Test Your Christmas Spirit – Fun Quiz to See If You’re A Santa or Scrooge!

Test Your Christmas Spirit – Fun Quiz to See If You’re A Santa or Scrooge!
Fun Way to Share Your Faith With Friends At Christmas! TestYourChristmasSpirit.com invites people to test their Christmas Spirit by completing any one of four different quizzes. Each quiz consists of ten multiple choice questions. Based on how many you get right, you are designated as one of five popular Christmas characters: Once you complete the quiz, the result page will tell you that, “You have the Christmas Spirit of…” whichever character matches your score. You can then add your score to the ‘Leader Board’ and share your results on social networks or by email,...
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How to Write Great Bios for Your Church Staff Page

How to Write Great Bios for Your Church Staff Page
A very common question I hear is, “What should we include in our staff page bios?” Great Bios are Extremely Important! When a first time visitor finds your church web site, one of the most important things they want to know is who leads the church. A large determining factor in deciding to visit your church (or not) is their first impression, of the pastor in particular, as well as ministry staff. Specifically, thy want to know what the pastor looks like (superficial, I know, but a reality), and what he appears to be like. Does he seem inviting and approachable?  This fact is also true...
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Pastors, Authors, Leaders – Increase your Influence with LinkedIn!

Pastors, Authors, Leaders – Increase your Influence with LinkedIn!
Whether you are a pastor, author, business leader or professional, you need to have great influence to accomplish great things. Influence is built over time by networking, serving and giving yourself away for the good of others. When you help someone, you influence their life and they in-turn give you permission to influence them even more going forward. This is why it has been said that “Leadership is Influence.” If you want to be a leader, you must first become an influencer. The internet allows us to network and influence like never before. There are many opportunities and platforms...
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Fast Facts: Which Social Networks Are Most Loved? (Infographic)

Fast Facts: Which Social Networks Are Most Loved? (Infographic)
Did you know… the highest percent of social networking is done in bed? Yes 44%. Second to that is on the job 34%. Do you know… of active internet users, what percentage of women and men are engaged in social networking? 74% of women and 70% of men. Wow, that’s a lot! Do you know why this is important to your church? If you want to touch people’s lives you have to know where they are. When you think about fishing (Jesus said we are fishers of men) one thing is certain. You do not want to fish in a pond that has no fish! Facebook, Twitter, Youtube and LinkedIn are all big ponds...
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Social Media Usage: Who, What and How Much? Infographic

Social Media Usage: Who, What and How Much? Infographic
At a recent web training seminar I was asked about social networking demographics. I did not have any good numbers with me at the time, so I promised to find some and share them here. This is important because if you know where people are on social media by age, gender, income, etc., you can do a better job targeting the audience you want to reach. Disclaimer: Web demographics are only as good as the source. If you go to Google, guess who will have great numbers? Google+. If you go to facebook, twitter and so on, they will be tooting their own horn. So I tried to find a legitimate organization and a...
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What Social Networks Should You Use in 2014? [Infographic]

What Social Networks Should You Use in 2014? [Infographic]
At the beginning of 2014 there is an important milestone on the horizon. In February, Facebook will turn 10 years old!  But many churches and ministries have yet to tap into the power of Social Networking. Consider these realities: •    YouTube reaches more US adults aged 18-34 than any cable network. •    There are over 5.7 billion users on the world’s top 21 social networks. •    China has 3 of the world’s largest social networks. The world is online and Jesus commanded that we take the Gospel to the ends of it. With social networking, the ends of the earth are much closer than...
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The Ultimate Social Media Networks Image Sizing Chart (infographic)

The Ultimate Social Media Networks Image Sizing Chart (infographic)
One of the most important marketing upgrades to accomplish on each of your social networks will be to create a consistent look for banners, profile images and icons. This is easier said than done because every social network has it’s own specific sizes for these all important items. Thankfully LunaMetrics has come to the rescue by creating “The Ultimate Complete Final Social Media Sizing Cheat Sheet” infographic. This is the most current and complete resource I have found for Facebook, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn, Youtube and Pinterest. It goes way beyond just the banner and profile...
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What Churches Say They are Doing with Social Media

What Churches Say They are Doing with Social Media
Ever wonder what other churches and religious organizations are doing with social media? I want to share with you an infographic that got 3.5K shares on Mashable.com which tells me it is definitely of interest to the religious community. Here’s why… Communication between religious organizations and their followers has blossomed on social media. Many churches have turned to social networks to increase their outreach to spread their teachings. Buzzplant, a Christian-based digital advertising agency, surveyed churches to see how they’re using social media within their organization. More than...
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#1 Reason Why Every Church Should Be Social Networking

#1 Reason Why Every Church Should Be Social Networking
For the #1 reason watch this video… This video sends a clear message of the power of social networks. Because two people were talking about their church on Facebook, Jimmie’s life was dramatically changed! Jimmie Dacuyan’s Story of Life Change from HarborNOLA on Vimeo. The fact is believers are called to be “Fishers of Men” and there are some really big ponds just full of fish. Facebook is where Jimmie was ‘caught’ but that is only one pond. A quick list of some other good fishing holes are: YouTube, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn, Pinterest and Instagram to...
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FREE “Web Ready Church” Seminar 1-29-13 LaFayette, GA

FREE “Web Ready Church” Seminar 1-29-13 LaFayette, GA
Is Your Church Web Ready? Join us for a day filled with useful tips and information on how to get your church web ready and online. If you are responsible for the web content and social media of your church (paid employee or volunteer) then this FREE training seminar is for you. If you have a wireless laptop or tablet, bring it to get the most out of our hand-on sessions. Web Ready Church Seminar Tuesday, January 29, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. First Baptist Church LaFayette, GA Session 1 > 5 Top Tips for a Successful Web Presence How to claim your Church Real Estate on the Web and build on...
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