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Social Media Training for Pastors Coming to San Diego

I bump into church staff all over San Diego County who have the same question, “I hear that social media is a great way to reach people, but I don’t know how to get started, and I don’t have a lot of time to figure it out.

Youth pastors. Church planters. Senior pastors. They all have the same questions!

I love the heart behind that question! It shows an earnest desire to try to reach people in their community, but also acknowledges a need for some basic training.

So when I saw that Doug Pagitt and Tony Jones had put together a one-day training seminar which teaches church staff the basics of blogging, Twitter, Facebook, and live streaming your church service— I knew I wanted to bring them to San Diego.

I love training church staff over coffee, but the truth was that there are way more pastors who need help on this stuff that time that I have to train them over a cup of coffee. This way is just a lot better and more thorough than I can handle. (Plus, Kristen says I get goofy when I drink too much coffee)

The first half of the day talks about social media philosophy and the second half is nuts and bolts of getting started. In talking to them about the content, this is entry-level– right where most pastors are. The feedback from participants in other cities has been fantastic.

I hope to see you (or your boss) there!

Here are the details:

Date: March 9th, 2010
Time: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Location: Christ Lutheran Church – Pacific Beach
Registration cost: $95, lunch included
All the details are right here
Presenters: Doug Pagitt and Spencer Burke
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