This question could be framed a bit differently, because social media and new technologies are changing church ministries. I’ve experienced this firsthand. Through my blog, Twitter, Facebook, and other forms of social media I have made connections with people unexpectedly, leveraged some of those connections, and engaged in conversations I would not otherwise have had. As one qualification, I would not ever say that my online interactions constitute my ministry, but they are part of what I am doing as a disciple of Jesus.
I’m looking for resources on how social media and new technologies are changing church ministry. I’m looking for blog posts, web forums, books, articles, as well as the perspective of practitioners who do not host a blog or other web forum but could comment on how church ministries have leveraged social media or some other form of technology in a way they find helpful and/or detrimental.
Please leave links, insights, references, etc. This isn’t just for kicks–this is for a project. And if you can help me out, I would appreciate it.