Why I am BACK on Facebook

So, I’ve made it a week without Facebook. I deactivated it and then took the App off my iPhone. It has actually been a really good week without Facebook.

However, on Tuesday I found out that I was going to be taking the primary role in Cedar Run’s College and Young Career Ministry this Summer. In years past, I have always been involved with this ministry as a person who helps transitions the high school graduates into this new ministry. But this year the Church Leadership has asked me to be the primary leader and organize this group to get some momentum behind it. This is something I am really looking forward to doing as I LOVE to create new programs and groups. And, I am going to love reconnecting with old students.

But, because of the short time frame I have to work to get this program started this summer, I know I need to use every tool I can to reconnect with a lot of old students. Considering these students do not love emails so much and I don’t have all their cell numbers, I am going to HAVE to reactivate my Facebook account!

For all that I do not like about Facebook, the 1 great ministry tool it does do is it connects the masses of people all together. It allows me to get all the information out that I need to get out to a bunch of people at the same time.

So, I’m reactivating my account and I’m going to use it to kick butt in this new ministry opportunity I have. But please, in my attempt to re-engage in this social media try to keep your Mafia Wars, your Farmville Animals and your Jammin’ Java concert invites to yourselves :).

Tom Pounder

A father of 4, Tom is the Online Campus Pastor as well as Social Media Director at New Life Christian Church in Chantilly, VA. He blogs, vlogs, periscopes and podcasts regularly about student and online ministry stuff. Check out his work at YMSidekick.com and on iTunes (search YMSidekick).

2 thoughts on “Why I am BACK on Facebook

  • June 5, 2010 at 6:02 pm

    Don't invite me to your stuff…I am the only one who will be doing the inviting here 🙂

  • June 7, 2010 at 11:01 am

    I know how you feel. As much as I would love to get rid of something like Facebook and its annoying groups. It is the most efficient way to connect to our young people today.


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