Social Media for Churches - Syllabus

Social Media for Churches

AN ONLINE COURSE PROVIDED BY UNITED METHODIST COMMUNICATIONS 

Course Online

Social media is everywhere these days. Shouldn’t the church be there too? In this course, we will show you the basics of using social media for ministry. You will take an in-depth look at the special features of Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat. By taking the time to learn best practices for social media, your church will be on the right track to engaging with your members and reaching new people in your community.

Announcements

Student Orientation to Moodle

Social Media for Churches

Introduction

  • Welcome
  • Navigating this Course
  • What is Social Media
  • Social Media Policy
  • Do’s and Don’ts of Social Media
  • Social Media Jargon
  • What’s Next

Facebook

  • Facebook.com
  • Sign-Up Business or Communities
  • Choose a Category
  • Settings
  • Post
  • Creating Post
  • Edit Post
  • Tips
  • Photo
  • Get Started on Knowledge Check
  • Knowledge Check
  • Facebook Recap

Instagram (IG)

  • What is Instagram?
  • IG Sign Up
  • IG Connect to Facebook
  • IG Customize to FB
  • IG Video
  • IG Helpful Tips
  • IG Post
  • IG Following
  • IG Direct Messages (DM)
  • IG Story
  • 6 IG Tips
  • Get Started On Instagram
  • Knowledge Check
  • Instagram Recap

Twitter

  • What is Twitter
  • Twitter Sign Up
  • Follow on Twitter
  • Twitter DM
  • Twitter Tips
  • Follow UMC on Twitter
  • Get Started on Twitter
  • Knowledge Check
  • Recap Twitter

Snap Chat

  • What is Snapchat?
  • What Makes Snapchat Different
  • Snapchat Sign Up
  • Snapchat Features
  • Snapchat Friends
  • Snapchat Terms
  • Snapchat Creative Tools
  • Snapchat Tips
  • Get Started on Snapchat
  • Knowledge Check
  • Great Job
  • Snapchat Recap

Question and Discussion Forum

Evaluation Survey

Certificate of Completion

Additional Resources

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