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Harnessing the power of new media in your ministry By Lisa Hendey & Matthew Warner


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Lisa M. Hendey • Lisa Hendey = “CatholicMom.com” • Twitter.com/LisaHendey • Facebook.com/LisaHendey • YouTube.com/LisaHendey


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New horizons are now open that were until recently unimaginable; they stir our wonder at the possibilities offered by these new media and, at the same time, urgently demand a serious reflection on the significance of communication in the digital age. - 45th World Communications Day


45 World th

COMMUNICATIONS DAY

• Truth • Proclamation • Authenticity of Life


46 World th

COMMUNICATIONS DAY

• Silence and Word: Path of Evangelization • Value of silent reflection • Necessity of finding quiet in an increasingly busy world


Vatican Blogger Meeting


Current Trends – “Reality” • 80% of Americans use social media • 79% of all adults use the internet (95% of young adults) • 80% of Americans use email • 68% of churchgoers want to connect with their Church via social media


Current Trends – “Reality” • 71% of online Americans use video-sharing sites • The average teenager sends out 50 txt msgs / day • 85% of adults use cell phones & 35% use smartphones • e-Readership doubled in 6 months - to 12% in May 2011 (tablets = 8%) Pew Internet Data


Stickiness: SNS Frequency of Use

Pew Internet June 2011


Current Trends – Millennial Catholics • 22% have read diocesan newspaper (only 4% online) • 70% have no awareness of print Catholic magazines & newspapers • 43% self report as “Catholic” on social networking sites • 8% read religious or spiritual blogs Catholic Media Use in the US, CARA 8/11


5 New Media Rules of Ministry Communication


Rule #1 The parishioner is in control


Respect their time & attention


Make it easy for them

to connect


Speak to people in the ways

they want to listen …which means using new media.


Listen more than you talk.


Rule #2 Your website matters


Your website matters • Leaves lasting first impression of your parish • Avoid committing “deadly sins” • Website is your New Media home base – Information resource – Connection to community


Your website matters • Invest in a great website presence • Have multiple authors involved • Observe USCCB guidelines • Offer online registration & tithing • Tell your parish story • Reach out to inquirers & fallen-away


What parishioners want • Priestly presence

• Bulletin online early

• Ministry schedule information

• Mobile version

• Homilies available online

• Online Forms and registration

• Q & A with Pastor • Photos, photos, photos

• Active Facebook presence for wired parishioners and teens

• Religious education resources

• Online stewardship

• Opt-in text reminders

• Ride sharing resources


Rule #3

Reach people where they already are


Being present is

not enough


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Social Network


WEB 2.0 Broadcasting -> Monologue -> Talking AT -> Informing ->

Engaging Dialogue Talking WITH Listening and

Relating


How? How NOT to...


views followers fans traffic hits likes klout $$$ shares comments visitors “friend� counts

PEOPLE


If you shoot for quantity at the expense of quality, you’ll end up with neither.


Build your social network upon

meaningful relationships


Social Network =

Connection + Content


Connection How the conversation happens Content

The occasion for the conversation


5 Quick Tips for Building Connections


#1 Use other social networks


#2 Don’t forget email

Examples: Feedburner.com & Aweber.com (for blogs) Constant Contact & Mailchimp (email marketing) flockNote.com (Catholic parishes, dioceses, orgs)


#3 Use text messaging


#4 Encourage social commenting


#5 Use multimedia


Rule #4 Don’t give up


Don’t give up • “Be not afraid” • Tap into local and diocesan talent & resources • Explore affordable cloud-based solutions: Wordpress, Drupal, Google


Rule #5 Engage their hearts first


3 Reasons for lack of participation

• People aren’t inspired • We’re in maintenance mode • Parishioners don’t trust us


Technology is not going to bring people back to the church. You are. People are. And through building meaningful relationships.


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Questions?


Best Practices Panel • • • • • •

Craig Berry – The Catholic Spirit Emily Klinker – Guardian Angels Chaska Caren Hansen – BSM Jr. / Sr. High School Sue Kerr – Carondolet Grade School Adrian Flores – Net Ministries Stephanie Veatch – Basilica of St. Mary


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