How to Use YouTube for Your Church Ministries 

How to Use YouTube for Your Church Ministries 

Social media is awesome in so many different ways as it allows you to engage, inspire and inform people of what is happening. This is particularly true for churches. Churches can use social media to really make an impact in their community. But there is one social media network that is still underutilized among churches: YouTube.  YouTube is one of the best platforms to reach the market of 18- to 49-year-olds. On average, 80 percent of 18- to 49-year-olds will watch a video on the platform... Read More
Measuring Success on Social Media

Measuring Success on Social Media

Social media. Two words you hear a lot about on this blog. And for good reason. We believe in the importance of effective social strategy and leveraging these tools to make a difference in your ministries and in the lives of the families in your church. So, we’re going to keep talking about it—as should you! But if we’re not careful, it can become a lot of talk . . . and that’s it. At some point, we have to take a calculated step back and determine how we are measuring our... Read More
What Facebook Knows that Churches Don’t

What Facebook Knows that Churches Don’t

In early January, Mark Zuckerburg made an important announcement regarding changes to the Facebook Newsfeed:  “We’re making a major change to how we build Facebook.  I’m changing the goal I give our product teams from focusing on helping you find relevant content to helping you have more meaningful social interactions.” According to Zuckerburg and the Facebook team, “public content is crowding out the personal moments.”  Memes and viral videos are getting in the way of relationships.  ... Read More
Instagram and Your Church

Instagram and Your Church

Instagram is one of the fastest-growing social platforms in existence right now. Sprout Social reports that there are currently upwards of 800 million monthly active users. Many experts project that number will rise to a billion by the end of 2018. For perspective, that’s more than double the monthly active users of Twitter. One of the main reasons for its popularity? The visual aspect of the platform. Instagram is 100 percent based on visuals. It’s easy to consume content quickly... Read More
5 Questions to Help Prepare for Guests on Easter

5 Questions to Help Prepare for Guests on Easter

For those of us in church leadership Easter is a special day. It’s also a special day for many people who are not a regular part of a local church. Many people who don’t normally go to church will find their way to church on that day. So, here are five questions to help you get ready for guests on Easter. 1.) How are your facilities? Those of us who are there every week truly have a hard time seeing the things that will jump out at a new person. Take some time to enter your facility as if you... Read More