Sort by

Blog
391 views
0 shares
0 rating
2 comments

3 Web Design Elements You Should Know

Web design is always evolving.  Aesthetics shift and new technology lets developers create websites that function in different and exciting ways.  If you’re involved in creating or maintaining your organization’s website, here are three design trends you should be familiar with.

Church Communications
Blog
81 views
0 shares
0 rating
0 comments

The Juicys

The Juicys are rewarding churches who are doing great communications work.  See how you can apply to recieve a $2000 grant for your next communications project.  

Church Communications
Blog
276 views
0 shares
0 rating
2 comments

Picking A Website Template

You’ll often hear people say custom designed websites will always be better for an organization than using a template. There’s an argument to be made for that, but often the reality in many churches is the lack of budget for something custom. A quality template based site can be an option, but it takes work to pick the right one.

Church Communications
Blog
130 views
0 shares
0 rating
0 comments

Mistakes Happen In Social Media

If you manage any sort of social media accounts for your church or organization, you’ve probably had that moment where you realized you sent a personal message through a corporate account.  Here are a few things to consider when trying to make things right.

Church Communications
Blog
180 views
0 shares
0 rating
1 comment

Helpful New Facebook Insights Tools

Facebook is rolling out a redesigned Insights analytics for your church page. The first change you’ll notice right away is it’s visually different. Overall, you’ll also have access to more detailed information about your audience.  

Church Communications
Blog
200 views
0 shares
0 rating
0 comments

What You Miss By Ignoring Your Website

Long-term website maintenance seems to be an issue for many churches. A lot of work and discussion go into the creation of a site; yet there’s not always a commitment to keep it up-to-date. When you aren’t thinking about the ongoing needs of you church website, there are plenty of opportunities that are missed.

Church Communications
Blog
340 views
0 shares
0 rating
2 comments

5 Social Media Improvements You Can Make Today

Using social media well is more than setting up an account and pushing out information about yourself or organization.  By nature it’s relational.  Whether you’re new to social media, or someone who’s been doing it for years, here are five things to consider that could make your online relationships stronger.

Church Communications
Article
771 views
0 shares
0 rating
1 comment

The Double Edged Sword of Email Lists

I joined a church just after graduating from college and suddenly started receiving emails from a number of people all at the same time. Later I realized my email was published in the directory. Without giving consent I was subscribed to the church weekly update, prayer chain, and social justice club list.

Church Admin & FinanceChurch Communications
Blog
331 views
0 shares
0 rating
1 comment

Facebook News Feed Changes: 3 Things to Consider

In upcoming weeks, Facebook will roll out a redesigned, less cluttered News Feed to users, and there are some things your church needs to think about to be ready. While it’s hard to know exactly how the modifications will affect how you administer your Facebook page, here are a few things to consider.

Church Communications
Q&A
407 views
0 shares
0 rating
2 comments

What is your picture policy for pictures on Facebook (and other websites)?

Our church is beginning to use Facebook more regularly, and it is clear that pictures are what members of the congregation find to be of the most interest. It is apparent, though, that our church needs to adopt a policy regarding pictures. So we are looking for more input - especially from Michigan churches (as laws tend to vary from state to state). 1. Does your church have a picture policy or waiver form that you would be willing to share? We are particularly interested in figuring out what our policy should be regarding posting pictures of minors on Facebook. 2. How have churches...
Church Communications
Blog
138 views
0 shares
0 rating
2 comments

Getting Started with Twitter

Twitter may not be the biggest social media platform, but it’s growing.  Its short-form, 140-character style of posting makes it a unique arena to quickly communicate with your followers.  If your church is thinking about tweeting, here are a few things to consider as you get started.

Church Communications
Blog
161 views
0 shares
0 rating
0 comments

Social Media Image Sizing Guide

There is an art to creating a social media page.  You have header images to make, background pictures to add and content to create before you can even start sharing.  Here's a free guide to help you figure out the sizing of all those different images so you can get the most out of your various social media sites.

Church Communications
Blog
496 views
0 shares
0 rating
4 comments

#helphimjesus

Two weeks ago I was privileged to sit in on a consultation on preaching hosted by my colleagues. One theme we circled back to often had to with the use of social media in the preaching event. Many of us who were at the consultation had been pastors of congregations in the past and we admitted to each other that it's an odd thought to ponder someone in a pew Tweeting about a sermon even as we are delivering it...

Church CommunicationsPastors
Blog
217 views
0 shares
0 rating
1 comment

Facebook Graph Search

Last week, Facebook gave a preview of its new search feature that looks for answers by exploring your Facebook experience as well as what your friends have shared. While Google searches the entire web, Facebook Graph Search gives you results based solely on your Facebook social life. It’s personalizing search.

Church Communications
Q&A
155 views
0 shares
0 rating
2 comments

What is a good online tool to use for our annual time & talent questionnaire?

Our church has recently begun using online sign ups via email for various needs. www.signupgenius.com We have had great success with this. We are realizing that people are willing to commit to things when then have a calendar in front of them at home. We are in the process of gathing our information for our annual time and talent questionnaire We believe that we will get more responses if we make this time & talent survey available online for people to fill out. I've heard of www.surveymonkey.com , but I'm not sure if this is the right thing for us. Has anyone used this type of thing...
Church Communications
Discussion Topic
180 views
0 shares
0 rating
1 comment

Need Volunteer for Church Web Site

We do not have a church web site and we need help to get a church web site started for Community CRC. We do have an account and name with a host/server for our new wweb site. If anyone is able to volunteer and help us develop a web site for our church-please contact Pastor jim at fwcrc@hotmail.com
Church Communications
Blog
322 views
0 shares
0 rating
0 comments

Personal Preferences

We may be doing everything right in terms of good communication, great Sunday worship and connecting people with the community, yet personal preference may keep someone from making a first (or return) visit to your church. It’s the classic relationship line, “It’s not you, it’s me.” So if we know that people’s preferences play a role in determining where they go to church, there are a few things I think we should always keep in mind ...

Church Communications
Blog
298 views
0 shares
0 rating
0 comments

3 Things Churches Underestimate About the Web

Building and maintaining good, useable websites are a struggle for churches of all sizes. Large and small alike have websites that don’t accurately represent who they are and don’t help people better connect with their church. There are many reasons why websites don’t reach their potential, but here are three things I think churches commonly underestimate about the web.

Church Communications

Pages

RSS