The Definitive-ish Guide for Using Social Media in the Church
Bruce Reyes-Chow

“A compendium of every thing, every term, and almost every insight anyone could ever need or want for effectively integrating social media with God's business in His Church, 
Definitive-ish is also conversational, personal and pure pleasure to read." 
- Phyllis Tickle, author of 
The Great Emergence: How Christianity Is Changing and Why and Emergence Christianity: What It Is, Where It Is Going, and Why It Matters.

For anyone who has wondered if and how social media can benefit the church, Presbyterian pastor and social media early-adopter Bruce Reyes-Chow steps in with answers. He deftly weaves practical how-to’s with a convincing rationale for why social media matters for the church. Social media novices will find an accessible introduction and ideas for getting started, while more experienced users will discover new ways to use social media in congregations. Readers will learn from Bruce’s experiences managing information overload and navigating social media issues during a pastoral transition. This is a book to pick up for both practical purposes and Bruce’s insightful and inspiring commentary on the ways social media is changing our culture and the church. Learn how social media allows Christians to be in the world in new, powerful, and God-honoring ways.
Fully utilizing the ebook medium, this book will be updated regularly, so you can have the confidence that when you buy it you are getting up-to-date information.

Contents:
Introduction
1. A Glossary
2. Four Cultural Shifts
3. The Spirituality of Social Media
4. The Dangers of Social Media
5. Effective Social Media Use
6. The Social Media First Five
Facebook, Blogging, Google Docs, Yelp, Dropbox
7. Church Use
Worship, Pastoral Care, Evangelism, Education and Small Groups, Preaching,
Congregational Life, Children, Youth, and Seniors, Mission and Service, Giving and
Finances, Administration
8. A Bunch More Social Media Platforms
Twitter, Doodle, Slideshare, YouTube, Flickr, Google+, Foursquare, Pinterest, Instagram,
Goodreads, LinkedIn, Wufoo, Mad Mimi, Group.me
9. Pastoral Transitions in the Social Media World
10. Questions Every Church Asks About Social Media
11. Last Things and An Invitation
Appendix
101 Blog Topics, Bruce’s Sample Comment Policy, Bruce’s Sample Pastoral Transition    
Covenant

Bruce Reyes-Chow is a pastor in the Presbyterian Church (USA), a technophile, and an active and prolific user of social media. He is keenly interested in social media as a force of cultural change both within and outside the church, and frequently writes about these topics as a blogger for Patheos, The Huffington Post, and the San Francisco Chronicle.  Reyes-Chow pastored Mission Bay Presbyterian Church in San Francisco for eleven years and served as Moderator of the 218th General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (USA). He lives in San Francisco with his wife and three daughters.

Want a “signed copy?” Click here to request a Kindlegraph.

Are you a college or seminary professor interested in using this book for a class? If so, please write to
editor@shookfoilbooks.com to request an examination copy.