Social Media Broadens Conversation at #ngac13


Twitter, Facebook and Instagram figured heavily into the conversation at North Georgia Annual Conference this week. Using hashtag #ngac13, members and guests debated, joked and shared information over the web.

Bishop Mike Watson even inspired a hashtag of his own when he asked delegates to be thoughtful in their online posts. "Tweet Sweet," he said. Moments later #TweetSweet was adopted by the Twitter crowd!

A highlight on Instagram was one pastor's log of all the babies she encountered in attendance. She had posted at least 22 baby pictures on the social media app by close of Conference.

Here are a few posts that caught our eye:

Ordained y'all! #ngac13

Thrilled to have had a chance to share about camp & retreat ministry @ the North Georgia Annual Conference. #ngac13 
Way to go Cody and all of the youth! Really making a difference in the written statements of the North Georgia Conference! #ngac13
Can we open conference with children's home and Murphy Harpst reports? That fires me up for action #ngac13 #james1:27
@RevMama 17h
The fixing of appointments. A sacred time.  #ngac13 #fb
Rev. Sondra Jones via Facebook
Our Bridge: World Methodist Evangelism! "Our Wesleyan DNA is the heart of the matter" says Bishop Watson 
Rev. Catherine Booth via Facebook
Well done United Methodist of the North Georgia Conference, privileged to minister together in Athens these last few days and thrilled to be reappointed to Northside UMC. How about we gather again next June? 

(Photo from @ngumc Instagram: Conference youth having dinner at Barbaritos)