While ministry use of social media can be a powerful tool for sharing the gospel, posting online comes with a set of potential pitfalls.
Don't be afraid to use things like Twitter and Facebook to your advantage - the good stuff outweighs the worst. However, please do pay attention to things like cyberbullying (even the grownups can be guilty of this!) within your youth programs.
Also, it’s important to consider privacy, copyright, and other issues when posting for your church or school.
We've produced a sample Social Media Policy, as well as provided some Brotherhood Mutual documents that may help you set guidelines that increase safety in your online social activities:
You'll want to make sure that you run this by your ministry's attorney and church leaders before adopting any official policy. I encourage you to take advantage of these resources- they can help you protect your brand, reputation, and team!