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Using Snapchat for ministry

Jeremy takes us on a basic tour of Snapchat using...Snapchat, the popular disappearing visual messaging app. He demonstrates how to set up an account, reply to Snaps and hints at ministry uses, including using Stories for small group discussion starters.

NOTE: The screen and buttons seen in the tutorial may be different according to your device's OS or the Snapchat app version installed. The functions described are the same — regardless of the version.


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How can you make use of this image and video app to promote ministry to the young and young at heart? We'd love to hear from you.


Jeremy Steele

Jeremy Steele is the associate pastor at Los Altos UMC in Los Altos, California, as well as a writer and speaker. You can find a list of all his books, articles and resources for churches, including his most recent book All the Best Questions, at his website:



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