Sunday, June 6, 2010

Why Tweet In Church?

There are many opinions and articles about "Tweeting" in church. Go to Google and do a search for "Why Tweet In Church?" or "Tweeting in Church". You'll find a truckload of links to check out. You'll find links for TIME, The New York Times and blogs. I believe that Twitter is an incredible outreach tool. I've written two guests post about how and why the church should use Twitter. You can see the first one here and the second one here. One of my guest posts was discussed on a blog based in the United Kingdom. The title of this post is Why Tweet In Church? The great musical theologian Rod Stewart once sang Every Picture Tells A Story. The picture below tells a story. It's the story of 3 knuckleheads (my pastor @TomForPeace, my friend Russell @RussellNCC and me @MarketerMikeE) reaching out to others through Twitter. The picture below was taken today after church. It features tweeps that connected to First United Methodist Church in Port Orange, Florida through Twitter.

In the picture above you'll see my pastor, my friend Russell, @Dana88, @TheChef_, @PaganKelly and kids, @SeeJaneSell and @ChristieSays. I'm the scary bald guy in the back.

"Out of 132 contacts that Jesus had with people recorded in the New Testament, 6 were in the temple, 4 were in the synagogue, and 122 were out in the mainstream of life." -- Darrel Davis


  1. I confess. I tweet in church. But once Andy Stanley starts talking, I'm too engrossed to keep it up!!

  2. How many of Jesus' contacts with people in the New Testament were through twitter?

    Only joking.

    This is awesome, Mike!

  3. Wonderful post Mike. I haven't seen the "at church" response... but have made great friends and extended the love of Christ through Twitter when I could. Love ya!

  4. hmmmm, the leaders in my church seem so opposed to Twitter or Facebook and I just think they really are missing an outreach opportunity. I keep hearing "nothing replaces face to face relationships" and the argument is over in their eyes. I don't disagree, but Twitter or any online community is waaaaaaaaaaay better than NO relationship at all.

    Also, so many churches have communication issues with what is going on in the church, and when utilized correctly and innovatively, Twitter solves that issue and allows people to always be informed.