Monday, 23 December 2013

5 Reasons Why a Preacher Should Tweet


You pretty much have had to be away on an island in the South Pacific (maybe you wish you were?) to have not heard about the latest social media tool and craze: Twitter.

And just to help you see the forest for the trees in case you’re interested in how Twitter might be helpful to you personally as a minister of Jesus, I’ve got a real quick and simple list of 5 reasons why a preacher should tweet. (Just in case you didn’t know, “tweeting” is the term used for communicating on Twitter.)

And so here are the five reasons…

Reason #1: You can gain/access useful real-time (right now) information on any subject including God, Christianity, the Bible and the contemporary Church. (Google isn’t necessarily “real-time.”)

Reason #2: You can network with like-minded believers both in and out of the area. People of faith you might never have had the chance to connect with, now you can simply and easily.

Reason #3: You can find out/listen in on what people are saying about religion and it’s intersection with (and application in) life and more. You can then engage them in conversation, answering their questions, offering insight and finding out where they’re coming from, etc.

Reason #4: You can offer useful information yourself (not just Biblical information) on a variety of subjects. Write blog posts (both sacred and secular) and then “tweet” them for others to read and respond to.

Reason #5: You are able to go where the people are from the convenience of your computer. Many of the old school approaches to ministry are important and good. But there’s a new generation of non-churched men and women that you don’t want to forget. They’re on Twitter (as well as other social media sites). You need to be there, too.

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