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Are Restoration Movement churches interested in what can be accomplished if their churches were to get involved in Social Media and engagement in Social Networks?

My answer may be anecdotal, but I have some insight.

I just got back from the International Conference on Missions in Peoria, IL. where I gave a 2-part workshop.

TITLE – How to Put Your Online Presence and Social Media to Work for Your Mission

DESCRIPTION – Part 1 – In this 2-part workshop, attendees will learn through recent, relevant and actual case studies how to grow their mission’s online reach through organic interest via online search (Google, Yahoo, Bing … ) and the social media networks (Facebook, Twitter … ). There are powerful tools that should be used, not shunned by missionaries and churches to bring real interest and engagement to their mission. Part 1 will look at Why Your Mission Should Be Online and a Proven 5-Step Strategy to Increase Your Reach. Attendees will leave with implementable steps for growing their online presence as well as the contact info needed to follow through on their plans.

Part 2 will dive into the step-by step mechanics of How to Reach Your Target Audience by Gaining Credibility then Going Social. Attendees will leave with implementable steps for growing their online presence as well as the contact info needed to follow through on their plans.

Restoration Movement Interest in Social Networks

Mission Social Media Workshop

Church Social Media Workshop

The workshops went very well depending on the metrics used to measure I suppose.

Day 1 – It was standing room only – abt 150 people in the 120-ish seat room for the first day. Folks were sitting on the floor around the edges.
It was big-picture day and as promised I discussed strategy for web sites. I shared from my many firsthand case studies repeatable and demonstrably effective techniques.
Day 2 –  I warned in advance, as promised in the descriptions, would be more mechanical:
  • how to
  • step by step
  • lots of numbers
  • a demonstration
  • logged into my Google Analytics dashboard to show firsthand active real ongoing data from current clients.
  • logged into my WordPress dashboard to do the same
Even so the room was full. But not maxed out.

Conclusion – Restoration Movement Interest in Social Media

I could conclude that there are a lot of people/churches/missions who want to know how to take advantage of the reach of social media and social networks. 
I wish I could get the church on board.  I am naive enough to wish everyone would sign up and say lets go … but also realist enough to know that wouldn’t happen. And sure enough, lots of enthusiasm, but little action. There’s still time.
Is your church/mission online?