Social Media and Ministry

Social Media and Ministry

Social Media and Ministry

These resources are recommended by Center for Congregations workshop presenters Nick Buck and Ray Mills of Christian Theological Seminary’s New Media Project. Buck and Mills facilitated this workshop in March 2017. For more resources, contact the Center at 866-307-2381 or check out the Congregational Resource Guide at http://thecrg.org/.

 

Campbell, Heidi A., and Stephen Garner. Networked Theology: Negotiating Faith in Digital Culture. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic, 2016.
This book is more theoretical than Click 2 Save and The Social Media Gospel. It addresses the big questions about the relationship between theology and technology, including how communities can respond faithfully in digital culture.

Drescher, Elizabeth and Keith Anderson. Click 2 Save: The Digital Ministry Bible. Harrisburg, PA: Morehouse Publishing, 2012.
This book very effectively discusses both the practical and theological sides of engaging new media in ministry. By providing a way to think about “the arts of digital ministry,” this book is unique in its handling of both aspects of new media use.

Gould, Meredith. The Social Media Gospel: Sharing the Good News in New Ways. 2nd edition. Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press, 2015.
This book is especially helpful for thinking through the strategic aspects of new media use. This book can also be very useful for navigating many of the concerns people might have about the integration of new media tools and platforms.

“New Media Project Christian Theological Seminary. Accessed March 20, 2017. http://cpx.cts.edu/newmedia
This website contains blog posts, articles and essays written by the New Media Project team and its affiliates for thinking theologically about new media.