Number of weeks: 2
Required books?: No
Live video session?: Yes, Optional
Part of a certification or series of courses?: No
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Social media can be a great way to communicate with church members and the greater community.
In this two week course, you’ll get an overview of various social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Hootsuite, YouTube, etc.), and learn how to use them to enhance church services, communications, advertisement of events, and more. You’ll participate in daily assignments such as discussing types of technology and will have small projects assigned and reviewed by the instructor.
This course is eligible for 1.0 CEU.
About the Instructor
Frank Friend lives in South Jersey and has a beautiful wife and three kids. He is a volunteer firefighter and EMT and teaches at two colleges in the fire, EMS, HazMat, and computer disciplines. He also has a Masters in Emergency Services Management. He started out as a Baptist, but changed churches and found a great church family in the Methodist Church.
Frank is a lay speaker and enjoys teaching one small group in his church based on “Chuck Knows Church” and another online about the Bible. He manages his church and district Facebook pages, his church website, and weekly worship service PowerPoint. He also video records services and posts them on YouTube.
Frank believes that technology can help our churches reach out to others spreading God’s Word and Love.
Past Students Said…
“Frank gave us real world examples and taught us how to use the programs. I now have a better understanding of the social media platforms we are using.”
“Hootsuite now will make my life a ton easier. To be able to manage Twitter, Facebook and Instagram all in the same place is amazing. I never had heard of this before.”
“I created a video tour of our church. Who knew I had the skills to do that???? It is also nice to see the other places people are coming from and what they are doing in their churches.”
“Frank is very knowledgeable in his field. He teaches us well and answers any questions we have even on stuff that isn’t part of the class.”