The last few months have been a whirlwind for us here at Get Social Church! We have wanted to start a blog for the last several months to keep you up to date on what we’ve been up to and where we are going. Amidst the brainstorming, wire-framing, UI development, and late night coding, we decided to just do it and get something out there. So here’s our first post in a series to bring you up to speed on where we are.
If you read anything about us, you probably read that Get Social Church was started by two Christian guys passionate about seeing the church reach more people for Christ: Tyler Pettis and myself, Tom Osypian. In the summer of 2010, Tyler and I were collaborating on a marketing project together and we got to talking about the massive numbers of people flocking to Facebook… 500 million people at the time. And we asked ourselves, “What is the church doing about using Facebook to reach people?”
For the most part, we could see that the church wasn’t doing that good of a job. Most churches don’t have a Facebook Page. Some churches have a Facebook Group setup (we’ll go into why this isn’t a good idea in another post), and churches that do have a Facebook Page did not have them setup properly (this is another topic we’ll address in the future).
After feeling a bit let down by what we saw, we started to ask ourselves “How we can help churches leverage Facebook to reach more people for the Gospel?” That question led to some powerful ideas and we immediately knew what we were going to build… what God was leading us to build.
We have spent the last 9 months developing our ideas into a reality, months that were filled with many ups and downs. It wasn’t until the last month that many of the pieces fell into place, when a world-class developer along with an award winning designer joined our team to develop this powerful new service for the church.
InviteToChurch.com will be launching soon, you can bet on that. Over the next few weeks we will be diving into more detail about this application, so stay tuned!
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