In the day of Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc. So many opportunities have been opened for churches to get their name, events, and mission out to the local community and in the right circumstances maybe even further. Printed advertisement is always great, sometimes nothing beats the opportunity to place a flyer, business card, or post card in someone’s hand or business as a mean of being more personal. However, I personally believe any church that is truly seeking people outside of their own four walls must have both a social and printed presence!
About six months ago I guest blogged on Craig Clayton’s blog, one of the items I spoke about concerned the importance of social media incorporation in churches. I personally feel in order to get folks inside your church, you have to use all means necessary to get them in the door. That is of course unless you don’t want them there to begin with because you are afraid of “who you might get.” I hope that is not the case. We should NOT worry about “who we might get” from social advertising…if we worry about that then we are not truly doing what we are supposed to be doing in the first place. If you are truly proud of your church, DON’T be afraid to put yourself out there and let the community know who you are! Church family (members) if you are proud of what your church is doing for the Lord then “like” it, “share” it, “retweet” it! In turn, I will tell you why you should share it and like it.
Peace Haven currently has 480 likes on Facebook.
- Each post to the PHBC FB page can be seen at most by 168 people (35%).
- If you as a church family member like a post on the PHBC FB page, that means not only is there a chance of 35% of folks on our page liking it…but also 35% of YOUR friends.
- If you like & share a post there’s the possibility it can reach even farther!
- One post on the PHBC Facebook page yesterday was only liked by a few people but it was seen by over 500-700 individuals due to friends of friends seeing the post.