Exploring a social community

Have you ever thought about how Jesus communicated to his followers? Mary Baker Eddy said, “Our Master taught spirituality by similitudes and parables” (Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, 117:15-16). Today, similitudes and parables are being shared all the time in the form of 140-character tweets, on Twitter. Much like Jesus’ parables, a good tweet will make an idea simple, relatable, and easy to understand. Tweets with links allow followers to dive deeper into the shared idea, on their terms.

@JSHOnline has been gaining traction over the last few months by tweeting content from The Christian Science Journal and Sentinel. Some great one-liners live inside the archive of articles, blogs, and podcasts—and they make great tweets. Many @JSHOnline tweets have a public-friendly quote, with a link to the full, in-depth article—so Twitter users can click to explore more if they’re interested in the #quote.

Do you listen to the Sentinel live chats? Did you know that hundreds of people listen live and thousands of people catch the replays? One way to follow and engage with people about these weekly live events is through the hashtag:Learn more about hashtags on Twitter #sentinelchat. With #sentinelchat you get updates about upcoming chats, as well as live tweets during the chat! Let us know what you get out of the chat by including #sentinelchat in some of your tweets. We’d love to hear from you!

Sharing articles on Twitter is simple via the toolbar on every JSH-Online page. Just click the Twitter icon (and make sure you’re logged into your Twitter account). We even have a templated post to get your tweet started.

The JSH-Online Facebook and Pinterest pages also have active and enriching posts if you’re interested in engaging with us in those online communities. Also, be sure to visit the Church-wide social media page, for a listing of all related accounts at The Mother Church.

Missed the first post in this series?

Read Exploring a social community with JSH-Online - Part 1: Facebook.


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