Social Media Do’s and Don’ts for Short-Term Missions

Saturday, 9:30 – 10:45 AM

Presented by: Tory Ruark

Think about social media posts you’ve made. Now think about posts from those with whom you’ve gone on mission trips. What would a Christian in Africa, the Philippines, or Italy think about you and your team members? Whether we realize it or not, social media is a cross-cultural communication tool–it can be used to build relationships with those you just visited but it can also destroy those relationships just as quickly. This workshop will highlight possible pitfalls of using social media during a mission trip so you can form practices and policies that help your participants and your ministry maintain a positive testimony.

Primary Audience: STM Decision Makers such as leaders, mobilizers, and policy-setting staff members

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