Our church is beginning to use Facebook more regularly, and it is clear that pictures are what members of the congregation find to be of the most interest.
It is apparent, though, that our church needs to adopt a policy regarding pictures. So we are looking for more input - especially from Michigan churches (as laws tend to vary from state to state).
1. Does your church have a picture policy or waiver form that you would be willing to share? We are particularly interested in figuring out what our policy should be regarding posting pictures of minors on Facebook.
2. How have churches publicized or informed their congregation of their picture policy?
3. If you require parents to sign a waiver form, what has been the most effective way of getting that form to parents and then maintaining records of what individuals have granted permission for their childrens’ pictures to be posted? In sum, how do you make sure the whole enterprise doesn't get too unwieldy?