- Blog at least once a week.
- Update the church Facebook and Twitter accounts on a daily basis.
- Update the church website daily or weekly.
- Send regular email newsletters to congregation (include video if you can).
- Make better use of church management software to track involvement.
- Make sure to follow up with visitors as quickly as possible through email, snail mail, a phone call, or a visit.
I truly believe that the onslaught of social media, constant barrage of text messages, unlimited interruptions by email and the perpetual buzzing of a cell phoneâ€¦has created such a wall of sound in our livesâ€¦that we can no longer can hear from God. In the 21st Century the quest for food is no longer the driving force that pulls us from our quest for God. Â What pulls us from our quest for God is the quest forâ€¦connectivity. Â We get distracted from connecting with God to connect with our families through texting, our friends through Facebook and the world through Twitter. We allow our churches to pay for retreats, conferences and events for us to connect with Godâ€¦yet commit the sin of poor stewardship by spending the entire time with our thumbs flailing on the smartphone keyboard. Â We stand in the Â pulpit and declare that God has given us a vision and wordâ€¦yet we never actually hear it because we fail to shut off the computer, smartphone, e-reader or electronic tablet. Â We lay awake in fear at night worrying if we are leading our congregations down the wrong roadâ€¦but not in enough fear to block out the beeps, buzzes, ring tones and pop-up screens.via The Fast Pastors Really Need Â« CHRIS ELROD. What do YOU think? Â Has social media taken over your life? Â Are you addicted? Â Should you go on a social media fast?