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How to set up an account for your local church

Does your local church have an Instagram account? Take two minutes to learn how to set up an account, step by step. View

Content ideas for local churches

Engaging photos are the key to successful Instagram posts. Get content ideas to make your church come alive! View

How to use hashtags

What’s a hashtag and why should you care about them? In this two-minute video, you’ll learn everything you need to know about hashtags. View

How to share a photos to Instagram

Posting to Instagram is as simple as uploading your photos to your account. Learn how to upload and use Instagram filters to make your favorite photos more engaging. View

How to get followers

Take one minute to learn simple strategies for building followers to your church's Instagram account. View

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Webinar: 7 ways to promote your church event on Facebook

Pictures and posts are good, but Facebook can do more for your church. Join us August 30 for a webinar about promotion ideas, best practices, and livestreaming — all through Facebook. View

14 apps easily turn boring images into works of art

We can’t all be brilliant photographers, so here are several hacks to elevate the mundane to masterpiece. Read More

4 ways to use Facebook Live at church beyond the worship service

Extend your livestream ministry and connect with a growing online congregation. Read More

The United Methodist Church offers a variety of branding and advertising resources. Photo by Kathleen Barry, United Methodist Communications.

Making the most of your advertising dollars

Even with limited funds, you can learn how to effectively share the good word about your church. Employ these strategies from successful advertising campaigns. Read More

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Awesome social media opportunities for churches

Use social media to glorify God, let your congregation's voice shine and reach your community. All you need is a little time and understanding to take advantage of these great... Read More

How to boost your blog’s social shares, traffic and SEO value

What’s the point in writing, if no one ever reads your stuff? Is your blog bearing fruit? Take these simple steps to increase readership and get Google to put... Read More

10 best practices for hashtags

Hashtags are so popular, they've transcended social media and made their way into casual conversation. But what exactly is a hashtag and how do we use them? Read More

Free tools to help manage small groups

One of the most important aspects of church life is a vibrant small-group and Sunday school ministry. Find free tools to help church leaders increase their effectiveness in facilitating these... Read More

How to reach newcomers to your area with Facebook ads

71 percent of online adults use Facebook. Learn how to get your church’s message in front of them. You can target people based on location, likes, life circumstances, age and... Read More

9 awesome tools for managing virtual teams

As much as possible, we focused on free options that integrate well with other programs. There are hundreds of similar apps, but we've chiseled it down to help you start... Read More

How much time should be spent on social media?

The amount of time that any congregation spends using social media to promote its ministries will depend much on the size of the congregation and staff. Learn how to engage... Read More

How the top social media sites use hashtags

Hashtags lead people to your church's social media posts. Learn how each site uses them to get the most benefit. Read More

How to use Twitter as a media relations tool

Get those creative juices flowing and follow these easy tips to pitch your stories to journalists through Twitter. Read More

Using Google Hangouts to broadcast your worship service online

Illness, travel, weather should no longer be cause for missing worship. Google Hangouts video streaming is easy and your church likely has the needed equipment. Read More

6 questions every church social media policy should answer

You’ve probably already implemented a safe sanctuaries policy. Consider developing a complementary social media policy to ensure your church's online environment is safe. Read More