Saturday, March 16, 2013

Kingdom Impact Pinterest

logo by Danielle Green 

Bringing Gospel Light to the World of Social Media.
Telling the story of the journey of Kingdom Impact Pinning.

In the fall of 2011, I had  many God-led thoughts and visions 
about connecting more of my visual world interests- 
with a fairly new social media tool- Pinterest.

The thoughts just kept growing.
I talked to my friend, Peg, 
another Pastor's wife.
What if?
Could we link together to form a push on the wave of social media 
for the sake of God's Kingdom?

What would that look like?

We talked about a fairly simple plan.
We would gather 3-4 other Christian women
 and covenant together for one year to try this experiment.

We would be careful and faithful in:
Who we followed,
What we pinned,
When we made comments,
Where we led others, 
How we used our words.

We would work to give credit to resources,
look for other Christian pinners,
and work to pin Faith-filled things as a first priority,
and arrange Faith Boards at the top of our site.

Now, with over two years worth of activity on Pinterest,
(this post has been updated
 for accurate information-
we have learned that we can connect globally, 
served as encouragers to other Christians,
discovered resources we never would have thought to "Google",
helped seekers with making Christ-like decisions,
and drawn a picture of what it looks like to be a follower of Jesus.

image by Laura Schumacher

We want others to follow us because we know who we follow- 
We want to lead people to Him.

We, individually, with our own likes,
 interests, friends, and personalities gather followers.

We love followers because we KNOW
that in our flow of visual images they will be:
see Bible verses,
know that the Creator of the Universe is Lord,
see what faith-filled family living looks like,
be connected to other disciples of Jesus.

Isn't that really what a harried, overwhelmed world wants to see?
Isn't there another way to live in this world?

We may be distanced from each other by miles,
 time, and personal commitments.
But, we can be connected in a way
that builds community
with a purpose- 
for the sake of others.

It is not about how much time you spend on Pinterest that matters,
 it is that there is a focus on God's Kingdom,
 something  beyond the here and now world,
 and how you choose to live your one life well.

It is about what we can accomplish together, 
with the help of the Holy Spirit,
 that we could not do alone.

Our team of 34  Kingdom Impact Pinners includes:

Click on  any on these names and find them on Pinterest.

Would you like to join our Team?
Together, we have a total of more than 40,000 followers,
(updated 09-04-16)
that others may have a glimpse of Good News in a dark world.

Find our team members on Pinterest.
 Pin the Logo from this post on your boards.
(that brings people back to this site
 to learn more about Kingdom Impact Pinning)

Let us know.
Join the Hope.
See Possibilities.


Thanks for adding your thoughts and comments- they are greatly appreciated.