May 09, 2018
Social Media Policy and Your Church
Social Media Policy for your church sounds like a simple thing you might need, right? Yet in today's fast-paced online world of social media, there may be more reasons than ever for your church to put together a policy.
It's so easy to snap a photo of a group of people in the crowd at church to post online, but did you know it could put someone's safety in jeopardy, especially children? From our missionary days, we learned that some who convert from other religions in different countries may face physical harm if their family were informed. Photos and information on the Internet can spread so fast!
What about the text that's posted on your church's Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter? Today it's so important to consider what to post—and what not to say. Even handling comments on your church's social media account or keeping your account safe are topics that need to be clear to your staff.
It's all a lot to consider, but thankfully churches and ministries are sharing in the conversation to help establish boundaries. Be sure to check out the links in this article to help you get started.