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Ways for your church to reach out

Church outreach. There are a million things that we could do. Jesus commanded us to go and make deciples but how do you do that? How do you reach todays tech savy but not church savy youth?

Go where they hang out. That is increasingly online in social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, and Myspace. Facebook is the fastest growing so I’ll use it as an example.

The first thing to do is set up an account. It’s painless and quick. Once you have your account set up start adding people to your friends list. Start by telling the youth you work with that you have an account and ask them to add you as their friend. Once you have friends you can go to their friends and add people you know.

Now that you have a few people you can start posting and reading posts. Post every day or two. That way people who don’t personally know you will come to know you by the posts you make. I recommend making personal posts and posts that are relevant to your kids. This could be a daily Scripture or something else that you want to pass along.

Spend time reading posts also. Kids put up personal information and you’ll be able to learn more about their life through Facebook. As you get to know them better you’ll be able to reach them.

If you’re the youth worker or have a small group you might want to consider adding your group to Facebook.

Facebook can be a great way to minister to your youth. If you have other ways that you are using Facebook let me know. I’m sure there are a lot of great ideas that I have not even thought of.

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September 17, 2009 - Posted by | 1 | , , ,

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