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Here’s The Problem

Did you know that at the core of many problems in our cities is a common thread? It’s called fatherlessness. Here are the stats: Fatherless children are 4x more likely to live in poverty. 71% of high school dropouts come from fatherless homes. 71% of teen moms come from fatherless homes. 90% of teens in […]

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My Church Social Media Story

2008: That was the year that I started using social media for my church. At that time Facebook had been released to the public for about two years, and Twitter was still in it’s infancy. I started a Facebook Page and Twitter profile for my church, and began to figure it out. Since that time, […]

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3 Reasons Facebook Hashtags is a Big Deal for Your Church

Facebook has finally adopted the use of hashtags. And you may think I’m crazy, but this is some of the best news for churches using social media since the Facebook Page post scheduling feature was released…and here’s why. The big deal is this: Streamlining Hashtags –¬†For Facebook to finally implement hashtags means that you church […]

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A Reason for Social Media in Church

There are several reasons your church should be using social media, but I’m learning it is not just important because it is relevant, and not just because it is how people are now communicating and sharing experiences, and not just because it is a great way for people to connect with you as a church. […]

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Move Beyond Your Church Brand in Social Media

Many times when using social media for our church we think that we’ve reached the goal when we have a large number of followers and many people interacting with our church brand online. What we often don’t realize is that people eventually want to interact with a real person. Don’t stop at using social media […]

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Monday Wake Up

Last week Amy and I had the opportunity to go back to family’s house in Kentucky for the first time since our wedding. It was great to be back and catchup with our family and friends. It was also my 3rd consecutive year of not going Black Friday Camping at Best Buy. I do miss […]

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Happy Thanksgiving!

Well it’s my first Thanksgiving that my wife and I are getting the opportunity to spend together as a married couple. As we sat around a campfire roasting s’mores last night with our family I was reminded of how thankful I am for a loving and gracious family. My parents aren’t the hippest and coolest […]

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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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Monday Wake Up

This past weekend was one of chilling out. My wife and I went to see Les Miserables with some friends, and I never ceased to be amazed by the talent of these actors and performers. Their voices are amazing, and the acting skills are unmatched. Pretty crazy. I’ll be the first to tell you though, […]

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Using the Twitter Connect Tab in Your Church

Here on my blog I like to mixup the content between 30,000 feet high-level conversations as well as nitty gritty tips. I think both are helpful for us as we’re thinking through our social media strategy in the church. Today I’d like to share with you one of those down and dirty tips. Whether you’re […]

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