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Reach out to the people passing your church - make your website address big enough to read
If your church website is prioritized for outsiders (as it surely should be – Col. 4:5), then naturally you will want to attract many to your site. There are various ways to tell people, including contact cards, search engine optimization, and paid-for Google AdWords or Facebook adverts (which can be targeted very precisely, based on searches for your own town name). But here's the thing – the easy, no-brainer starting point is to display the church URL (web address) on the wall of your church building or street-side noticeboard, large enough to be easily read by people in passing vehicles.
Free ebooks on church digital ministry, social media and evangelism
Here's a wide range of free downloadable ebooks on digital ministry and social media for churches, nonprofits and individuals, evangelism, and more. Plus Microsoft free ebooks on all their software and products.
The worldwide mission challenge of cities: GMI infographic
Here's the latest 'missiographic' from GMI, looking at worldwide urbanization trends. Wherever they are, digital will increasingly be one means to connect, especially mobile.
Real-time webstats ticker,and video shorts to share the good news
I always find these sorts of real-time ticking web-stats quite fascinating. Each represents a real person doing something right now! This is the medium that is on our desk, or in our pocket 24/7! It is the medium that will allow us to share good-news video shorts on social media at the touch of a button.
Being heard in a secular world: 21-min video by Sheridan Voysey
Sheridan Voysey is an Australian writer, speaker and broadcaster currently living in Oxford UK. You may have see his recent new book Resurrection Year, which has helped many. Check his blog. Here he is speaking at the November 2013 Christian New Media Conference in London. His insights into appropriate effective evangelism apply across the spectrum.
Digital media penetration gives opportunity for ministry
If you want to get a sense of the remarkable penetration of digital media around the world, or use some of these slides in seminars to present the challenge of digital ministry worldwide, this is for you.
Engaging with 18-29 year olds requires digital evangelism
David Kinnaman highlights a critical issue facing the church today in this 2:53 video clip.
Collaboration is essential for evangelism and missions, anywhere
See what can happen when mission agencies collaborate AND use digital effectively, in this video by Create International, producers of films for the Majority World. Of course, collaboration is vital in any area of ministry, in whatever location: "All of us are smarter than one of us."
Using hashtags effectively - infographic from Huffington Post
Helpful infographic from Huffington Post on using hashtags effectively:
Latest Erik Qualman 'Socialnomics' video short released
Erik Qualman has done it again. Released his latest annual iteration of his view of the state of social media, as a 3-minute YouTube summary.