Leadership in Lockdown

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Not So Social Media (Webinar)

How can church leaders use social media in the best possible way, and what are the opportunities and dangers it presents?


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FIEC Associate National Director Adrian Reynolds is joined by Dan Green, pastor at Banstead Community Church in Surrey, to define social media, look at the positive opportunities and dangerous challenges of social media, and to consider how the Bible encourages us to think about how we use words.

00:00 - Bible reflection: Longing and Praying for the City of God (Psalm 122) (John Stevens)

07:09 - Not So Social Media (Adrian Reynolds and Dan Green)

  • Definition;
  • Opportunities;
  • Challenges;
  • How we use our words.

37:26 - Q&A

  • How do we engage effectively on social media without it taking up all our time?
  • Social media is a disembodied experience. How do we avoid this damaging our embodied relationships?
  • How do you engage with controversial subjects on social media?
  • Should a church invest in a website or social media?
  • What's good practice for email communication in the church?
  • How often should you post on social media?

Coronavirus update

FIEC National Director John Stevens also gave an update on the latest lockdown guidance and the implications for churches, plus a look towards future webinars.

John was also asked whether church leaders can have vulnerable people in their home for pastoral care, for example a recovering addict.

You can watch previous webinars and sign up upcoming webinars on the Leadership in Lockdown page.

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