Christian Ethics and Social Networking, Ken Camp, Associated Baptist Press. 3-14-10

Episcopal/ Anglican

Episcopal Diocese of CT, developed by the Safe Church/Pastoral Response office and
committee and based on a policy from the UCC, with their permission: Suggested Practices and Guidelines for use of Social Networking Websites and other forms of Digital Communications

Episcopal Diocese of California, Sean McConnell, Canon for Communications – “To Tweet or not to Tweet” – guidelines for parishes

ENS: Survey finds Episcopal Church congregations increasing their digital presence 3/23/2011. A more detailed report of FACT findings will be posted here later in 2011. Summaries from the 2008 survey and one in 2005 are also available there.

Episcopal Village Conference Northeast presentation by Jack Jenkins: Social Media and Christian Community

Diocese of Northern California, Social Media Networking, getting started.


Sharing the Gospel in a 2.0 World, handouts and ppt from the conference. ELCA

Guides and Guidelines for a Church Web Site - Mark Vitalis Hoffman, Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg


United Methodist Communicators: Social Media for Churches

United Methodist Communicators: Directory of Articles on Communications, Welcoming, and Marketing

United Methodist Church – Wisconsin Conference – Internet Guidelines

UMC. Before there was Rethink Church, there was 10,000 Doors.


Presbyterian Church in Ireland, Communications Development Committee – Internet Use Guidelines

Central Presbyterian Church – CPC Information Privacy Policy

Roman Catholic

United States Conference of Catholic BishopsSocial Media Best Practices Family Guide for Using Media, and Your Family and Cyberspace

Catholic Relief Facebook Comment Guidelines, short and sweet.


United Church of Christ (UCC) – CT Conference

The United Church of Christ, Social Media, and Connecting with a Younger Audience, A Case Study from NetSquared: Part I , Part II, Part III - Strategy, Revisited


Appropriate Internet relationships between ministers and youth: some practical advice (Chapter from forthcoming book Digital Disciple), Adam Thomas, author and Episcopal Priest
There are two things to realize in the area of Internet relationships between ministers and youth. First, the Internet is a public place that doesn't feel public because individuals use it while alone. Second, the informality of the Internet can lead to inappropriate dealings no matter how well-intentioned a minister may be. With these two large points in mind, here are a few suggestions. Link(on page 4 of the Digital Disciple press kit).

Being Church in the 21st Century. Prof. Julie Lytle's mega resource used with classes at Episcopal Divinity School.

When the Pastor's Study Moves to Cyberspace: An Examination of Ecclesial Social Media Policies, Adam Copeland. "There aren’t many church social media policies out there as of the close of 2010. Should pastors have two Facebook accounts (one personal, one churchy)? How can our church have a safe online presence with youth? When a pastor leaves a congregation, should she “unfriend” members? This paper looks at some of those questions, both with a pastor's lens and the lens of a communication scholar.