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Are you always searching for something good to post?

Searching for something good to post can take more time than actually posting! 

To help you be more efficient, I’ve made a list of 30 new Instagram Stories ideas to get you moving faster. 


How to Use Instagram Stories Effectively

The purpose of stories is not to get new people to see your content, but to get your current community seeing your content more often, staying top of mind with your community and building credibility in a relational way. 

Think of Instagram Stories like your Vlog. Show the behind the scenes of your church and be raw, authentic, silly and unscripted.

This is your chance to humanize your church and show that you are all real people and not all perfect like it may seem. 

This is also your place to tell stories, hence the name Instagram Stories. 

You can tell stories about your church, about your community and leadership. Paint the picture of who you are.

Stories are also a great way to boost engagement using Instagram Stories Stickers. For more ways to use Instagram Stories Stickers, head to this post: Instagram Hack 99% of Churches Don't Know: Increase Engagement Using Stories Stickers.

If you want to know how many stories to post, I recommend 5-10 per day if you have the capacity! If you aren’t there yet, work up to that. 

To make it super easy for you, below I’ve listed 30 Instagram Stories Ideas that you can use every day for 30 days.

30 New Instagram Stories Ideas for Churches

  1. 30-60 second video of your Pastor peaking curiosity about the upcoming message or series 
  2. Share a list of recommended Christian books and why they are great
  3. Go behind the scenes of church work with staff and leadership 
  4. Highlight your volunteers 
  5. Poll your community about what they want to learn
  6. Answer a frequently asked question with a video
  7. Ask your Pastors/leaders to share what God is teaching them right now
  8. Share your feed posts, reels, IGTVs on your stories
  9. Share an old post or top post you've made in the past
  10. Day in the life of your Pastors/Leadership/Staff
  11. Share a quote that motivates you 
  12. Share the story of how your church got started
  13. Give a mini/quick lesson from your favorite scripture 
  14. Ask a leader or your Pastor to share why they do what they do 
  15. Do a quiz on surprising bible trivia (make sure its surprising, not boring)
  16. Have the youth ministry take over your IG stories for a day and share what they do day to day
  17. Share a mistake you see people make when it comes to following God and how to overcome
  18. Show your work set up
  19. Show your teams preparing for events and services 
  20. Share what other platforms you are on
  21. Poll your community on a controversial topic 
  22. Share your 5 favorite Pastors/Churches to follow on Instagram and why 
  23. Share the process of how someone can get involved at your church 
  24. Share the gospel 
  25. Quick testimonials of your training classes 
  26. Share your pastors morning routine or a few morning routines of your leadership team
  27. Quiz your audience on how well they know the Pastor(s) or leadership team
  28. Use 3-5 quiz stickers to see what your community knows about your upcoming series.
  29. Talk about the power of prayer in your stories. Then ask your community to DM you their prayer requests so you can pray for them.
  30. Use the question box to ask what people want to learn next in small groups

Summary

Think of Instagram Stories like your new Vlog. 

Show the behind the scenes of your church and be raw, authentic, silly and unscripted.

For more ways to use Instagram Stories Stickers, head to this post: Instagram Hack 99% of Churches Don't Know: Increase Engagement Using Stories Stickers.

Head on over to my DMs if you have any questions about these ideas. 



Posted 
Jun 10, 2021
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