Engaging Your Community Online

Engaging Your Community Online

There’s a popular saying in youth ministry that says: If you want to reach students, you need to “go where they are.” That means that if you want to meet students you go to school sporting events, band concerts, the mall or other places where students hang out. That way, you can get to meet new students in an environment where they are comfortable. In the same way, if you want to go where people are, that place is online. So, how do you build a community and new friendships for the sake of... Read More
The Secret Sauce of Event Planning

The Secret Sauce of Event Planning

Events are a regular part of ministry. They’re exciting, attention-grabbing, and a great way to create memories and relationships. However, as you probably know, they’re also a lot of work! Therefore, it’s important to make every event count. Whether the occasion is focused on “insiders” like your own ministry or local church, or “outsiders” like the neighborhood or community-at-large, there are two key areas that can easily be overlooked. The Audience You likely have a few annual events at... Read More
026: Clarifying the Win for Small Group Leaders with Tom Shefchunas, Afton Phillips and Ashley Bohinc

026: Clarifying the Win for Small Group Leaders with Tom Shefchunas, Afton Phillips and Ashley Bohinc

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Creating a Community on Social Media

Creating a Community on Social Media

Hopefully you’re aware by now that a church is not building. A church is a community of people joined together in a common cause. The same can be said of social media. Social media is not truly about apps and websites. Those are just tools that bring people together to engage and communicate. Those who use social media the most effectively know this. They have created or joined a larger community of people that just happens to chat online. Here are a few ways that your church can take... Read More