Thursday, June 18, 2009

Facebook friends

Mark Broadbent notes that there are about 300 young people attending his church.
There are 413 people on the church facebook group.
Mark has -as of this date - 946 facebook friends (and adds: yes - i unashamedly collect friends - feel free to add me!!)
The five people on the pastoral team of this church have 1500 friends between them.

Does it mean anything to have that many Facebook friends? Is the friendship fickle? Yes, and no, to both questions. What's more important is how Facebook gets used in this situation.
Can Facebook be used to expand your influence as a youth or pastoral leader? Can it be used to make disciples? The answer to both these questions is Yes.

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