Clergy Networks

One significant difference between church leadership today and decades past is how pastors network for support, professional assistance, ideas, and devotional exercises such as prayer. Today, increasing numbers of pastors—especially younger pastors—network online using social media tools. We wanted to see if we could identify those networks so that we might better understand how widespread their use is and what role the networks play in the flourishing of pastoral ministry.

The following list is complied from surveys of clergy and from our own research. We've included closed groups because we hope for the fullest picture possible of what is happening out there. Surveys and interviews are telling us more about how the networks are used; those will be posted soon as well.

If you know of, or participate in, a network of clergy using social media, let us know and we'll add it to the list. Send the name, purpose, and URL of the network to