Dear Friends & Supporters of Missio Alliance…
Following our inaugural national gathering, we are embarking on the next phase of how Missio Alliance can encourage and equip evangelical churches, networks, and institutions for mission in North America and beyond. Based on conversations with and feedback from hundreds of church leaders across traditions and contexts, a significant aspect of this work will involve developing a robust online presence.
But to do this we need your help.
We are cultivating a “Missio Alliance Communication Team” – a community of leaders who will partner with us to function as the social networking ears and mouthpiece of the larger Missio Alliance body. This team of leaders would help us get the word out about on-going conversations and resources. At the same time, we want to hear back from this team of people about the needs, opportunities, and challenges that should inform the work of Missio Alliance.
We need a social networking team like this because we’re living in a time where:
- More than one billion people log into Facebook a month (600 million engaging daily).
- There are nearly 20 million Americans using Twitter, following organizations to stay connected.
- Google+ is now the fastest growing social media site in the world with nearly 350 million monthly users.
- The average YouTube user spends over five hours a month on the website watching videos.
This is why we need your help. Leveraging the power and influence of a substantial online presence for communicating and networking is central to a more comprehensive strategy of working together to help see the North American Church more fully and faithfully equipped for mission.
“What will this entail?” you ask…
- We will email you twice a week about recent Missio Alliance activity, asking you to broadcast it through your different online streams (Twitter, Facebook, Google+, LinkedIn, Pinterest, etc.). This is meant to help expose people to the collaborative work of Missio Alliance along the lines of relational networks.
- We will create intentional and strategic opportunities to hear from you about issues we should consider, discussions we should pay attention to, and other news and resources that we may want to post on the Missio Alliance site and social media streams. This is a primary means of keeping our work tethered to the “on-the-ground” issues and realities facing Christian leaders.