4 Tips to Utilize Social Media for Your Ministry Without Getting Overwhelmed

4 Tips to Utilize Social Media for Your Ministry Without Getting Overwhelmed

Social media is an essential form of communication for your student ministry. But it can be overwhelming. Tweet this. Post that. Snap this. Pin that. Send this. Upload that. You barely have the time to prepare for what’s happening this Sunday in your student environment, let alone the time to engage with what’s happening on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, or one of the other 10,000 social media apps. But just because it’s overwhelming doesn’t mean it’s not... Read More
Building A Network For Building Each Other

Building A Network For Building Each Other

by Amy Fenton A few years ago my friend, Kenny Conley, came to Nashville for a visit. He was bringing a volunteer conference to town and he wanted to network with local kids’ pastors to cast vision. The day we met over lunch, he told us about his network in Austin and the connections he had with other local leaders. Here in Nashville we were connected. Many of us from various churches and denominations are friends. We even have lunches on occasion that are hosted by various groups. But,... Read More
Why Does Your Church Need a Communications Plan?

Why Does Your Church Need a Communications Plan?

Most churches understand the significance of communications and the importance of planning. However, far too few churches actually take the time to create and implement even a basic communications plan. “Failing to plan is planning to fail.” This adage holds true because those churches without strategic communication are often the same churches that fail to reach a wider audience. They struggle to grow and wonder why their message falls flat. But the obvious reason is the lack of a clear... Read More
3 Ways Your Church Can Leverage Facebook Groups

3 Ways Your Church Can Leverage Facebook Groups

Often confused with Facebook Pages, Facebook Groups are described by our friends at Facebook as a “place for small group communication and for people to share their common interests and express their opinion.” They even mention that Facebook Groups are perfect for church groups! So, while it is important for your church to have its own Facebook Page, Groups serve a much more specific purpose — connection for a smaller group around a specific cause. So how can your church leverage... Read More
Assessing the Effectiveness of Your Church’s Website

Assessing the Effectiveness of Your Church’s Website

A church website is one of the most important communication tools your church has to reach the community. Why is that? Because more and more people first go to a church’s website to find out more about the church before they ever walk through the door of your building. Despite its overall importance, a church’s website can often be considered an after thought or lower in priority over other missions of the church. But, if you want to reach as many people in your community for Christ as... Read More