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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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…

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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…

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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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…

Church website hosting

Is WordPress or Hosted CMS solution right for your church? (Photo credit)

Earlier this week I wrote a post on Church Marketing Sucks – What’s best for your church website? WordPress or Hosted CMS? I was explaining the journey and decisions we have been making over the last 6 months in choosing our web platform for our own church website. There are important tactical reasons why we have made the decision to switch. However, there are many good hosted CMS solutions that offer church web hosting, have the right features and functionality which have design templates ready to go when you want them.

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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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I really enjoyed speaking at the 2012 Christian Media Australia Conference. So much so, that I’m going again this year. And I’m paying the full swag for it. Continue Reading…

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One of my personal passions is telling others about the potential of social media for the church, if you haven’t got that yet ;-). Many of the friends I make online are social media experts in their own non-profit fields and it is always great to get their input into my life and what I do. I asked this question on a Facebook group I belong to What ‘rookie mistakes should churches and non-profits avoid on social media? Here are some of the answers: Continue Reading…