Use this on social media
Your TTT slot can also be a useful story for social media. Most people will prepare their responses in advance, so these can be typed as a story with a photo. Of course, for some people this might be sensitive, so do check beforehand and adapt answers for a public context.
If you’re feeling more creative, you might want to do a separate video for your A Church Near You page or website. This isn’t as hard as you might think. Simply use the questions above as interview prompts. There’s a Learning Labs blog to guide you in how to record a simple interview on your phone.
This question - What are you doing this time tomorrow? - could form the basis of a simple post on social media. Ask the question and invite your audience to share where they will be in the comments. Be sure to reply to those who have commented and let them know the church will be praying for them.
Other ways to use the same idea could be...
- Create an Instagram story and use the question sticker for replies. Share their answers and let them know you are praying for them. Learn more about Instagram stories here.
- Pray for your community on Monday morning in a Live Video, which your audience is more likely to see than a pre-recorded video. Learn more about going Live here.
- Tweet the question and invite your followers to reply - don't forget to reply to those who have taken the time to answer your question.
We've heard from many churches of how simple questions like these have sparked conversations that led to people reconnecting with their faith. Read one of these stories here.
Have you read our recent blogs on sharing faith online? Nick Shepherd inspires us in ways to use our digital platforms to reach the world around us Monday to Saturday.
Programme Director for Setting God’s People Free