Does Your Church Instagram?

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I'd love to know, does your CRC church use Instagram? 

For those not familiar with Instagram, it is a popular online video and photo sharing social network. A huge appeal of Instagram is that it is visual, allowing stories to be told in a way that simply could not be done by text alone.

For a church, there are many different ways Instagram could be used, such as:  

  • Posting pictures or scripture verses that follow-up on the sermon
  • Promotion of ministry events 
  • Inspirational images of how God is working in the lives of congregational members
  • Posting images during various seasons (i.e. Advent, Easter, etc.) 
  • Sharing a clip from worship 

The above list is a very small sample of some of the creative and unique ways that churches may use this social media tool. 

Do you go to a CRC church that has an Instagram account? If so, how does your church use it? What do you like or dislike? I'd love to hear from you! 

Is your church considering getting more involved in social media? What would you like to know to get started? I'd love to hear from you. 

Do you manage your church Instagram account? How do you decide what to post? What are the challenges you've encountered? I'd love to hear from you. 

Let's get this conversation started! Share your thoughts in the comments below.  

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Admin

My church doesn't use Instagram yet, but we do use Facebook quite a bit to share photos from worship, children's ministry, and other church events. I'd love if my church shared these photos through Instagram too! It's easy to scroll through an Instagram feed, and I find that photos don't get buried as easily as they do on Facebook. 

Admin

Thanks for sharing, Angie! Sounds like your church is pretty active on Facebook. Also, you make a good point about the benefits of how Instagram displays pictures (clean and simple). 

Community Builder

We use it throughout the year to take candid shots of various events, worship services, and other activities and then compile them into a video that we show at our annual 'Belonging Service' where we celebrate our membership in the church. The video is always a highlight as we celebrate our lives together. Anyone can post pictures, but we do have to pull some down because we have folks whose identities ought not be shared publicly. 

Admin

What a cool idea, Rod! It's really amazing to look back on a church year and just see a small glimpse of the many ways in which God has worked. Thanks for sharing!

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