Facebook / Social Media

Tips for Instagram Photos and Videos for Churches

With Instagram you have the opportunity tell a beautiful or fun story with a photo or video. Here are my Instagram tips for your church: 1. Learn the Basics Mashable has a good tutorial on getting started with Instagram photos and the Instagram help center and blog is the best place to start for video … Continue reading

Church / Episcopal Church / Facebook / Social Media / Twitter

Join the Church Social Media Conversation!

Are you looking for a place to ask questions about best practices for using social media for your church? There are several places were church social media experts, veterans, and rookies gather online to share advice, discuss the latest tech news, and more. Here are some of my favorite places to chat with other Episcopalians … Continue reading

Saying Thanks on Social Media
Church / Social Media

Saying Thanks on Social Media

There are many great ways to say thanks using social media, and it is a good way to connect with your community.  In general, I think a good thank-you should include a reason for the thanks and a tag or link to the person or organization whom you are thanking. Here are some ideas to … Continue reading

Episcopal Church / Facebook

Top Episcopal Church Resource Pages on Facebook

There are many good Episcopal pages on facebook. If you are administering a facebook page for your church it is a good idea to “like” many of these pages and follow them in your newsfeed. These pages will provide “shareable” content for your page and also give an example of best practices to follow. Here are some of the best Episcopal pages on facebook. Continue reading

Church / Facebook / Social Media / Twitter

Social Media Name Tag for Church

Here is a quick way to spread the word that your church is on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube, etc…. make a new name tag. Continue reading

Church / Facebook / Social Media / Twitter

To Tweet, or Not To Tweet in Church Worship? Practical Considerations

There are many benefits to using social media in church worship services. As the person responsible for most of the facebook posts and tweets for my church, I have learned that there are practical limitations to trying to use social media while still actively participating in a worship service. Continue reading

Church / Facebook / Social Media

DOs and DON’Ts of Prayers on a Church Facebook Page

The type of prayers I post on my church Facebook page is the subject of ongoing conversation in my church community. I do not want to “overshare” on my church’s Facebook page and have parishioners no longer feel safe to share personal needs within our church community. Some people may welcome public prayer for their concerns, while others may feel their privacy has been violated through sharing of public prayer. Parishioners are always free to request prayers and pray for others on their personal facebook pages, and in person, via email, etc.

Here is a list of Dos and Don’ts and Maybes I am currently using to post on my church’s Facebook page. Continue reading