Google announced they are attempting reach further into the social networking arena with the launch of their new +1 feature. So, what is this +1 feature and how does it effect churches? Read More
Social media, especially Facebook, is fantastic opportunity for churches and Pastors to connect with church members and members of their community. But, like most things, Facebooking as a Pastor can cause more harm than good if not done right. Read More
If you put a group of people together in a room, do you have real community? What if none of them know each other? What if some of them do know each other, but don’t like each other? How do you create real community? Read More
The folks at the Center for Church Communications are hosting a webinar with some ideas for Pastors on creating a social media strategy for your church called, “Social Media for Pastors and Ministry Leaders: Where Do I Start?”. The webinar is scheduled for Friday (tomorrow) at 11am PDT. You can find out more and sign up for the webinar at: Read More
If you are just using the Internet as a megaphone, then you are missing the boat. Your focus is wrong because you are thinking about how you can get your message to the people instead of how you can connect and communicate with the people.
Think about it. Do you like to talk to people who only talk about themselves and never listen to you? Read More
The Internet has opened up a whole new world of opportunity for sharing information, connecting with each others, and sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ. But is your church taking full advantage of this opportunity? Read More
Last week Paul Steinbrueck (of OurChurch.Com) and Chris Walker (of EvangelismCoach.org) hosted a webinar about how pastors and church planters can use social media in their ministries. They have now made the video of that webinar available for anyone to watch. It’s a great free resource and I encourage you to check out, “Social Media for Pastors and Church Planters”
What did you learn from the webinar?
What social media strategies have you found work best for your church?
Do churches need their own social network? Church Marketing Sucks asked their readers and found out what church members think about that question. Read More
This is a game changer. Google can be a great source of traffic for your church’s website, especially traffic from people with whom you and your church members would not otherwise come in contact. Google has now revised their search results once again in a significant way. As discussed in this post on Christian Web Trends blog, “Google Shakes Up Search Results with Social Media“, Google is now including social results, pages your friends share and the people you follow tweet about, directly in your search results. This can be a huge benefit for your church.
So, How Does This Effect My Church?
With the rapid increase in the popularity of Twitter, it seems everyone and their uncle are creating Twitter tools and Twitter related websites. Some of these tools and websites are very helpful and can be great resources, while others leave much to be desired. So what tools should you use? What sites are good resources? Read More