This is the Third Edition of our Facebook Guide for Pastors in Transition, and we have a tried-and-true method for pastors changing churches to decide how to deal with online contacts during the move.
I have led social media workshops in the past for churches and I’ve been commissioned to lead a series of them for my new district in the Fall. But I have a problem. One of the requested areas of conversation for one coming up is “social media and worship.” We’ve seen those things before. Parishioners […]
Three Options of what to do with online personas and pastoral movesLast year about this time, I wrote “Facebook How-To for Pastors Changing Churches“…and it generated a lot of conversation. Some pastors didn’t want to give up contacts with parishioners, others appreciated a helpful way to slowly detach from parishes without hurt feelings, and some […]
From Saddleback Sam to Target StatisticiansThere was a fascinating article a few weeks back about the statistical research methods of Target. Essentially they analyze consumer buying habits to the minute detail so that they can almost predict when a person is going through a life transition (the article talks about the retailer making educated guesses at […]
Google digitizes Dead Sea ScrollsJohannes Gutenberg created the printing press that became society’s tool to disseminate information. Some have credited the printing press with both the Protestant Revolution and the Scientific Revolution as the ideas that the powers kept locked up became more widely known and available. Anyone could become an expert simply by reading. […]