Social Media Boot Camp: Teaching Churches How to Connect Using New Media

Date Posted: 4/4/2012

Don’t waste time or pour resources into online efforts that don’t work. Your website is the brain of your organization. Your blog is the face. Finally, social media provide

your organizational voice. See how these three prongs of your online presence combine to form a powerful communication tool.


The Houston Church Communication Coalition ( or Twitter (@Houston3C) is hosting a Social Media Boot Camp on Thursday, May 3 from 9am -3pm with Justin Wise, a leader in social media in the world of church communications. This session offers access to web and social media experts teaching how to craft an online strategy for a church or organization.


Attendees will learn by doing. You’ll create a one-page strategic ministry plan while learning from the best practices of over 100 organizations. You’ll also walk away with a social media calendar that will be the playbook for getting the results you need.


After attending this session you will be able to:


* Build a concrete social media calendar for your organization.


* Understand how the organizational mission and vision relate to an online strategy.


* Craft an effective social media strategy for yourtarget audience.


* Integrate advanced tools and content planning methods to build and maintain momentum online. In addition, each church represented may schedule one or two follow-up strategy alignment phone calls with Justin to assess their progress. (Additional discounted fees apply.)


About Justin Wise Justin is the social media director for Monk Development, an Internet solutions company, and also co-directs the Center for Church Communication. Learn more about him at and follow him @JustinWise.


Registration is $99 per person to attend the Boot Camp which includes lunch and materials. To register on online, go to Capacity is limited.



Thursday May 3, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at Houston First Baptist Church (7401 Katy Freeway, Room 253/254)  * Park in west or south lots and follow signs within building Spread the word to your peers about this opportunity — even if you have to do it the old-fashioned way of forwarding an email or making a phone call!