I find myself using Twitter more and more over other social networking sites like Facebook. It’s an amazing tool that I can use to keep up with thousands of people without being in a state of information overload (thanks to the character limit on tweets). If you’re not using Twitter in your ministry, you’re missing out on a huge connection opportunity. I would suggest heading over there now and starting two accounts–one for your ministry and one for yourself.
But if you use Twitter just to send tweets, you’re also missing out on the great content ministry leaders are putting out there. After reading tons of tweets, here are 10 of the best ministry Twitter tweeters to follow.
1. @PTMinistry– PreteenMinistry.net is a wonderful site with lots of great material. You might remember that the site’s creator, Nick Diliberto, wrote a blog for us once. Their Twitter account will keep you up to date on their website and other happenings.
2. @youthculturerep–The Youth Culture Report always has the latest news, trends, and studies when it comes to preteen and teen culture. Although it has a lot of material for youth ministries, there’s still enough preteen news to make this a worthy follow.
3. @bigvox-Rick Burgess is a Christian speaker, radio show host, and an incredible father. Rick lost his youngest son Bronner in an accident. His speech at the memorial service has over half a million views. His tweets will encourage you and make you think.
4. @GregBaird– Greg Baird’s Conversations on Life & Leadership wants to work with churches to help them create healthy children’s and family ministries through staffing, coaching, consulting, and training services. These tweets will not only give you great articles but fun contests as well.
5. @dalehudsoncm-If you’ve never paid Dale Hudson’s Relevant Children’s Ministry a visit, go now. Dale’s tweets are always full of inspiration. His positive outlook on life and ministry will give you a daily boost.
7. @anthony_prince– Anthony has great advice for children’s ministers all over. You can keep up with him, his family, and his ministry over on Twitter.
8. @dandibell– Despite being an Auburn fan (roll tide), Danielle Bell is an amazing woman of God and you should follow her right now. Currently a children’s minister in Alabama, she has spent many years working with kids.
9. @kennyconley– Kenny Conley (childrensministryonline.com) was called into children’s ministry at age 14. Since then, he has spent his life working to help kids know God. The wisdom he’s gained over the years is invaluable. Go follow him for great insights.
10. @ChristineYJones Children’s Ministry Magazine’s executive editor tweets observations, ideas, resources, and inspiration. With 27 years of experience, she’s one to follow.
Of course, we would love for you to follow us on Twitter as well. If you check us out, that would be #amazing!
Who do you follow? Does your ministry use Twitter? What’s your favorite social networking site? How do you stay connected to your volunteers? Share with us using the comment section below.