Top 10 Questions asked in the Church Communications Facebook Group

If you’re not already a member of the largest Church Communications group on facebook, join the party here!

We’ve found that may new members have a lot of similar questions. Many of these questions have been covered by experts in the Church Communications space, or by Christian entrepreneurs that have experience helping churches get the answers they need.

To streamline your experience and jumpstart your learning, I’ve compiled a list of the top 10 questions asked in the Church Communications group. Click the link below any question to go straight to the question thread and continue the conversation, or ask any clarifying questions you have!

Side note: these are in no particular order or importance. Please feel free to ask any question about church communications in the group!

 

Apps for Churches:

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Thread topics include: whether or not churches are seeing benefits from having an app, what kind of information is included in an app, what features are being used and discussions about the benefits from multiple different providers.

 

Church Website Design tools: WordPress vs. Squarespace

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While there are many tools available for designing websites, these 2 seem to stick out as the options that most people are considering.

 

Social Media Scheduling tools:

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Thread topics include: What tools are being used for which platforms, what is the price point, is there a discount for non-profits and what features can’t you live without.

 

Free Stock Photos:

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While Unsplash.com has been a go-to for free stock photos since it launched a few years ago, it also has been EVERYONE’s go-to, so some ‘unsplash’ photos¬†have started to become recognizable. The thread covers many options for stock photo sites, along with how and when to use them.

Related: Click here for Royalty-free music threads

 

Online Giving:

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Thread topics include: comparisons of providers, website landing pages, communicating giving options online, and how to introduce online giving at your church if you haven’t offered that before.

 

Volunteer Scheduling Software:

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Thread topics include: Online software, spreadsheets, effectiveness and timelines for scheduling volunteers across multiple teams and services.

 

Stage Announcements and Video Announcements:

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Thread topics include: What to announce, how long is too long, video announcement examples and setup, and how to write a script.

 

Suppliers:

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Thread topics include: Stage design supplies, giving envelopes, print collateral (bulletins, business cards, brochures, etc) logo’d swag and t-shirts.

 

Gifts for first-time guests:

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Thread topics include: What do you budget per guest, what is included in your gift, where do you order those logo’d items, and what information is included along with the gift.

 

Text Message Solutions:

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Thread topics include: Providers and costs, comparisons of features, how different churches are using text services to serve their members and guests.

 

BONUS: Do you ever mess with pictures in photoshop just for fun?

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