I’m doing a number of Social Media Events this year and I want to come to your city! Our latest booking is in New Hampshire where I’m doing a Saturday seminar for parents and students. Here are few of the topics that I’ll be speaking on that day:
This weekend I’m speaking at the 2014 National Men’s Conference. In the spirit of the conference I’m making my book “Going Social” available for a special price of only $12.00 — which includes FREE shipping! This is cheaper than you can get the book anywhere!
[Click here] to get YOUR autographed copy of my book #GoingSocial now! *Limited number of books are available.
A few weeks back I was interviewed by my friend, Tim Schmoyer, in Louisville, KY. Tim wanted to know more about my book and decided to have some fun and giveaway 2 FREE copies of the book on his blog. Check out this quick video and then [click here] to enter the contest on his site. Thanks for your support of Going Social!
I’m excited to announce that on Tuesday, July 9, 2013 at 3:00PM EST I will be hosting a FREE Social Media Webinar for Church Leaders, sponsored by Beacon Hill Press. Please spread the word and join me online!
Also, if you haven’t gotten your copy of my latest book, Going Social, I’d encourage you to pick up a copy today online or wherever books are sold!
I’ve been doing a lot of reflecting (and I mean a lot!) over the last two weeks. One of the things I reflected on was my favorite moments of the year. What were they? I thought it would be fun to share with you my Top 3 Favorite Moments of The Year (this was hard by the way!) over the next few posts.
#3: Surprise Book Release Party
My church decided to upstage one of our youth ministry services so that our students could celebrate a milestone in my life… the release of my first book! It was such a surprise and meant a great deal to me.
“Crawford does a great job of introducing the concept of using social media for ministry, the value in doing so, and the cultural relevance. He also does a great job of tackling some of the concerns people have that hold them back. The book is ideal for people with little to no social media experience or knowledge, as he carefully walks people through how to start using the major social media outlets out there.
He also gives some great practical advice on how to take advantage of the many outlets out there; blogging, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube. I actually found myself putting down the book as I was reading it to make some immediate changes to some of the social media outlets our student ministry uses, and then jumping back into the book. #GoingSocial is a must have for church leaders! It’s a great book, and one that I will be passing on to the other leaders in my church to take a look at.”
Attendees at the first signing were able to get a copy of my book (and get it autographed!) for just $15.00. That is a couple bucks off the retail price and, of course, they had no worries about shipping costs! I still have a few books leftover so if you’d like the same deal (and can’t make it out to one of the signings) I’ll be glad to send you one and autograph it for you before it goes out the door!
Here’s how it works: I will send you an AUTOGRAPHED COPY of my book, Going Social, as a gift for your donation of $15 or more here on my site! Just click the “DONATE” icon in the sidebar, make a donation of $15 or more and I’ll send you a copy (autographed!) in the mail.
Thanks for helping me spread the word about the book and get this resource into the hands of as many leaders as possible! With your help, I know it is possible. Go ahead… secure your copy today.
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.