Podcast Episode #439
Social media can be tricky for pastors and church staff. Who to connect with? Who to ignore? It’s not easy, so today we provide seven tips for navigating Facebook.
Some highlights from today’s episode include:
- Facebook can be dangerous territory for pastors if they aren’t careful.
- It’s not wise for pastors to get into online quarrels with church members on Facebook.
- Remember, the world is watching how we interact online.
- Social media has almost gotten to the point where we expect critics about almost everything posted.
The seven Facebook tips we discuss today are:
One perspective: keep it limited
Another perspective: say yes to as many church members as possible
The person not on Facebook may seem irrelevant
The risk of posting
The risk of others posting on your personal page
Consider the fan page
Show your humanity without showing too much
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