Strategy_vs_tactics

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…

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…

social-media-tips-church

One of the questions I recently received was “Where do we start with social media for our church?” People think that social media is so complicated. Yes you do need a social media strategy, yet in reality you can get started so quickly and simply. Continue Reading…

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…

social media tips for churches

I recently led three social media seminars in for churches in England and one here in Australia for Willow Creek Australia. In those seminars I gave everyone 10 minutes to write down their top five questions they have about social media. One of the questions that came up was about sizing for photos on different platforms. I’ve been thinking about putting one together, then I saw this brilliant infographic below.

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stop-what-you-are-doing

Yesterday was the last day for Google Reader. I’ve seen many a tweet, Facebook post share an eloquent eulogy on the this passing of this wonderful service.

Yet, what if this was the right time for it to pass on to the heavenly cloud server in the sky? Continue Reading…

Check out my guest blog post for Church Marketing Sucks about implementing way finding for your church

Free_Social_media_calendar_template

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…

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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