10 reasons why Ministers NEED to be on Social Media

Whether you are starting a church or you are a veteran minister, social media has become more than just a “cool thing” to do.  It really has become a must.  And, if you want to be successful in reaching this generation for Christ, you need to become engaged in it.

In this short video, I share 7 of the top 10 reasons why people are involved in social media and how you can use that to help grow your ministry.


As importnat as it is for ministers to be on social media in this day and age, the reality is many ministers still refuse to use it as a tool to reach more people for Christ and to minister to those who are in their congregation. Which one are you?

Don’t let something “new”, something you d0n’t fully understand or something that you think is a “fade” discourage you from trying to engage people in this form. It can help you and your ministry grow in a variety of ways.

Have you seen Social Media play a role in your strategy and growth at your Church or Ministry?  How?  Share in the comments below or on social media using the hashtag #ymsidekick.

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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 YMSidekick.com and on iTunes (search YMSidekick).

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