How I Screwed Up My Twitter Account

I have to make a confession. I hate Twitter. Hate is such a strong word, but Twitter is a blackhole, sucking the life out of me. For months I have been trying to figure out how people have time to tweet, as I hardly even have time to check my email most days!

A few months ago I shared some Twitter tools that can help your church. I finally had the time to put these tools to use, and now I am making a move to become more active and deliberate with Twitter. But the first thing I needed to do, is fix my Twitter account that I screwed up years ago.

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How To Setup Your Facebook Fan Page

Most churches are just starting to get their presence built on Facebook. Getting your Facebook fan page is the first step. This short tutorial will help you get your static page setup. We will be using FBML, which is the easiest to setup and use for our simple church page.

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Increase Your Facebook Fans

Facebook is where you church is at. Most people at your church use their Facebook account just about as much as they use email. So it is important that you build your church’s online presence on Facebook. The best way to do that is by creating a Facebook fanpage. After Facebook re-launched Facebook Pages as Facebook Public Profiles, the possibilities for increased user, follower, and fan engagement now allows churches to directly reach their audience. Here are a few simple things you can do to help increase your Facebook fans.

Zondervan Launches New Social Network for Churches

Last November Zondervan bought a community building platform from Mars Hill Church, named simply, The City. Zondervan has now re-launched The City out to the public. The service looks very promising, as a fully scalable service for churches of any size.

“The City enhances and deepens the community in your church that already exists. It isn’t merely online social networking; it’s literally community building software. Now your community groups and ministry service teams can continuously share life together as it unfolds. Whether it’s praying for one-another, discussing scripture, or whatever the need may be, The City is the catalyst for drawing your people together in deep, abiding community.”

I have personally seen this in place at Mars Hill and must say that the service is amazing. The only issue we can see is will your church be able to effectively move over to managing every aspect of your community online? We are hoping to have a full review of this service very soon. Stay tuned. Visit The City.