Twitter church

Here’s a question for you.

Would the church function better as a community if everyone used Twitter?

I think it would. It’s turned into a great way to keep track of people in the church and how their days and weeks are going. Good, bad or ugly it allows us to know what’s happening and hopefully feel like we know people beyond the standard Sunday morning “how are you doing?” conversations.

You can read my “how-to” for Twitter here. And you can follow me on Twitter here.

So what do you think. Could it improve your community?

Comments

  1. says

    absolutely. i think it would be a lot of fun. i feel like i’ve said this somewhere before. just like you said–deeper, ongoing conversations. not the “how you doing. fine” ones that you have at church as you run off to the next thing. you can use to inspire others to godly living and vice versa, coming up with ministry ideas…the possibilities are endless–especially compared to the 5 minutes at church, the one-way emails, the once a month meetings, etc.

  2. says

    I agree too. I encouraged a few key leaders to get on board with twitter and it looks like it’s spreading like wildfire. I see more and more people using now. Additionally, I have just started a new account for the church itself and will be updating info with links back to things like events and prayer requests, rather than sending a full-blown e-mail newsletter type communication (we use iContact). I can’t imagine life without Twitter now. My wife and other family members enjoy knowing what’s going on in my life and I can only imagine the impact this newfound knowledge of each other’s lives could have for small groups and other ministry areas in our church.

  3. says

    Twitter has been a great way for me to keep up with friends and co-workers. I’ve also found it to be a priceless way to stay connected to people as they are going through the good, bad and ugly that you mentioned; keeps me on my toes in praying for people!

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