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Good/Bad Ideas for Your Church’s Social Media

Good/Bad Ideas for Your Church’s Social Media

Using social media effectively for your church can be harder than it might seem. That’s why we put together this humorous good/bad ideas list for your church social media accounts.

If you’re already following these good ideas, you’re probably using social media in a great way for your church. If you’re following these bad ideas, please just stop. Stop now. You’re hurting us all.

Instagram

Good Idea:
Using Instagram to post inspirational quotes throughout the week.
Bad Idea:
Using Instagram to highlight the pastor’s outfit-of-the-day.

Good Idea:
Highlighting your volunteers with a picture and a nice caption.
Bad Idea:
Taking those pictures without their knowledge when their at Starbucks or in their house.

Snapchat

Good Idea:
Using Snapchat to show behind-the-scenes prep for your services.
Bad Idea:
Using Snapchat to send scandalous pictures of your staff.

Facebook

Good Idea:
Posting helpful information and verses on the church’s Facebook account.
Bad Idea:
Tagging all the people who missed church last week.

Good Idea:
Posting pictures of an event and tagging the people in the photos.
Bad Idea:
Inviting all your congregation members to play Candy Crush Saga with you.

Good Idea:
Creating “events” to remind people to attend.
Bad Idea:
Inviting everyone you’ve ever met—even if they live in Sweden.

Twitter

Good Idea:
Using Twitter to ask quick questions from your audience.
Bad Idea:
Wrtng long sntnces that hav 2 b abbrvi8ed cuz u cant be brief.

Good Idea:
Using your account to communicate with your congregation.
Bad Idea:
Arguing with companies or celebrities.

Email

Good Idea:
Sharing a short devotional during the week via email.
Bad Idea:
Forwarding that email from the Nigerian prince, asking who would be willing to help the man out.

YouTube

Good Idea:
Using YouTube to post sermons and short encouragements throughout the week.
Bad Idea:
Posting your pastor’s attempts at rapping and dancing.

Tinder

Bad Idea: Just a bad idea.

What are your good idea/bad idea thoughts for churches using social media? Share in a comment below.

About The Author

Jonathan Malm

Jonathan is a creative entrepreneur and writer. He is the author of "Created for More," a 30-day devotional to help you develop a more creative mind. You’ll find him in San Antonio, Texas, roasting his own coffee beans and enjoying life with his Argentine wife, Carolina. You can follow him on Twitter @jonathanmalm.

5 Comments

  1. Kent Sanders

    Thanks Jonathan – awesome post! I am teaching a college course this semester on “Communication Technology for Ministry” and we are spending a couple of weeks on using social media. You’ve given me some great food for thought!

    Reply
  2. Eric Dye

    I #HEART the crap out of this post. 😀

    Reply
  3. Jonathan Carone

    I could see some edgy College/Young Adult pastor trying to do a Tinder based mixer.

    Reply
    • Jonathan Malm

      We did a speed dating night at our young adults group one time. Got lots of attention…not sure we saw any lasting fruit from it. 😛

      Reply
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