This social media policy is created to be a living document to reflect the current needs of the Office of the General Minister and President of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in the United States and Canada.
To help facilitate safe spaces for conversation, community, and dialogue within the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) on social media outlets, the following policy will be observed in the management of user-generated content submitted to Disciples of Christ social media platforms. These include accounts or websites that are managed or moderated by denominational staff. Such platforms include, but are not limited to: Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, blogs, and websites managed and moderated by Communication Ministries.
Posts and comments that do not adhere to the following guidelines are in conflict with the mission of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), and are subject to removal. Repeated violation of these policies may result in a user being blocked or removed from Disciples platforms. Questions about this policy and its enforcement can be sent to [email protected].
- Posts should contain family-friendly content only. No post can contain content unsuitable for viewing by children. This policy prohibits cursing, posting of adult or disturbing images/videos, any text descriptions of obscene or adult acts or material, and/or any posts that include URLs linking to pages containing the aforementioned content.
- Users should refrain from personal attacks and hate speech, including, but not limited to, attacking or calling into question the faith of an individual or group. These kinds of comments will not be allowed on any official social media or web platform.
- Similarly, no post should contain threats or descriptive acts of violence towards other users or individuals. In the case of such post, the site administrator will record the post, consult with organizational leaders, and contact appropriate authorities about the threatening behavior.
- Because the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in the United States and Canada is a registered non-profit organization, posts or comments should not promote products or services from which that user, or another, would personally profit.