New Sheldon Hub support blog for clergy being launched this week


Sheldon write:

We’re launching a new Hub blog this week. 

The blog your’re reading here is on the ‘real world Sheldon’ site. It is the behind-the-scenes progress report on the birthing of the project. This blog will end when the Hub is launched in 2017. 

The new blog will be a permanent part of the Hub itself. The main Hub content and its community will be protected by a confidential boundary wall. The Hub Blog will be an outward facing ambassador for this resource. Its job will be to signpost people who might be in need of help towards the Hub’s supportive community and reliable advice. The new blog will be limited to a quickly readable 100 – 200 words and we’ll be aiming to publish once a week. 

The Sheldon team will create the content, but we need all supporters and members of the Hub to share that content widely, especially any social media* channels that you use.

If you are a subscriber to this blog as at 15th October 2016, then you will automatically be subscribed to the new blog as well. (If you don’t want to be, then just click the unsubscribe link in the usual way.) If you’re coming to this page later then here’s the link

We have also launched two social media channels dedicated to supporting and publicising the Hub. Again we would stress that these are NOT the Hub itself and we will NOT be sharing private Hub content here. But we do plan to use them as tasters and signposters because they can be such an easy way for supporters and members to spread the word. The Hub will gain credibility and grow its membership if people like you share your love for it. 

If you believe in the Hub then please do sign up and then SHARE, LIKE, COMMENT, RETWEET etc. Don’t just be a passive reader, harness the power of social media to help get the word out.

Spoiler alert – the first 7 weeks of the Blog will be exploring the 7 words “The Sheldon Hub – Doing Healthy Ministry Together”.

*Although the Hub itself is technically a social media site (definition: a website that enables users to create and share content and participate in social networking) it’s NOT social media in the commonly understood sense of channels like Twitter or Facebook. These public sites are open to abusive behaviour like trolling, and do things like collect your data to target advertising to you. The Hub is a very ‘pure’ form of social media with a supportive community – you know you are only talking with other people in ministry, and anyone who behaves badly will have their membership withdrawn. End of story. No-one will be collecting your data or targeting advertising at you. It is an opportunity to harness many of the upsides of new technology while avoiding most of the downsides.



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