Monday Mind Dump

Posted by | February 06, 2012 | None | One Comment

Another Monday kicks off with some of the lastest news, updates, Likes, and more!

    • I didn’t watch the Super Bowl. I know it’s very un-American of me, but I was actually on a flight home from a weekend trip serving a church in Wichita, Kansas, with the Church Solutions Group team. I don’t really care about the game, but will for sure be catching up on all of the commercials I missed.
    • Churches are taking an interest in Pinterest. I did an interview with Jake Johnson of Mars Hill Church Seattle about how Mars Hill is using Pinterest. Check it out over on Church Marketing Sucks.
    • In other news… 

  • Ok, so that’s old news. But in the same spirit of excitement, last week I announced I’m going to Australia in May! I’ll be speaking at a church media conference and then spend a few days in Sydney with my friends at Hillsong Church. It’s literally a dream come true. Read more here.
  • Great things are taking shape with Sunday| magazine, an online magazine about the creative side of Sundays for churches. Check it out and be sure to sign up for your free subscription. It’s going to be a great resource.
  • Every second over one hour of content is being added to YouTube. Have you ever stopped to think how much content that is? The folks over at YouTube put together a to help illustrate it for us.
  • We need more creators, not creatives. An excellent article and some great thoughts from Sam Mahlstadt over on the EchoHub is worth checking out.
  • Save the dates… September 20-21. That’s when STORY returns.
  • We’re going KJV for just a minute… one of the questions I asked my church communication coaching group last week was, “why do you do what you do?” Tracey responded sharing this verse and I loved it: “How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him that bringeth good tidings, that publisheth peace; that bringeth good tidings of good, that publisheth salvation; that saith unto Zion, Thy God reigneth!” (Isaiah 52:7 KJV) What an awesome picture of what church communicators do… publishing and bringing news and information. Publisheth is a pretty awesome word, too. Let’s bring that one back.
  • Holidays are coming and going way too fast. I was in the grocery store last night and there was already Easter candy out. Can we at least make it through Valentine’s Day first?
  • Follow your passion. 
  • Nashville and Atlanta, I’m headed your way later this month. Let’s connect if you’re around! Hit me up.
  • Question of the Week >> Where do you write your best? I have a few writing projects I need to wrap up in the next few weeks so I’m planning on taking a personal retreat this weekend to get away and get some work done. Any thoughts/suggestions on where or how you do your best writing?

About Tim Schraeder

Tim Schraeder is obsessed with all things social media. Having worked with some of the world’s largest churches and para-church organizations, he served as an evangelist for social media with a knack for connecting people and spreading ideas that matter. He’s been a consultant and coach as well as a sought-after speaker and author who helped write the book on communication and social media for the church. Today, Tim is passionate to help businesses and organizations connect, engage, and build loyal followers across all forms of social media. He is a die-hard Chicagoan who can be found in any neighborhood coffeeshop that has free wifi.

  • Leanne Shawler

    You didn’t miss much commercial-wise. Look for the Chevy “Armageddon” one. the Oikios Greek Yoghurt one was funny only because it was so completely unexpected.

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