Ran across this book entitled, “The Church of Facebook.” by Jesse Rice.
Fellowshipping online is now happening. In fact, there are small groups that meet online primarily because people travel and move about. Interesting concept.
As more and more people get into Facebook, here are a few things he mentions in his book.
1. Practice regular check ins.
It’s easy to mindlessly go through the daily rut, even as we scroll through the status updates of friends. Check in and do personal reflections within the day so that our day won’t just fly us by and not know what actually went on.
2. Make the intention not to go online immediately before bed and immediately after waking up.
Not this is a trap for me, if I can be so transparent.
3. Practice mindful Facebooking.
Jesse Rice says to “make the intention to pay attention to how you spend time (or waste time) in Facebook.”
It is so easy to go online and realize you’ve been in front of the computer for a couple of hours. Guilty as charged!
4. Practice authentic Facebooking.
Authenticity is what people appreciate. Exaggeration is always a temptation and ‘over sharing’ can be a trap. But staying authentic and real is absolutely refreshing.
5. Adopt one or two Facebook friends for one month.
Rather than just sporadically go through statuses and pics, building a relationship/friendship with someone online i.e. a friend you haven’t seen in a long time is definitely a fantastic idea.
Pray for them, share verses, give encouragement… not as a public message for everyone to see but maybe something personal and private.
As a result, Facebooking can become more intentional rather than just a drive by waste of time.