Dear Ministry leaders of CBCGH:
In light of the increasing use of social media by our church members
and groups, the pastors of CBCGH have developed some biblical
guidelines for helping our church leaders encourage godly use of
these mediums. We are so thankful for you countinuing service to our
Lord at this church and we hope these are helpful to your ministry.
1) DO NOT GRIEVE THE HOLY SPIRIT
In order to avoid grieving the Holy Spirit, we recommend kind and
compassionate conversations on social media. In keeping with
Ephesians 4:29-31, rumers, slander and gossip are inappropriate
means of dialogue and should be avoided with all other "unwholesome"
2) REMEMBER PURITY AS WE WRITE
Social media should include true, noble right, pure, lovely,
admirable and praiseworthy words as a means of encouragement. This
is seen in Paul's admonition to believers in Philippians 4:8-9.
3) BUILD ONE ANOTHER UP
Building up one another is another guideline for social media. Jude
encouraged this of believers in verses 20-21 of his epistle. He also
reminded them to keep theselves in God's love. With God's love in
mind, our words used on the internet should be for building up one
4) REMEMBER JESUS' WARNING ABOUT WORDS
It is also important to keep in mind Jesus' start warning of
carelessly misusing our words. Jesus warns of judgment fo such
misconduct. His words on this subject are found in Matthew 12:36-37.
This warning should remind us to be very careful of the words we
choose to communicate.
It is also important for disciples to "speak the truth in love," so
we believe it is right to be honest on social media. At the same
time, this love constrains us to write appropriately - keeping in
mind the scriptures we have listed in these guidelines.
May the Lord bless our communicating with one another!
Pastor Fung and Pastor Tim