Social Media Do’s and Don’ts

The church should be on social media because our people are on social media.

Dillon Sherlock

Director, Web and Social Media

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  1. It’s social media, not a billboard.
    • It should be a place to interact with followers, not just blast promotions.
    • If you wouldn’t “like” it, don’t post it.
  2. If you wouldn’t “like” it, don’t post it. (Ministry Excellence)
  3. Identify your target audience.
    • Facebook—Older women, parents of students
    • IG—Young adults, teens, and families
    • Twitter—Pastors
  4. Study your own content and see what your audience “liked” the most.
    • Check what your audience liked the most from previous weeks
  5. Encourage members to share content.
    • What you post on your personal accounts carry more weight than business accounts
  6. Engage with other users.
    • Take time to comment/like follower’s and non-followers posts
  7. Be consistent. Develop a style. Stick with it. Keep it clean.
    • Post regularly. In order to keep your content at the top, post consistently.
  8. Stay up-to-date on trends.
  9. Develop a content calendar.
  10. Have fun. Don’t take yourself too seriously. Make it conversational.