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Follow You, Follow Me

Follow You, Follow Me

Why Social Media is Essential to Ministry

By John Voelz

"...the first practical handbook for using social media ethically, responsibly, and creatively in the church."

—Leonard Sweet, E. Stanley Jones Professor of Evangelism at Drew University

About the Book and Author

About the Book and Author

Do you understand the power and depth of social networking--in community building, spiritual formation, and yes, even evangelism?

Read An Excerpt

Read An Excerpt

John Voelz

"It's important to learn to manage social networking so that it doesn't manage you." Read an excerpt from the new book by veteran social networker and pastor John Voelz.

Praise for Follow You Follow Me

Praise for Follow You Follow Me

Read what Leonard Sweet and other authors, scholars, and worship leaders are saying the new book on social media and ministry.

Finding Our Voice: A Q&A with John Voelz on Social Media and Ministry

Finding Our Voice: A Q&A with John Voelz on Social Media and Ministry

Pastor, author and social media veteran John Voelz talks with Patheos about his new book on social networking and ministry, tweeting in church, cyerconfessionals, and creative new ways his community is using technology to be Jesus in the world.

Tweet You Tweet Me: A Twitter Startup Guide for Churches

Tweet You Tweet Me: A Twitter Startup Guide for Churches

Jumping into the world of Twitter can be a little frightening at first. Read an excerpt from this handy new companion guide, written in Voelz's quirky style as a set of Frequently Asked Questions, to get started.

My Top 5 Dos & Don'ts of Grace-Filled Social Media

My Top 5 Dos & Don'ts of Grace-Filled Social Media

John Voelz

How are we engaging in conversation online and developing relationships? How are we inviting the Holy Spirit into online conversation and how does he affect our online profile?

John Voelz's Blog

John Voelz's Blog

Visit the author's blog Vertizontal: Random, Semi-Frequent, Inert Ideas and Musings by John Voelz.

Book Club Roundtable

Should You add Your Social Media Skills to Your Resume?

Should You add Your Social Media Skills to Your Resume?

Carl Gregg

Social Media — if you limit your time online in a responsible manner — can be a low-impact way of being in touch with significantly more members of your congregation than would be possible with phone or in-person visits.

Should Christians Tweet in Church?

Should Christians Tweet in Church?

Brandon Vogt

On the one hand, tweeting encourages participation and discussion. It gives worshipers a chance to engage rather than sit passively. On the other hand, tweeting in church can easily become a frivolous distraction that would better take place outside the sanctuary.

Prayerful Social Networking

Prayerful Social Networking

Bruce Epperly

We all need a blessing, and in that intentionality to bless we consecrate social networking, making it a holy space for transformation, healing, and growth.

Tweeting and the New Evangelization

Tweeting and the New Evangelization

Sarah Reinhard

What Voelz describes and advocates with Social Networking is evangelization at its best.

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