Wednesday, October 10, 2012
The Definitive-ish Guide for Using Social Media in the Church
The Definitive-ish Guide for Using Social Media in the Church is an e-book by Bruce Reyes-Chow. I first took notice of Bruce Reyes-Chow when he became the moderator for the PCUSA (2010-2012) and I started following his tweets.
This guide for using social media opened my eyes to a couple of time savers on the net, as well as some ways to use things other than Twitter and Facebook to connect the church to itself and to the world at large. This is not a guide on how to use Twitter or a tutorial on posting to Facebook. There are links within the book for all of these things, but it isn't littered with the information. Instead, it's a concise guide on different social medias including blogging, Google Docs, and Yelp.
If your church is interested in navigating the world of social media and don't know where to begin this is great place to start. It definitely opened my eyes to new ways to use some things that were on my peripheral and it encouraged me in the areas that I'm already invested in.
One drawback of this book is the fact that it is e-book only. However, Kindle has apps for everything from your PC to your smart phone, so it shouldn't be a deterrent for those that don't have an e-reader but want to learn more about how their church can use social media.
A free copy of this book was provided to me by ShookFoil for the purpose of review.