I was recently interviewed by my good friend, Josh Griffin, over at MoreThanDodgeball.com about my new book, Going Social! Josh asked me a few questions about the book and then asked me to share a great failure story! I shared one of the most humiliating things that has happened to me as a youth worker– and you need to read it. I’m sharing a couple of the questions here. You can go [here] for the rest.
1 Tell us about the origin of your new book!
I meet a lot of church leaders who are hesitant to use Social Media for whatever reason. I think Social Media is one of the greatest tools of our time that God wants to use to help spread the message of the Gospel. I felt I could help provide a resource that would help dispel many of the common myths that keep church leaders from leveraging Social Media and also offer bite-sized tips on how to use it for ministry.
2 What is one of the most common mistakes when using social media?
My heart behind using any Social Media platform is to use it to connect with people. Whether you have a blog, a twitter or Facebook account, or a YouTube channel, you can use these tools to build relationships. You can inspire people, challenge people, and yes, even connect them to Christ! I think people sometimes forget that.