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Social media is one crucial way of reaching students and parents today in our digital world. One simple way to reach a ton of people is by using instagram, especially instagram stories. Instagram stories is a snapchat rip off that allows you to post something that will be erased after 24 hours. It’s worth using to communicate and reach students.
Do you use instgram stories?
Year - Grad - Class - Students - Student
Last year, we had an amazing grad class. These are the best students you could ever imagine. They were student leaders, they went on all the missions trips, and one of them might have preached the best youth message that year. When we went to their graduation and got photos with them, people had no idea they went to a youth group. Their friends didn’t know what they did on Tuesday nights for four years!!!! That means that their friends were never invited.
How are students going to find out about your ministry? Are other students going to invite their friends? I hope so, but this is one way to nudge some of your students to show others what they actually do on a youth night. Instagram stories is one way to help people see what is really going on in your night without having to be there.
Instagram - Stories - Door - Ministry - Students
Instagram stories is really your new front door of your ministry. Students are going to check that out first before they ever show up.
Here are some tips that we have learned about using instagram stories for youth ministry.
Size - Instagram - Stories - Images - Size
The right size for instagram stories is 720×1280. So, when you are making custom images this is the size you need to create them in. Getting the right size shows that you know what you are doing.
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