Orange 2010 Breakout Notes – How a Small Church Can Make a Big Difference with Shaun King

  • 12:35 PM: henryjz small churches can make world changing impact for FREE!
  • 12:35 PM: henryjz Shaun will posting his notes afterwards on his blog
  • 12:35 PM: henryjz Small churches spend a lot of time and waste energy hating that they are small
  • 12:37 PM: henryjz benefit of small church is quickness of making decisions
  • 12:37 PM: henryjz if you’re a small church with “big church” problems, then you are in trouble (e.g., red tape, beauracracy, etc.)
  • 12:39 PM: henryjz example of floods in ATL this past year… neighborhoods expected the “large” churches to be there to help clean up… but those larger churches had systems they had to work through
  • 12:39 PM: henryjz sidenote: not that they didn’t care… they just had to work their systems
  • 12:40 PM: henryjz a big system is harder to move
  • 12:40 PM: henryjz small churches can move quicker
  • 12:40 PM: henryjz when small churches run out of resources to help, the larger ones are able to take over and sustain
  • 12:41 PM: henryjz but with immediate… small church can simply get in and do something
  • 12:41 PM: henryjz small churches are able to be nible, quick and efficient
  • 12:42 PM: Pastor Jared @henryjz Can you post his blog addy?
  • 12:42 PM: henryjz Jared — www.shauninthecity.com
  • 12:43 PM: henryjz small churches have natural benefits; you need to embrace those benefits
  • 12:43 PM: henryjz you have to discern your strengths and push them hard
  • 12:44 PM: henryjz If you don’t have FB, then you need to get one!
  • 12:45 PM: henryjz The fastest growing demographic on FB is 45 & older
  • 12:45 PM: henryjz And it’s FREE
  • 12:48 PM: henryjz over 80% of shaun’s church found out about Courageous Church via FB or Twitter
  • 12:50 PM: henryjz It’s easy to build connections with people via things like FB… opens door to more converstions in the future
  • 12:51 PM: henryjz Can be as simple as telling people “Happy Birthday” on FB
  • 12:53 PM: henryjz Get a Twitter account… it’s FREE
  • 12:54 PM: henryjz Go to the Twitter search box and type in “pray for” you get a list of ppl tweeting asking for prayer
  • 12:56 PM: henryjz why not respond to some of those ppl and really pray for them and encourage them
  • 12:57 PM: henryjz BTW, shaun’s demonstrating all this in real time… fun for a geek like me
  • 12:59 PM: henryjz It may seem that doing stuff like this is insignificant, but it is
  • 12:59 PM: henryjz These people put requests out there and probably get no response… by responding, you are making an impact in someone’s life
  • 1:00 PM: henryjz You can also go to search.twitter.com to refine your search
  • 1:01 PM: henryjz You don’t need to make a “program” out of this… it doesn’t have to be complicated
  • 1:02 PM: henryjz you can do stuff like this wherever! at home, starbucks, etc.
  • 1:03 PM: henryjz don’t be weird about it 🙂
  • 1:06 PM: henryjz Someone asked “Do you use your personal or church FB?”
  • 1:07 PM: henryjz Shaun: Both… ppl want to connect with a person, though rather than an entity because it’s like interacting with a logo
  • 1:09 PM: henryjz check your motives when connecting via Twitter and FB… don’t do it as a way to get them to your church… just be the church
  • 1:12 PM: henryjz question: do you keep ur twitter profile public?
  • 1:12 PM: henryjz shaun: yes… i try to add ppl who aren’t christians
  • 1:13 PM: henryjz shaun: i’m trying to follow and connect with ppl outside of the “christian” circle; i want to influence
  • 1:22 PM: henryjz now for some things that cost something…
  • 1:22 PM: henryjz You can get a site up for little money to meet needs
    500toys.org (cost $400 to set up and raised thousands of money)
  • 1:22 PM: henryjz pages have way to capture information, video, and some info about what you’re doing, and how to donate time or money…
  • 1:22 PM: henryjz people who would never come to your church will connect when you do things for your community.
  • 1:22 PM: henryjz ahomeinhaiti.org
  • 1:23 PM: henryjz started as a simple site and then snowballed… eva longoria now spokesperson for it
  • 1:24 PM: henryjz they’ve sent more tents than all but 3 countries (US, China and Cuba)
  • 1:25 PM: henryjz they were able to get something like ahomeinhaiti.org done quickly because they are small
  • 1:26 PM: henryjz we try to treat an issue as if it was us with the need
  • 1:30 PM: henryjz Small churches have the flexibility and speed to meet needs immediately
  • 1:32 PM: henryjz You gain credibility by doing what you say you are going to do… start local and build credibility
  • 1:32 PM: henryjz whatever you goal is, make it achievable and then celebrate loudly
  • 1:33 PM: henryjz shaun will post the notes on his blog shauninthecity.com
  • 1:33 PM: henryjz his twitter is twitter.com


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