Encouraging others to engage with social media

Why is social media important?

We are in a digital age, and social media is no longer considered 'niche' or only for young people. Social media makes it easier to reach out to people and places other methods of communication cannot reach. It's a case of ‘going where people are’. In 2020 Statistica reported more than 60% of people in the UK have a social media account. It connects us, and when used properly can increase learning and spiritual growth within our churches. It offers opportunities to reach out in mission and evangelism.

 

How to get started on Facebook?

Here's a super-simple step-by-step guide on how to get started on Facebook. Please share this with anyone you think might benefit from being digitally connected but who have yet to 'take the plunge'.

It is designed to address some of their worries, make sure they feel safe, and get them engaged with the church community online.

Facebook is probably the most useful social media platform to get started on as it makes it easy to get involved with familiar local communities straight away.

Download How to get started with Facebook (Pdf)

 This guide has been written for when you are using a computer, however, if you have a smartphone or tablet and are more comfortable using it over a computer, consider downloading the Facebook App and following the instructions it provides as you might find that more intuitive.

 

External Resources

How to show the value of social media to your church (Church of England blog)

Digital Resources (from Yorkshire North & East Methodist District) 


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