Six Social Media Posts Church Leaders Should Avoid

November 9, 2018
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Podcast Episode #483

Social media can be great for expressing yourself, getting news, meeting new friends, and living out your faith. The problem comes when we post something not so smart. Today we cover six areas to avoid on social media.

Some highlights from today’s episode include:

  • We have to remember that the world is watching when we share something on social media.
  • If you post something online, you should expect it to not stay private.
  • When we post in anger, we are more likely to say something we will regret.
  • Topics that someone incessantly posts about online often becomes their identity.

The six areas that we suggest you avoid are:

  1. Dumb and dumber posts that can’t be retracted
  2. Posts in anger
  3. Most political posts
  4. Too many posts
  5. Bad attempts at humor
  6. Ad hominem attacks on Christian leaders

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