The most important reason church leaders should be on social media
So why do I stick with it? Why should you? Why bother with social media at all?
Sounds simplistic, I know. But that’s actually a key distinctive of our faith. We’ll go just about anywhere people are. We’ve been doing it since Jesus sent his disciples to “the ends of the earth.” No place is too dangerous, no location too obscure. We go anywhere people are, because we have a God who was willing to go anywhere for us.
Drew Dyck explains why he believes leaders should be engaged in social media.Source: Leadership Journal
3 step formula for multiplication
What qualifies someone to teach others? Advanced biblical training? Theological degrees? Titles?
Anyone can teach.
“When they saw the courage of Peter and John and realized that they were unschooled, ordinary men, they were astonished and they took note that these men had been with Jesus” (Acts 4:13).
One of the major reasons why we are not seeing multiplication in our churches is because we are teaching people to do what we think they need to do instead of what we ourselves are doing.
Jeff Meyer offers his 3-step formula for multiplying leaders.Source: Vision Room
Helping complainers complain better
There are times when letting someone know what you don’t agree with or how you were mistreated is warranted. If I owned a business, and you were unhappy with your service, I would want to know. As a pastor, I realize you see things I don’t see. If there are issues of concern we want to know it. If you saw a glitch in our preschool security, please come tell me quickly. But, knowing how to offer a complaint (or an opinion), even when it is good information, can make sure your input isn’t quickly dismissed.
Have you forgotten joy?
A few weeks back a friend of mine posted this on Facebook:
When was the last time you were tickled till you couldn’t breathe? I’d forgotten that could happen till I saw my daughters tickling each other.
Something about that stuck with me. It made me happy and sad at the same time; bringing back good memories, but wondering when it is that we become adults and don’t allow ourselves to be overcome with joy and laughter.
Joy is important. I think a worship gathering is the perfect place to be reminded of this. The point of the story we are sharing with the world is that Jesus brings us life—a complete and full life. But often we forget that because we’re too busy being serious about church and life and what we believe and why we’re put here.
Kevin O’Brien, founder of Journey Box Media and NoSafeStories.com and director of arts programming at Oasis Community Church, offers ways you can reclaim your joy.
To walk with God means justice flows out of you through merciful love.
— Timothy Keller (@timkellernyc) July 28, 2013
Orthodoxy is infinitely interesting. If young evangelicals weary of it, they will have momentary popularity but permanent irrelevance.
— Matthew Anderson (@mattleeanderson) July 28, 2013
— Religion NewsService (@RNS) July 29, 2013