Social Media is serious business. One of the misconceptions I discover is how some people still view social media as “playing” or “wasting time.”

When I hear those comments, I grit my teeth. With billions of people using Facebook and email, we need to train ourselves to re-think how we view social media. It’s so much more than just playing candy crush or posting things for people to read. If we limit social media to just a place to “zone out,” we miss out on what the secular world has already known–It’s a valuable tool, and can be used for good or evil.

Businesses who don’t have a social media profile go out of business.

Family who choose not to use social media will find themselves out of the loop on family news.

“Stalkers,” those who use social media to only read what others post, lose an opportunity to influence the coming generation with a lifetime worth of wisdom.

You may hate social media. You may even hate how it is changing etiquette or perhaps even behavior, but if you remain silent and stubborn, how are you going to reach those who won’t step into your church?

Be aware that it is serious business. You may find yourself quickly irrelevant as a Christian if you don’t use it. Technology is here to stay and we need to teach our youth how to use it through our own examples and through our words.

Your story is what makes a difference in whether a person follows God or chooses to embrace what the world has to offer.

 

 

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About Nikole Hahn

A new appointee with WorldVenture, a missionary organization, who works at FBC Prescott as a church secretary and has joined the world of cybermissions. You can partner with her in ministry, by giving at worldventure.com/nhahn.

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