Linda Wilkins is a state missionary in the Communications Ministry of the Georgia Baptist Mission Board. She is the social media coordinator and mobile application developer. She graduated from Baylor University in 2011 with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and religion. She is currently working on a master’s degree in strategic communications through Liberty University. Linda enjoys the challenge of curating content and maintaining the mission board’s social media accounts that include Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, and Google Plus. If you visit her personal social media accounts, you’ll see pictures of her three kittens all named for book characters: Sherlock, Oliver, and Mo. She believes social media can play a role in the carrying out of the Great Commission and engaging people with the Gospel.
So You Want a Facebook Page: Social Media in Churches
There’s no argument that social media has started to dominate many of our lives. What does that mean for your church or ministry? We’ll discuss the best social media accounts for churches/ministries to have; how to get started or start fresh with new goals; strategies for maintaining those accounts; and potential pitfalls to avoid. Bring your questions for the discussion, as we take a look at a few real-life examples of the good, the bad, and the ugly of social media use.
Breakout Session #1, Friday, 3:00 p.m. – 4:15 p.m., Room 112