Social Media

055 - Light in a Cyber World

Like a city set on a hill that cannot be hidden, Christians are called to be the light of the world. But in recent years, that has become far more than just the real world. It's more than where we interact with neighbors and co-workers or even the person checking us out at the grocery store. The world has gone digital and we are called to be a light of the cyber world.

In this episode my guest, Haley Bodine, shares 4 practical things that Christians need to think through before posting online. Whether that be a status update, a comment on a post or a retweet on Twitter. This is a great conversation that every believer needs to pay careful attention to. I also share in this episode a recent mistake I made on Facebook to try and give some context to the conversation. 

Originally from Atlanta, Georgia, Haley Bodine and her family now call metro Detroit “home.” She currently serves as the North American Relationship Catalyst and Communications Director for NewThing Network. She has a background in small group ministry, nonprofit communications, and content development. Her work has been published by Relevant Magazine, World Vision International, Neue Magazine, and more.

Highlights

  1. Haley's worst nightmare is showing up to a band concert only to discover her instrument's reed is broken.
  2. "We must remember that even though we cannot see actual people on the other side of our screens, we are interacting with real people who have real, God-given souls."
  3. Four things to consider before posting: will it build others up, is it truthful, does it reflect the character of Jesus and does it honor the image of God imprinted on others.

"We are the Light of the Cyber World!" -http://www.christianitytoday.com/edstetzer/2018/january/we-are-light-of-cyber-world-lets-act-like-it.html

Connect with Haley Bodine

Twitter - https://twitter.com/hmbodine

Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/haley.bodine.9

Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/haleybodine/

Blog - http://haleymbodine.wordpress.com

Weekly Email

I send a weekly email out on Friday mornings full of great content from around the web. I include a ministry leader you should be following on social media. And I throw in some other fun stuff along the way like Starbucks gift cards so you can get a cup of coffee in the morning. You can subscribe at stanrodda.com and I'll throw in my eBook for FREE as my way of saying, "Thanks."

047 - Digital Bootcamp

Don't let the onslaught of digital changes in the world be the things that prevents your church or ministry from moving forward. While everything in our world is changing at a very fast pace, there are opportunities out there to learn and grow with it.

In this episode, Tom Pounder shares about Digital Bootcamp, an online group that is helping pastors, church leaders and volunteers to grow in their knowledge and application of the digital world. You don't want to miss this episode or what's going on at Digital Bootcamp.

Some of our conversation boils down to:

  1. Learning the digital and online world is a constant learning experience. You never arrive.
  2. There is no shortage of resources available online to learn.
  3. Digital Bootcamp is for anyone with a desire to learn digital tools to expand their reach and to help people come to know Christ.
  4. Digital ministry is an opportunity to disciple someone to serve in this area.
  5. Digital Bootcamp is FREE training for a digital and online world.

Links |
Digital Bootcamp
Tom Pounder
YM Sidekick
Church Marketing Sucks
Social Media Examiner
ProChurch Tools
Jay Kranda
Social Media Church Podcast
Church Communications Group

Weekly Email

I send a weekly email out on Friday mornings full of great content from around the web. I include a ministry leader you should be following on social media. And I throw in some other fun stuff along the way like Starbucks gift cards so you can get a cup of coffee in the morning. You can subscribe at stanrodda.com and I'll throw in my eBook for FREE as my way of saying, "Thanks."

017 - Getting Started with Marketing & Branding

Are you confused when it comes to branding or marketing your church or ministry? Take a listen to this conversation with Patrick King, Owner and CEO of Imagine, a marketing and branding firm. In this conversation, he shares a few tips and tricks to getting started in branding your ministry or upcoming event.

http://imaginedc.net

https://www.facebook.com/WeFightUgly/

Apps discussed in this episode |

Canva

Word Swag

006 - Ideas For Fall Outreach

If you're looking for some fall outreach ideas, this is a great episode to listen to. I'm excited to have my friend, Tom Pounder, on the show. He is on our staff team as our Online and Social Media Guy. In this episode he and I talk about some of the fall outreach events and ideas coming this fall to New Life.

New Life is a multi-site church. So at times you will hear us reference "Chantilly Campus" or the "nZone." See links below. I am the Campus Pastor at our Linton Hall location which is about 15 miles west of Chantilly, VA.

Fall Outreach Ideas discussed on this episode and beyond...

  • Fall Family Fun Fest
  • Halloween Havoc Event
  • Trunk or Treat
  • Thanksgiving Dinner Boxes
  • Tailgate Sunday for the NFL season kickoff
  • Local Food Truck Event
  • Partner with local neighborhood event
  • Partner with local corn maze or farm hosting fall events
  • Dar-Knit (homemade, knit caps and gloves for homeless shelters)
  • Backpack drive for local kids
  • School supply drive for local schools

Links discussed in the show...

New Life

nZone

YMSidekick Podcast

YmSidekick Website

Tom Pounder on Twitter