(Note: The research portion begins at 18:45 prior to that there are not PowerPoint slides.)
In the last few years a number of new private church community networks have been introduced into the market in addition to the development of numerous social networking sites. In January 2009, Unconventional Method began to design research to explore what churches are doing effectively online in this area and help shape the understanding of how churches can use the internet to gather, disciple and build community. From January 27 through February, almost 1,000 people participated in an exploratory survey examining what churches are doing with social and community networks.
Phase I research began to frame the landscape & attitudes in this space. In this research we examined questions such as:
* What feature/functionality are Christians seeking for social networking?
* What Social Media strategies and services do they or their church use?
* What Christian social media websites do they participate in?
For the PDF on this study go to: churchtechreview.com/christian-social-network/churches-christian-social-networking-study/