Date of Graduation
Master of Arts in Journalism (MA)
Second Committee Member
Church, Effectiveness, Social Media
This thesis project examines the effectiveness of social media in the church. Sites like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube have the potential to shape the way the world communicates. Many churches have even begun utilizing social media in their ministry efforts. They publicize, pray, encourage, and promote events, all using social media. This paper argues that Bible believing churches can effectively use social media to communicate to their members by announcing upcoming events, sharing audience specific information, and knowing the best time to post on these sites. This project shows a social media strategy implemented into New Heights Church in Fayetteville, Ark. Data was collected from an entire year, and used to prove social media's effectiveness.
McKinney, Derick Ray, "Social Media in the Church" (2014). Theses and Dissertations. 2192.