A Scripture-based Guide to Social Media for the Church
‘Doherty writes easily and brings her audience with her. She assumes no prior knowledge, explains the variety of social media and how each might be used. She sets out first steps for parishes and others to establish an online presence and the benefits and challenges of social media. Her main interest is to ensure that social media is used in order to serve and proclaim the Gospel and bring communities together.’
~ Andrew Hamilton SJ
Social media. n. websites and other online means of communication that are used by large groups of people to share information and to develop social and professional contacts.
The Acts of the Apostle tells us that the first Christians all lived in common,
sharing what they had, building the Kingdom of God. Words such as communion, communication, community, all come from that same root, ‘common’.
This is a book about social media for people in the Church, written under the auspices of the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference.
‘What I hope to do with this resource’, says the author, ‘is create a basic guide for Christians who seek to use social media for the greater glory of God, but who may have no idea where to start.’
This book is written for those who are looking to start out in social media. It is not a manual, and as such may not answer all of the reader’s technical questions. It is rather a guide based in scripture. It looks at Church teaching and ways in which we can use social media for prayer, evangelisation and the promotion of justice.
At the end of each chapter, there are tips that will help readers to get started. By the end of the book, they will feel confident to take their place as pilgrims on the digital continent.
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