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, elder of CypressMeadows.org, husband, father of 3, blogger. You can follow him on Twitter at @PaulSteinbrueck and add him to your circles at Google+ as +Paul Steinbrueck.

15 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:)?

    John

  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. PaulSteinbrueck Jan 19, 2011 at 1:17 pm

    Wow, that's amazing Scott!

    • yeah it's been pretty interesting since I posted it. The couple of days after it keeping up with our page was a constant thing. And it's just me basically! There is power in posting videos on Facebook because it puts in the watermark to "LIke XYZ page" within the video. Most people that hit like inside the video had no idea they were liking a church's page. But now we have the chance to share Christ with them.. Might be the first time any of them have contact with a church.

      Granted, I'm realistic and know that alot will simply hide our page's post or unlike the page, but still. The impact this can and will make are huge!

  7. 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.

    • PaulSteinbrueck Jan 3, 2014 at 3:00 pm

      A belated thanks for the comment, Kita. Hopefully if the elders don't get social media they at least allow those who do get it to use it to its full potential within the church.

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