Using social media for churches

 

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.

 

External Resources

A complete guide to starting out with church social media (Church Train blog)

Guide: Getting started on social media (Church of England blog)

A checklist for setting up social media accounts (Church of England blog)

How often to post to your church's social media channels (Church of England blog)

Five scheduling tools for social media (Church of England blog)

How to handle negative comments on social media (CPO article)

Social media self help Facebook Group (an unofficial Methodist Facebook Group for help with social media)

Digital Resources (from Yorkshire North & East Methodist District) 

 

How to make a beautiful social media graphic

 

Social media guidance for Methodist Churches

See below for our detailed guidance on using each platform.

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