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August 28, 2019

Appropriate Social Media Usage

By New Churches Team

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Social media is an extremely useful tool. The way that you utilize social media personally will greatly differ from the ways that you use social media for your church or job. 

Everyone wants their own personal social media, however, it’s important to remember that when working in ministry, you’re never really “off the clock.” Having any position in the church automatically places your personal life on a platform for the whole church body to see. Even in your personal time, you are still representing your church. If you have a social media channel, even if it is a personal one, it is a reflection of your church. 

No matter how much privacy you place on your social media, nothing on the internet is ever truly private. Once something is uploaded to the internet, it is there forever. When you view social media with respect to how you represent the church, it will help safeguard you in the ways you use those channels.

Three Ways to Use Social Media 

Here are three helpful guidelines on how you should use social media channels from a personal perspective and how they will reflect you and your church. 

  1. Stay away from politics. Arguing over political positions rarely results in changing the other person’s mind. You also need to keep in mind that in sharing your political views, you may be shutting down your opportunity to share the gospel with someone.  

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