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Social Media and My Church ?

Social Media and My Church ?

Not only is it the fastest growing form of communication in the United States, social media also is quickly becoming a useful tool for all generations. As churches begin to embrace social media, they are finding it to be a practical way to communicate with not only members, but also the communities in which they serve. In many ways, social media has allowed people to get a feel for the church, its culture and its personality from the comfort of their own home.

Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, FourSquare, blogs, websites, and text alerts – with the various social media platforms available today, it may seem overwhelming trying to figure out where to begin, and your congregation may feel overwhelmed as you begin your journey into this new arena as well. However, if employed correctly, churches can use these platforms to communicate with members to help them grow their relationship with the church.

Social media can connect volunteers, church personnel and members in ways that were previously impossible. Members who have questions or who want to continue their studies outside of their regular classes, or volunteers who need to discuss details of an upcoming event can now continue their conversations from home. It also can be a powerful form of evangelism, helping churches get their message out to the world. And, social media provides these services at very little cost.

There are many steps to take.  One of them is  to develop  procedures.   We can send you more detail if you email us This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  For the sake of this post we have listed a few  guidelines that should be considered below:

  • Administrators should be adults. 
  • Consider having at least two administrators for each site, which will allow you to have a quick response time, as well as constant monitoring of your sites.
  • Identify the writer of each communication posted. This helps avoid appearing as if a message is the opinion of the organization or a higher authority. 
  • Get permission from all persons in a picture, video or any other type of media before posting it.
  • Get parental permission before communicating with a minor via any social media platform, or posting pictures, videos or other information in which they are included or associated with.
  • Create a standard response to negative comments you may receive, as well as how to handle feedback or other questions.



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