould)

Topics:
T1: What absolutely must happen for community to emerge? How does that differ for communities f2f v. those online? 
T2: What makes any community a “real” community? How does that differ for communities f2f v. those online? 
T3: How might we reduce, if not eliminate, disconnects between what happens f2f and what happens online? 

Shifting to think about connecting with other churches and community/civic organizations…
T4: Which tactics and tools best facilitate/enhance outreach? 
For Fun: We're on day 3 of Advent. How’s it going for you?

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Tuesday, November 25, 2014

#ChSocM (Church Social Media) Chat Transcript: Using social media to learn about and challenge injustice

How might people of faith use social media
to learn about and challenge injustice?

Tonight's chat moderated by Jason Chesnut (@crazypastor)

Topics:
T1: Which positive aspects of social media might help people learn about & challenge injustice?
T2: Which negative aspects of social media might block people from learning about & challenging injustice?
T3: What are ways you’ve seen your particular community of faith learn about/teach about/challenge injustice?
T4: Scripture time! What are some good Bible verses/stories that deal with injustice?
T4a: How might some of those stories play out on social media these days?

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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)


Topics:
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.

Topics: 
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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