Everyone is on a spiritual journey.
Acknowledging this journey can create chances for spiritual conversations that are natural and conversational. By asking life questions on social media and genuinely listening you can come alongside another person on their journey and explore where they’ve been, where they are now and where they’re headed.
Before posting to social media, think about your goals, who you’ll be reaching, and pause to ask God for wisdom in how to best communicate. Social media can be a platform where people react quickly and may respond with heightened emotions. Start by praying that the words in James 1:19-20 would be true of you, “Understand this, my dear brothers and sisters: You must all be quick to listen, slow to speak, and slow to get angry. Human anger does not produce the righteousness God desires” (NLT).
When you create a post and start spiritual conversations online, seek to do the following:
Once you decide on your goals, here are steps to start the conversation:
Responding to comments or messages shows you’re listening and you care. Look for opportunities to move the conversation offline and in-person when possible.
The graphics and questions below are a seasonal example and resource to help you create authentic dialogue with your social media friends about their spiritual journeys. Each graphic contains a broad life question or statement that gets people thinking about who they are and where they are. By posting the graphic and answering it yourself, you can start a natural spiritual conversation with those who respond.
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