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The Social Media Gospel

The Social Media Gospel

Sharing the Good News in New Ways

by Meredith Gould

"A road map for those leaving the Church of the modern era behind for the adventurous missionary landscape of a social-structured world."

—The Rt. Rev. C. Andrew Doyle, IX Bishop, Episcopal Diocese of Texas

Join our LIVE CHAT with author Meredith Gould on enhancing your community through social media on Thursday, July 25, from 1-2 pm Eastern time.  

About the Book and Author

About the Book and Author

In this new guide to digital ministry, church communications professional Meredith Gould goes beyond "how to" and explains "why to" engage your parish in the world of social media.

Read A Book Excerpt

Read A Book Excerpt

Meredith Gould

"In this book, I invite you to consider embracing social media to enhance your ministerial efforts as well as your own participation in the Body of Christ." 

Praise for The Social Media Gospel

Praise for The Social Media Gospel

Various Authors

"Gould has poured her training as a sociologist, experience as a magazine writer, omnivorous appetite for social media and passion for the Gospel into a book that should appeal to just about anyone who thinks about digital ministry." - Jim Naughton

Social Media is Here to Stay: A Q&A with Meredith Gould

Social Media is Here to Stay: A Q&A with Meredith Gould

"I've become obnoxiously fierce about the need for church professionals to think strategically. Those who say, 'social media didn't work for our church,' are usually those who haven't done the necessary work of strategy development."

Meredith Gould's Website

Meredith Gould's Website

Learn more about the many expressions of Meredith Gould at her website here.

Seeing God's Presence in All Things: Embracing Visual Social Media

Seeing God's Presence in All Things: Embracing Visual Social Media

Meredith Gould

"Art can be as transformational for curators as it is for those who create it and visual social media invites us to be both." Meredith Gould on the rising popularity of Instagram, Pinterest, and other visual platforms.

Book Roundtable: Continue the Conversation with our Bloggers

Preaching the Social Media Gospel

Preaching the Social Media Gospel

Greg Garrett

Today's church is already wired, and if your parish isn't taking full advantage of all of these ways of touching people throughout the week, it is becoming increasingly irrelevant.

Social Media Ministry

Social Media Ministry

Rebecca Hamilton

Social media can be, and it should be, just another form of communication to a world that is dying for lack of social and spiritual nourishment.

Growing Relationships Through Social Media

Growing Relationships Through Social Media

Adam Jeske

The Social Media Gospel seethes with a ministry perspective, that we are to love others, to share truth, and to build each other up in digital spaces.

Required Reading for Today's Church

Required Reading for Today's Church

Sarah Reinhard

Gould has put together a practical guide that's appropriate for anyone who's involved with church communications, whether you're an expert with social media or a bit terrified of it all.

Growing Conversation in the Church

Growing Conversation in the Church

Chris Smith

Social media can be extraordinarily helpful in expanding a congregation's conversation, both by drawing new participants into the conversation and by offering online venues for extend the conversation. 

Chipotle Should Read This Book

Chipotle Should Read This Book

Chris Henrichsen

While I do not recall Gould saying that you should hoax your audience about your account being hacked, the reflective nature of her book might have led the Chipotle social media team in a wiser direction.

Using Social Media For Good

Using Social Media For Good

Frank Viola

The reminder to use these new platforms for the gospel is needed -- especially since social media has been used to discredit Christians because many of them attack one another with misrepresentations and even defamation.

Using Social Media For Good

Using Social Media For Good

Frank Viola

The reminder to use these new platforms for the gospel is needed -- especially since social media has been used to discredit Christians because many of them attack one another with misrepresentations and even defamation.

Live Chat with Digital Ministry Guru Meredith Gould

Meredith Gould on The Social Media Gospel

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