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Social media’s impact on fundraising in the 21st century

Rachel Ankers October 27, 2017

Let’s face it…. We all need money to run our churches, our organizations, and our non-profit adventures.  As a result, Christian leaders have to spend some portion of their time and energies on fundraising to do all God has called them and their people to do. But fundraising in the 21st century looks a little… Continue Reading »

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Create Momentum During Summer Months

Wes Atkinson June 6, 2017

With summer just around the corner, your church may be wondering how you can keep the momentum going during the unpredictable summer season. Vacations, pool parties, and family visits to your home are a few reasons why attendance at your church may be down this year. Not to mention, your congregation daydreaming during the sermon… Continue Reading »

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The Social Scene: Choosing the Best Social Media Networks for Your Church

Amy Scott-Lundy March 2, 2017

Almost every few months, a new social networking website emerges. Long-established social media networks such as Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube are popular and well-known, but newcomers like Instagram and Snapchat have quickly gained ground. For most of us, but especially busy church administrators, learning the ins and outs of social media can be time-consuming and… Continue Reading »

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Three Twitter Mistakes that You can Avoid

Erin McManaway September 21, 2016

Twitter is a strange type of social media. It has a strict character limit that forces you to condense your message. This makes communication using Twitter more concise, but it also requires more thought, and can sometimes feel intimidating. While there’s not a set of rules on using Twitter as social media for your church,… Continue Reading »

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3 Things to Consider Before Posting During the Sermon

Jennifer Byrd August 24, 2016

Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat… they can be so encouraging some days when your feed is full of good news, funny pet videos and inspirational quotes. Other days it can make you want to crawl in a cave and hibernate until next spring! I definitely want to be a positive contributor on social media. I hope… Continue Reading »

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Tips for Building your Church’s Facebook Page

John Gilman August 17, 2016

Advertising is so important for successful businesses today.  Name recognition and showcasing your services goes a long way in helping one grow a company.  The same concept is also true for the church. Although not a business, it is an organization that depends upon the faithfulness of its members and must be aware of the… Continue Reading »

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Social Media Boundaries, Part 1

John Gilman August 11, 2016

We live in a world where everyone has an opinion, whether about politics, religion, food or their favorite TV show. People have always had opinions, but now social media allows them to constantly be broadcast across multiple outlets. It can get exhausting! How does this affect us as believers? We are entitled to our opinions,… Continue Reading »

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Church Communication: Snap to a New Generation

John Gilman July 25, 2016

If you want to reach the next generation, you have to meet them where they are. And these days, they’re on Snapchat. More and more people flock to this fun social media platform designed to share photos and 10 second videos for 24 hours. After 24 hours, the photo or video disappears, creating a sense… Continue Reading »

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Summer On-Air: Live-Streaming for Churches

John Gilman July 11, 2016

It’s summer time and people are on the move. Families are enjoying much-deserved family vacations across the country. Individual and couples are sneaking way for relaxing weekend experiences. And, some stay-cationers are simply sleeping in and taking it easy. And yet, many will miss (and feel the loss of) your weekend services. This makes summer… Continue Reading »

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