Feature Friday — Facebook Fan Pages for Pastors

Good afternoon readers! Today is Feature Friday! Today we are going to be featuring a post from a blog I read called Stuff Christian Culture Likes . It is by Stephanie Drury. Below is one of her recent posts.

#132 Facebook fan pages for pastors

Thursday February 25, 2010

What more relevant way to encourage and shepherd your flock than via fan page? Lots of these exist on Facebook. They are created either by members of their church or by the pastor himself masquerading as a member of the church.

Since there isn’t a Facebook fan page category for pastors, the fanatic-inspiring pastor is sometimes categorized as a “musician.” No one raises an eyebrow. Fan page? Sure. Musician? Why not? He’s a man of God!

Some of these pages have tens of thousands of fans. Said fans use the page to leave copious messages and pressing questions that the pastor could never respond to due to his mortaldom. But maybe they don’t see him as a mere mortal. Maybe once he’s fan-page-worthy he’s approaching the realm of exalted figurehead. This sort of mindset turns the pastor into an untouchable celebrity rather than a friend and companion in seeking God. Hi, conflict of interests.


So what do you think readers? Should pastors have “Fan Pages”? Does this make it out to have them be some sort of idol? Is it taking away from what the pastor is all about?

Go check Stephanie’s blog! I am sure you will get a kick out of it.

Until next time readers, God Bless!

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One thought on “Feature Friday — Facebook Fan Pages for Pastors

  1. I disagree with this completely, Meaning I feel it is crazy to build these wonderful people up as something more that they are. We need to remember to never raise someone up on a Pedestal unless he is worthy and there is one One worthy of this act. He is our Lord and Savior. Everyone else will only fail you and let you down if you treat them higher or more holier then others. Don’t create false idol.
    People do follow many pastors. I have one of those pastor that heads our church in San Diego. He is merely a man, husband, pastor and a teacher that God has equipped to get the words out about his Love and Grace. He is nothing more than that. I pray God protects my pastor and keeps him grounded in the word and following Gods will and not Mans.

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