Faith and Social Networks: How to Exercise Your Faith Online

In News
August 28, 2019
3 min read

When it comes to sharing your faith, it can either be very encouraging or intimidating to put yourself out there. There is always a lesson to learn in these moments to help you better approach the topic of your faith with others. With so many topics being shared and discussed on social media about politics, sports, TV series, etc., sharing your faith can be less of a “discussion” and more of a way of being. As Christians, the same standards that we are held to in real life are the same as online. So, the question becomes, how do we exercise our faith in everyday social media interactions? Here are 5 easy ways to act out your faith online:

  1. Share a daily devotional

Stay connected with friends by sharing your daily devotion reading and go deeper, together. When you read something in your daily devotion that moves your spirit, share it! Use social media to connect with your friends over and around God’s Word and wisdom. If you are looking for a new daily devotional, check out the Rhapsody of Realities Daily Devotional here!

  1. Pray for friends

Imagine the number of names and faces that rush through your head each morning and night as you scroll through your social media accounts. Now, imagine taking the opportunity to pray for those friends. Scrolling past someone sharing about a terrible accident and reacting with a “sad face” is a great way to practice passivity. But, is that that love Christ calls us to have for one another? Set challenges for yourself! Try to choose 5 people on your newsfeed every day and pray for them.

  1. Invite people to an event

Sometimes, the most intimidating thing about accepting an invitation to a service or church event is all of the unknown details. Who will be there? What will take place? Inviting friends to events via event pages gives a great depiction of what can be expected, and this can make things much less daunting for your non-believing friends.

  1. Share weekly testimonies

Imagine if all of your FaceBook friends knew how much God loves and cares for His children by scrolling past your profile and reading something amazing that He has done for you. As we give glory up to God, the blessings come down. Share His goodness in your life with others and you will be surely blessed with abundance.

  1. T.H.I.N.K.

Popular amongst teachers and facilitators is the “THINK Before Speaking” model. Is it true? Helpful? Inspiring? Necessary? Kind? This should be no exception to Christians as it’s a great reminder to help us practice the godly standard that is set in the Bible.

“Let your conversation be always full of grace, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how to answer everyone.” – Colossians 4:6


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