Pastor, Are You Using Twitter?

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I recently wrote an article over at the Christian Web Trends website. Here is an excerpt:

When it comes to technology and social media, I am pretty much a geek at it…well let’s just call it what it is, I am a geek at it. You could also call me a geek when it comes to wanting to share the Gospel and utilize technology in doing so.

I think in this day in age we are up against some pretty difficult odds if we think we are going to reach people using “old school” tactics. A door to door approach or only a mailer coming to a house once a year isn’t going to cut it. Whether it’s with the next generation, or any generation really today, there is one area we can think of utilizing as believers and especially as Pastors and leaders of the church, and that is social media. Primarily in this discussion, let’s talk about Twitter.

I have had multiple conversations with Pastors young and old and typically hear and see the same thing. Ones who utilize technology to reach others typically have a larger influence of people and it’s not always the younger ones. I think it’s just a matter of looking at the culture today and getting in where people are at and at the same time, choosing not to compromise on core values of the Bible. Ones who don’t utilize technology don’t reach as many people and typically think there is not a need to do so.

Here are 3 reasons why Pastors should use Twitter along with their benefits…

You can read the rest of the article here: Pastor, Are You Using Twitter?

Saved by Grace through Faith. In love with Jesus, His Glory, and obviously my beautiful wife Joelle, daughter Peyton, and son Matthew! Seeking Him in everything to glorify Him and spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Pastor at Austin Life Church.

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