Over the years, we have shared ministry updates in lots of places. Twitter, Facebook (both personal accounts and private pages), Instagram, YouTube, Snapchat, MailChimp, plain old emails and texts, and even physical newsletters. We shared lots of the same stuff across many of those platforms, hoping to reach the broadest group of people we could. There was a season where that was natural and fruitful.
We are moving our updates to a new platform called Epistle. It is a hybrid between a website, social media, and email newsletter. Essentially, it will look like simple social media posts coming in an email newsletter format. There are a number of reasons why this will be a win for us and for our ministry partners.
- We never really knew who was seeing an update, or who was not seeing any of them at all.
- We used to want to cast a broad net and share as openly as we could. Now, it seems much wiser to be shrewd with what we share and how.
- With Epistle, we can choose to make private any ministry posts we want, while still making them easily accessible to those who need to see them.
- Should we ever move into a more high-security context, Epistle is the perfect platform to help us connect more with our ministry partners while also easily shifting to an off-grid communication platform.
- We can send bite-sized updates that deliver together in an email digest, simplifying our process for sharing updates, while also making sure our ministry partners are getting a broader view of our work, but in bite-sized chunks in a consistent frequency.
If you would like to connect with us there, you can follow this link and subscribe. It is a joy to serve the Lord in the calling he has given us. It is also a joy to share how the Lord is working. We want to do that generously and shrewdly. Thank you for journeying with us and joining us in the task!