Episode #44: Jordan Wiseman- Social Media, Volunteers & Jesus
Posted: Nov 28 2016
ABOUT JORDAN WISEMAN
Jordan Wiseman is the Marketing Coordinator for the YouVersion Bible app at Life.Church. He got his start in media & graphic design as a volunteer. He then joined the design team at Life.Church and is now part of the chart-topping YouVersion Bible app team.
SOCIAL MEDIA, VOLUNTEERS & JESUS
How to Best Utilize Volunteers:
- Screening and training social media volunteers: provide example materials (tweets, Facebook, Instagram, etc.) for volunteers to respond to as training.
- Utilize community leaders- individuals responsible for on-boarding, training, and scheduling volunteers.
- Relinquish control.
- If someone can do 50% of what you can do, give that task away—delegate.
- “Good leaders Let Go”
- Holding on to things doesn't help them grow.
- Be ok with letting things go.
- “Control never brings growth.”
- “You can have control or you can have growth; you can't have both.” -Andy Stanley
Using Social Media as a Way to Reach People:
- Positive interactions with social media users can translate into positive interactions with God, the Church, or the Bible.
- The experience people have with your team is a reflection of the Kingdom of God.
- The objective is to respond and encourage people through social media platforms.
- Make sure people can see the heart behind your church clearly through social media. They should see people engaging in the church.
- Post things in which you don't get anything in return from your audience.
- Example: post a verse, a story of life change, etc.
How to Start with Social Media:
- Choose the platform that works best for your church audience.
- Be authentic to your church and your audience.
- Be who you are; don’t worry about being like a different church.
- To reach youth, interview students to find out what social media platforms they're using to determine what platforms will work best for your church.
Knowing God as His children:
- We are a part of God’s family first, not his employee. We don't find our identities in the work we do for God, but because we are His children.
- “God didn't call us to be his employees, he called us to be his sons and his daughters.”
- Be intentional about regular prayer.
- Don’t project your own shortcomings on God.
- God is a good father and he wants to engage us as his sons or daughters.
Staying True to Your “Why”:
- Are we saying yes to get ahead, impress people, or prove ourselves?
- Know the “why” behind what you do; understand what God has called you to do.
- The more you begin to engage with God, the more you’ll be able to find out who you are in Him.