The Church and Social Media: An Evening with Meredith Gould
Dates: Thursday, May 17, 2012 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Location: Multiple Locations
So you’ve accepted social media into your hearts and you’re beginning to employ them as part of your church’s communication strategy. What are the Gospel underpinnings for ministry in social media? Are your current efforts effective? Could they use a shot in the arm? What would that look like?
Meredith Gould, Ph.D. is a sociologist who works as a digital strategist and communications consultant to faith-based, mission-driven organizations as well as the healthcare industry. She's an active blogger, the author of eight books, including The Word Made Fresh: Communicating Church and Faith Today. Gould has in-the-trenches church communications experience at the parish and diocesan levels.
Passionate about using social media to build community, she founded the weekly ecumenical church social media chat on Twitter, served as Abbess of The Virtual Abbey on Twitter for two years, and recently published Getting #Married: Using Social Media to Celebrate the Sacred. She also serves on faculty for the Social Media Residency Program for the Mayo Clinic Center for Social Media.
Send in your URLs, twitter handles and Facebook pages ahead of time so Meredith can provide a real-time evaluation of your work. Bring your questions and your gadgets (laptops, tablets, smart phones); we’ll all be connected through the miracle of modern technology. Join us for an exciting evening of creative conversation. Space is limited, so please register by May 16. If you cannot attend Thursday evening, the ELCA Southwestern Washington synod invites you to attend a similar event on Tuesday, May 15 at St. Mark Lutheran, Lakewood, or their synod workshops on Saturday, May 19 in Vancouver.
Presented in partnership with the Southwest Washington synod of the ELCA and the Pacific Northwest Conference of the United Methodist Church. Register Now: