One of the problems in the information age is that there are so many ways for receive and give information. I find it frustrating that you send text messages, make flyers, phone calls, emails, twitter and facebook and you miss 20% of your families.
Often my best ideas were stared from something I have seen or heard somewhere else. I remember having a conversation with Jim Wideman about how he is using Facebook to connect with kids in his youth ministry it really got me thinking about how to use Facebook in children’s ministry. So I thought that over the next few days I would break down how we are using Facebook and plan to use Facebook to better connect with the families that attend Redeemer.
1. Create a volunteer position whose job is to be the “Facebook Evangelist for Uptown”
2. Create events to connect families to our fan page
3. Use the fanpage as a source of weekly updates on what their kids are learning in Uptown as well as to inform parents of events coming up.
4. Try to help connect people who attend our church to the life of our church using Facebook.
How are you using social media in your ministry?