November 19, 2021

5 Thanksgiving Social Media Post Ideas for Your Church

5 Thanksgiving Social Media Post Ideas for Your Church

Are you tired of the obligatory Holiday church posts?

I am.

They are all the same, and feel like we just "have to post them” to get a post out. 

Let’s change things this year and create some genuine and purposeful church Thanksgiving posts! 

In this post, you’ll find 5 Church Thanksgiving post ideas that you can take and make your own.

Each thanksgiving church post concept has a purpose and intention behind it to make sure you are engaging with your community and coming off in a genuine way on Thanksgiving instead of just the “usual” (and boring) Thanksgiving post. 

I’ve created all these posts as stand alone posts with a few caption ideas throughout, so that you can use them no matter what you have going on for Thanksgiving at your church.

Let’s get to it.

Table of Contents

  1. The “Grateful” List Post
  2. “All The Feels” Quote Post
  3. “What I’m Thankful For” Crowdsourced Video Post
  4. “Make You Laugh” Thanksgiving Reels
  5. Reasons to Thank God Carousel 

Church Thanksgiving Post #1: The Grateful List Post 

The list post is a save-able and share-able post type that will create a lot of engagement and offer something of value to your community. People love lists of everything: lists of advice, inspiring lists, to-do lists! 

Create a super simple graphic of a list with a title at the top. Here’s some Thanksgiving List Title ideas that you can make lists about: 

  • 5 Things I Am Grateful For 
  • 3 Tips to Stay Grateful All Year Round
  • Today I Will:
  • 5 Reasons to Thank God Today

Take one of these prompts and thoughtfully answer them! Tell your community in the caption to re-share the post in their Stories!

Church Thanksgiving Post #2: “All The Feels” Quote Post

The purpose of a quote post is to inspire or encourage people. Quotes give people a feeling of connectedness to you and your church when done right. People love to re-share quotes in their Stories, so choose a quote worth sharing.

Some tips: choose a short quote, keep the design simple and easy to read, choose something that is surprising in some way so people are caught in their tracks. The words matter.

Great quotes should make you FEEL something. You should feel inspired to act, reminded of a memory, convicted (in a good way!) or comforted. 

Here’s some examples for Thanksgiving: 

  • Today I choose to be grateful.
  • You are not to give thanks FOR the difficulties, but rather IN the difficulties.
  • In happy moments, PRAISE GOD. In difficult moments, SEEK GOD. In quiet moments, WORSHIP GOD. In painful moments, TRUST GOD. Every moment, THANK GOD.
  • Thank God

Once you pick your quote, expand upon it in the caption. Share why that quote is important, how it can help those reading it or a related story. You can also tell people to tag someone they are grateful for.

Church Thanksgiving Post #3: “What I’m Thankful For” Crowdsourced Video Post

Video brings everything to life and creates a genuine connection. Try making a quick, raw video interviewing people in your church about what they are thankful for. 

You can get a mixture of ages, have some cute kids in the video, have funny clips and serious clips. Then string them all together and post as a video or a Reel on Instagram! 

You can also go for all kids in the video for an extra meaningful and cute video.

In the caption, talk about why you are thankful for your church family or have your Pastor give you a statement on why they are thankful for your church family and post it in the caption!

Church Thanksgiving Post #4: “Make You Laugh” Thanksgiving Reels

Reels are a great way to bring some fun and creativity to any holiday type post. 

Head to your Reels tab the week of thanksgiving and check out what current trends people are posting. Think about ways you can spin the trend for thanksgiving! 

This one will take a little thought. Try asking around your church to get other people’s ideas as well when you find a Reel you like.

You can also make your carousel, quote or list ideas above a Reel instead. 

For a carousel or list, you can do a Reel like this.

For a quote you can write your quote with a moving fall background video that you can just go outside and take yourself! Here’s an example!

Church Thanksgiving Post #5: The Giving Back Carousel 

Lastly, the carousel post! Carousel posts are a great way to share new information or educate your community about a topic. People love to save carousel posts to save something they learned for later!

Carousel posts are a great way to GIVE something of value to your community through words and education.

Here’s some church thanksgiving carousel post ideas:

  • 3 Reasons Why Gratefulness is Good for You
  • Thanksgiving Reminders:
  • 3 Ways to Give Back 

In your caption you can expand upon what you taught in the carousel and tell people to share it to their Stories!


To wrap this up, here’s the posts you learned about:

  1. The “Grateful” List Post
  2. “All The Feels” Quote Post
  3. “What I’m Thankful For” Crowdsourced Video Post
  4. “Make You Laugh” Thanksgiving Reels
  5. Reasons to Thank God Carousel 

Take these post ideas and make them your own this Thanksgiving so that you can add value to your community and be authentic instead of just throwing up the “obligatory” Thanksgiving post.

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