As we approach the Lenten season, you might wonder what to give up in this time of reflection. Popular items include caffeine, meat, sugar, television, and alcohol, among others. For some, social media has become an addiction (or, at a minimum, an ineffective use of time).
When you think of church, you probably think of freshly brewed coffee, the laughter of friends, welcoming hugs, your favorite hymns, and the preaching of God’s word. It’s a place to belong, be enriched, and build up spiritual strength for the week ahead.
As the church embraces digital solutions for connection, leaders are looking for the platforms and tools that will give them the most for their money. In the realm of social media, Facebook and YouTube reign supreme.
Facebook has provided a great way to stream live at no extra cost. Before smartphones and Facebook were born, churches had to use a TV or a radio station to stream their program live. Such a method of mass communication is quite difficult to get done.