8 Do’s and Don’ts for Interacting with High Schoolers on Social Media

8 Do’s and Don’ts for Interacting with High Schoolers on Social Media

Social media is the place where all the world’s a stage and you—a grown adult—find yourself playing understudy to the next generation. Hey, we get it. As soon as you get a grasp on Facebook or Instagram they announce another big change. And new social media platforms are popping up all the time. You might be tempted to just stay away from social media, but then you’d miss out on some big opportunities for connection. If you want to grow in relationship with your teen, you have to be willing to... Read More
4 Tips to Utilize Social Media for Your Ministry Without Getting Overwhelmed

4 Tips to Utilize Social Media for Your Ministry Without Getting Overwhelmed

Social media is an essential form of communication for your student ministry. But it can be overwhelming. Tweet this. Post that. Snap this. Pin that. Send this. Upload that. You barely have the time to prepare for what’s happening this Sunday in your student environment, let alone the time to engage with what’s happening on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, or one of the other 10,000 social media apps. But just because it’s overwhelming doesn’t mean it’s not... Read More
3 Ways Your Church Can Leverage Facebook Groups

3 Ways Your Church Can Leverage Facebook Groups

Often confused with Facebook Pages, Facebook Groups are described by our friends at Facebook as a “place for small group communication and for people to share their common interests and express their opinion.” They even mention that Facebook Groups are perfect for church groups! So, while it is important for your church to have its own Facebook Page, Groups serve a much more specific purpose — connection for a smaller group around a specific cause. So how can your church leverage... Read More
How to Get Your Ministry’s Facebook Group Engaged

How to Get Your Ministry’s Facebook Group Engaged

Last week we talked a lot about the logistics of planning and implementing your ministry’s Facebook group. Before you launch, it’s important to determine the purpose, to define the leaders, and to delegate the work. But what happens next? After you’ve done all of the grunt work upfront and your group is out into the world, how do you continue from there? Promote, promote, promote! As obvious as it may seem to say this, any worthwhile endeavor requires adequate promotion in... Read More
Effectively Using Facebook Groups for Your Ministry

Effectively Using Facebook Groups for Your Ministry

If you’ve spent much time on Facebook, you know that Facebook groups can be a powerful tool for leveraging the convenience of social media with the need for community. But if you’re in any position of church leadership, you also know that something like this can be tricky—and it certainly shouldn’t be done without intentionality and thoughtfulness. So, while there is no rulebook for any of this, you may need some pointers for getting started. . . . Determine the Purpose As... Read More