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Improve your Instagram ministry with one simple change

Instagram can be an effective tool for ministry, but standard profiles lack some of the features and information needed to take a strategic approach. Consider converting to a business profile... Read More

Are you snapping your teens? A case for Snapchat in church (part 1)

The fun, casual nature of Snapchat lets you build the kind of intimate relationships people claim can never happen online. Read More

Aiden Taylor (right) provides Judy Johnson with tips on using her mobile phone. Photo by Christina Kincaid, Asbury Memorial United Methodist Church.

Older adults are techier than you think

The number of older adults is growing rapidly, and they are increasingly embracing technology. Both of these factors affect how the church uses technology to communicate with older members. Read More

7 deadly sins of church social media

Lots of places tell you what to do on social media, but what about things to avoid? These are seven reliable ways to undermine the time and effort you're putting... Read More

The Facebook strategy you need to quit today

In early 2018, Facebook announced changes to the News Feed and how content is distributed. Here's what churches need to know. Read More

Which social media platform is the best for getting your message out? Illustration by Cindy Caldwell, United Methodist Communications.

Facebook vs. Twitter: Which social media advertising to use?

Social media is a crucial platform for getting your message out. But how do you choose which service to use? Get some tips from a professional marketer. Read More

How to make church memes and why they matter

Lighten up and ride the wave of viral memes as a part of your marketing strategy. Learn how to promote events, recruit volunteers and share scriptures with style! Read More

Marketing magnets that bring new people to you!

All churches want to connect and engage with people in their community. Lead magnets, a tool common in business but uncommon in the church world, provide a way to begin... Read More

It is time to resurrect Facebook Groups

Conventional wisdom has been to focus on Facebook Pages rather than Groups. Thanks to a renewed focus from Facebook, groups are back and can help online communities connect more deeply. Read More

Q&A: Social media for churches

This learning session gives a brief overview of social media platforms and then delves into participant questions about Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube. View

How to use social media to restore trust in the church

Trust is central to the relationship between your church and community. Discover actionable tips that turn your online channels into powerful tools for building that trust. Read More

How to respond to trolls, haters, and honest feedback on Facebook

It is not a matter of if, but when, you will have to deal with negative content on your church’s Facebook page. Learn how to handle these touchy situations. Read More

How to give your church’s Facebook page a facelift

Discover new ideas to freshen up your church's Facebook page and increase engagement. Read More

How to share a photo 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

Instagram basics: How to start using Instagram for your church

This how-to-use-Instagram video series will help your church with the basics of creating, and using, an account to document and promote your ministries. View

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

Webinar: 7 ways to promote your church event on Facebook

Pictures and posts are good, but Facebook can do more for your church. View this webinar to learn about promotion ideas, best practices, and livestreaming — all through Facebook. View