Over the last few weeks I have had the incredible opportunity to work with a few other children’s pastors from around the country to develop an awesome list called “The Top 100 Kidmin Tweeters”. This list has been talked about on Twitter the last few days and there has been an incredible amount of suspense surrounding the big release. But, before I share the list I believe there are two important questions that need to be answered.
First … Why Twitter?
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. Here are just a few of those reasons.
- Networking: Kidmin can often feel lonely and very isolated. Twitter is a great way for you to connect and network with other like-minded individuals who may potentially become friends, advisers, 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.
Next question … How we generated the list?
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 provided us with a tweet level which was based on the number of tweets sent, engagement, influence, popularity and trust. We then cut the list down to the Top 100 and organized the list alphabetically, 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
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.