The Biggest Mistake Ministers Make in Social Media

It’s great that ministers are on social media.  They need to be.  However, there is 1 big mistake many ministers make and that is that they are NOT themselves.  They try to be someone they aren’t.  And that isn’t good in any walk of life.

So, get on social media and just be you.  If you want to say something great about the local sports team…do it.  If you want to say a random thought…by all means.  If you were encouraged by a passage in the Bible…share it.

Just don’t get on social media and be someone you aren’t.  It’ll save you a lot of time and energy if just be yourself.

Have  you seen other mistakes ministers make on social media?  Share what they are and how we can improve so that we can be ministering on social media in the right way.  Use the hashtag #ymsidekick

Tom Pounder

A father of 4, Tom is the Online Campus Pastor as well as Social Media Director at New Life Christian Church in Chantilly, VA. He blogs, vlogs, periscopes and podcasts regularly about student and online ministry stuff. Check out his work at and on iTunes (search YMSidekick).

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