How to Build Community Through Online Church

How to Build Community Through Online Church

As churches look to find ways to reach more people for Christ, online church is often brought up. What online church looks like depends on the church, but in this very digital and online world we live in, looking to use online tools to reach more people in your local community (and the world) is a great option to consider. One comment commonly heard about online church is that it isn’t “real community.” People who argue this point make it seem as if the only way to have community is through... Read More
Setting Boundaries Between Family and Ministry

Setting Boundaries Between Family and Ministry

Here’s a random question for you. If I were to say that somebody was a “PK” would you know what I meant? It probably will take a little bit more context. The term means “Preacher’s Kid” or “Pastor’s Kid” depending on the background or denomination. Now knowing that, what would be your impression of someone that was labeled a PK? If you didn’t know anything about it you might say that they were very strong in their faith or had become a minister themselves or had a strong relationship with God.... Read More
How to Create a Social Media Policy for Your Church

How to Create a Social Media Policy for Your Church

The world is in a very interesting state right now. There definitely seems to be a lot of animosity and hostility toward people who believe or think different things. We often see this played out in social media. Just scroll through your Facebook or Twitter feeds and you will see all sorts of arguments going on. No matter what you say or like, someone can be offended and have no problem arguing different points of view.  It is really unfortunate that there are less discussions and... Read More
How Churches Can Use IGTV

How Churches Can Use IGTV

IGTV hit the world just a short time ago but it already has people talking. Have you heard about IGTV yet? Maybe a better question is have you started playing around with it yet for your church or ministry?  What is IGTV?   IGTV stands for Instagram TV and allows you to upload long form videos up to 10 minutes . . . unless you are a large or verified account which are allowed to post videos up to one hour in length. This is quite different from other Instagram videos and stories in which... Read More
How to Incorporate Social Media into your Weekend Services 

How to Incorporate Social Media into your Weekend Services 

Today it is very rare for someone not to be on social media in some capacity. They may not have accounts on all of the most popular social networks (Twitter, Facebook, Snapchat, Instagram or Pinterest) but they have at least one of these. Considering the amount of involvement and engagement on social media channels, it is important that you, as the church, use this to engage your attendees and encourage them to share.  Considering the amount of involvement and engagement on social media... Read More