MIS3200 Sharing Your Faith through Social Media

Course Overview

Educational Level: Upper undergraduate, Bachelor
Credit Hours: 3 Credits
Instructor: Dr. G. Phillip Smith

Course Description:

Survey of various social media platforms and how the student can share the gospel using social networks. The student will discover the best platform to engage a target audience. Through reading, discussion, and presentations, the student will explore different strategies one can use to share the gospel through social media.

How This Course Benefits Students:

In the bachelor’s course, students will review the most popular social media platforms for maximum engagement of their current social spheres of influence. Students will learn best practices for casting a wide net including the use of sharing posts, images, videos, and links. The master’s level will include social media best practices for engaging a particular people group or urban center.

Why This Course Is Important:

Jesus and Paul went to where people were located – walking, riding animals and traveling on ships to share the Good News. Today we continue to share the message of the gospel where people are. Today people are on social media. Rather than replace our face-to-face ministry, it enhances it and allows individuals and the church to cast a wider net for the gospel.