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Creating a Social Media Campaign for your Church

If you’ve been using social media for your church, or just started, there is one thing you will inevitably come across. Eventually you will be asked the question, “How can we use social media to promote…” I talk often about the church using social media to move people forward in their relationship with God, this […]

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Church Social Media to Provide Value

Many times when we think about social media in the church we’re thinking about how to provide value for people, but subconsciously we’re probably thinking more about how to provide value for ourselves as a church brand. How can we get hundreds of people to showup to this event? Or how can we get hundreds […]

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Church Social Media Resources

As I’ve spent more and more time learning, and growing in the area of social media in the church, I have come to know and trust some great people and resources. Some are explicitly targeted at social media in the church, while others are more general social media resources that can be applied to the […]

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Knowing Your Community in Social Media

I learned early on (that makes me sound like an old man) that knowing my people and my community is of utmost importance when it comes to communication and using social media in the church. In the first church I worked, I spent alot of time jumpstarting our communications. I did a full online blitz […]

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Facebook Page Scheduling for Your Church

If you’ve been running a Facebook Page for your church since before May of this year then you know how frustrating it was to have to use a third-party tool to schedule posts for your Facebook Page. In addition to that, Facebook’s EdgeRank would actually hurt the visibilty of my posts in other people’s newsfeeds […]

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Measuring Success for Social Media in Your Church

Why is it that in the church we can become so obsessed with numbers? We convince ourselves that it is the only concrete way to measure succcess within the church. ┬áIt’s especially easy to get caught up in the nunbers game when it comes to the web and social media. It is easy to equate […]

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App of the Week – Socialcam

I believe one of the most important pieces of content that you can be creating and distributing as a church these days is video. Video allows you to capture a moment, in a way that a photo, or written text cannot. And thankfully video is becoming more and more easy to capture and share almost […]

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Cross-Posting Social Media for Your Church

One of the first mistakes a church can make when starting out in social media is to try to communicate as much as possible while spending as little time as possible. I get it. Many churches are pressed for time, people, and resources, and have a hard time finding someone who is passionate about social […]

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App of the Week – Hootsuite

If you’re running social media for your church, you may manage 2 or more social media accounts on a daily basis. This could include Twitter and Facebook for both your church and yourself personally. It won’t take you long to realize that managing all of this can be madness if you don’t have the right […]

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Have You Filled-in Your Church’s Facebook Timeline?

Churches, whether you’re just starting out on Facebook or you’ve been on Facebook since the launch of Brand Pages, one thing that might slip under your radar as your managing your page is your history on the timeline. I wrote about this a little bit when the Timeline was first released, but I’d like to […]

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