Is it important for pastors to be on social media platforms? Pastor Marc Grimaldi + 8 others answer

This week’s question for The Rhino Room was:

Is it important for pastors to be on social media platforms?

Pastor Marc Grimaldi
Pastor Marc Grimaldi

Pastor Marc Grimaldi answered:

I think the best answer is, “It depends.”

In God’s providence, we have advanced to a time where we can impact the world at the click of some buttons. Through social media such as Facebook, blogs, emailing, sermonaudio.com… etc, our outreach can be enormous. Furthermore, by these means, we can minister to and exchange profitable communication with our local church members, as well.

That said, social media can be a drawback, if it is abused. It is important that we do not allow social media to become so preferential, that we lose the essential importance of street level, face-to-face ministry and fellowship. Factoring in the online temptations with which some may struggle, and the very successful ministries of others who simply refuse to use social media, I think each individual pastor has to personally address this matter in accordance with their own conscience before God.

Read the other eight answers.

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