How About Online Marketing for Your Church? [Infographic]

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I have a crazy idea for you, have you thought about online marketing for your church? This very idea for some pastors and ministry leaders is plain heresy. I have had numerous conversations with people of this mindset, they are negative and most will not move on their stance even when given a rational argument. Nearly all end with the other end yelling and arguing instead of dialoguing. For those that may buy into this, my initial challenge to them is to create great content. Yet, the #1 thing ... Continue Reading

How to Use Google+ for Marketing [Infographic]

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I hope in the past couple of years on ChurchmMag, I have made my case for using Google+ for marketing with your church. If not, then read this, this, and this before continuing. You should also note that this is but one road to connecting with people online. This should be just one of numerous ideas for you to engage well with people, but it definitely is an avenue that has largely been neglected, yet has so much potential. Want to know how Google+ can work for you? ... Continue Reading

What Makes The Perfect Blog Post? [Infographic]

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Blogging is as much a science (think SEO) as an art form. It means that you need to be creative in your content, but structured in your delivery. What this also means is that everyone has ideas on what it means to post a "perfect" blog post, much as the infographic below shares. I'm going to highlight the infographic below with what I think is valuable for churches, but I want to be clear here. Bloggers who say they have the perfect blog post are probably lying. And if they are not lying, they ... Continue Reading

5 Things to Check Before You Press Publish [Infographic]

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You may have just created the best blog article your church has ever seen. It's going to bring so many people into your church and ultimately souls will be won for Christ right? Even better, they will probably see on your website the youth camp, a marriage conference, or small groups and sign up for them too. Must be time to hit publish, right? Not yet. Below is a quick infographic checklist you should go over before hitting send on that article for the whole world to see. Why? Maximize the ... Continue Reading

My Best Blogging Setup Yet!

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When I first started blogging, I had no predispositions about my blogging setup at all. I was more worried about sounding boring, having terrible graphics, or not getting enough content out to my viewers. Fast forward to today, over six years later, and I certainly have an opinion. For those of you working on a 13-inch laptop sitting on your lap while at Starbucks or someone else working on a Surface Pro that has to sit on a flat surface, or even someone that is using their home computer, let me ... Continue Reading

How to Improve Your Engagement on Google+ [Infographic]

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Within all of the social media platforms online, none of the platforms compare to what Google+ has done for me. It was there that I met with Eric Dye over video chat and first chatted with Phil Schneider. It is there that I met everyone of my 78p.tv contributors. It is there that I have created my strongest digital relationships. If you tell me that no one is active on their, I will tell you you are doing it wrong. It is my biggest source of engagement. I may get more traffic from Pinterest and ... Continue Reading

Top Church Tech Blogs [2014]

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We asked for submissions so that we could put together a new list of ChurchMag's 30 Top Church Tech BlogsĀ and you guys did not disappoint. With over 40 submissions, this is the most diverse and strongest list we have had yet (the 2012 list). The stats have been compiled and the results are in. My tip to you: network with these people, add them to your RSS list, subscribe to the curated Twitter list (via @ChurchMag), and engage with them on their content. ... Continue Reading

Jon Acuff Talks Social Media [Video]

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Jon Acuff may be the everyday Christian's practical and humorous advisor. The man just oozes wisdom in the most deliberate ways that help take you from doing something just because you think you should to an intentional way that honors God, furthers the mission of your ministry, and gives you peace about life. The video above is something that every pastor needs to watch. I don't care if they are the person running the church's social media accounts or has never sent a tweet or Facebook status ... Continue Reading

Wasted Time in the Workplace [Infographic]

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I have a big issue with working online. I have to be extremely strict with myself to compartmentalize everything I am doing so that I can avoid distractions, time-wasters, and overall disruptions from the work that I am suppose to be doing online. When I was doing social media for youth ministry, this meant that I would limit the amount of time that I had for online tasks before I moved on to the next project. Emails had to be done before 9AM, social media posts on Monday and Thurday were only ... Continue Reading

Facebook Fraud: Click Farms and How to Avoid Theme [Infographic]

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It's very timely that I am writing this article because in my Facebook, RSS feed, and Google+ accounts, I have seen at least one post about how to increase your Facebook following, all by different people. Yet, I read them all and they definitely fall within the arena of scams or failures. Why? Because you are not getting fans, you are getting bots. Just because you have a 1,000 does not mean 1,000 people. In fact, having more might actually hurt you. Here's why. ... Continue Reading