5 Social Media Mistakes That Are Hurting Your Church

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Social media is one of the best ways to reach new members and engage current members, especially younger ones. However, social media mistakes could turn this highly effective tool against your church. The last thing you want is to drive people away. Luckily, these common mistakes are easy to avoid. With a little planning, Facebook, Twitter and all the others could become your church’s online community. 1. Posting And Forgetting The top reason people use social media is to stay in contact with friends. When members and potential members find your church on social media, they expect to experience some …

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Infographic: 25 Stats You Need To Know About Instagram For Churches

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Instagram is the fastest growing social media platform in the world. It is growing five times faster than any other social network. Is your church using it? You should be. By now you know that your church needs to be using social media. You have an hour with your church family on Sunday mornings. Social media gives you access to your church for the other 167 hours each week. Most churches today are using Facebook, the world’s largest social network. Most of your church family is on there, and your church should be using it to grow.  If I was …

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4 Reasons Why You Absolutely Must Start a Church Blog

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  Every pastor wants to do a better job reaching their community.  At least I know I do.  Over the past few years, I have become convinced that one of the best ways to make an impact in my community is by running a church blog.   Early in 2015 the church I pastor started a church blog.  At first, it was an experiment to see if we could do it.  We weren’t sure it would have much of an impact, but we had a few team members who loved to write, so we figured we would give it a …

10 Church Leadership Blogs You Need To Be Reading

10 Church Leadership Blogs You Need To Be Reading

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Let’s face it, Being a pastor is hard. Really, Really Hard. There seems to be no end to the amount of work we have to do to lead a church.  There are sermons to prepare, staff meetings to run, and there is always that person who wants to have a talk about something you said in your sermon. With all the pressures on a pastor, it is easy to get behind in your personal growth.  Of course, that has to start quiet times.  If you do not have a great relationship with Jesus it almost impossible to pastor the people …

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The Absolute Worst Church Website Advice We’ve Ever Heard

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Your webmaster told you what?   Oh. No. He. Didn’t! There is no shortage of terribly bad church website advice out there. We hear it every day. Some person who used to work in some tech field says that your website needs to do this and not do that. Here’s the thing – What may have been good advice in 2008 might be a terrible idea today. In fact, some of those “great tips” might be hurting your website today. Let’s walk through the bad church website advice that we hear most often.  If you have to open a new …