Twitter for Ministry and Church – A Business Perspective

Tim O’Reilly recently posted a great entry titled “Why I Love Twitter” which expounds graciously upon the service as a whole and it’s “coolness” as a means for “ambient intimacy”.

I’d highly recommend reading it since it can provide some good food for thought as well as a powerful justification for why your ministry or organization should try jumping in.

And if you’re reading this already you’re probably don’t need any convincing… so here’s a challenge for you: email this to a leader in a ministry that you know doesn’t use Twitter.

Ok. Go.

In addition, here’s a good list of other “business” perspectives surrounding the use of Twitter.  Starts off with some “basics” and then progresses further.

Check the links out, get a good feel, pass the love on, and then hope for adoption.

Thanks to Homer Gaines for the hookup.  I just tagged his butt and ctrl-c / ctrl-v’d his rear, but I’ve added a few additional links that I’ve been saving too.

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  1. says

    I like the phrase "ambient intimacy" in conjunction with Twitter. I have a handful of local church friends on Twitter and think it does a great job at keeping us a little more 'connected' than if Twitter were not in the mix. I think as it gains more popularity and increased mainstream exposure the number on Twitter will only grow.

  2. Doug says

    Someone needs to write an article titled "Everyone loves Twitter but it probably won't last in this economy" to counter all the hoopla.

    • says

      Can you give any reason for this perspective or is it just an opinion you threw out? I think there are many positive reasons why Twitter works, especially in this economy. I would love to hear some thoughts to back up your statement.

      • Doug says

        My proposed title was about Twitter specifically, not microblogging as a concept. Twitter makes no money, they have zero revenue. They survive on investor money and, if this economy continues the way it is, will dry up. Sure, its great for all of us. But, ask yourself, how useful would most people find it if they had to pay for it? Can you put ads on tweets? Will Twitter start charging companies/people for tweeting, say, 5 times a day? These are questions that Twitter will have to answer and their revenue model may put a sour taste in the mouths of those who have staked their livelihood on an inexpensive tool.

  3. Dave says

    I just launched my Twitter video training. It takes you from just starting out to dominating your niche. I would love to give you a free pass if you are interested. God bless! Cheers, Dave

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