Right now Twitter is my favorite social media platform. It is my favorite because it used by leaders, influencers, politicians, journalists, and others to stay on top of what is happening right now.
Personally, I use it to build connections with leaders, authors, and influencers around the world. I use it to listen, research and learn. I use it amplify the impact of justice leaders, sharing photos and videos during social justice events.
It should be no surprise that I love teaching religious leaders how to use Twitter with purpose!
Twitter is a powerful tool for congregational outreach, sharing your voices and values, and participating in public conversations on the justice issues of our time.
In May, I led a Leading Congregations Monthly training on strategies to support outreach and membership development, connecting with the local community, and bringing visibility to advocacy and witness efforts.
This training module is now available on-demand:
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One of the reasons I encourage faith leaders to use Twitter is because I’ve had great success using it to amplify the voices of my network of justice leaders. I know what we can accomplish!
I live a short subway ride from the Boston, MA Statehouse and regularly live Tweet coverage of protests.
For example, this clip from the start of the Boston #climatestrike made it into the featured Twitter moment about the student climate strike. 25,000+ views and nearly a thousand likes.
Here are the Twitter stats for this tweet as of the publication of this post:
Following the strategies I cover in this training, I use Twitter to build relationships, become a trusted voice, and use hashtags to share my content in a way that gets seen. You can do this too, whether you’re focus is local, national, or global.
Below is an excerpt from this 90-minute training . It covers some of the ways your congregation can use hashtags to help people engage with your content.
• Your congregation’s city/town
• Your service themes or theme for that tweet’s content
• Larger established conversations you want to join
• Specific events
Every month we’re covering topics related to congregational growth, outreach, media as well as trends requiring our attention.