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Why Is Email Communication Important For Your Church?

“Email is dead.” “Email is so 2005.” “Social media is where it’s at.” Ever heard these things before? Yeah, me too. I’m here to tell you that it’s not true. Okay, maybe social media is where it’s at, but email is most definitely not dead. In fact, a recent study found that email is 6x […]

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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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Another New Chapter

If you’re a seasoned reader here on my blog you know that we made an exciting announcement last year. Since that time I’ve taken a hiatus here on my blog and moved everything over to socialchurch.co/blog. So if you’re interested in any of my church communications or social media thoughts from the last year, that’s […]

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A New Chapter

It’s been said that the start of something new is simply a new chapter in the book of your life. If that’s true then I’ve started that new chapter. When I moved to Chicago 8 years ago I never would’ve imagined what God had in store for me. I came as a kid, ready to […]

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#GLS14 Session 1 :: Bill Hybels – Hard Fought Leadership Lessons

Bill Hybels is the founding and senior pastor of Willow Creek Community Church in South Barrington, Illinois, and the chairman of the board for Willow Creek Association. He convened The Global Leadership Summit in 1995, following a God-given prompting to help raise and develop the spiritual gift of leadership for the local church. Both visionary and passionate about seeing […]

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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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5 Things You Need to Know About the New Facebook Page Layout for Your Church

2 Days… That’s how long you have until Facebook will force your church to switch to the new Page layout. Historically Facebook changes are not welcome in the online community, but this time Facebook has learned from it’s mistakes. Almost all of these changes are going to be helpful for your church. So if you haven’t […]

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Blogging for Your Church

Panic. That’s the emotion a friend of mine was feeling when she sent me an email recently. She works in church communications and was panicking because her pastor was pushing her to start a blog for their church. Her exact words were, “We don’t even have a grasp on Facebook and Twitter and he wants […]

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3 Ways I Almost Killed My Church’s Social Media Presence + Free Ebook

Relationships. You want to kill your church’s social media presence? Focus on something other than relationships, and you can kiss your church’s Facebook Page goodbye. That’s what I wrote about a little while ago, and it really struck a chord with many of you. And while relationships are going to be what makes or breaks […]

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Evaluating Your Church’s Easter on Social Media

Easter is over. Take a deep breath. Okay, now keep reading. In church communications it’s easy to get caught up in the energy of Easter, and then come back to the church office on Monday or Tuesday and get so focused on the tasks for the week. After all, post-Easter planning on social media is […]

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