The folks at Acts8 have prepared another stellar video, this time for Christmas. This group has been producing some of the very best evangelism tools for social media and this new Christmas video is another great addition.
“Episcopalians are on Facebook,”Presiding Bishop Michael Curry told participants at Evangelism Matters. ‘I’ve seen your dogs. I’ve seen your cats.” He went on to describe social media as a superhighway for sharing the Gospel. Your friends have seen your pets. This Christmas, let them see Jesus.
- watch it on YouTube in English here and in Spanish here, or
- download the videos for use on your congregation’s social media here (for English) and here (for Spanish).
- download an Instagram-optimized version of the video which can be found here and post it on that site.
We hope this video can be a key component in a plan to invite your neighbors to church this season. To make the most of the opportunity, we encourage you to review the Hospitality Checklist offered by Invite-Welcome-Connect.
Using this Video
We encourage you to use this video as if it were your own in sharing the Good News. While those with video editing skill may customize the video, such as adding a photo from your congregation with some information during “The Episcopal Church Welcomes You”, we have discovered that lengthening the video to add service times or additional information leads to viewers tuning out en masse. We recommend putting the real content of the ad in the Facebook post text rather than in the video itself. You may also still download and use Acts 8’s 2015 Christmas Video in addition to or instead of the one created for this year.
Their site also says that they will soon be posting a tutorial on how to maximize the video’s impact for your congregation. In the meantime, also check out Nurya Love Parish’s post on the lessons learned from using previous videos.