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Interview with a Church Communication Professional -  Emilie (Part 1)

By Seth Hinz | Nov 29, 2016 9:00:00 AM

Part one of a two part series on Church Communication Professionals.

In the world of church communications, it is important for us to learn from each other and share what works and what doesn't. With that in mind, I wanted to interview Emilie Finke, an amazing church communicator who is in charge of Social Media & Women's Ministry at The Point in Knoxville, Tennessee, and give us all a chance to learn from her ministry.

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6 Ways to Prepare Your Church for Advent

By Katy Munson | Oct 11, 2016 9:00:00 AM

I have to confess. For a church season that is focused on anticipation and preparation, I don’t have the best track record when it comes to anticipating or preparing for Advent (and Christmas) communication efforts in the months leading up to it. This often results in a bunch of hurrying and scurrying in a time set aside to for reflection, repentance, and preparation to celebrate Jesus’ first coming and wait expectantly for his return. 

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Social Media For Advent: 5 Things To Begin Now

By Kimberly Myers | Oct 6, 2016 9:00:00 AM

I know, I know. It’s not even Reformation Day and you’re supposed to think about Christmas? But once Thanksgiving and Advent arrive, you’re probably going to be far too busy to spend a lot of time managing quality daily, or even weekly, social media posting. Instead of relegating social media to one more burdensome chore on your long list of holiday tasks, prepare and schedule social media content now so you can make the most of people’s seasonal joy while not burning yourself out.

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4 Quick Tips for Facebook Pages

By Jenn Eickman | Sep 15, 2016 9:00:25 AM

I don’t claim to be a Facebook expert, but there are 4 quick tips I believe any user could find helpful for Facebook Pages.

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How to Create Call-To-Action Links on Facebook

By Seth Hinz | Aug 16, 2016 9:30:00 AM

In newsfeeds that are constantly jammed with more and more content, it’s important to give your links every chance they can get to stand out above the rest. One way to stand out is to use Call-To-Action Links on Facebook. 

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How to Use Video to Share Stories in Your Church

By Andrew Osborne | Aug 8, 2016 10:00:00 AM

People love stories. Look around you, everywhere you turn you see a story being told. Your Facebook or Twitter feed is full of small stories from people’s lives. Books, movies, music; they all tell us different stories.

As Christians, our main focus is on communicating the greatest story ever told; the story of God’s redemptive work through the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ.

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Social Slumps—Stay Active When You Don’t Know What to Post

By Kimberly Myers | Aug 2, 2016 9:00:00 AM

VBS is done, there aren’t any holidays any time soon, and nothing exciting seems to be happening this week. You've heard experts say you need to post daily to keep interesting, but you are stumped. What can you post about to keep your church active in everyone’s social streams when you can't think of anything to share?

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Promoting and Covering Your Event through Social Media (Part 3)

By Seth Hinz | Jul 13, 2016 9:00:00 AM

This post is part 3 of a series called “Promoting and Covering Your Event through Social Media” by Seth Hinz and Bill Johnson.

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Promoting and Covering Your Event through Social Media (Part 2)

By Rev. Bill Johnson | Jul 12, 2016 9:00:00 AM

This post is part 2 of a series called “Promoting and Covering Your Event through Social Media” by Seth Hinz and Bill Johnson.

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Promoting and Covering Your Event through Social Media (Part 1)

By Rev. Bill Johnson | Jul 11, 2016 9:00:00 AM

This post is part 1 of a series called “Promoting and Covering Your Event through Social Media” by Seth Hinz and Bill Johnson.

One often-overlooked piece of event planning and promotion is a solid social media plan. Whether it’s for your district, circuit, or home congregation, solid social media awareness can increase attendance and allow those who are unable to be present to have a taste of what the experience is like (and hopefully attend the next time!). There are a lot of angles to consider, though, and while this probably won’t be an exhaustive list, hopefully youll find some food for thought here.

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