Monthly Archives: January 2011

New Bonus Material – SOCIAL MEDIA AND MINISTRY

I’m happy to bring to you the second installment of Bonus Material for the readers of SOCIAL MEDIA AND MINISTRY Sharing The Gospel In The Digital Age (available at amazon.com, barnesandnoble.com, and lulu.com). 

My goal is to spoil my readers by providing them additional value,  as well as updating and upgradinging them with the latest information and best thinking in the field of Social Media and Ministry!

The bonus material below is provided to add fresh context to the chapter entitled  “Social Media 101”:

My hope is that this new bonus material will increase your knowledge of today’s social media and add to your reading enjoyment! Your thoughts and comments are always welcome!  

Until next time, remember, you can do all things thru Christ Jesus!

Be Blessed!

Kenneth Lillard

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Ministry Toolbox Upgrade for 2011

In striving to elevate our ministries in 2011, we first, and foremost look to the LORD for direction and guidance! “Unless the LORD builds the house, its builders labor in vain.” Psalm 127:1

In addition, we are fortunate to have a number of excellent tools to help us in this endeavor. Here are some incredible resources which are readily available. It is my sincere hope that some of them will help upgrade your ministry toolbox this year!

As we seek to take our ministries to the next level, which tools would you recommend be added to upgrade the ministry toolbox?

Until next time, remember, you can do all things thru Christ Jesus!

Be Blessed!

Kenneth Lillard

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Bonus Material For SOCIAL MEDIA AND MINISTRY

Webster defines bonus as something given in addition to what is expected; an extra dividend; something beyond what is anticipated!

My new book SOCIAL MEDIA AND MINISTRY Sharing The Gospel In The Digital Age is, to a certain extent, an extension of this blog, FAITH BASED MEDIA 2.0 , and vice versa! For readers of the book, I will be using this blog, from time to time, to provide bonus material not included in the original book version.  To give you an example, the black and white illustration on the book’s dedication page is presented above in its full, glorious color!  The book is dedicated to the memory of a truly remarkable person,  my late mother, Rev. Dr. Rosetta Lillard, who was often, very affectionately called Rose. The roses on the dedication page are dedicated to her memory!

This bonus material is intended to provide readers of the book with some additional context, personal stories, and my special insights into SOCIAL MEDIA AND MINISTRY Sharing The Gospel In The Digital Age. It’s goal is to expand and decode the book for the reader!  I welcome, and would really appreciate your comments on the bonus material as it appears.

This first bonus installment provides additional background material on the critical impact of the Gutenberg printing press on the Protestant Reformation cited early in the preface of the book. Gutenberg’s printing press was also an early precursor of today’s digital technology. (Readers of the book will probably appreciate this material more!) My hope is that it will enhance your experience of reading the book!

BTW, SOCIAL MEDIA AND MINISTRY Sharing The Gospel In The Digital Age is available at Amazon.com, BarnesandNoble.com, and as an immediate download at Lulu.com! 

Until next time, remember, you can do all things thru Christ Jesus!

Be Blessed

Kenneth Lillard

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Chasing The Very Best

Happy New Year! Faith Based Media 2.0 welcomes 2011 with a great deal of anticipation and expectation for a truly exciting and blessed year!

But before keying in on 2011, let’s pause for a moment to take a look back at some of the best of 2010 in ministry, social media, and technology.

I thank God for blessing me to publish my new book SOCIAL MEDIA AND MINISTRY Sharing The Gospel In The Digital Age (available at www.Lulu.com) in 2010! It is a practical guide, a how-to-manual to social media. An innovative handbook for pastors, church leaders, and others, it provides strategies and tactics for using Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube to help fulfill the Great Commission of sharing the Gospel with every nation! I pray it will be a blessing to you and your ministry!

The following were 10 (ten) of the most popular church blogs of 2010 ( many of which you can follow on Twitter):

To this list I would definitely add Bishop’s Blog written by T.D. Jakes, and Going Beyond by Priscilla Shirer!

 The Center for Church Communications has compiled an outstanding Church Marketing Directory to help churches creatively communicate their message. In addition, it has compiled a Church Excellence list called Firestarters which identifies, in its opinion, some of the most cutting edge, creative, passionately communicated ministries on the scene today. To this list I would add The Potter’s House

Looking forward to bringing you the very best in ministry, social media and technology in 2011!

What were some of your ministry highlights of 2010?

Until next time, remember, you can do all things thru Christ Jesus!

Be Blessed!

Kenneth Lillard   

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