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How Much Time Do People In Your Church Spend On Facebook, Twitter, And Pinterest?

January 15, 2013 |

It’s no surprise that people in your church body are spending a lot of time online and engaging with their various social networks. Wise churches and non-profits know that they should be spending time connecting with people where they live, work, and play, and in this day and age “online” falls into 2 out of 3  of those categories. (So I hope your church is spending time in that ever growing area.)Read More

(Almost) Everything You’ve Always Wanted To Know About Twitter But Were Afraid To Ask

January 14, 2013 |

In my job as the Director of Digital Ministry (yes, that’s a real job.) I’m often asked questions like:

“What sorts of things should I (my ministry / my church / my Goldendoodle, etc)  tweet about?”

“How can I get more people to follow me, and as a result become super awesome on twitter?”

“What’s the best Twitter iPhone app?”

“How can I become the mayor of twitter?” 

“How can I get Justin Bieber to retweet me?”

If you’ve ever found yourself asking questions like that these, welcome, this Twitter guide is just for you.Read More

How Churches Are Using Social Media

January 13, 2013 | 2

The following info graph shows some interesting statistics on how churches used social media (Facebook, Twitter, Blogs, etc) in 2012. Here are some of the facts that really stood out to me.

  • 51% of churches said that at least one of their senior staff regularly blogs or updates social media.
  • 74% of churches do not have a paid staff member that updates their church’s social media pages. (I predict this statistic will change drastically over the next few years.)
  • 56% of churches allowed and/or encouraged staff members to update their personal social media pages while at work.
  • Over 75% of churches surveyed are not maximizing their social media reach.

    51% of churches said that at least one of their senior staff regularly blogs or updates social media.
    74% of churches do not have a paid staff member that updates their church’s social media pages. (I predict this statistic will change drastically over the next few years.)
    56% of churches allowed and/or encouraged staff members to update their personal social media pages while at work.
    Over 75% of churches surveyed are not maximizing their social media reach.Read More

Social Media Facts And Statistics Every Church Needs To Pay Attention To

January 4, 2013 |

It seems like 2012 was the year of “social media” and “seo,” especially in the church / non-profit world. People that had once made fun of me for using twitter decided to jump on the twitter band wagon. A few churches began to see the value in using social media to reach people who ever never been reached. And non profits started using social tools to share stories (and we all know stories have been changing lives since the beginning of man.)

I came across this info graph from The Huffington Post which shows just how powerful the social web has become. Here are a few facts that really stood out to me: Read More