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missional social media


Listening Guide to “Missional Social Media” video:

Missional Social Media: Enhances missional living

  • Missional social media (MSM) has the potential to enhance missional living impact

  • MSM comes alongside face to face relationships, but doesn’t replace them.

  • Build relationships in person, and then connect on social media so they can see your intentional posts, get to know you and increase likelihood of coming.

Mission Social Media: Intentional Mission

  • MSM is not your highlight reel

  • MSM is about sharing your Jesus-centered life, don't project a false, perfect persona

  • Vary the type of posts you share authentically. 

    • As the Spirit leads, share highs, lows and the everyday aspects of your life, articles you like, hobbies, events, inspirational things, as well as MC promo.The more you share, the more people get to know you, but this doesn’t mean MORE posts, just varying posts when you do share them.

  • Since you are going to post weekly about your MC, it's probably a good idea to share 1 or 2 other things that week to build relationships and engage people on SM. Just be yourself! Allow others into your life.

  • SM gives us an opportunity to engage not-yet-believing people on their couch!

  • Get in the habit of thinking how you can share your life in a way that is authentic and lets people see how Jesus makes a difference, even in the bad stuff, good stuff or things you care about. This will help them know you, trust you and be interested in coming to your missional community.

Missional Social media:  MEDIA just like any other media

  • Consistent posts with same message

    • Restate mission/vision creatively

    • Keep the tag line "bring your mess" or hashtags the same

    • Switch up group photos, favorite quotes from your study, funny memes, vision, etc. 

  • People will learn your message over time, whether they mean to or not. If they’re reading it, they’re learning it

  • Your potential mamas are reading. Those that don’t care will scroll on and not read.

  • Share for the ones who are reading, and intrigued- God is using you!

  • Success is not measured in results we can see

    • God can use our posts to reach hearts in ways we can’t see.

    • Be willing to show up for one woman, or post for zero “likes.”

    • The more you are impacting someone's heart, the less likely they are to like or comment. They will probably personally message you.

Social media: a tool for the gospel to spread, not a tool for personal affirmation

  • Our value and worth is rooted in Jesus Christ

  • Our value isn’t confirmed with likes and comments on SM

  • Our lives are part of God's story, Jesus is the hero, we aren’t the main character

    • So we can post about the hard things

    • So we don’t need to have it all together

    • So we don’t need to be perfect

    • But we do need to point people back to Jesus, and not glory in the good or bad

    • If our story is really His story, we don’t need to look for SM validation

Authentically post within your gifts and personality

  • Own it the way God created you to!

  • Choose Humor or a relatable theme to post often with (I chose coffee)

    • Choose a relatable thing to connect believing and not yet believing moms.

    • I encourage it to be something funny!

    • Some ecards are free and in the business of finding relatable humor. (Search it)

    • Search google images or Pinterest for memes or create with Canva.

  • Rotate humor posts and vision posts creatively:

    • Re-share your vision & mission, again and again, in creative, spirit-led ways. 

    • Make sure you are actively reorienting your life and building new relationships, and then connecting on social media so they can see your posts!

    • Make posts public so people can share them and they are more visible. DO NOT share location in your public posts. 

goal is for everyone to grow in Gospel application

  • A missional community combines evangelism and discipleship

  • You want to use words that engages not-yet-believing people, but of course you will attract believing people as well.

  • The gospel is the means to which we grow spiritually, not just step one

  • Even if people come looking for a bible study, it doesn’t mean they have a vibrant relationship with Jesus or understand how Gospel relates to all of life.

  • If you have a mature believer join, partner with them, give them gospel fluency resources and raise up as a co-leader, empower their gifts to edify your group.

  • Discipleship is growing in how the gospel relates to all of life and then making more disciples of Jesus. We will be pushed to grow when we are leading others to Christ, and helping them grow. We will pray harder and dig deeper in Word.

  • Discipleship is NOT just about becoming a better Christian with better behaviors. I’ve seen some of those people come and go because they think the gospel is “too basic” for them.

Branding 

  • T-shirt’s

    • Our first T-shirt said “All I need today is a little bit of coffee and a whole lot of Jesus” with Agape Moms at the bottom.

    • Our current shirt says #bringyourmess with Agape Moms (available for sale in the Agape Moms Shop)

  • Post pics of group

    • Builds community and helps visualize your group for new people

    • TAG WOMEN so their friends see. Major way we’ve gained new members.

  • Use our tag line

    • "Bring your mess!"

    • Embody the tagline in your vulnerability and lifestyle!

  • Art made with vision or mission to bring to meeting locations

    • Keeps heartbeat front and center

  • Digital art for FB group

    • (use Canva app)

  • Connecting new women

    • From missional social media post straight to Facebook group.

Goal of Social Media Posts are to edify the reader, not yourself

  • Ask, “Is this post helpful to my readers, or is it more about/for me?”

  • Share vision and mission, again and again

  • Showcase what the family of God is/looks like

  • Authenticity showcase your life, the messes and the highlights to gain trust

    • Be gospel centered

    • God’s story not yours

    • Builds relationships and trust when you vary topics of posts

    • Highlights, low lights (with Jesus), articles you care about, funny stuff, inspirational stuff, hobbies you enjoy, recipes, sermons you love, whatever God is doing in your life today.

    • Be real. Don’t be preachy. Don’t be a negative Nancy. Just be yourself. In the good bad and ugly.

    • Focus on showcasing gospel Fluency in your life and posts

SM works in tandem with Missional Living, it is not a replacement

  • Meet someone, build relationship, connect on SM, and then they begin seeing your missional posts and may end up in your group

  • Purposely seek the one lost sheep just like Jesus does

  • May need to reorient your life by joining something or frequenting a coffee shop or library where you can be meeting moms.

Identity is in Jesus not social media likes!

  • We are loved and accepted in Jesus so it’s ok if we are rejected by others who aren’t ready to take their next step with him

  • Our identity and love in Jesus pushes us past our fears to post on SM

  • Remember SM is just a tool to continually share a message it has nothing to do with you personally!

  • Be loving, be spirit filled, be passionate about who Jesus is and what he’s doing!

Missional Social Media Examples

  • See below for a couple months worth of examples.

  • Weekly invite posts the night before Agape Moms, varied between humor, vision, and creatively resharing what and who we are. Make public so people can share and see. 

  • Share a group picture or recap post after the group meets, same day. Builds community and helps potential new moms visualize themselves. Tag the women. We always get tons of interest after these pictures!

  • Post Moms Nights out and baby celebrations too.

  • When you see the name “Agape Moms” in these examples, that is an active link tagged back to the group, where they can read the group description and ask to join. You can tag your Agape Moms facebook group by using the @ symbol before writing it.

  • Double post in your Agape Moms facebook group and on your personal social media, vary the content. One geared towards new people and is missional on your personal page, in the group use same picture, similar message, because you’ll have inconsistent people in the private group too. Focus group posts on sharing updates, the location and reminders on who’s turn to share snack or story, what chapter, prayer updates etc. Helps encourage people to come too!

  • Each week pray and ask how God would lead you to promo your group. He will give you the words and creatively. Remember, it's just media, you don’t need to worry about likes or comments, your job is to be faithful in sharing the invitation and vision.

  • Hopefully these posts inspire you to be missional with social media in your own way! Everyone's lives and social media uses will look different. Hopefully you can see how it this was built over time, and how I continually shared the same thing, but differently each week.

At  Agape Moms  we specialize in  #mombie treatment We promise to keep the coffee flowing and to welcome you into a tribe of mamas who  #bringtheirmess  instead of their hustle. Join us tomorrow at 9am!  #allaboutjesus   #mombieswelcome

At Agape Moms we specialize in #mombietreatment We promise to keep the coffee flowing and to welcome you into a tribe of mamas who #bringtheirmess instead of their hustle. Join us tomorrow at 9am! #allaboutjesus #mombieswelcome

Tomorrow we will be in chapter 7 in The Gospel-Centered Life, discussing Mission together, and it’s a group thing, no homework for those who are still trying to make it for their first time. I just had to share these reminder chips from my church because they illustrate mission perfectly. The Gospel must go beyond just a belief on paper, beyond just good news for ourselves, and springboard us into a lifestyle of loving others and sharing the good news of Jesus, with both words and actions. What a timely message, as we have so many tangible ways, even in our group lately to live out the gospel, and especially in the holiday season. Come unpack the heart behind mission with us as we point each back to Jesus and in our usual hotmess style- while changing diapers, nursing, and downing cups of coffee, all at the same time. ✌🏻 ☕️ 💕 😜 👶🏼 💩 Hope to see you at 9am tomorrow!  #bringthekids  #bringamamafriend   #bringyourmess  (PM for location)

Tomorrow we will be in chapter 7 in The Gospel-Centered Life, discussing Mission together, and it’s a group thing, no homework for those who are still trying to make it for their first time. I just had to share these reminder chips from my church because they illustrate mission perfectly. The Gospel must go beyond just a belief on paper, beyond just good news for ourselves, and springboard us into a lifestyle of loving others and sharing the good news of Jesus, with both words and actions. What a timely message, as we have so many tangible ways, even in our group lately to live out the gospel, and especially in the holiday season. Come unpack the heart behind mission with us as we point each back to Jesus and in our usual hotmess style- while changing diapers, nursing, and downing cups of coffee, all at the same time. ✌🏻 ☕️ 💕 😜 👶🏼 💩 Hope to see you at 9am tomorrow! #bringthekids#bringamamafriend #bringyourmess (PM for location)

Tomorrow our    Agape Moms    tribe 👩‍👩‍👦‍👦👩‍👩‍👧‍👧 will be taking some time to really live like sisters who are there for each other in the highs and lows of life.🙏🏼 We had a little baby celebration planned but then during the week, other crazy circumstances and difficult things have come up. So tomorrow we will eat cupcakes and then we will get on our knees to pray, while also taking up a love offering for one of our sisters in need. This is what it means to be the family of God. You are always welcome in our tribe! Thursday’s at 9am. Message me for details

Tomorrow our Agape Moms tribe 👩‍👩‍👦‍👦👩‍👩‍👧‍👧 will be taking some time to really live like sisters who are there for each other in the highs and lows of life.🙏🏼 We had a little baby celebration planned but then during the week, other crazy circumstances and difficult things have come up. So tomorrow we will eat cupcakes and then we will get on our knees to pray, while also taking up a love offering for one of our sisters in need. This is what it means to be the family of God. You are always welcome in our tribe! Thursday’s at 9am. Message me for details

Please join our tribe for the fall kickoff of Agape Moms! ✨👩‍👩‍👧‍👦👩‍👩‍👧‍👦👩‍👩‍👧‍👦✨ Bring your kids, and your mess- we will take care of the rest! ☕️✝️✌🏻September 21st will be our casual meet n greet for our new study, The Gospel-Centered Life by Thune & Walker. We will start chapter 1 the following week. Existing Agape Mamas- please comment below with a snack or beverage you'd like to bring to make our fall launch extra yummy 😋 Can't wait! Bring a mama friend who needs a place to connect with other women and Jesus!

Please join our tribe for the fall kickoff of Agape Moms! ✨👩‍👩‍👧‍👦👩‍👩‍👧‍👦👩‍👩‍👧‍👦✨ Bring your kids, and your mess- we will take care of the rest! ☕️✝️✌🏻September 21st will be our casual meet n greet for our new study, The Gospel-Centered Life by Thune & Walker. We will start chapter 1 the following week. Existing Agape Mamas- please comment below with a snack or beverage you'd like to bring to make our fall launch extra yummy 😋 Can't wait! Bring a mama friend who needs a place to connect with other women and Jesus!

Tomorrow morning    Agape Moms    is gathering and we'd love to have you and your littles join us, we are meeting over the summer. 👏🏻☀️☕️🙏🏻 We are women who are seeking after Jesus as we navigate mommyhood together. If you haven't found a church or tribe of women yet we'd love to have you. 9-11am. PM for deets.

Tomorrow morning Agape Moms is gathering and we'd love to have you and your littles join us, we are meeting over the summer. 👏🏻☀️☕️🙏🏻 We are women who are seeking after Jesus as we navigate mommyhood together. If you haven't found a church or tribe of women yet we'd love to have you. 9-11am. PM for deets.

Excited that tomorrow is one of the few mornings of the week that I actually enjoy a HOT cup of coffee 😂 Bonus is that it's with my mommy tribe ✌🏻✨   Agape Moms   ✨   #joinus       #alwaysanopenseat    #notexclusive       #newbookstartstomorr   ow

Excited that tomorrow is one of the few mornings of the week that I actually enjoy a HOT cup of coffee 😂 Bonus is that it's with my mommy tribe ✌🏻✨Agape Moms#joinus #alwaysanopenseat#notexclusive #newbookstartstomorrow

Yes, we even welcome the rare 🦄unicorn breed of mom that *gasp* doesn't. 😮 need. 😲coffee 🙀. For the rest of us, I'll have a ginormous ☕️pot brewed per usual, and ready to catch up with you all, pray 🙏🏻for each other and work through chapter 6 "When Your Child Disappoints You." 😅Should be another great week of pointing each other back to Jesus and what it means to be a Gospel-centered parent. Please JOIN US 👯‍♂️tomorrow, even if you haven't come yet- 9-11am at the park with the kids, we work through the material together and have moms jumping in all the time! Message me for the deets. 😁🤗 #AgapeMoms

Yes, we even welcome the rare 🦄unicorn breed of mom that *gasp* doesn't. 😮 need. 😲coffee 🙀. For the rest of us, I'll have a ginormous ☕️pot brewed per usual, and ready to catch up with you all, pray 🙏🏻for each other and work through chapter 6 "When Your Child Disappoints You." 😅Should be another great week of pointing each other back to Jesus and what it means to be a Gospel-centered parent. Please JOIN US 👯‍♂️tomorrow, even if you haven't come yet- 9-11am at the park with the kids, we work through the material together and have moms jumping in all the time! Message me for the deets. 😁🤗 #AgapeMoms

Tomorrow our    Agape Moms    tribe 👩‍👩‍👧‍👧👩‍👩‍👧‍👦 will gather from 9-11am ☕️ and we’ll be welcoming quite a few new moms and their kiddos👏🏻, and as always we have an empty seat saved for you and a place for your kids to play alongside us! 🏃🏼

Tomorrow our Agape Moms tribe 👩‍👩‍👧‍👧👩‍👩‍👧‍👦 will gather from 9-11am ☕️ and we’ll be welcoming quite a few new moms and their kiddos👏🏻, and as always we have an empty seat saved for you and a place for your kids to play alongside us! 🏃🏼

Agape Moms    is tomorrow morning at 9am! 😍👩‍👩‍👧‍👦👩‍👩‍👦‍👦🎉☕️ Please come unpack with us the best news we've ever heard (the gospel) and how it gives life and freedom to our lives as we start our new book, The Gospel-Centered Life by Thune & Walker.    #bringyourmess   , we'll take care of the rest! ☺️

Agape Moms is tomorrow morning at 9am! 😍👩‍👩‍👧‍👦👩‍👩‍👦‍👦🎉☕️ Please come unpack with us the best news we've ever heard (the gospel) and how it gives life and freedom to our lives as we start our new book, The Gospel-Centered Life by Thune & Walker. #bringyourmess, we'll take care of the rest! ☺️

Anyone else look forward to waking up just so you can have coffee? 😂 🙋🏼 My favorite morning of the week is sipping it ☕️with my mama tribe while growing together as moms. Tomorrow we'll be unpacking chapter 5 together, Parenting🤦🏼‍♀️through Prayer🙏🏻. (It's discussion based, no homework!) Hope to see you at 9am☀️, we always have a spot saved for a new mama looking for a place to connect with other mamas and Jesus. 💁🏼

Anyone else look forward to waking up just so you can have coffee? 😂 🙋🏼 My favorite morning of the week is sipping it ☕️with my mama tribe while growing together as moms. Tomorrow we'll be unpacking chapter 5 together, Parenting🤦🏼‍♀️through Prayer🙏🏻. (It's discussion based, no homework!) Hope to see you at 9am☀️, we always have a spot saved for a new mama looking for a place to connect with other mamas and Jesus. 💁🏼


What is Agape Moms? We’re a family living on mission for Jesus in our everyday lives, welcoming women from any walk or interest in what life with Jesus might look like. We are real about our mama struggles 🤦🏼‍♀️🤷🏼‍♀️🙋🏼 and we help point 👆🏻each other back to Jesus✝️ in all things. If you’re looking for a place where you'll be ENCOURAGED🙏🏼, not in competition, EMPOWERED💪🏻, not just getting by, and EMBRACED🤗, regardless of your performance, then look no further, come join us, and as we love to say- #bringyourmess


 

Agape Moms is tomorrow morning at 9am! 😍👩‍👩‍👧‍👦👩‍👩‍👦‍👦🎉☕️ Please come unpack with us the best news we've ever heard (the gospel) and how it gives life and freedom to our lives as we start our new book, The Gospel-Centered Life by Thune & Walker. #bringyourmess, we'll take care of the rest! ☺️

Anyone else look forward to waking up just so you can have coffee? 😂 🙋🏼 My favorite morning of the week is sipping it ☕️with my mama tribe while growing together as moms. Tomorrow we'll be unpacking chapter 5 together, Parenting🤦🏼‍♀️through Prayer🙏🏻. (It's discussion based, no homework!) Hope to see you at 9am☀️, we always have a spot saved for a new mama looking for a place to connect with other mamas and Jesus. 💁🏼Agape Moms



 

Cheers, mama friends 😂 and consider this your personal invite to enjoy your mid-morning cup of coffee with us tomorrow from 9-11am @ Agape Moms! We work through a discussion based chapter together, sip coffee, and share our prayer needs, all while our kids play nearby. This book has been so encouraging to us as we navigate the challenges of being a mom everyday, I love hearing women say "I thought I was the only one who____, but now I know I'm not." Tomorrow we're working through chapter 3 together in our book, The Gospel Cenetered Parent by Rose Marie Miller. Hope you'll join us!


Being a mom and keeping tiny humans alive is tough work! I literally don't know how I'd do it without a community of other women and Jesus. If you ever feel like you're the ONLY mom who does/thinks/says/worries/laughs at something, well you aren't, we can all relate! Come and join us while we learn together how Jesus makes all the difference in our parenting challenges. I look forward to this time every week! Agape Momsmeets from 9-11 am every Thursday and our current book study The Gospel Centered Parent by Rose Marie Miller is meant to be worked through in community, so just COME! Yes- we have the coffee and new mamas are jumping in every week ☕️👯‍♂️🙏🏻


 

We've gotcha covered on the coffee☑️, Jesus☑️, and a tribe of moms who are in this together. ✌🏻✨TOMORROW at 9am✨- Don't miss the casual meet & greet intro of our new study, The Gospel-Centered Parent! Not sure, just COME, and bring the kids! 👌🏻 If you're looking for a group of women where you'll be ENCOURAGED🙏🏻, not in competition, EMPOWERED 💪🏻, not just getting by, and EMBRACED💓, regardless of your performance, then look no further than Agape Moms! We're different because the Gospel has changed and continues to transform everything about us, including being a momma. We are churchy and not so much at all- and everything in between. Come as you are, bring your mess😜, and we promise to keep that coffee flowing! ☕️We'd love to have you join us (and some new to the group moms too!) as we dig into our new book and discover how Jesus ✝️ makes all the difference in the world.


A big highlight of my week is connecting with these lovely ladies who make me feel normal for the craziness I face everyday as a mom, and also thankful for how we point each other back to Jesus. We're wrapping up our Galatians study with Tim Keller, and we want to extend an open invite as we dive into our next book, The Gospel Centered Parent by Rose Marie Miller. Join us for a laid back meet and greet book intro on ✨April 13th.✨ Come as you are and bring the kids along! Not pictured: all of our kiddos😜 I love being in the trenches together, as we say every week, we don't know how we'd do it without each other. PM or email me at laura.dileonardi@gmail.com and I will connect you to our Agape Moms FB group. We meet Thursday mornings from 9-11am and we'd love to have you join our tribe!

Book preview:

"The Gospel-Centered Parent is different from many other studies for parents. Instead of focusing on how to perform better as a parent, this study is about being a parent who lives and acts out of faith in God. Living by faith is not about technique. It's about trusting in Jesus, not in ourselves, and depending on him for help, hope, direction, and wisdom as we parent. As we trust in Jesus, not in our parenting techniques, we are able to rest from the pressure and anxiety we naturally feel as we raise our children. The Gospel-Centered parent is not just about change in your children; it's mostly about gospel growth in you, the parent.