Social media is an unavoidable method of communication. Ignoring social media completely is a mistake. You must shepherd people online as well as in person. Much of social media is benign, but some of it can become toxic. How should you handle harmful posts when you encounter them?
- Do not feel pressure to respond to every issue that pops up online.
- Ignore toxicity from people you do not know
- Avoid contributing to the toxicity at all costs.
- A pattern of toxic posts from a church leader must be addressed.
- Stand up to online bullies but do not engage in back-and-forth insults with them.
- Stay in your lane. Do not feel obligated to jump into discussions outside your expertise.
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How to Heal Our Racial Divide by Derwin Gray
- Like many of us, Derwin Gray is weary of the racial divide in our society. But he’s also the founding pastor of a successful and growing multiethnic church – Transformation Church in the metro area of Charlotte, North Carolina.
- In How to Heal Our Racial Divide, what Derwin shares brings the entire message of the gospel to life. Be inspired by the richness of a thriving church that embraces God’s vision and discover the steps to lead your church toward the multiethnic call of Scripture.
- Together our churches and the body of Christ can be the change God yearns to see in our world. For more information on How to Heal Our Racial Divide, visit Tyndale.com.
- You can find the direct link to Derwin Gray’s new book in today’s show notes.