Setting Boundaries for Social Media

Setting Boundaries for Social Media

Instagram recently rolled out a new feature on their app: a handy “you’re all caught up” notification in your feed when you’ve seen all of your new posts. It seems that our apps are giving us nudges to get offline more! Now I’m the biggest social proponent fan out there, but even I am an advocate for some boundaries with our usage of these platforms. If you’re struggling in that area, it’s good to have some starting points.  Know yourself.  The first... Read More
Using Hashtags to Generate Ministry Conversations

Using Hashtags to Generate Ministry Conversations

Hashtags can sometimes be confusing and other times they can be useful. The information we send out from our ministries often reaches the right audience because of effective hashtag usage. In the world we live in today, we are oversaturated with information, which means we have to try to find a way to make our message of hope stand out from the crowd. Hashtags are not a fool-proof plan for doing so, but they certainly are a good starting point for helping us get out in front and to engage... Read More
How to Create a Social Media Policy for Your Church

How to Create a Social Media Policy for Your Church

The world is in a very interesting state right now. There definitely seems to be a lot of animosity and hostility toward people who believe or think different things. We often see this played out in social media. Just scroll through your Facebook or Twitter feeds and you will see all sorts of arguments going on. No matter what you say or like, someone can be offended and have no problem arguing different points of view.  It is really unfortunate that there are less discussions and... Read More
How Churches Can Use IGTV

How Churches Can Use IGTV

IGTV hit the world just a short time ago but it already has people talking. Have you heard about IGTV yet? Maybe a better question is have you started playing around with it yet for your church or ministry?  What is IGTV?   IGTV stands for Instagram TV and allows you to upload long form videos up to 10 minutes . . . unless you are a large or verified account which are allowed to post videos up to one hour in length. This is quite different from other Instagram videos and stories in which... Read More
How to Incorporate Social Media into your Weekend Services 

How to Incorporate Social Media into your Weekend Services 

Today it is very rare for someone not to be on social media in some capacity. They may not have accounts on all of the most popular social networks (Twitter, Facebook, Snapchat, Instagram or Pinterest) but they have at least one of these. Considering the amount of involvement and engagement on social media channels, it is important that you, as the church, use this to engage your attendees and encourage them to share.  Considering the amount of involvement and engagement on social media... Read More