Today the Sacramento Presbytery organized a social media conference at the Westminster Presbyterian Church in Sacramento to share insights and information about integrating cyber communication tools into the church community.
“Our communications ‘food chain’ prioritizes channels according to the most high impact to the least for our congregation,” Nash said, “At the top is disseminating information at opening announcements at our Sunday service, then the bulletin, website, the devotional directory, email and then Facebook.”
According to Nash, the administrative role for Facebook is divided into three positions wherein the responsibility for posting current content on a regular basis is shared.
This “communications food chain” concept makes sense for families as well. Parents can sit down with their children and review the preferred and most appropriate ways to communicate given the circumstances or subject matter. The "food chain" of communication channels might look something like this depending on the topic:
- Face to face (personal/important)
- Texting (communicating details/coordinating/sharing news)
- Email (Sharing information that is not conversational in nature but important to document)
- Voice phone /Facetime (checking in long distance)
- Social media (Facebook/Instagram - photo sharing and sharing thoughts/experiences)
Wouldn’t it be interesting to see how your child prioritizes preferred communication channels? It is a worthy conversation to have from time to time.
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