Is it worth it for a church to pay Facebook to get your posts boosted to reach more of their people? This is a question my wife asked me the other day as were driving home, and we were talking about social media for churches. It’s a valid question. Since resources are usually hard to […]
Social media can be the first step in the process of someone’s life being completely transformed by the gospel. Here’s How Baptisms in our church are always some of my favorite times. They remind me that the work I do is not just tweeting and ‘Facebook-ing’, but it can be a step in the process […]
Easter is the biggest day for newcomers in your church. It’s a fact that across the world more people attend church on Easter Sunday than any other Sunday out of the year. The question you have to ask yourself is, are people going to visit your church? The reality is that you may lose potential […]
As a church communicator there is one day takes the majority of my attention between the months of January-April, and that day is Easter! In case you weren’t aware, there are a couple realities of this day that I think are important for us to think about as we plan our communication strategy during this […]
I hope that when you think about social media in the church, your first thought is about relationships. If your first thought is ever about promotion then you need to stop and re-assess. And since your first thought should be about relationships, you have to consider that relationship both in a public setting (Facebook, Twitter, […]
As Church Communicators I can think of many things we all have in common, but one that sticks out is the desire that our ministries have to get their event announced from the stage on a Sunday morning. Everyone thinks that a stage announcement is the end-all-be-all for promoting their event. In reality this is […]
Whether you’re just starting to use social media for your church or you’re a veteran you should know something…Facebook is a moving target. Yes, that’s right. When you use social media you need to be willing to adapt to the ever-changing landscape of the social web. Don’t let this stop you from taking the leap […]
I’ve been posting alot about content recently. And while content is what provides value for your church and your community through social media, it is not the foundation of your church’s social media presence. Content will not keep your church’s social media presence going in the long run. Relationships will keep your church’s social media […]
If I had to guess, one of your church’s biggest challenges isn’t what you actually think it is. Most people think that they don’t have enough content to have a consistent presence on social media. When in reality, it’s not a lack of content that is your church’s problem, but it is a lack of […]
I spent some time over the holidays and with family and friends, but as usual I couldn’t take some time off without thinking about the next year and the ideas I wanted to share with you in the church social media space. Also, as I looked back on my posts from the past year it […]
Josh Burns is the Director of Web & Social Media at Park Community Church in Chicago, IL.
Josh has several years of experience in new media production and has a passion to see these mediums implemented within the church in order to better communicate the gospel.
Here at JoshBurns.net/blog you will find his thoughts on all things involving social media and communications in church. Read More
This is my blog. Although I work on staff at Park Community Church in Chicago, they do not pay for or endorse this message. These are my thoughts, unedited...read at your own risk!