Social Media, Current Events and the Ministry Webinar
Type of event: Webinar
Sponsor: Central East Region of the UUA
When current events demand a response, social media provides a ready-made platform—a means for helping congregants and the larger community understand events in theological terms. But social media tools—in particular, Facebook and Twitter—come with risks for ministers. Some questions to consider:
In responding to current events…
* …What is the role of your individual Facebook/Twitter activity vs. that of your congregation's official presence?
* …What parameters are needed to govern the use of a congregation’s official social media accounts?
* …How does your social media activity affect your engagement with congregants?
In this webinar, three ministers from the Washington, D.C., area will discuss how they navigate the thickets of social media and the way in which it is shaping their ministries.
This event is geared towards clergy and open to lay leaders.
- Rev. David A. Miller, Senior Minister, Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Fairfax
- Rev. Amanda Poppei, Senior Leader, Washington Ethical Society
- Rev. Madelyn Campbell, Interim Minister, Bull Run Unitarian Universalists
- Moderator: John Monroe, Intern minister, Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Sterling