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One of the most frequently asked questions we get from the churches and ministries we work with is, “Do you have a social media policy example we could look at?” So we created this guide with examples for you, as well as a template you can use as a starting point for your church.
Below is a dynamic list of all the social media policies for churches we could get our hands-on. Thanks to all these churches and ministries for providing so many great examples. (Want to connect with our amazing community? You can join the private Church Marketers Facebook Group here.)
1. Social Media Policies for Churches
|Church Marketing University||Download Free Template|
|Fellowship Church||Blogging Policy|
|Holy Trinity Catholic Church||Social Media Policy|
|LifeChurch.tv||Social Media Guidelines|
|Lutheran Church of Hope||Digital Life Policy|
|North Point Church||Social Media Guidelines|
|Our Saviors Lutheran Church||Social Media Policy and Guidelines|
|St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church||Parish Policy for External Communications|
Want a Social Media Policy Template you can implement immediately at your church? After examining tons of documents, we’ve combined the best of the best to create a comprehensive social media policy template for your church.
2. Social Media Policies for Denominations
|United Church of Christ – Connecticut Conference||Social Networking Policy|
|Presbyterian Church (USA) – General Assembly||Social Media Guidelines for the General Assembly|
|The Episcopal Diocese of Connecticut||Suggested Practices and Guidelines|
|Roman Catholic Diocese of Dallas||Social Media Policy|
|United States Conference of Catholic Bishops||Social Media Guidelines|
|ELCA (Evangelical Lutheran Church in America)||Social Media and Congregations|
3. Social Media Policy Tools & Resources
|Social Media Governance||Social Media Policy Database|
|Inc. Magazine||How to Write a Social Media Policy|
|Mashable||Should Your Company Have a Social Media Policy?|
|Church Tech Today||Does Your Church Have a Social Media Policy?|
|Policy Tool||Social Media Policy Generator|
|ChurchM.ag||12 Tips for Developing a Social Networking Policy for Your Church|
|Charlene Li in Open Leadership||Social Media Policies Directory|
|ROARapp||Social Media Handbook for Churches|
|Report by Adam J. Copeland||When the Pastor’s Study Moves to Cyberspace: An Examination of Ecclesial Social Media Policies|
|churchlawandtax.com||Church Law & Tax Website Resources|
If you have a policy you’d like to add to this list, please send us a message on the Church Marketing University Facebook Page and I’ll make it happen.
Bonus Resource! Be sure you also check out The Ultimate Guide to Website Privacy Policies for Churches.