As Christians seeking to witness and grow disciples, we must be wherever people congregate.
Lichfield Diocese has an active day-to-day presence on Facebook, Youtube, Instagram and Twitter. For churches and clergy, social media offer a fantastic opportunity to reach people. But like any media, they need to be used responsibly.
Many churches and clergy have asked the diocesan communications department for support in making sure we witness well online: building others up according to their needs, and letting our Christian character shine through our online presence.
Here are two documents to help churches navigate the online world. The first is policy, the second guidance to assist parishes.
Social Media Policy for employees of the LDBF, clergy and church workers.
Social Media and Young People Guidance for PCCs.
Media Consent Template- a template that may be of use for parishes taking photos/video at services and events.