According to an article on Christianity Today, Pastors should avoid the following 5 mistakes when it comes to social media:
1. Not being on social media.
2. Not being consistent.
3. Going on the attack and staying there.
4. Not using humor.
5. Assuming social media is inherently bad.
Response: Be sure to read all of the good comments under each of the five ‘mistakes.’ The article contains some very good suggestions for Pastors when it comes to social media.
We have long held that pastors should be on the Internet as an extension of their ministry to their congregation and as an outreach to the whole world. Fact is, when you put something up on the Internet whether it be a few comments, a prayer or devotion, a Bible study, or a sermon it can be surprising the number of people that show up from countries all around the world.
Here are a few articles that we have published in the past with reasons why pastors should be ministering on the Internet:
-Why Blogging?: It’s “What People Need From Their Pastors” (Video: John Piper)