What tips/ideas do you have for InterVarsity’s National Graduate & Faculty Ministry Staff Team Members in Using Social Media Appropriately and Effectively to Grow Communities? Now’s your opportunity to give input. I’m leading a seminar on the topic at our April Team Meetings. Here’s some material I’m seeking to address:
- How do we use social media appropriately to
- build community? Note: How does social media influence our/your definition of community or the various forms of community in which we find ourselves? The seminar will take the direction of building local, face-to-face campus communities, but I’m also interested in the other forms of community, such one finds in the Emerging Scholars Network.
- invite others to engage with our community?
- engage others with ideas we are discussing in our communities?
- What are some do’s and don’ts for healthy, appropriate and effective use of technology?
- What’s available? What’s changing? How do we make decisions?
- How do we make decisions about the use of technology when engaging with audiences of different generations in our ministry? Note: Please don’t skip. Due to the overall conference theme, it has particular relevance. 🙂 Feel free to also share How you make decisions about the use of technology when engaging with audiences of different generations in higher education?
Calling out to the community/network for input. …
About the author:
Tom enjoys daily conversations regarding living out the Biblical Story with his wife Theresa and their four girls, around the block, at Elizabethtown Brethren in Christ Church (where he teaches adult electives and co-leads a small group), among healthcare professionals as the Northeast Regional Director for the Christian Medical & Dental Associations (CMDA), and in higher ed as a volunteer with the Emerging Scholars Network (ESN). For a number of years, the Christian Medical Society / CMDA at Penn State College of Medicine was the hub of his ministry with CMDA. Note: Tom served with InterVarsity Christian Fellowship / USA for 20+ years, including 6+ years as the Associate Director of ESN. He has written for the ESN blog from its launch in August 2008. He has studied Biology (B.S.), Higher Education (M.A.), Spiritual Direction (Certificate), Spiritual Formation (M.A.R.), Ministry to Emerging Generations (D.Min.). To God be the glory!