Whether you realize it or not, your church has a brand. What is a brand? What can you do to help your church’s brand?
I produce ChurchJuice.com, a ministry dedicated to helping CRCNA churches communicate better. We provide free resources, training, and articles all around the idea of helping churches through marketing, branding, social and web presence, public relations, graphic design, and other communication-related avenues.
Even though we talk a lot about more technologically advanced forms of communication, the best way to get people to attend your next outreach event is still found in one of the most traditional forms: personal invitation.
What role does your church bulletin play in the church’s overall communication strategy? Do we have the bulletin because that’s how it’s always been, or can it be an effective communication tool?
Social media is a great tool that churches can use to build and expand relationships, as well as a tool for outreach. Here are six tips to help your church utilize social media better.
A lot of churches are wrestling with the validity and purpose of their regularly-printed newsletter.
While it is a given that any organization has to have a mobile accessible presence, many churches are unaware of whether a mobile website or an app is the better choice.
Creating a church website is not a one person task. To do it right, you need multiple types of people on a team. Here are the folks we recommend.
First impressions matter. Your website is where that will impression will most-often happen. So what makes a good church website?
Churches struggle with figuring out what’s important for their church website. Here are 5 things your church website needs to include.
We follow a few general rules:
1. There is no "reasonable expectation of privacy" in a public setting like a worship service or other church-related event.
2. If there is a minor...posted on: Livestreaming Worship and Privacy Concerns
I love that this conversation is happening! I want to quickly add that it's best to know your audience. If your church is much older, typically a bulletin is a great way to communicate (and offer...posted on: Should Churches Print Bulletins?
Hey Arnie, I think you're referring to a Facebook group instead of a page. A page is always going to be forward-facing, anyone can find your page, see your posts, and follow/like your page. A...posted on: Church Facebook Page Public vs Private?
Sounds like you're being very strategic with your newsletter, which is great! How do you feel like you're nurturing community well by using the newsletter? What can other churches learn from what...posted on: What Goes in Your Church Newsletter?
Thanks for the feedback Rachael! Do you feel like the reformatted bulletin & newsletter help you communicate more effeciently to your congregation?posted on: What Goes in Your Church Newsletter?
We read He Reads Truth/She Reads Truth, and they've recently added a Kids Read Truth. Same study, often segmented based on the demographic. We've really enjoyed going through these as husband/wife...posted on: Family Devotional?
Hey Nicole! Great question. Under CCLI's streaming license, you can record live worship services. The license covers only the music covered by CCLI, so if you do anything other than that (other...posted on: Posting Worship Services Online
I think you hit the nail on the head with contact forms. Making it as easy as possible for the website visitor should be the point of the contact area.
We don't agree on...posted on: What Makes a Good Church Website?
Hey Angela. That webinar recording is not available. We're working to make that available for future webinars though!
Hey Mark, great question. Church Juice is starting to do regular webinars on a monthly basis. Today is going to be our second one yet, so we're still learning and evaluating software,...posted on: Advice on Doing a Webinar?