Rick Warren

10 Ministry Leaders to Follow on Twitter

People enjoy connecting with other people rather than organizations. When it comes to social media, you will likely be most effective connecting with people through your personal platforms rather than your church/ministry/organization platforms.  
Here are 10 ministry leaders on Twitter that are worth following and learning from as they do an incredible job engaging their followers on Twitter:

  1. Rick Warren
  2. Matthew Barnett
  3. TD Jakes
  4. Beth Moore
  5. Jon Acuff
  6. Ron Edmondson
  7. Ed Stetzer
  8. Max Lucado
  9. Tony Morgan
  10. John Piper

I’m also proud to say that my pastor is crushing it on Twitter.  If you’re not yet following Ed Newton make sure to follow him today!  

Here are a few of my clients that are also engaging in a really great way on Twitter:

Rick Warren at All Access Conference

The highlight of the All Access Conference so far has without a doubt been the session we had yesterday with Rick Warren.  Less than 2 weeks ago Rick's son took his own life and this was the first time since this tragedy that Pastor Rick has addressed a group of pastors.  While this was not a typical session/message, I probably took more away from the 15 minute skype call with Pastor Rick than anything else at the conference.  Here are some quotes from that session: “People are most likely to come to Christ when they are in transition or under tension.”

“If God is going to use you greatly, you’re going to go through a lot of suffering.”

“God never wastes a hurt”

“It’s not a sin to have a small church, but it is a sin to have a small vision.”

“Every church must have a global and local vision.”

“Why can’t we be as united in sharing the gospel as we are at sharing grief?”

Leading App Session at the 2013 All Access Conference

I can't be more excited to share with you that I have been invited to lead an App Session at this year's All Access Conference at Celebration Church in Jacksonville, Florida April 15-18, 2013.  Hosted by ARC (Association of Related Churches), All Access is one of the most affordable and exciting conferences in the country with a dynamic lineup of communicators!  Take a look at some of the featured speakers:

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Here's a Description of the App Session I will be leading:

Social Media for Ministry

Want to learn how to maximize Social Media for Ministry?  Nils has led the efforts at Community Bible Church reaching over 12,000 people each week from more than 150 different countries at their Online Church Campus as well as growing their Facebook community to over 200,000 fans.  Learn more about how your ministry can maximize these new online tools to further the ministry that God has called you to.  

Here's a video highlighting this exciting event:

All Access 2013 Teaser from ARC on Vimeo.

I hope to see you there!

Join the coversation on Twitter with the Hashtag #AllAccess2013

Podcast Suggestion: Catalyst Podcast

If you're not already listening to the Catalyst Podcast you need to be!  Some of the best interviews out there with some of the most innovative leaders in ministry today.  If you're planning to go back through some of their past podcasts here are a few interviews I would make sure to check out: Mark Driscoll, Rick Warren, Donald Miller, and Andy Stanley.  They're all fantastic though!  I would also add the interview with Gayle Haggard to that list.  Gayle's testimony and transparency is powerful as she has journeyed with her husband Ted, suffering for a sin she did not commit.  Her strength and courage is tremendous and will inspire you!  If you are a regular listener of the Catalyst podcast, I would love to hear what your favorite interviews were.  I would also love to hear any other podcast suggestions you might have.