The Australian Catholic Bishops Conference Communications Office has just released a new book, aimed directly at assisting parishes in their engagement with social media.
Tweet others as you would wish to be tweeted: a Scripture-based guide to social media for the Church was written by Catholic journalist Beth Doherty specifically with parishes in mind.
While not every parish needs to have a Twitter or a Facebook page, there are lots of other elements of social media that require a very low level of maintenance, but that produce huge results.
“I have had the privilege of working with bishops, religious, parish priests and people in the parishes over a long period, and see the strains of sharing the Gospel message with limited resources. The ever-growing landscape of social media, sometimes referred to as the ‘digital continent’ gives us extraordinary tools to make that job easier, and to communicate with those who perhaps we aren’t reaching. The guide is just 80 pages long, 20 short chapters, all looking at an aspect of social media through the lens of the Gospel. It gives basic instruction on how to set up a low-cost social media presence in your parish, organisation or personally”, said Beth Doherty, the author of the book.
One Archbishop read the guide in a couple of hours. Others prefer to read a chapter at a time, biting off little bits and letting them percolate.
Parishes have limited resources, and we wish to support you in the important task of evangelisation and service.
To this end, we offer this book, available in hard copy and electronically through the ACBC website.
The book has a RRP of $19.95, but if ordered by June 12, 2015 the price will be $15.
For more information about the book,
Please contact Beth Doherty on 0435 519 570 or email@example.com