NEW Social Media Tips and Insights Video Training Series!

NEW Social Media Tips and Insights Video Training Series!
We’re Excited to Announce A New Video Training Series! Your video series host, Lacey Graham, has been on staff with the Georgia Baptist Mission Board since 2011 as a social media expert and web administrator. She manages our corporate website, social networks, e-store, event registrations, and specialty sites. Lacey is very knowledgeable when it comes to social networks and her training style is very easy to follow. In this training series she will be sharing practical tips that you can start using today! [Link to the Video Channel on YouTube] Already available for viewing: Social Media...
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When Your Facebook Page Takes a Hit – How to Address Negative Comments

When Your Facebook Page Takes a Hit – How to Address Negative Comments
Conflict. It doesn’t matter what the disagreement is about, it gives me the heebee-jeebees. I am a people pleaser and if someone has an issue, I want to make them happy. So, what do you do when you can’t make them happy? What do you do when you can’t come to an understanding? What do you do when they don’t stop? I wish I had a good answer. In my position as social media manager, we are periodically hit with people who vocally (sometimes intensely) oppose our stances. While this in-itself is fine (freedom of speech, right?), it can be very difficult to address each comment and...
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LWPRadio Interview: Greater Reach Through Web & Social Media

LWPRadio Interview: Greater Reach Through Web & Social Media
Recently, I was featured on a broadcast of Life With Purpose Radio, and interviewed by Dr. J. Robert White, Executive Director for the Georgia Baptist Convention. I was asked to share about the opportunities available to churches on the web. The interview is only about six minutes so please check it out and share your thoughts and insights as comments below. I have included both audio and transcript…   Listen to the Audio: https://webreadychurch.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/bdollar-lwpr-interview.mp3   Read the Transcript: Ron Lawson (Announcer):  Churches today must take every...
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Go “Live” with Your Church Services Online – FREE Platform!

Go “Live” with Your Church Services Online – FREE Platform!
Expand Your Church Audience Literally Around the World! Have you even experienced a church service online? I’m not talking about a recorded message on YouTube. I’m talking about a “Live” service where people can enter a virtual church, be greeted by a host, and interact with other attendees about the service and message being presented. The best example I’ve found of this kind of virtual church can be experienced on http://www.lifechurch.tv/. I want to encourage you to go there right now and see what I mean. They offer virtual “Live” services, multiple times...
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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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How to Set-up a Facebook Page for Your Church or Organization

How to Set-up a Facebook Page for Your Church or Organization
If you do not yet have a Facebook page for your church, business or organization then wait no longer. You can set-up a Facebook page quickly and easily in just a few minutes! All you need is a personal Facebook profile to set-up a Facebook Page for FREE. A friend asked me to help their church set-up a Facebook page and I thought it would be a good idea to do a quick screen capture so you can see just how easy the process is. (Please ignore the background noises in the audio. I borrowed a faulty mic and there are no retakes when setting up a live Facebook page…) Why have a Facebook page for your...
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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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SEO: Improve Your Organization’s Search Engine Results FREE!

SEO: Improve Your Organization’s Search Engine Results FREE!
Why Are Search Engine Results Important for Your Church? Because the first time visit to your church often happens online. Imagine a family just moved into your community and they are looking for a church to attend. Most likely they will do a web search for “[denomination] church” and the results will be a list of local churches along with a map of churches within a small radius of the local area. Will your church appear in the results and on that map? If not guess which church they will not be visiting on Sunday. This is why search engine results are so important! Not Happy with Your Search Engine...
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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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The #1 Web Investment Key for Net Success

The #1 Web Investment Key for Net Success
When it comes to your investment of time on the web  (i.e. web site, social networks, etc.) you do so hoping for a return for your labor, right? You hope to be found by people and to influence them for Christ, right? Of course you do. The following keys to web investing are essential to earning a good ROI… Key #1: DIVERSIFY Think about the old adage, “Don’t put all your eggs in one basket.” It is not enough to simply build a web site and think that they will come. A web site alone is not easily found. You must be diversified across the web to point people to your site. Consider...
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