Why Twitter?

Why do I Twitter? I get asked that a lot. And I seem to stumble around for an answer because there isn’t just one simple answer, so I usually just say “to keep connected with remote friends.” Which is a big part of the reason, but I thought I’d try to expound a little on why it is I have posted over 1000 “tweets” to my Twitter page. Someone recently asked me what the ministry benefits were. I’d probably have to honestly say none, or not much. It’s not about ministry. It’s more about interpersonal relationships. Here I will try to explain what Twitter is, how you Twitter and lastly WHY Twitter. WHAT IS TWITTER? It would help first of all, to try and explain what Twitter is. First of all, it is found here: www.twitter.com. And if you know a Twitter-er’s username, you can simple put it after the domain, such as mine is: www.twitter.com/kidologist. Users can customize their page with a background as well as the color scheme of the page. And their Twitter profile icon of course. But what IS Twitter? It is a micro-blog whose posts are made up not only of your own, but of…

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Karl on Christine Yount’s Podcast

If you follow DiscipleBlog.com, you may have caught my post What Happened To The Bible. It fueled a healthy discussion over on Kidology.org. Then, Christine Yount, editor-in-chief at Children’s Ministry Magazine featured it on her blog. Then, I was honored when Christine asked if she could interview me for her podcast on the subject. You can listen to the podcast here. Christine Yount is a leading voice in children’s ministry and someone you need to keep in your virtual circle of advisors. I’m excited to see her blogging and podcasting now. I’ve been listening to her for as long as I can remember and her longevity in children’s ministry leadership is a true mark of someone who is dedicated to a mission, not to a business or just trying to being heard. When Christine Yount speaks, I listen. (That doesn’t mean I always agree – but it does mean she forces me to think and constantly be evaluating. And I love that!)

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Get a FREE copy of CM Professional Edition

In the current edition of Group’s Children’s Ministry Professional edition, I was honored to be featured in an interview in the Career Coach section titled: Following God’s Call. If you don’t get Group’s Children’s Ministry Professional edition, I highly recommend it. Other topics in the current issue include: Leading Leaders Taming a Talker The Top Job? No Thanks Gut Check During Interviews Families in Crisis Rumor Weeds Hopping to Greener Pastures Good Habits Beware Informal Communication Restoring Lost Administrative Tasks New books on the market and more! To find out how you can get a free sample copy of the current issue with my interview, go here. If you read the interview there is a discussion on Kidology here.

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Win Nearly $600 in Awesome Video Products!

REPRINTED from the Kidology.org home page, want to make sure you don’t miss this! These products are truly amazing and live up to the name “Awesome!” We’ve been working to get these on Kidology for a long time and just know you will find them a huge blessing to your ministry! We have an ‘awesome’ offer for you this month. Here’s the deal: Join or renew your membership to Kidology.org during the month of August and we will enter your name into a random drawing for an ‘Awesome’ Prize Giveaway.’ (Professional level or above) What’s included in this ‘Awesome’ prize? How about one of each of the awesomevideostuff.com products featured in our store! Each one is unique, and PACKED with useful resources for your ministry. Animated Bible Maps uses actual satellite images to create 3D animated maps, and allows you to project them onto a large screen. Children’s Pastors Tool Box is packed with audio and video clips designed for use by churches. Revolutionize the way you teach! Secret Weapon will be your best recruiting tool, featuring 6 ‘commercials’ to attract willing volunteers. Drama Tool Kit allows multiple sound effects, to enhance your drama or skit. Also includes video backdrops!…

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ChildrensMinistryPodcast.com is LIVE!

ChildrensMinistryPodcast.com is now live, as is my second podcast with Gus. The topic: Making Your Ministry F.U.N.! You can even subscribe via iTunes so you don’t miss an episode! MUCH THANKS to children’s pastor and voice and technical talent Scott Neubauer for his help in bring my podcast from the dream stage to reality. That’s his voice you hear in the intro and closing, and who is doing coordinating all the technical aspects of the podcast with Kidology’s web director, Steve Tanner. I’m very blessed to have such a technically skilled team here at Kidology so I can focus on the ministry side of things (and sit and talk with puppets!) Check out the latest podcast today!

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