Maybe you know the feeling – staring at the blank screen trying to come up with something to say, something to type, something to post.
I have been there which is why I decided to come up with a few ideas you can use the next time you are in the midst of a content and posting dilemma.
Here are 15 ways to break through your creative block:
- Ask a question.
Questions are great conversation starters and one of the best ways to increase engagement with your social media channels.
- Create a Worship Highlight.
This highlight can be through an image or set of images, video, infographic etc. Provide others a glimpse into what happened during worship that weekend.
- Post a blog article written by a pastor or staff member.
- Highlight an event within your local community.
Encourage others to get involved with what is happening outside the walls of the church and get involved within their local community. Ask them to share photos and/or videos of the events or happenings.
- Preview the upcoming weekend services.
This preview can be done through an image or video teaser of what is coming up, or a specific thing that people don’t want to miss.
- Feature an area of ministry and the impact it has had within the life of the church.
- Share relevant articles and blogs that tie into the message series.
- Highlight a staff member or volunteer.
- Share a quote or scripture verse.
Canva.com is a great site to create visual quotes or scriptures. The YouVersion Bible App also has a feature where you can create a visual scripture verse to share.
- Share Behind-the-scene photos or videos.
People like to see what happens behind the scenes. Maybe this is before worship, in a staff meeting, or just a “day in the life of….” You can provide a glimpse into a world that not many get to see.
- Add some humor.
Whether this is a funny GIF, Meme, or just those around the church community having a good time provide some humor – just make sure it is appropriate.
- Share a #TBT (Throwback Thursday) image, video or memory.
- Interview someone in an area of ministry – youth, children, volunteers, small groups, worship, etc.
- On occasion it is perfectly fine to do a repeat of something the worked well in the past – blog post, shared article, image, scripture, video, etc.
- Share an ICYMI (In Case You Missed It) post – Providing a reminder of something that happened, or that is coming up.