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Social media is a brilliant opportunity for your church or non-profit to communicate with existing or new audiences in a way that no other communication channel allows. The traditional gatekeepers of media aren’t there. Social media is the digital campfire of today. Being around for a while I’ve seen some use social media really well and unfortunately some use it really badly. Here are 22 common mistakes most churches & non-profits make on social media: Continue Reading…

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What I’m about to share with you are two of the most common mistakes I see in church communications. It is like we can be locked in via the Death Star’s tractor beam on this course towards this mistake and nothing in the rebel force’s communications star fleet can help us (Yes I’ve done it).

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Why-I-blog

I’ve been blogging about communications, marketing and social media for churches since 2009. I remember starting on TypePad with no code experience and very little web design chops. I remember being so excited at finally investing my own money in this domain name and swapping over to WordPress. Continue Reading…

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Church communications change up

In church communications our focus can often be around large-scale broadcast communication. Sometimes when we communicate we only add to the noise and clutter that is going on around our various audiences. Today’s post is a relatively short post, but I want to give you an example of really effective communication that cut through the clutter of my day.  Continue Reading…

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social media church

If I had a dollar for every time I am asked this question I would be a millionaire! I currently have a pile of questions about how churches can use social media from recent seminars that I ran on my desk. This was the most common question about social media and churches. Continue Reading…

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Managing the social media for my church has been the most real-time and interactive communications channel I have ever worked in. It’s brilliant. It’s fun. However, in the busyness of the day-to-day it is easy to forget about what is being posted on any of our social media platforms. Especially if there is more than one person involved with your social media management like there is with our own social media presence. That is where a social media content calendar can come in very handy. Here are 6 reasons you should start using a calendar: Continue Reading…

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Willow Creek Australia

I’m really excited to announce that I will be running a social media seminar in partnership with Willow Creek Australia in late June. I’ll be sharing my best social media tips for church leaders, churches, para-church organisations and non-profits.

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church social media england

One of my dreams has been to use my talents and gifts serve the church in the United Kingdom. If you didn’t know I was grew up in the UK. I’m so excited to share with you some upcoming social media seminars I’ll be speaking at in late May and June 2013. If you or your church are just starting out in using social media then these seminars will help make you more effective! Continue Reading…

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public relations ideas for churches

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Churches can be typically shy in dealing with the media. Many church leaders have been burnt. But it’s my experience that public relations (PR) can be a great way for a church to tell the world about the great work that they are doing. PR is a much more authentic communications channel for churches than advertising. I would highly recommend that Pastors, church leaders and Church Communications Directors use it as a communications tactic. I’ve written a few ideas below based on my own experience that I hope will help you the next time you want to tell your community about what your church is doing. Continue Reading…

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