I got a Facebook account almost 10 years ago. It was not cool for an adult to have one then so I only visited on rare occasions.
Well, the Facebook generation has grown up and now it is safe for a middle aged guy like me to go on. My wife also got on Facebook to keep closer in touch with our kids. Then she found FarmVille and handed the apple to me. I bit deeply.
FarmVille is a game, a non-violent, only as competitive as you want kind of game. It promotes interaction with “neighbors” (on-line friend who have agreed to play with you). This prompted the idea to pray for my ‘neighbors’, anytime I interact with them (real time or cyber time) online. This has lead me to develop other disciplines of prayer, or witnessing, and worshiping while playing this game.
If you are interested, I would be glad to share with you other ways I have found of building Christian community on Facebook.