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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New $100 Million Social App ‘Periscope’ Great for Church Ministry!

New $100 Million Social App ‘Periscope’ Great for Church Ministry!
‘PERISCOPE’ Have you hear of it yet? Props to Jonathan Jordan @jordan004 who clued me in this week to the shiniest new app on the social media landscape (amazing what can happen while you’re taking a 2-week vacation!). Periscope is basically a live broadcasting app that works from your smartphone (Apple or Android) and allows you to live stream anything, anywhere, anytime! Twitter Paid $100 Million to acquire the app for integration into the Twitter-sphere. It is now live and you can download the app here https://www.periscope.tv/. I have been playing around with it and I can...
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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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6 Reasons for A ‘Web First’ Church Influence Strategy

6 Reasons for A ‘Web First’ Church Influence Strategy
What Is A Church Influence Strategy? It is Great Commission thinking. It is about being strategic to increase the influence of your church in the world. In a day where Christianity seems to be dwindling in the market place — Churches, Ministries and Non-profits alike would greatly benefit by developing a ‘Web First’ influence strategy. Here are six very good reasons why: 1. First Time Guests First visits happen online. There was a time when first time guests pulled into your parking lot, entered your Welcome Center and was greeted by a smiling face and friendly hello. Today, it is...
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The Coffee Shop That Changed A Church

The Coffee Shop That Changed A Church
Today I have a very special book to tell you about by my friend, and noted author, Dr. Steve R. Parr. This one book could have a dramatically positive impact on your pastor and church. Let me tell you a bit about it with this challenge – Buy a copy (or register to win one below) and give it to your pastor as a gift. I believe he will be inspired by it. “The Coffee Shop that Changed a Church: Discovering the Net Effect” is the latest book from Dr. Steve R. Parr, just released in January. This is an Instructional book that challenges Christians in an entertaining way. As told in an...
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Business Trends, Sewer Lines & Church Growth (Infographic)

Business Trends, Sewer Lines & Church Growth (Infographic)
I remember years ago having lunch with one of my mentors who asked, “Barry, do you know how to find a good place to start a church?” [me] “Uh, ummm…” “Sewer pipelines!” He proudly proclaimed. [me] “Huh?” Returning to his office, he showed me a county map where he had marked in all the proposed sewer pipeline projects. He explained that wherever sewer lines are going, growth is heading and that is where we need to plant churches. A revelation from sewer lines is a bit odd but the lesson was clear. If we watch for business and industry trends we might...
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Phil Cooke Promotes FREE Global Video Platform for Your Ministry

Phil Cooke Promotes FREE Global Video Platform for Your Ministry
Phil Cooke, the internationally known author/speaker and Christian new media expert, refers to Truli.net as a “game changing” platform!  Phil Cooke is not alone. MercyMe, IMB, Marriage Today, Jonathan Falwell and many others have already claimed their FREE content space on Truli. Truli.net has created this global ministry platform for churches so that you may now have the capability to use a new and absolutely free way to reach the people where they live using all of the new digital technologies of smartphones, tablets, personal computers, Internet TVs and Social Media. Truli is a free...
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“Why Your Church Needs A Website” Guest Blogger: Brian Harris

“Why Your Church Needs A Website” Guest Blogger: Brian Harris
Josh Driggers found his new church home — Glynwood Baptist Church, Prattville — after the military moved his family to the area. The church had something he and his wife thought was important: an active Internet presence, both on the church’s Web page and Facebook. “Our thoughts were if a church doesn’t have these, then they aren’t trying to reach young families,” he said. “I would also say that (having a website is) not only reaching young families, but (also) letting people know you are trying to stay culturally relevant in today’s society. It is important to never change the...
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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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