I was honored to be on the team of 4 who put this list together. If you’re new to tweeting, aren’t sure who to follow, care about kid’s ministry, or whatever you NEED to follow the people on this list. Go over to Twitter and do it, seriously…go.
Twitter is in and of itself its own animal. For a number of reasons we chose to go beyond the top blogs, books, and organizations to connect you to individual people who are on the front lines of #kidmin.
Networking: Kidmin can often feel lonely and very isolated. Twitter is a great way for you to connect and network with others like-minded individuals who may potentially become friends, advisors, and colleagues.
Community: Going beyond networking into a deeper level of connection Twitter has the potential to provide a community, of sorts, for you. Obviously you are not encouraged to find only community within Twitter, but you will find it to be a place where other ministry leaders can spur you on, pray for you, and inspire you as you continue working in your ministry.
Resourcing: Following top #kidmin tweeters can instantly connect you with the most influential and up to date resources available to support and equip you as a ministry leader.
Trending: Ministry is as constantly changing as our world today. Twitter connects you to those changes and trends that may very well be useful for you in your area of ministry. From there you can share, exchange, and discuss to decide what will work best for you and your community.
- Winning!: Twitter is a great environment to get deals on resources, win free stuff, and learn about products that can enhance your ministry.
How was the list generated?
Taking everything into consideration, we started with a list of friends and connections within the kidmin community. From there, we searched the history of some popular hashtags, such as #kidmin, #cmconnect, and others, to find people engaging in the conversation. Once the list was made, each person’s activity level was measured though some online twitter metric measuring services. The results not only gave us a tweet level (the higher the number, the more tweets sent) but also we had a category of engagement. An idea starter is just that, someone whose tweets help create conversation. A curator is someone whose engagement brings value to the conversation, and often will keep the conversation going. A commenter is the person who scans through a feed or hashtag and will occasionally chime in with comments here and there. The list is organized alphabetically for you, with the hopes you will use it to create, collaborate and communicate with other like minded ministry people.
Without further ado … the Top 100 Kidmin Tweeters
Whether you made the list or not we want to encourage you to follow everyone that is on the list and begin engaging with them. Find out what amazing things they are working on right now in their ministry, share ideas that you have on how to accomplish something they are working on, and maybe even ask them for some advice. Bottom line let’s connect. Everyone that made the Top 100 has shown through their Twitter stream that they not only have quality information to share but also enjoy connecting with others in hopes to develop friendships while encouraging and educating.
Did you make the list?
If you made the Top 100 #KidMin Tweeters list, we are offering a banner for your website/blog and a twibbon graphic for your Twitter pic as a way to display your willingness to collaborate on Twitter. We encourage you to download the graphics and utilize them as you see fit.