3 Twitter Mistakes | Tech Help for Churches

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On today’s Tech Help for Churches, 3 Twitter Mistakes

Not interacting
Just creating an account isn’t enough. You need to interact. The more you do, the better your results.

Broadcasting
Social media isn’t just a broadcast medium with an occasional opportunity to respond to a letter to the editor. It’s a constant conversation. The democratization of media is something that we aren’t likely to recover from. People are equals. Technology no longer stands in the way of that equality.

Not adding value
How can you meet a need? How can you surprise and delight people? There’s a good chance that they’ll tell you how. You just need to listen.

What if your church responded to needs, not pointing to how great you were for doing so, but just helped? What if problems in your community were solved, quietly and lovingly? I bet the word would get out. I bet eventually someone would notice that it was the church that did it, by asking or putting 2 and 2 together.

Now, imagine the next time that someone was complaining about “those Christians” to someone helped by (or a witness to help by) your church. Do you think arguments about the Crusades would hold any sway if the person listening was just given a blanket when they were cold or their child got a blood transfusion from a church member?

We can solve these social problems. Let’s become known for humbly doing so.

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Paul Alan Clifford, M.Div.

Paul Alan Clifford, M.Div. has been a tech volunteer with Lexington City Church (formerly Quest Community Church) in Lexington, KY since 2000 and is the founder of TrinityDigitalMedia.com, llc. He became part of the technology in ministry team when his church’s attendance was around 200 in one Sunday service and has witnessed it’s growth to a peak of 5,200 average weekly attendance in one Saturday service, four Sunday services in one online and two physical campuses. He literally wrote the book on podcasting in churches, twitter in churches, & servant-hearted volunteering, as well as writing various articles for publications like “Church Production” and “Technologies for Worship” magazines. He has thousands of members of his ProPresenter Users' Group on Facebook and thousands of subscribers to his YouTube channel.