Church And’s good reads, week 12 2014

Each week Church And shares some of the worthwhile reading we found on the web that you might be interested in.

Church And’s list of interesting articles from the last week:

50 Social Media Habits You Can Stop Doing Now – Ann Handley: Author of “Content Rules” Chief Content Officer of MarketingProfs
While I wish this post had the full 50 things rather then a link to a, admittedly free, book, it does make some good points. More then that though it reminds us that like offline society, things are constantly evolving on social media. Just because something made sense last year doesn’t mean it does now. This shouldn’t scare you though, I personally find it freeing. It means it’s never too late to join and start learning. It also means that something you thought may have been a good idea before but didn’t work, might just work now, so you might as well give it a go again.

More Facebook Impact For Your Church – Christian Media Magazine
I most appreciate the second point “Extend the Sunday Message”. It includes great ideas like
You can ask questions related to it, create picture quotes from it, post short video clips of it, show behind the scenes of the Pastor prepping, short clips of staff talking about it, text post of Scriptures from it
other things you could do include: new related thoughts and questions you got asked during coffee. The later stresses that people are already engaging you about it.

A guide to Google Plus notifications – Plus Your Business
If your church is on Google+, or thinking about adding a Google+ strategy you should take a look at this post. It goes through they different ways you can have Google+ notify you, as well as some of who you’ll be sharing with when you post in different ways. While you won’t find as many people on Google+ as you will on Facebook say, due to Google+’s influence on Google search results, it’s something to consider.

The Typecast Church: Old-School, Tech-Junkie, or Digital Church? – Church Tech Today
It’s a pretty simplified analysis, but interesting none the less. There’s always more technology that can be added to your church, but it’s not always good. It’s not necessaraly bad either. Like in life, church technology use needs to be in balance with the goals of the congregation as well as the people involved and those they are trying to reach.

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