Usually, even though we have mission trips and camps, I don’t stay as connected with my youth over summer. But this year it has really changed. Facebook has totally reinvented the ways in which I maintain my relationships with youth. It seems like everyone, all day long, constantly gives updates on what they are doing. It really is amazing. But, my question is this: Can you maintain a sense of community over status updates? The answer: I’m not sure.
As we begin planning for our community building activities this fall, I wonder what the role of technology will be? Sometimes it seems that youth share more openly on Facebook than they do in person. What does this say about our level of comfort with one another? Can we only say what we really think when in the comfort of cyber world?
What is the balance between Facebook and youth group? Facebook and church?