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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  • Kwame August 23, 2013 at 4:36 AM

    I think you pretty much put the most important point in a nut shell, consistency, honesty, creativity and the glory of the lord. I’ll like to add that we should pray that God will impact lives and that the gospel be the message.

  • Kemi August 23, 2013 at 12:43 AM

    Thank for this post, just as you said, the social world is growing rapidly, we as christains are suppose to move with the trend by giving the undiluted word of God. The lord as called us to be witness of him any where. Social media is the major platform to reach many. God bless you

  • Mark McIntyre August 22, 2013 at 11:13 PM

    Amen! Agreed – great post, Jarrid! And, agree with Ben Read’s response above.

  • Dave Arnold August 22, 2013 at 8:05 PM

    Good stuff Jared! I think consistency is huge. When you show up, you’ll reach people. This is why I post every week no matter what. God bless!

  • Ben Read August 22, 2013 at 2:11 PM

    Good Stuff. I try and find a verse or saying from what I read as part of my Time with the Lord that I want to create an image of to share on my feeds, and that adds to my study of that scripture or thought. But I like your statement at the end of the first paragraph quite a bit, that we are called to do these things.

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