The Impact Church Social Media Ministry

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This project has two distinct phases: the creation of the questionnaire and post interview questions. After much thought and consideration of the last couple of months I created training that would directly address the social media outreach team understands of evangelism and social media. Moreover how the two and fused together can be used as a tool for ministry. I immersed myself in scholarly and practical books associated with evangelism, mission, and social media such as missiologist Lesslie Newbiggin, practical theologian Richard Osmer, and social media gospel expert Meredith Gould.
Meeting 1: Immersion and Logistics
The process of developing a team started with icebreakers and introductions. This process was to ease any anxiety about participating
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Additionally, we discerned our theological undergirding for the social media ministry:
Scripture
...that is, in Christ God was reconciling the world to himself, not counting their trespasses against them, and entrusting the message of reconciliation to us. So we are ambassadors for Christ, since God is making his appeal through us; we entreat you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God.
The final act of this first meeting was creating a name for the team. The buy in is really important part of establishing any ministry. After much discernment, we decided to the team “The E-vangelists” and encourage other friends to become social media ambassadors of Impact Church. Our goal is to create a social media campus with on ramps for others to participate. Each member was given a small practical guide called the "Social Media Guide for Ministry" by Nils Smith.
Meeting 2: What is
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approach to ministry. One simple strategy that we discussed about how to create a conversation. Smith says that there are three simple types of post to initiate and promote conversation on Facebook:
⧫ Inspiration--We can post sermon points, Scripture verses, or song lyrics. Our hope is that people will “Like” these messages.
⧫ Information--These posts are generally announcement about upcoming events, likes, or some other piece of information that we want to share. Hopefully by us posting this information, other social media ambassadors and friends would share it with their

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