Posts Tagged ‘Christians online’


No. 5 & 6 social media secret weapons: power up

prayer, bible study, social media, Christians online, Joanne Heim, Toben Heim“So is my word that goes out from my mouth: It will not return to me empty, but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it.” ~Isaiah 55:11

As Christians we use social media differently. So, this week we introduced you to four old school tactics to amp your time online: sneakers (log off, get outside), a coffee cup (face to face fellowship), a kitchen timer (guard your time), and letter writing (connect heart to hand).

Secret weapons #5 & #6: Our last two Social Media Secret Weapons go together: the bible and a prayer journal. Both need to rule your time, your heart, and your intention. Every single day.

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No. 4 social media secret weapon: write on

letter writing, scripture, evangelism, Sticky Jesus, Paul, social media, Christianity“Go now, write it on a tablet for them, inscribe it on a scroll, that for the days to come it may be an everlasting witness.”Isaiah 30:8

So here it is: the fourth Social Media Secret Weapon you can use to significantly improve your online conversation with others.

Secret weapon #4: A letter. Sounds simple, huh? A handwritten letter is a very powerful way of connecting heart to hand. And that action can ignite a fresh sense of intention to your online time.

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No. 3 social media secret weapon: moment of truth

time management, Christians online, sharing Jesus online, sharing faith, digital evangelism“Many are the plans in a man’s heart, but it is the Lord’s purpose that prevails.” ~ Proverbs 19:21

It’s day three of our Five Social Media Secret Weapons. So what’s the third thing that that will significantly amp your time online as a Christ follower?

Secret weapon #3: A kitchen timer. Yup—it’s a simple household tool that will change your digital life if you harness its power. Determine your plan, set your priorities, and set your timer accordingly (ie: set your timer to spend 30 minutes in the morning and 30 minutes in the after noon on social networks).

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No. 2 social media secret weapon: face it

social media, coffee, Sticky Jesus, share Jesus online, evangelism, fellowship“And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching.” ~Hebrews 10:24-25, NIV

This week we’re going old school and revealing Five Social Media Secret Weapons (one a day) that will significantly amp your time online as a Christ follower.

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No. 1 social media secret weapon: walk this way

sharing Christ online, social networking, Christians online, faith, online evangelism“This is what the Sovereign Lord,
the Holy One of Israel, says: ‘Only in returning to me 
and resting in me will you be saved.'” ~ Isaiah 30:15, NLT

This week we’re going old school and revealing Five Social Media Secret Weapons (one a day) that will significantly amp your time online as a Christ follower.  That’s right—no apps, plug-ins or widgets, just some practicle and powerful tools anyone can use. If you use these secret weapons you can immediately expand your reach, your influence, and your success online (and make $5,000 in one day on Twitter.  .  . not!)

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Save time: 5-point social media strategy

social media strategy, social networking strategy, Twitter, Christians online, Faith“Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and your plans will succeed.” ~ Proverbs 16:3

by Toni Birdsong
It’s a common question: How do I avoid getting “sucked” into the time vortex of social networking? It’s a valid question and a very real fear. And here’s the answer: you get a plan.

Here’s a quick, easy launch plan to get you rolling.

1. Determine why you are online. Make sure you answer this question before you start posting, tweeting, or blogging. Never invest your time in something simply because others are doing it. When you know why you are doing something, you are less likely to waste precious time. Are you online for personal or professional reasons? To learn or to teach? Social or spiritual? A mix of both?

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God makes beautiful things out of our dust

“To all who mourn in Israel, he will give a crown of beauty for ashes, a joyous blessing instead of mourning, festive praise instead of despair. In their righteousness, they will be like great oaks that the LORD has planted for his own glory.” ~Isaiah 61:3, NLT

Life is just plain hard. Yes, you know exactly what we’re talking about. Some days unfold like exhausting, convoluted detours, while other days abruptly explode before our eyes. The boulder falls with a thud and so begins the task of re-assembling the millions of little pieces trapped beneath it that require nothing less than the holy, attentive hands of God.

Brokenness happens. In fact, it’s a prophesy and promise that touches us all.

Every day you bump and bounce from one hurt to the next. And at any point you can cause—or carry away—the burden of another’s heart. It’s a delicate balance to be sure.

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10 things God taught me about social networking (first!)

share Jesus online, social media, Christians, technology, faithby Toni Birdsong
1. Influence is everything. Who you know matters in this world but as Christians we know “the” One connection that trumps them all, Jesus Christ. When you log on, you do so under the reputation and authority of The Most High God. Now that’s influence. [Yet to all who received him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God. John 1:12].

2. Be yourself. There will be imitators around every corner but if you follow Christ online, you will know who you are and whose you are. That authenticity will come through in everything you do and say online. [Do not think of yourself more highly than you ought, but rather think of yourself with sober judgment, in accordance with the faith God has distributed to each of you. Rom. 12:3].

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7 Awesome Things To Love About Facebook (Part 2)

Facebook, Mashable, Facebook Tips & Tricks, Facebook 101“For the Lord gives wisdom; from His mouth come knowledge and understanding. He holds success in store for the upright, he is a shield to those whose walk is blameless . . .” 
 Prov. 6-7, NIV

  1. Captive Audience. Get interrupted a lot? Facebook allows you to get your ideas across without interference. This = influence. Users with 600+ friends have the ability to multiply their ideas and content to Top News or Most Recent. This is great if you have a cause, a business, or a passion you want to share. Think about it: the sky is the limit! (Facebook is the ultimate faith-sharing app for this generation).
  2. The Facebook Blog. Here you will find the latest Facebook updates and ways to maximize Facebook personally and professionally. Topics include privacy issues, news, photo tips, and interface updates.
  3. Facebook Deals. This is a feature of Facebook that allows you to find local deals. You’ll get coupons, specials, and location check-in deals.
  4. Hide Feeds. This is great if you have a friend who either updates too often and monopolizes your feed or may post content that’s offensive. Just go to the right of their latest post in your feed and hover over the “x”. The drop down will allow you to delete the post, or hide all posts by that user without hurting their feelings by defriending or blocking them.
  5. Showcase Your Fav Friends. A little-known feature in Facebook lets you decide who shows up in the Friends box on the left of your profile page. Click the tiny “edit” pencil in your Friends box and check the names of your best friends. You can create a list (ie: True Friends or Thinking of You) and change it out from time to time. A great way to keep people on your mind or even have a weekly prayer list.Facebook Tips, Status Statistics, Facebook Apps
  6. Status Statistics. This app analyzes your Facebook updates and gives you a really cool list of how many updates you’ve written and how many times a day you post. You’ll also find graphs, an archive of updates (2 years back). This app is beyond cool!
  7. Facebook 101: Check out Mashable’s Facebook Guide Book. Get everything from a list of apps, to news, to tips, and tricks. This guide will help you dig into the hundreds of things Facebook is capable of you likely haven’t tapped.

What is your favorite thing about Facebook? Teach us something new!

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It’s impossible to imagine the things that God has prepared for you. Keep your heart wide open today. #LiveSticky

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7 things you gotta “Like” about Facebook (Part 1)

like button, Facebook, Christian, sharing Jesus, funny“This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.” ~Psalm 118:24

The next time you start getting whiny that you can’t seem to find the “Like” button in your life, jump on Facebook. Studies show that for many people, Facebook can be a genuine mood lifter and postive way to connect with others daily.

Here are 7 things you gotta “Like” about Facebook:

  1. Instant Connection. Anytime of the day or night, you can connect with someone either with a Comment, Direct Message, or a live chat. Facebook has become some people’s anti-depressant, and if you read the stories in @stickyJesus, you’ll find amazing, life-changing moments happening on Facebook every day.

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