Since 2016 I have been highlighting 6 people you, as ministers, should follow on Social media. They are people/groups I've learned a lot from. You can find the previous years here: 2016, 2017 2018, 2019, 2020, and 2021.
While 2021 was challenging, the reality is, if you were following any of the digital ministers I have shared about in the past, you would have gotten a lot of great encouragement and help. Now that we are into 2022 and now I have 6 new ones to follow. As in years past, the criteria that I have is that they are involved in Church Communications, Social Media, Student or Family Ministry or Online Ministry. They also need to be producing great content on a consistent basis. And that's it. It's pretty simple but those are the two important aspects of my criteria.
So, in NO particular order, here are the top 6 to seek out in 2021:
Tyler Volkers. Tyler is the Online Campus Pastor at The Ridge Community Church. I met him through Jeff Reed at the beginning of the pandemic. I've had him on the podcast before and he provides great encouragement and ministry insights.
Angela Craig. Angela started Pursuit Church Live, the first social media church in the Assemblies of God fellowship years before the pandemic hit. She was on the forefront of online ministry. She blogs regularly at AngelalCraig.com, leads a great Facebook Group.
Church Juice. This is a great resource for Church Communicators. They offer blogs, resources and a great podcast with Bryan Haley and Jeannette Yates. The two have many years experience and offer great ideas in a short amount of time for your Church.
Altar Live. Founded during the Pandemic, Altar Live helps faith communities engage people in authentic relationship. I like to think of them as a combination of Zoom and the Church Online Platform. Check them out here.
Robert Carnes. Robert has been on my podcast numerous times and has great marketing insights. He also has a fantastic book called The Original Storyteller.
VR Leaders. VR, Meta, Augmented Reality are going to be big in 2022. This is going to be the year of virtual reality and the metaverse. So, start following people like Jason Poling, PastorBrock, Theo Davis, Pastor Souzy, DJ Soto, Jate Earhart, and others to start and what they are doing.