This post is part of the Social Media Sunday series. Read the introductory post here.
Here are two stories that will stick with me from our first Social Media Sunday. David was using his iPad to preach, and there were quite a few comments from youth in the church about how cool it was that David was using an iPad in worship!! I commented on one of their statues on Facebook and said, “You do know that I preach from an iPad whenever I preach…right?” They didn’t. And that alone tells us one thing. On Social Media Sunday…for at least that Sunday, they were really paying attention and watching the service. You can make whatever comments you want about what that says about their investment in worship the other weeks, but the key is that they were engaged and present in a different way.
The second story involves a couple of our youth. After worship when I was talking to a group of students, I asked them what they thought about Social Media Sunday, and their responses ran the gamut. Two guys answered my first question; the first (a 9th grader) said, “Yah – it was pretty cool. I liked it. And I got the highest score on Flappy Bird that I’ve ever had!” (Oh Flappy Bird, how I loathe thee – I can’t even get 1 point in that stupid iPhone game)