Sunday, April 06, 2008

Six Reasons Why Pastors Should Blog

Abraham Piper of Desiring God.org gives 6 reasons why pastors should blog:

Pastors should blog…

1. …to write.

2. …to teach.

3. …to recommend.

4. …to interact.

5. …to develop an eye for what is meaningful.

6. …to be known.

Read more about the 6 reasons

HT: Dave, Agora

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10 Comments:

Blogger Paul said...

Food for thought .. thanks for this link

5:19 AM  
Blogger Alex Tang said...

hi Paul,

I wonder how many percentage of a congregation has acces to internet and actually read blogs. It may be high in the States. I know it is very low in the Malaysian context.

10:50 AM  
Blogger pearlie said...

Very interesting ... thanks for the link.

On your percentage of Malaysian Christian bloggers, is it a gut feel or you've got stats somewhere?

6:23 PM  
Blogger Alex Tang said...

hi pearlie. No, I don't have the stats on Malaysian Christian bloggers. As for the percentage of Malaysian Christians with access to the internet and read blogs, I know it is low in congregations I am in contact with except maybe in CDPC. It is however a gut feeling and I do not have the stats to back it up. Do you have the stats?

9:28 PM  
Blogger Kansas Bob said...

Thanks for the link Alex. I passed it on to my fellow pastors and staff members.. I hope it motivates them but not sure that it will.

I am always asking for content for our church blog but don't always get the response I am looking for.

Thanks again!

3:39 AM  
Blogger Alex Tang said...

hi Bob,

I am curious. Do you have any idea how many of your church members read your church website and your blog?

8:52 AM  
Blogger Kansas Bob said...

The blog is about a year old and access has been measured. We have 3,000+ hits for the year and we currently average about 300-400 visits per month. Traffic increased when I began to include blog links in my weekly eNews email.

The website gets about 1,000 hits a month. Mostly to access our calendar, bulletins, scrapbooks and online sermons.

Our church is getting younger and I think more folks (%wise) will access the site.

7:06 AM  
Blogger Alex Tang said...

dear Bob,

Thank you for your interesting information. I like the fact that you are sending eNews emails. What percentage of members/household in your church is on the mailing list?

It will be interesting to know if the 1,000+ hits a month in your website is from members of your church or from elsewhere.

This is fascinating stuff. One of my areas of interest is how Christians can use the Internet to extend His kingdom.

1:16 PM  
Blogger Kansas Bob said...

Thanks for the interest Alex. I send to about 300 email recipients.. probably 200 of those currently attend our church.

I think that technology is a major issue of our age. If we want to be relevant we need to engage folks where they are. Of course I see the world through the eyes of a nerd-geek :)

9:13 PM  
Blogger Alex Tang said...

Bob,

I agree that technology is a major issue of our time. The last major technology was the printing press and it set the grounds for the Reformation. I wonder what will the Internet brings :)

4:17 PM  

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