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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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The Easter Social Media Invitation

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 […]

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Social Media Christmas Invitations

If you’re a regular reader here on my blog, then I hope you know by now that context is key in your church’s social media presence, which is why I hope you’re thinking about how to use your Church’s social media presence around Christmas. Okay, let’s face it, I hope you were thinking about this […]

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Catering Content For Your Church

Imagine with me for a second…What if you were able to hone in on the exact interests of the people who follow your church on social media and cater your content to pique their interests. Well guess what…you can. There are a couple tricks available for Twitter and Facebook that allow you to see the […]

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Trial & Error in Church Social Media

Did you know that 80% of social media success is trial and error. Just kidding. I made that up. But I’m not lying when I say that a large amount of what you will learn in using social media for your church is trial and error. You can read all the social media books you […]

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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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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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Twitter as A Discovery Tool for Your Church

I think many times we underestimate the power of Twitter as a discovery tool for the church. I know I do. So often it is easy for me to forget that a tweet doesn’t stop after it is posted. So many times people will retweet a quote that my church tweets or a piece of […]

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App of the Week – Tweetbot

The app I’d like to highlight this week is…yes, you guessed it, yet another Twitter client. What can I say, I have quite an arsenal of tools when it comes to Twitter, and they all seem to have their own role in my Twitter strategy. Today I’d like to talk about Tweetbot. What is Tweetbot? […]

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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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