Automate Student Ministry Tasks

IFTTT is a service that lets you create powerful connections with one simple statement:In This post we are going to see how IFTTT can automate student ministry tasks.



Channels are the basic building blocks of IFTTT. Each Channel has its own Triggers and Actions. Some example Channels are:

Facebook   Evernote   Email  Weather  LinkedIn

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The this part of a Recipe is a Trigger. Some example Triggers are “I’m tagged in a photo on Facebook” or “I check in on Foursquare.


The that part of a Recipe is an Action. Some example Actions are “send me a text message” or “create a status message on Facebook.” – provided from

I love IFTTT because it is a set it forget type of app for me.


IFTTT Recipe: Build a twitter list from a hashtag connects twitter to twitter   

The first IFTTT recipe creates a list on twitter from specific hashtag. We use our #atstudents for a lot of our events. So when students use #yourchoiceofhashtag it will place them on your twitter student list.  




. IFTTT Recipe: Instagram to Flickr - ta dah! connects instagram to flickr

Instagram to flickr is very handy! We use flickr to store all our photos that are posted through instagram, Facebook and twitter. This allows us to get photos easily for printing, and to use at events. 




IFTTT Recipe: Schedule Tweets using Google Calendar connects google-calendar to twitter

Add Google Calendar entries with “ScheduleTweet” as the title, and this recipe will tweet the Description of the event you created. The Tweet will go out 15 mins before the time off the event. This is kinda like hootsuite for free.



IFTTT Recipe: If your Facebook profile picture changes then update your Twitter profile picture too connects facebook to twitter

The last one is to keep your profile images the same. So change it on Facebook and twitter updates at the same time.