Social media myths

I love community wisdom. We are collectively better off when we are learning and listening to one another. I especially love learning from others when it comes to my pet passion – social media.

This week I was part of the regular Church Social Media Twitter chat (follow the hashtag: #chsocm) and a great question came up ‘What are the greatest myths/falsehoods about social media & church?’ I thought the answers were so good that they were worthy of sharing with you. Check out below the 17 social media myths that you must do everything to avoid. Continue Reading…

“We need artists that don’t tell their own story, but tell The Story that needs to be told” Erwin McManus at Sparc Conference

Thought Of The Day – Erwin McManus

social-media-tips-for-churches

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…

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…