Leading Well in Social Media

Episode 770

What exactly are the benefits of engaging with social media? Hosts Vance Pitman and Noah Oldham team back up with pastor and planter Josh Howerton to share insight into social media’s role in ministry. Here’s how your online presence can assist you in sharing God’s truth and shepherding His people as you seek to plant new churches.

In This Episode, You’ll Discover:

  • The three spiritual giftings of church leaders
  • How online platforms can hurt or help you as you live on mission
  • The significance of connecting with your congregation in the online sphere
  • Why you should take your time with developing and strategizing your online content
  • Tips for establishing online limits and accountability

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Sharable Quotes (#NewChurches):

Social media can be a field full of landmines. — Noah Oldham

Shepherding and Bible teaching isn’t just 40 minutes once a week. Our people are spending dozens of hours online, and we’re leaving our sheep to the wolves when we decide to not engage. — Josh Howerton

I engage online because I want to have the conversation where my people are. I don’t want my pulpit to get hijacked by the current cultural issue, but I do need to help my people with those concepts. — Josh Howerton

A reason to think about why these issues matter, as well as why we need to speak about them, is because it’s not political; it’s about being the immune system of our culture. — Vance Pitman

You want to have a ministry that edifies the wise, corrects the foolish, and—though this is something with a bit of an edge to it—drives away the evil. — Josh Howerton

Attracting a mob is like getting attacked by snowballs. When it’s done, you realize it actually didn’t hurt you that much. But you have to be wise and thoughtful from every angle. — Josh Howerton

Published September 19, 2023

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