Summer Social Media Campaign – Pastor Selfie Challenge

To: Pastors and Parish Communication Staff
CC: Parish Secretaries and Bulletin Editors
From: Paula Gwynn Grant, Director, Office of Communications

In an effort to share the work of our church and encourage weekly church attendance, we are excited to announce the social media “Summer Pastor Selfie Challenge” campaign.

Parishioners ages 18 and up are encouraged to take a selfie with their pastor and post it on social media using #archatl from now until September 21. We will repost our favorites on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

We are also encouraging large group selfies with parish staff and at ministry events. An annual church picnic, outdoor rosary or special fundraiser event are a few great opportunities to take a selfie with a pastor and show the vibrancy of our faith community in the Archdiocese of Atlanta.

Please see the sample announcement to use for your bulletins, newsletters and social media.

Sample Announcement
Join the Archdiocese of Atlanta for their “Summer Pastor Selfie Challenge” on social media! Take a picture with (insert pastor’s name) and share on social media using #archatl. They will repost pictures on Facebook at, Twitter at @archatl and Instagram at @archatlanta. For ages 18 and up.

For questions or more information, please email

We look forward to seeing your selfies!