Thursday, May 22, 2008

Creative Chaos 12 // Twittering = Networking and Team-Building

This is a Creative Chaos blog post.

I recently went to lunch with my Lead Pastor, our Communication's Director and a neighboring church's Worship Pastor.

The purpose of the meeting was to talk about our website challenge. The challenge is that it's no good. Our website is outdated and needs a major overhaul. We're working on it, but we've been using Pat as a consultant on the issue.

But we ended up talking more about web 2.0 than our main church website. We talked about the possibility of every ministry having their own blog, of every staff member twittering and our Communication's Director has already began the transformation. She's tweeting now! Pat talked to us about how his team is communicating well because of twitter.

This is the first face-to-face interaction I've had with Pat. We've been twitter/blog buddies for a while and he works about 2 miles from our offices! I think the light went on in Mitch's head about web 2.0 and how real connections can be made when we told him this was our first meeting. We had all that "history" before because we had read eachother's tweets and blogs. Mitch was also very attracted to the idea of someone on his team asking him a question in 140 characters or less.

I think we're on the verge of a revolution. We can only hope to aspire to the web 2.0 Buckhead is enjoying. But we're getting there. Give it some time and I'll provide you with some twitter and blog links that help you get to know our entire New Harvest team.

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kim said...

This would be an interesting conversation to have. My church's website sucketh also. :) Interesting idea to just jump over that whole thing and enter the 2.0 stuff completely. Thanks for sharing this! (and thanks for the blog comment earlier today)

Marcus said...

We are going through the transition now to Web 2.0. The biggest challenge is to get people to truly invest in creating content - videos, blog posts, tweeting. Once it all works together it is very powerful.

Adrian said...

It's tough to keep up but it's also never too late to do what you gotta do to keep up either!

I fully encourage you to dive in head first, because it is really not as hard as it seems. I'm talking about getting people who aren't used to the Netz to update your site!

I am redesigning a Clovis church's Web site currently for this experience, using the latest web 2.0 tech! Drop an email if you want some of my advice! I'm all about getting Fresno up to speed.

Kelly said...

No idea if you'd be interested, but I heard about this site... check it out if you have a sec: