The Social Church

The Social Church

The Social Church

The internet is something we all use and enjoy, but are we using it too much, or not enough at all? I hear so many people rebel against social websites because they claim, “It distracts them from God” or, “It’s just too worldly.”

I know this might sound odd, but I want people to start re-thinking their decisions. Now, don’t get me wrong… I understand their reasoning to boycott these cultural habits, but shouldn’t their reasoning to leave give them an even bigger reason to stay? We as Christians continuously talk about being a light to the world, an example of Christ, and a reflection of His Hope. So, if the internet is something you claim distracts people from God, then how about you be the difference and make it a place that attracts people to GOD.

Let’s be a generation that TAKES BACK the internet and social media for the Good of Christ, using them to share His LOVE and HOPE. Use your social networks for Gospel good works. We are called to tweet, post, pin, tumbl and digg all in the name of Christ.

Social Tips:

1. Be consistent // Keep your posts fresh, and up to date. Don’t let your platform get dry. You never know who you’re reaching.

2. Be honest // Don’t try to be someone you’re not. People will call your bluff. Honesty is the greatest of leaders!

3. Be creative // Think outside the box.You never know until you try! Pictures and videos are a great way to increase engagement.

4. Give God The Glory // If you’re not glorifying Him, you’re glorifying yourself.

Romans 12:2 – Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.

What are your thoughts about Church and Social Media? Leave your comments below.

– Jarrid Wilson

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  • Jan Knapp September 5, 2013 at 10:48 PM

    I guess there are a lot of ways to look at it. I think the Internet can be a good thing to reach people for God. So many people use the Internet; I’d sure like to see them runniing into something that is good & that will help them instead of hurt them. I know being on the computer is contagious but we need more sites like this!

  • Megan September 4, 2013 at 10:12 PM

    This is so true. I constantly try to do this with my Facebook, twitter, and even Pinterest. I’ve had multiple people come up to me personally and say how blessed they are by my posts. It’s definitely God working through you in a strange way, because most people wouldn’t think you can do that over social networking. God can make you a missionary anywhere, even social sites. I find that really incredible. Great post, I wi need to share this with my friend who has a blog for teen girls.

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