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Checking-In at Church

CheckInLast Sunday we began posting this message before worship as people entered the sanctuary, and the response has been great.  

People are checking-in, tweeting, and sharing pictures way more already.

The simple idea is that by checking-in and posting to their social networks, people can help spread the word about what's happening in our congregation.

Why does this obvious but brilliant little slide work so well?

It gives people permission to break out their smartphones in worship—still kind of a new idea. And it feels fun. You can interact with other people from church in a playful social media way.

It is also helping to get people to use the #udlc hashtag. Now people are using it on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. This makes it easier to see what people are sharing and connect with them after church across those different platforms. I've been retweeting and favoriting from both my personal and our church accounts.

Thanks to this little slide our social media engagement has exploded.

And when you get someone sharing something like this on their Facebook profile, well, its just a great spiritual message to pass on to your friends and followers. CheckIn

How do you encourage people to check-in and engage with you on social media?

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