Keep It Simple: Creating A Facebook Page for Your Ministry

Matt Stauffer

A screen shot of a fresh, blank Facebook page for "Your Ministry"

Since the majority of college and university students’ online interactions happen through Facebook, it’s vital for your ministry to have a presence there. The best way to do this is by creating a Facebook Page (formerly known as a “Fan Page”.)

Media for Ministry has a post detailing how to create a Facebook Page and how to use the basic controls to manage the page, and I’ve outlined the basic setup steps below to accompany their video. Note: A few steps of the tutorial have changed since they recorded their video, so please read our checklist if you’re confused.

  • Visit facebook.com/page
  • Under the Official Page header, Choose “Brand, Product, or Organization”, and choose “Religious Organization” from the dropdown.
  • Type the name for your new page. Make it descriptive: name your chapter, your university, and your organization, if appropriate. For example, my page is named “InterVarsity Christian Fellowship – UF Undergrad.”
  • Log in to Facebook, if you’re not already.
  • That’s it! Your page is online. Now you’re ready to start customizing it.
  • Hover over the question mark profile picture, click “Change Picture”, and upload your logo image.
  • Click “Edit this page” to edit the basic details of your page.
    • Edit the basic information about your ministry.
    • Link to any external web sites–YouTube, Twitter, a ministry web site, or the site for your national organization.
    • Add other staff or student leaders as administrators
    • See the second video for more

Check out Media for Ministry’s post to watch their video and a second, more advanced video about the settings for a Page.

Check back soon for more tips on communicating with your fans, creating events, linking your Facebook Page to other web sites, and more.

How to Create a Facebook Page [Media for Ministry]

By Matt Stauffer | Posted: Dec 06, 2010
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2 Comments

  1. December 30, 2010, 1:48 pm | Permalink

    I’m mentioning this in one of the seminars at SC11. So this is a timely find.

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  2. Abigail Dean
    March 20, 2013, 7:18 pm | Permalink

    Thank for the info. I have a non-profit para ministry and i am trying to obey God in the call. It can be overwhelming. Keep me in your prayers, and you in mine.

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