Social Media and the Church

Greg Mathias and Sam Morris continue their series on the digital age, social media, and the great commission. In their recent post, they discuss the use of social media in the context of the local church. Here’s an excerpt:

What is the purpose of the account? Determine how social media serves the needs of your church. Is it to only post announcements, or is it also for resourcing your people with good content? Answer these kinds of questions before you start any social media account. From there, develop a plan that targets the purpose of the account and the needs of your congregation.

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Social Media: The Big Three

Greg Mathias, Associate Director of the Center for Great Commission Studies, and Sam Morris, E-marketing specialist, continue their series on the role of digital media in the life and ministry of the church. Here’s an excerpt:

As we continue our discussion on social media in the digimodern age we need to focus our mind’s eye down to a few specific social media. These three are the big three, the ones people are statistically most likely to be engaged with. And it’s within this framework of the big three that most of the discussion Sam and I are having can be more easily understood.

Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. These are the media wherein a major portion of the world interact socially online, and where Southeastern has a media presence.

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The Great Commission and the Digimodern Age

In the coming weeks Greg Mathias, Associate Director of the Center for Great Commission Studies, and Sam Morris, Electronic Marketing Specialist at SEBTS, will discuss the links between the Great Commission and social media. Here’s an excerpt of their first post:

Thanks to social media, news and events move at a break-neck speed. Think of the Arab Spring, Ferguson, or other current events and movements in which Twitter, Facebook, and other social media connections caused a tipping point of awareness and engagement. We are in a new age of communication, the digimodern age according to Alan Kirby, where social media is often the kindling of a growing fire.

 

In light of these cultural shifts, Electronic Marketing Specialist at SEBTS, Sam Morris and I began a conversation on The Great Commission and the Digimodern Age. Involvement in missions means you care about areas like communication, contextualization, and culture. Sam and I feel this conversation is one that needs more attention. Over the next few months, we hope to unpack the various questions and layers of this topic.

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