LAKELAND – Bishop Ken Carter will moderate the first "tweet meet" for the Florida Conference from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 14.
Laity and clergy members of the conference are invited to engage in online conversation about their journey or their church's progress toward becoming disciples of Christ. Participants will need to have a Twitter account. They can sign up for one for free by clicking here. (link)
"The goal is to have a meeting via social media that helps us to learn more about how we are becoming disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world and to hear from people who may enjoy communicating their experience in this unique way," the bishop said.
Participants are encouraged to discuss their personal path to discipleship, as well as how nurturing disciples of Christ is playing out in their local church. They may also suggest activities they would like to see to enhance that experience.
The tweet meet will help set the stage for this year's Annual Conference, where the theme will be "Becoming Disciples of Jesus Christ." During the conference, scheduled for June 13-15 at the Lakeland Center, 710 W. Lime St., there will be opportunities to hear personal stories and participate in small group sessions focused on discipleship.
For those new to Twitter, click here (link to Social Media 101 blog) for information about using hashtags and keeping entries to 140 characters.(140?)