2 Videos Tell the Christmas Story Through Social Media

With about 4 million views in the 9 days it’s been on YouTube, the video The Digital Story of the Nativity is one of the hottest viral videos of this Christmas season.  It’s pretty funny.  If you haven’t seen it take a look…

While the video above has gotten a lot of attention, the creative folks at Igniter Media created a similar video called A Social Network Christmas.  Igniter Media creates a lot of videos designed to be purchased by churches & played during worship services.  So, their video is a little more serious/spiritual, but still good…

Would you like to see one of these videos played during a worship service at your church?

Do you think sharing these videos through social media is a good, effective way to share the Christmas story with friends and family?  Have you shared them?
social media nativity video

Paul Steinbrueck is co-founder and CEO of OurChurch.Com, husband, father of 3, blogger. You can follow him on Twitter at @PaulSteinbrueck and add him to your circles at Google+ as +Paul Steinbrueck.

16 Responses to “2 Videos Tell the Christmas Story Through Social Media”

  1. i don't like it!

  2. I shared the first one.

  3. I'm going to post both them. The two are very different. I like the play on our communication lifestyle in the first one and I love the serious message clarity of the second. Have friends that will like and hate both. But this old preacher liked them both.

  4. I have shared both on various platforms and enjoy them tremendously. Creative and engaging . . . what more could we ask for. I could see showing these to a youth group and asking them to discuss. The story is the same, the story-telling techniques always change to reflect the times.

    After all, who had HD TV when Christ was born:)?


  5. I think the second one was my favorite of the two..I'll check out the one on Steve's blog now…that was great too, but still liked second one best..

  6. Weighing in late on this one. I posted the IgniterMedia video on our church's Facebook Page. But instead of just posting the link I uploaded it to FB. I knew it would get some link juice to our page but never expected what happened next…

    1) Our fan page went from about 1000 Likes to right at 9000 within about 3 days of posting the video.
    2) According to the insights the video has now been viewed over 1 million times
    3) We now have over 25 countries represented in our fan base
    4) Our Demographics shifted from the 35-44 year old crowed (which is what our church is geared towards) to the 18-24 crowd.
    5) The video was liked 467 times and there are 312 comments on the video post itself. A debate raged on the video post about Atheism, christianity and etc. It was pretty interested. We monitored it and deleted offensive stuff but for the most part I just let it go.

    I knew we'd gain some fans from the video being posted like it was, but never expected this. It has now changed the game for us when it comes to Facebook and we now have to figure out what we can do to appeal to those that have liked the page from other areas and countries.

    pretty exciting stuff

    the page is here: http://www.facebook.com/thrivechurchtx the video link is here: http://www.facebook.com/ThriveChurchTX?v=app_2392

  7. PaulSteinbrueck Reply Jan 19, 2011 at 1:17 pm

    Wow, that's amazing Scott!

  8. I like the videos and think it would be nice to share with our youth group. I'm not sure how many of the elders of the church would actually get it. The majority of them don't use social media yet.


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