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Last May, I helped co-host Grove City’s first ever social media workshop with our local coffee shop, Beans on Broad and Antioch Overflow Experiment (AOX). The workshop attendees included incredibly successful local business owners, the former and present heads of Olde Town Grove City and representatives from the Grove City Chamber of Commerce. I hosted the workshop with Stephanie Kunes and Brad McKoy. Our workshop topic was how social media can be used to promote personal businesses, to share the stories of businesses and their creators, to collaborate with other businesses, and to build up the Grove City community as a whole. As a part of AOX, our community operates on the principles of relationship and of calling people into that which they are passionate about. People experience the love of God when we allow God’s love for us to overflow into our personal relationships with them. People bring about the Kingdom of God when they are doing what they are created to do - doing what they are passionate about with an understanding of how their creative work is connected to the creative work of God. Through these realizations of how work and the workplace/marketplace are connected to God’s Kingdom purposes – our hope is to equip ourselves and others to impact the marketplace.
Both of these community values were carried out through the social media workshop. Through this workshop we made and deepened personal relationships with community leaders – giving us the honor of working with and speaking into the lives of incredibly talented and successful forerunners, during and after the workshop. Additionally, we had the privilege of validating and exciting those involved in business about the ways in which their work is not only about profit, but also has the potential to impact and benefit their community. By demonstrating the ways in which social media can be used to connect businesses with all aspects of their community – we encouraged leaders to examine the possibilities for their businesses to serve the community.