Twittering Church Poll Results

June 4, 2008 by

2008_06_03twitteringchurchpollresults.jpgWe’ve asked you, “What would Jesus Twitter?” and we’ve talked about Twitter for churches. But it’s time to put you to the test. Is your church Twittering?

The biggest chunk of you, at 34%, aren’t Twittering. The poll phrased it as, “What a waste of time,” but that wasn’t the best phrasing. That’s just 34% of you churches who don’t yet Twitter and don’t plan to

Another 27% of you don’t know what a Twitter is or why you would want to do it. Wikipedia is your friend. And 21% of you have it in the works, but it’s not up and running yet.

Of the 18% of you who are currently Twittering, there are two ways you’re going about it. Most of you have some church leadership who tweet. They pass on church information to anyone who would like to follow them. While a small 5% of you actually have a church-wide account.

So now it’s your turn, click through your RSS reader to get commenting. Do you think Twitter is such a waste of time? Do you have a church account and want to share your success? Let us know!

And while you’re here, let us know this week, now that the Job Lab and Freelance Lab are permanently free, are you more likely to use them?

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Joshua Cody

Josh Cody served as our associate editor for several years before moving on to bigger things. Like Texas. These days he lives in Austin, Texas, with his wife, and you can find him online or on Twitter when he's not wrestling code.
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4 Responses to “Twittering Church Poll Results”

  • Mickey
    June 4, 2008

    I actually just wrote a blog post about how we’re using Twitter (and FriendFeed, a little) with our church.
    I’m very curious to hear other uses that churches have found for it.

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  • Josh
    June 5, 2008

    The church Freelance Board is amazing. I’ve just scored two jobs from it. I have it linked on my igoogle, so whenever it updates, I’m right on top of it!
    as for twittering, I haven’t ventured in that far yet…

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  • Lex
    June 5, 2008

    My husband and I lead our student ministry, and started using Twitter a couple months ago. We use the student ministry’s account to send out reminders and emergency notices, and sometimes special offers – just to encourage people to set up their cell phones.
    It was really confusing at first. The students couldn’t understand why they would want us texting them, and some of the parents couldn’t understand that “40404” was really the whole phone number. They’re starting to get it now, though, and it’s great.

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  • Jesse Phillips
    June 9, 2008

    I twitter!
    Buckhead church twitters.

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