Using Social Media for Ministry

There are many ways to leverage social media, online content, photography and more to reach your audience. Learn simple tips and tricks to make your overall social media presence better, from how to plan out a content calendar to equipping a volunteer to run your social media.

Before and After Campaign

Before and After Campaign

Read about how one missions team with Cru used the “Before and After” strategy through social media to start meaningful conversations with their friends.



 

Social Media Representative Checklist

Social Media Representative Checklist

The first step in this journey is to identify someone who will be your social media representative. Here is a list of things for that person to do to start off as your representative.

 

Ready-to-Use Content

Ready-to-Use Content

Feel free to use this “Ready to Use Content” for your social media content.

Each topic has suggestions on what to use, as well as graphics, articles and challenges to help you dig deeper into your faith!
 

How to Take Your Ministry Into the Digital World

How to Take Your Ministry Into the Digital World

Social media is an important part of reaching the world, and our how-to guide is a great place to start for your ministry whether you are a leader, millennial, volunteer or staff. This online how-to guide provides examples and links to great content you can use for your ministry's social media.

Taking Legal Photos

Taking Legal Photos

Here are some tips to help you photographically capture what God is doing in your ministry for social media and general promotional materials.

 

 

 

 

Launching New Ministries Wherever You Live

Launching New Ministries Wherever You Live

A guide on how to find your ministry community, understand your ministry, label community sections by level of priority, and search for and engage with interested people.

 



Digitally Understanding a New Ministry Community

Digitally Understanding a New Ministry Community

The goal in understanding your ministry community, or the group of people you are seeking to reach, is to evaluate their needs, connections and relevant information so that you will be able to build a relationship and serve them well.

9 Tips to Make Your Social Media Content Awesome

9 Tips to Make Your Social Media Content Awesome

It’s easy to think about all the things you want your reader to do and the places they should divert their attention. But you have competition from other ministries, celebrities, even food videos that are attracting attention away from you.
 

Playing the Hashtag Game

Playing the Hashtag Game

It’s no longer about the coolest looking fliers you can print up or even the innovative prize you offer to get the word out about what’s going on in your ministry. It’s about how you’re using social to get your audience’s attention, and a big part of that is the hashtag.

 

How to Use Social Media Stories for Ministry

How to Use Social Media Stories for Ministry

We all love stories. Thankfully, different social platforms now enable us to do this digitally. What better way to use this opportunity than to share the story of Jesus? Here are some tips about telling stories through social media as ministry.

What to Be Aware of When Posting on Social Media

What to Be Aware of When Posting on Social Media

Social media is amazing and useful. But like every good gift from God we need to use it wisely for it to be an effective tool. Learn how to post on Instagram, Facebook and other social media in ways that gain followers and build trust with existing followers.

How to Have an Effective Giveaway

How to Have an Effective Giveaway

Are you running a social media account and want more exposure? Learn how to create an effective giveaway that will strengthen your bond with current followers and gain you new followers.

6 Tips for Responding to Negative Comments Online

6 Tips for Responding to Negative Comments Online

Receiving comments on social media is what we all want — except when they’re negative. When negative comments appear, it can be stressful or hurtful. Here are six tips to help you navigate the situation online and respond well to negative comments.

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