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Instagrams of My Message Each Week

 —  May 21, 2013 — 4 Comments

We’re trying something new with the Crazytown series we’re doing right now – honestly we stumbled into it when a student started doing it. Honestly, I am absolutely loving it!

Last week after my message Melanie made a ready-for-Instagram image to share in her social media. It stunned me how she captured that point of the talk perfectly:


Then after this week’s service, she nailed it again:


We’re hopefully going to continue it every week after our youth services – let people share the message virally. Would love to see maybe a youth group logo in the corner or even a verse on them in the future, or maybe that would be too forced andobvious. Either way … I love this so much!

Steal the idea if you want!


Josh Griffin


4 responses to Instagrams of My Message Each Week

  1. Great stuff! I’ve toyed around with some of this as well… One time I posted an Instagram picture during my message of 2 Timothy 1:7 (we were talking about fear). It was a nice, graphically-designed version of the verse. I challenged the students to simply screen-shot it and make it their phone background for the week, taking time to memorize it whenever they checked their phone. The results were amazing. Many of them took it one step further and re-posted it. There’s nothing as encouraging as students sharing Scripture with other students!

  2. That is awesome, I love the idea. In the past I have had students write a phrase or sketch something that sums up the message and then share it afterwards. I hadn’t thought of it in a long time, but seeing this is a fresh way to bring it back. I love student engagement.

  3. I stole this idea today and didn’t even realize it, but will continue to do so! My middle schoolers aren’t in Instagram but I’m using it as a way to communicate to the parents our message.


  4. Every Sunday night after youth group, I put out a “thought from tonight’s message”. It’s usually a quote or point from the message that I want to reinforce over a neat picture.

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