Join the @StickyJesus Group Blog Project

Sticky Jesus, @StickyJesusSocial media tools like Facebook, Twitter, and blogs provide unprecedented opportunities to develop relationships, engage with others, and share ideas. This includes unprecedented opportunities to engage others in spiritual conversations.

Tami Heim and Toni Birdsong have written an excellent book titled @StickyJesus which provides some great insight into how use social media and blogs to share the gospel and impact the world.

Because Internet Evangelism Day is May 15 and because one Internet evangelism day has never been enough for us at Christian Web Trends, we’re making the entire month of May Internet Evangelism Month and will be blogging our way through @StickyJesus chapter by chapter.

To make the experience richer and more insightful for everyone, I’m looking for 15 people who would like to blog through @StickyJesus with me.

We did this with Kem Meyer’s book Less Clutter. Less Noise. earlier this year year and it really enabled the participants to discuss the topics more in depth and learn from one another. So, here are the details:

  • Monday, May 2, I’ll kick things off with a blog post introducing the series.
  • Then every Wednesday, Friday, and Monday after that a different guest blogger will post about a chapter and lead the discussion.
  • I’ve created a sign-up spreadsheet in Google Docs. Post a comment if you’d like to participate. I’ll share the document with you. You enter your info in the spreadsheet for the day/chapter you want to blog & lead the discussion.
  • You will have to get your own copy of @StickyJesus, however…

We will give away a copy of @StickyJesus to one person who sign-up by 5 PM Eastern Thursday, April 28.

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.

66 Responses to “Join the @StickyJesus Group Blog Project”

  1. I'm interested!

    • PaulSteinbrueck Apr 27, 2011 at 9:26 am

      Matt, I added you to the access list for the Google Doc sign-up sheet. If you don't get an email about that, let me know.

  2. Hey I'm def in! Sign me up :-)

  3. count me in! sound like a great one!

    • ugh…. a book about social media, but not available on #kindle? guess i'll have to suffer through the paper copy… LOL! still interested… just couldn't resist the kindle comment…

      • PaulSteinbrueck Apr 27, 2011 at 9:28 am

        Great Dan. Looking forward to doing another blog project with you. I added you to the access list for the Google Doc sign-up sheet. If you don't get an email about that, let me know.

  4. Would enjoy helping promote this book.

    • PaulSteinbrueck Apr 27, 2011 at 9:29 am

      Awesome Gabe! I added you to the access list for the Google Doc sign-up sheet. If you don't get an email about that, let me know.

  5. PaulSteinbrueck Apr 27, 2011 at 8:26 am

    Great! Looks like you and I share some similar passions. My personal blog is LiveIntentionally.org. :) I added you to the access list for the Google Doc sign-up sheet. If you don't get an email about that, let me know.

  6. I'm definitely interested!

    • PaulSteinbrueck Apr 27, 2011 at 9:29 am

      Hi Crystal, would be great to have you as a part of this project. I added you to the access list for the Google Doc sign-up sheet. If you don't get an email about that, let me know.

  7. sweet! thanks crystal! they need to link those pages together like they usually do… guess i should have just searched more rather than just trust the amazon book page. AND you saved me about $6 by helping me find the kindle version! you rock!

  8. Christie Weatherby Apr 27, 2011 at 9:04 am

    Count me in!

    • PaulSteinbrueck Apr 27, 2011 at 9:30 am

      Hi Christie. I added you to the access list for the Google Doc sign-up sheet. If you don't get an email about that, let me know.

  9. I'll do it! Toni is such a dynamic person, I am certain this book will be very insightful and encouraging.

    • Amber! what a small world! I keep telling Kristi I'm going to head up there on your "mexican" day. So, I'll see you sooner than you think. Thanks for your support. Sending you hugs & love. :)

    • PaulSteinbrueck Apr 27, 2011 at 10:11 am

      Awesome Brandon. I added you to the access list for the Google Doc sign-up sheet. If you don't get an email about that, let me know.

  10. Very interested in doing this blog series but it would be dependant on whether I can get a copy of the book here in Canada. I have been waiting for them to bring out the ebook (pdf) version as stated on their website. The hard copy is not easily available in Canada and unfortunately I do not own a kindle. (:-

  11. Cynthia C. Cutright Apr 27, 2011 at 10:23 am

    Sounds great Paul.

    • PaulSteinbrueck Apr 27, 2011 at 11:34 am

      Hi Cynthia, good to see you again. I added you to the access list for the Google Doc sign-up sheet. If you don't get an email about that, let me know.

  12. Thanks Paul, I signed up on google docs and will look into using the Kindle app for iphone. Always like trying something new.

  13. Would like to be included!

    • PaulSteinbrueck Apr 27, 2011 at 11:35 am

      Hi Wanda, I added you to the access list for the Google Doc sign-up sheet. If you don't get an email about that, let me know.

  14. I would love to join up with this group of writers. This book sounds amazing to me.

    • PaulSteinbrueck Apr 27, 2011 at 11:35 am

      Hi Bruce. I added you to the access list for the Google Doc sign-up sheet. If you don't get an email about that, let me know.

  15. PaulSteinbrueck Apr 27, 2011 at 11:34 am

    Hi Lisa, I added you to the access list for the Google Doc sign-up sheet. If you don't get an email about that, let me know.

  16. I've already blogged through the book on my own site, and I've never been part of a group blogging project, but I'm willing. This is a book for our time!

    • PaulSteinbrueck Apr 27, 2011 at 1:18 pm

      Hey Sandra, that's really cool. I looked over a couple of your posts. You've got a really creative, flowing style to the way you blogged about the book. It'll be great to have your perspective as we read through and discuss the book together. I added you to the access list for the Google Doc sign-up sheet. If you don't get an email about that, let me know.

  17. Sounds like fun.. How do I sign up?

    • PaulSteinbrueck Apr 27, 2011 at 1:18 pm

      Hey Scott, good to have you on board. I added you to the access list for the Google Doc sign-up sheet. If you don't get an email about that, let me know.

  18. I will help you so you can sign me up and let me know what to do.

  19. I'm interested. I loved writing for the Less Clutter. Less Noise.

  20. PaulSteinbrueck Apr 27, 2011 at 1:25 pm

    Great! Looks like you and I share some similar passions. My personal blog is LiveIntentionally.org. :) I added you to the access list for the Google Doc sign-up sheet. If you don't get an email about that, let me know.

  21. This would be great! I would love to comment on a chapter…just let me know. Thanks Paul.

    • PaulSteinbrueck Apr 27, 2011 at 3:04 pm

      Hi Sarah, it's good to see you again. Would be great to do this project with you. I added you to the access list for the Google Doc sign-up sheet. If you don't get an email about that, let me know.

  22. EASTER celebration or commemoration of 2011, is come and gone. But to the Wise and those with the Holy Spirit, every moment is Easter in their lives. EASTER is not a DATE, but a STATE of MIND. Without Easter, which simply means the death and the resurrection of Our LORD JESUS the CHRIST, as it is written in St. Matthew 16 v 32; 1st CORINTHIANS 15: 12-22; and GALATIANS 2: 16-17 respectively, Mankind/Humanity is DOOMED.

  23. its a great book! i did a read through on my blog this year http://onepassiononedevotion.wordpress.com/2011/0… – loved how it so stirred my heart to love Jesus more and love people more and to shine for Him no matter where i am, online or in real life!

    • PaulSteinbrueck Apr 28, 2011 at 7:19 am

      Hi Clair, that's awesome! I couldn't tell from your comment if you're interested in being one of the bloggers in this series. I added you to the access list for the Google Doc sign-up sheet so you an sign-up if you want to. If you don't get an email about that, let me know.

      • thanks paul! i got the email but am having trouble accessing it! i would love to be involved as i so loved the book and the message and the heart!

  24. hmmm, interesting :)

    • PaulSteinbrueck Apr 28, 2011 at 7:17 am

      Hey Phill, I couldn't tell from your comment if you're interested in being one of the bloggers in this series. I added you to the access list for the Google Doc sign-up sheet so you an sign-up if you want to. If you don't get an email about that, let me know.

  25. Is there anyone on this blog site who actually advocates using the name of "Sticky Jesus" as a suitable title for a social media book! Or is The Lord Jesus Christ, Saviour of mankind, the one who died for us on a cross at Calvary, just a throwaway figure and it doesnt matter "what he's called" as long as he fits in with peoples ideas of exploitation and marketing to get a message across!

    • Steven O'Dell Apr 28, 2011 at 6:31 pm

      Dear Parcel, Thank you for your tender concern to guard against profaning the name of Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior. I believe the concept for the title of this book, "Sticky Jesus" comes from a book by Chip and Dan Heath called "Made to Stick". Those authors outline concepts for making communication connect or "stick" with people. I believe the authors of "Sticky Jesus" want to help people to connect with Jesus. I believe this is an honorable endeavor and nothing untoward, which I trust you were not intimating.
      Blessings, Steve O

      • Parcel – I love your heart to defend our Father. It helps our evangelism efforts as a body if we take the time to speak to issues in context—especially when we are speaking in an online forum and our words reflect our King.

        I'd love to send you a copy of the book to edify your understanding. To speak to the topic in the proper context, the book has a ton of marketing information in it to help our brothers and sisters understand our oline culture as much as WE are asking our culture to understand our Savior. Going online to evangelize is no different than going to a different country. There truly is SO much we do not understand that we need to understand to be effective.

        Not to be hip or conforming, the title is more to inspire you, and me, to make sure our digital lives are "sticky" and modeled after the only Truth that has ever stuck to hearts and changed the world—the gospel.

        Bless you brother. Please email me your address. I'm so excited to bless you with a book, em: toni@stickyJesus.com
        :)

  26. Sandi Benton Plasters Apr 28, 2011 at 6:35 am

    I'm interested in participating.

    • PaulSteinbrueck Apr 28, 2011 at 7:19 am

      Hi Sandi, that's great! I added you to the access list for the Google Doc sign-up sheet. If you don't get an email about that, let me know.

  27. I would like to be involved!!!

    • PaulSteinbrueck Apr 28, 2011 at 9:09 am

      Hi Janelle, I added you to the access list for the Google Doc sign-up sheet. If you don't get an email about that, let me know.

  28. PaulSteinbrueck Apr 28, 2011 at 9:22 am

    It's really exciting to see how many people are interested in participating in this group blog project! We've got all but 2 chapters spoken for. So, if you said you want to blog about and lead the discussion on one of the chapters, but haven't signed up on the Google Doc spreadsheet, you'll want to do that quickly before the remaining spots are taken.

    Of course if you don't want to blog and lead the discussion of a chapter, that's fine. I'm praying there will be dozens if not hundreds of other people who participate by reading along in the book and the blog posts with us and join the discussion in the comments.

  29. i think this a great idea.pls sign me up

  30. Sounds like an open door for new voices to be heard ! Biancia Tate

  31. I also am interested…..thanks!

    • PaulSteinbrueck Apr 29, 2011 at 1:56 pm

      Hi Lois, we've got bloggers signed up for all 15 chapters already, but you can still participate by reading the book, reading the blog posts here, and joining the conversation in the comments.

  32. PaulSteinbrueck Apr 29, 2011 at 1:14 pm

    Alrighty, we've got bloggers signed up for all 15 chapters now. Woohoo! I'll publish the list of bloggers and the schedule publicly in the introductory post on Monday.

    Now it's time to choose the winner of the copy of @StickyJesus. And that randomly selected winner is…

    Crystal Rowe aka @SoulMunchies

    Congrats Crystal! I'll email you in just a sec to get your address and get that out to you ASAP.

    Looking forward to kicking off the series on Monday!

    Remember if you didn't sign-up to blog one of the chapters you can still participate. Just check back here every Monday, Wednesday, or Friday for the next 6 weeks to read and discuss that day's chapter. Or better yet, subscribe to the Christian Web Trends RSS feed, follow us @OurChurch.Com, or 'Like" us at http://facebook.com/ourchurchdotcom And of course you'll get the most out of the series if you get a copy of @StickyJesushttp://ow.ly/4JW28 – and read along with us.

  33. That is a welcome development. Together we shall share the Gospel

  34. wow !!!
    i like it, maybe you can follow me on : http://tipsbarudipercaya.blogspot.com

    thanks and God Blesses ALL

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