#Going Social” by Terrace Crawford

I just finished reading #Going Social by Terrace Crawford. I highly recommend heading over to his website and checking out all of his helpful resources. You can also follow him on Twitter.

The book is a great intro to social media, ranging from the basis of social media all the way to the nitty gritty.

Terrace says at the beginning,

I’m convinced that if Jesus Christ walked the earth today that he would be using Facebook, Twitter, blogs, and YouTube to spread his message. (Crawford, 2012)

When I read that my first thought was, ‘Seriously?’ But as I considered Terrace’s point, I have to agree. The amount of people connected in one form or another on social media is astounding. Churches today¬†must make every effort to reach as many people as possible. In this day and time the Church has a unique opportunity at sharing the Good News with billions of people.

As I mentioned earlier, it’s a very great ‘user-friendly’ help guide. I have been using social media for several years now and I learned a lot. The most helpful chapters covered YouTube and blogging. I cannot tell you how excited (and honestly, a little overwhelmed!) about the possibilities presented through social media.

Another helpful benefit of Terrace’s book is all of the recommendations he makes! The last section in the book is an overview of people, churches, and organizations that have benefited from the use of social media. It is astounding.

So, what are your thoughts? How have you used the following:

Facebook?

Twitter?

Instagram?

Blogging?

Others?

I’d love to hear your input in ways that you have leveraged social media to share your story and life with others. We can change the world, together.

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