NBC's Take on Social Media
Our society continues to incorporate, and inevitably evolve around the social media phenomenon. Whether it is Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, or YouTube, statistics on the internet say, "90% of Internet users know at least one social network." As most, if not all students at Nazarene Bible College are frequent internet users, the social networking culture is virtually impossible to ignore. Being people of Christ, especially for our students who are called to serve, it is our collective duty to continuously challenge ourselves to reach out and bring the word of God to the world, and Facebook appears to be a promising avenue to achieve that goal.
The average Facebook user has over 130 friends. That means when our weekly blog becomes live and appears on your mini feed, just by choosing to "Like" or comment on our fan page has the potential of touching people we may have otherwise missed. Although small in stature, our Christian college is unique, and providing a web-presence that illustrates our benefits is key. It is nearly impossible to quantify the advantages of reaching out to students, but knowing the kind of quality Christian education we can provide makes the desire to branch out worth trying.
With that said, we are about to begin trying new things through social media outlets, and we need your help. According to a recent report, 40-70% of our enrollment should come from referrals. Therefore, we would love for you to share your personal NBC experience with us and potentially inspire current, prospective, and former students on what God has done in our lives. There will be additional instructions posted on our NBC Facebook Fan Page shortly. Nazarene Bible College is hoping to show our world just what we are capable of, and with the help and support of our colleagues, we have the potential to achieve anything.
If you have any additional comments or ideas e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, we'd love to hear from you!
Filed Under: Blog Published: 01/28/2011