By Contributing Author - Jimmy Kinnaird
This document contains four areas to help you: First, submit your story on MostImportantThing.org (MIT) if you haven’t already; second, to connect the MIT Facebook page to your Facebook Newsfeed, if you haven’t done this either; third, to enhance your Facebook sidebar with your salvation story; and last, ideas to creatively share your story using Facebook and the MIT tools.
I. How to Submit Your Story on the www.MostImportantThing.org Site
- Log on to www.MostImportantThing.org
- Select the “Share” button which is located to the right of the page.
- Select the “Share Your Story” button at the bottom right of the page.
- Fill in the personal information on the top half of the page.
- Follow the directions on “How to Write an Effective Testimony” and fill in the three testimony fields.
- For submission of a photo, make sure it is 50KB or less. The application will reduce larger photos but if it rejects your photo, you may email it to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com and we will reduce and post it on your salvation story page.
- Select the “Submit Story” button.
- You are done!
- Any questions or comments can be made through the site by selecting the “comment” button.
II. Connect MostImportantThing Page to Your Facebook Account
- Log into your Facebook account.
- Open a new tab and go to www.MostImportantThing.org
- At the top of the page there are social media icons. Select the Facebook icon. It will take you to the MostImportantThing Facebook page.
- Select the “Like” button at the top of the page. You’re done. But here’s what it can do.
- This will allow MostImportantThing to send salvation stories to your news feed.
- We post between 4 and 6 stories in a 24 hour period.
- For your friends to be able to see these stories, you will need to select the “Share” option under the story. You can add a comment or just share it. It will move the story to your wall, where any of your friends may read the story and go to the MostImportantThing.org site and read or watch a gospel presentation and be able to make a commitment to Christ.
This is an addition to your Christian witness that is working for you 24/7. How cool is that!?
III. Enhance Your Facebook Profile with the MostImportantThing story link
- When you log on to your Facebook account, you will need to then click on the “Profile” tab in the upper right of the page. This will take you to your profile page. This is your public page, the one everyone that you “friend” sees. Under your name appears information about you. This is where we are going to add the MostImportantThing info so that your friends can read more about changed lives and also read your salvation story.
- Click on the “Edit Profile” button on the right.
- On the left side of the page you will see a row of information choices beginning with “Basic Information.” Look down and click on the “Education and Work” choice.
- “Employer” will be at the top. Type in the box “Most Important Thing”
- After you add this, the icon for the Most Important Thing page should show. There will also appear several more boxes.
- In the “Position” box type: “View my Story on www.MostImportantThing.org. See more stories”
- Look further down to the “Time Period” and check the box that is labeled “I currently work here.”
- Last, click the “Add Job” button.
- Click on the “View My Profile” button at the upper top right. Now you’re done!
IV. Creative Ways to Share your Story Using Facebook and MostImportantThing
- If you use an automatic signature for email, you can write in your email signature “check out the Most Important Thing that happened to me” and hyperlink these words to your testimony page.
- Periodically on your Facebook status (the top box that says “What’s on your mind?”) write www.MostImportantThing.org.
- When salvation stories appear on your Facebook Newsfeed, select the “Share” option under the story. You can add a comment or just share it. It will move the story to your wall, where any of your friends may read the story and go to the MostImportantThing.org site and read or watch a gospel presentation and be able to make a commitment to Christ.
- Use the e-card feature on http://stories.mostimportantthing.com/People/Ecards.aspx to invite others to the site. It’s an electronic version of the web card, but with more room to write a note to them.
- If you blog, add the MIT site as a link to your blog.
- Leave a MIT web card with a generous tip at a restaurant. Web cards are available for purchase in packs of 50. To view these and order go to: www.ShareAsYouGo.com/resources. About the middle of the list you will see MostImportantThing web cards. These come in six different varieties. The front of the standard MIT web card is pictured. The back of all the cards are the same as the picture indicates.
- Print the www.MostImportantThing.org on your personal checks.
- If your bank allows you to personalize your debit or credit card. Use the front of the MIT gospel tract as the image. It is a great way to bring up a conversation of what is the most important thing.
- Print the www.MostImportantThing.org on your personal business card.
- Design your own personalized MIT card. Get creative!
- Make the most of the interactive share features, email, your church’s web link and your Facebook profile from your story page.
- Come up with your own creative ideas and let us know.