A couple weeks ago we noticed we were closing in on a significant milestone of friends on our student ministry’s Facebook page. We decided to give social media a little intentional push during announcements and also to hold a giveaway to one of the new friends as we went over the goal. Don’t be distracted by the number of friends – what’s the point here?
- Set a goal – 3 months ago we had 1/3rd this number of friends. The goal made a huge difference.
- Make your Facebook page worth visiting – mobile uploads are your friend. Score a volunteer to oversee updating of pictures and statuses. I would guess most people will visit your Facebook page before visiting in person.
- Pictures speak volumes – a picture is worth a thousand words. Get some pictures of students having a great time at youth group online.
- Give to get – yes, the iPod giveaway idea cost us, but gave us an open door of communication with a much larger group of students than we had last week.
Grow your Facebook influence and it will help grow your youth group.