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 nine 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,
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
4. @KidMin360- Greg Baird's KidMin360 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.
6. @samluce-Over at his website, Sam Luce
talks about children's ministry issues in a way no one else does.
His unique take on ministry makes him a must-follow.
7. @anthony_prince-Don't let the name of his blog
CM) fool you; 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.
Of course, we would love for you to follow
us on Twitter as well. Our
KidMin conference has a Twitter
account that will keep you up to date on all the conference
happenings, and fellow
blogger Christine Yount Jones tweets
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