Social Media
How to Create Great Content for Instagram

How to Create Great Content for Instagram

Instagram is an image-based platform that's not only beautiful and fun, but also brings a sense of community. Its users are used to professional, high-quality images and videos, so if you want to grow your church community with Instagram, creating eye-catching visuals...

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Digital Ministry With Worship Times

Digital Ministry With Worship Times

“If you had three Communications positions, what would they be?” – from a recent post in a Facebook group for church communicators. Three? 3! We love that churches that have the money are spending it on good communication ministry that seeks to reach out beyond their...

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Saint Paul Used Social Media

Saint Paul Used Social Media

By Emily Hope Morgan Things have changed with social media. Back in 2005 when I first got on Facebook only college students could get a Facebook account. Even back in 2009 when I started seminary many churches who at that point could get on Facebook didn't want to,...

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Facebook Pages: Intermediate, Part 2

Facebook Pages: Intermediate, Part 2

Yesterday we explored some new ways to use and organize your Facebook page. Now, let's look at how to tell how your page is reaching people. Action Button You don’t want visitors to just come and look at your Facebook page, you want them to do something while they are...

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Facebook Pages: Intermediate, Part 1

Facebook Pages: Intermediate, Part 1

Posts Last month we discussed the basics of getting and maintaining a Facebook page for your ministry. We included tips about the dos and don’ts of Facebook posts. Let’s explore some of the features of your Facebook page that will help make your page a center of...

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Social Media How-To: Facebook Pages 101, Part 2

Social Media How-To: Facebook Pages 101, Part 2

In Part 1 we talked about why and how to get a Facebook page for your ministry. Today we want to share a few tips about what and how to post. Get Started When posting on social media, a good rule of thumb from people who have been doing this a long time is a 1:5 ratio...

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Social Media How-To: Facebook Pages 101, Part 1

Social Media How-To: Facebook Pages 101, Part 1

If you don’t have a Facebook page for your church or ministry, we recommend you create one, today. It’s a great way to share information, events, connect people to your website, boost information to people in your community, and so much more! Here is why and how: Why...

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Shout It Out: Intro to Social Media

Shout It Out: Intro to Social Media

Facebook is only 12 years old, and Twitter recently turned 10. Just a moment in time compared to the millennia that the church has been in existence, an institution, yet no one can deny the power and influence of the many forms of social media in such a short time....

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5 Ways to Schedule Social Media Posts

Last week I spoke with a friend who had recently taken a job at a larger church. Part of his new duties are to run their Facebook and Twitter pages, and he asked me for help because it was overloading his schedule. He was spending a lot of time worrying about the...

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Re-Purposing Social Media Content

There's a repeated phrase in the world of social media: content is king. As a church leader who also does social media I understand the phrase but have some trouble with it because if we're going to call anything king it should be Jesus. But the main point of this...

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Using Social Media Trademarks

Using social media logos is not just website design issues but is also a legal issue. I am not a lawyer and am providing this blogpost for basic information. Specific questions should be directed to a lawyer.   Social media connection is a key part of communication in...

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Social Media for Christian Education

As social media is integrated more and more into people's everyday lives, we in the church have an opportunity to use those tools in all types Christian education. Worship Times has compiled three of our favorite ways of using social media for Christian education to...

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Listening as the Key to Social Media

A lot of times when we in churches and ministries think about social media the question is, "What do we need to do on social media?" And that is a good question to ask. Knowing your purpose and knowing what platform is the best fit is important. But there's another...

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5 Ideas to Use Pinterest in Ministry

Last week our blog featured an introduction to Pinterest, and this week we'll be looking at how to use Pinterest in ministry. First, just like any social media platform, you need to think about whether or not Pinterest is right for your ministry. Are the individuals...

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Introduction to Pinterest

I really like Pinterest. It's great for visual people, for inspiration, for organizing projects, and sharing about things you love. It's technically a photo-sharing site, but those photos often link to other websites. If you're looking at a picture of a yummy...

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Introduction to Twitter Lingo

Twitter is a very different social media platform than Facebook. Facebook is great for contact information, photos, and even some conversation; but Twitter is (mainly) for connections, conversations, and resourcing. Here's some key lingo for those who want to get...

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Running Your Church’s Facebook

Facebook is a great tool to use in conjunction with your church's main website. Your website can hold all the information visitors and members need, and Facebook can be the hub for church life. Here are some ideas to get you started: 1. Special events--Facebook is a...

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Social Media Job Descriptions

I have been seeing a lot of people asking for resources about building a job or volunteer description for someone to cover specifically social media and digital communications in their churches. Most churches would need a social media manager who works between 10-20...

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Social Media Plan 5: Support

This post is the sixth in a series about developing a social media plan in a church or ministry. Read the Introduction, Part 1 Aim, Part 2 Connection, Part 3 Interactivity, Part 4 Leadership. The next question while you're planning to use a new type of social media...

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Social Media Plan 4: Leadership

This post is the fifth in a series about developing a social media plan in a church or ministry. Read the Introduction, Part 1 Aim, Part 2 Connection, Part 3 Interactivity. Our next question in making a social media plan is a big one: 4. Who will be in charge of this...

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Social Media Plan 3: Interactivity

This post is the fourth in a series about developing a social media plan in a church or ministry. Read the Introduction, Part 1 Aim, Part 2 Connection. Once you've established what the aim of the new social media is and who you're trying to connect with, the third...

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Social Media Plan 2: Connection

This article is the third in a series of developing social media practices in a church or ministry. Read the introduction and Question 1: Aim. The second question when thinking about using a new social media for your church: Who are you trying to connect with by using...

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Social Media Plan 1: Aim

This article is the second in a series of developing social media practices in a church or ministry. Read the Introduction. In the post "Social Media Resolutions" six questions were asked for churches considering getting involved in new forms of social media. We will...

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