Are you finding it difficult to connect your church members and grow the community? You probably haven’t used social media for this purpose yet or haven’t used it effectively.
Social media sites are highly interactive, and when you create relevant content, you can get engagement and grow your community online. We know it is daunting for many to use social media for connecting with church members, so we have solved your problem with this blog post. Here we have shared multiple ideas that you can use to connect with your church members by using social media.
Ideas to Connect Church Community Members with Social Media
● Create a Hashtag Campaign
Brands are creating their personalized and unique hashtags to build their social media identity. You can also create hashtags with your church’s name or a unique hashtag that promotes your beliefs.
It will bring dedicated followers and people to your social media page and increase organic visibility and engagement. Your church members can easily find your posts through your dedicated hashtags.
● Connect Live with Your Church Members on Social Media
Go live on your social media accounts during your readings and sessions. Especially if you have any events or activities happening in your church, go live to connect with your church members who are not attending the function in person. Instagram, Facebook, and YouTube are the best platforms for doing lives.
You can also do in-person live sessions and directly connect with your church members. Address a topic they will love to hear and understand. If you have your inboxes or comments section flowing with different questions from your church members or any common questions, address those topics in your live sessions. You can even do a live Q/A session. You can even add people to your live session, and it will increase your connection with your community.
● Interact in Instagram stories and do AMA series
The “Ask a Question” feature in the Instagram stories is probably one of the most used features by influencers and brands with organic engagement. You can host AMA sessions in Instagram stories, and people are very interactive there because it keeps their identity private to a greater extent.
● Use Video Content
Instagram reels have driven a lot of focus and engagement to itself. Creating and sharing them will expand your community. With the high visibility of Instagram reels, you can add more people to your church members’ community. Your church members will love the short reels, and it will increase engagement on your social media pages. Your Instagram reels can be repurposed and shared on Facebook and YouTube. You can also create long-form video content that is relevant and interactive for your followers. Video content directly connects with people.
● Cheer Up Your Church Members with Quotes and Bible Verses
aYour church members and community will love the doses of motivation you will spread in their everyday lives with social media. So share some quotes or bible verses on your social media signage.
● Invite Your People for Volunteering through Social Media
Social media has a greater reach and active users, so you can invite more people to volunteer at your church. It will connect more people to your community and spread your beliefs and message.
● Use Social Wall on Your Digital Signage for Offline Connection
You can also connect your church members who are not using social networking sites. Let’s tell you in detail how.
Creating social walls using your church members’ social media posts or your own social media posts is an innovative way to engage your offline church members. All you have to do is use a social media aggregator tool to collect the best posts shared by your online church community and display them on your church’s digital signage. For example, you can use tools like Taggbox or any other similar social media aggregators.
Doing this will help your church members connect, and it will also encourage your church members to create more content and increase your engagement and visibility.
● Present Social Media Feed on Websites
People who visit your website can connect with your church members if you display their social media feed on your website. How can you do it? Use a social media aggregator tool to collect the social media posts of your church members and then embed them on your website as a widget.
Social media is the tool that can bring your church members closer. And there is a good number of social media platforms that people use, but you need to be peculiar about the platforms you use for connecting with your church members. So, leverage multiple but the right social media platforms.
Use the ideas we have shared above to keep your church members connected through social media.