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Free ebook from Bryan Allain: This is NOT a treasure map
Sign up for the email newsletter at Killer Tribes and you'll get a free copy of Bryan Allain's new booklet This is NOT a treasure map as a thank you. This is a helpful message to anyone who has been disappointed in a creative project or ministry. In 25 pages, he shows you a new (and biblical) way of perceiving your life, failures and successes.
Free ebooks about church social media and communication
A growing number of free short ebooks are available on social and other media for church ministry. Note the word 'short'. Long books can be great, but a surprising amount of wisdom and practical advice can be condensed into 10-20 pages. It is, perhaps, the 15-minute TED lecture approach, applied to text. You can read them quickly, and keep them as reference manuals.
Social media is not optional for non-profits, ministries, companies
The HooteSuite video below, though it is primarily discussing businesses, clearly explains the importance of social media connectedness at every level in any organization – charity, non-profit, ministry – and emphasizes that in the end, it is just people and relationships. Particularly highlighted in this video: social media needs to permeate through the entire organization, and is not something that is just 'done' by the marketing department. Richard Branson is cited as an example of a CEO who is constantly tweeting.
Share your faith on Facebook - cartoon explains how easy it is
Social media has changed everything in digital communication. For non-profits and Christian ministries, Eric Qualman chillingly observes in his new video, "The ROI of Social Media is: your business still exists in five years." It is really as stark as this – if your non-profit or ministry does not have an integrated social media strategy (rather than just trying to bolt-on a bit of Facebook or Twitter), you are in danger. Your church will also suffer, though not terminally, if it does not use social media, says Josh Burns. But equally significant – and greatly under-utilized – is this new potential for any Jesus-follower to share faith appropriately across relationships, using social media. YesEIs have produced a new short cartoon video explaining just how simple this it is to use their own curated choices of evangelistic video shorts.
Free ebook - using Facebook for church ministry
Free ebook: Facebook for Churches is a 32-page quick read loaded with tips, examples and strategies for getting the most out of your church Facebook page. Whether you're attempting to pick the perfect Timeline photo or trying to figure out what and when to post, this resource will help you.
Social networking use in Lagos and Nigeria - amazing opportunities
Lagos has a larger population than many countries. And just look at the social networking opportunities in this infographic.
Book review, Tweeting Church: Good News in Only 140 Characters
It is rare to find a book about technology with something for everyone, but whether you are a complete Twitter amateur or a veteran tweep, whether you are a lay Christian or a pastor or a church community interested in Twitter evangelism, Paul Clifford's new e-book Tweeting Church: Good News in Only 140 Characters is worth the download for you and your ministry.
New ebook REACH on using social media to share the good news
The authors are convinced of the incredible kingdom opportunity that social media provide, and they present this potential in an enticing and clear way. Their main focus is on Facebook (including the opportunity to share YouTube clips within it), plus a brief encouragement to blog.
Free Kindle book on social networking
Word of mouth has always been the best grassroots way to communicate. And social networking is just digital word of mouth. Here's a valuable new book, free on Kindle today: Community Wins: 21 Thoughts on Building a Thriving Online Tribe
Best practice for sharing video shorts on Facebook
Video shorts are are hugely powerful tool for evangelism or discipleship. Embedding a clip into Facebook is hugely strategic. The infographic below offers good advice on best practice. This applies whether you are sharing a third-party clip (for instance those on YesHEIs.com, God: New Evidence, or Global Short Film Network, or posting your own video short.