social media, salty waffle, social media faith, social media faith based organizations, social media church, social media share, social media community LinkedIn is a social media site aimed at professional use as opposed to Facebook, which is more often used for more casual relationships, like friends and family. There are two main benefits for churches to start using LinkedIn.Benefits

1) LinkedIn is great for finding applicants for any position. Whether the church is looking for a new pastor or someone to take over marketing efforts, there is a rich network of skilled people on LinkedIn.

2) LinkedIn is a great place to establish groups to connect people for volunteer work and opportunities to serve in local churches. One example of this is VolunteerMatch, the Web’s most popular volunteer network. The group utilizes its large network to connect you with others who share your passion.

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Tune in next Monday for Part 2, an explanation of the features LinkedIn has to offer!