Ministers See Social Media As Key to Ministry
November 18, 2016
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Social media sites like Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter are central to many ministers today. Burlington, Vermont Bishop Christopher Coyne makes his tweets a key part of his morning, following his own time of prayer. Coyne shares from the day’s Gospel reading and a saint’s feast day via his Twitter account.
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Why this story matters for church leaders:
Social media can become a major distraction and it can effectively reach people with the Gospel.
- Focused Time: Social media can be especially destructive for our distraction since it provides many interruptions.
- Scheduled Tasks: Just as the Bishop in this article has a set time each day to post his tweets, church leaders can intentionally share specific tweets and posts updates at set times.
- Proper Tone:Plenty of pastors have made the mistake of posting too passionately or carelessly online, so keep in mind that your ministry could suffer if you aren’t measured in your interactions.
Which social media platforms are your church members using the most?
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