Church social media planning by objectives

In this post we want to build on our previous post entitled Social Media: Post with purpose. Specifically we wanted to provide some additional advice on how to post with purpose, and it all starts with your objectives. The key question is why are you using social media? The answers to this question should form […]

Are you abiding in Christ, the true Vine?

Our priority is always to stay connected to the Vine and help you do the same (hence our name). So every now and again we feel the need to do away with digital advice and share some reflections that we’ve gleaned from the Word of God. This is one of those posts. John 15:4 (NKJV) […]

Introducing the church marketing funnel

If you’ve read our last few blog posts you will be aware of a model we’ve created called the ‘church marketing funnel’, in this post we thought we’d explain it in more detail. The church marketing funnel is an adaptation of the traditional marketing funnel which illustrates the journey of a consumer to a purchase […]

Do you need help with your church communications?

Church communication isn’t as straightforward as it once was. Once upon a time it consisted of little more than weekly announcements and the church newsletter printed out on a couple of sheets of A4. How times have changed, with the rise of online communications the way we communicate has evolved, and we¬†believe the way churches […]

Types of communication strategies for churches and charities

What is a communication strategy? A communication strategy is the blueprint that will be used to exchange information between your organisation and your community. There are various types of strategies that you can utilise to reach your community, the one best suited to you depends primarily on your church objectives and the resources you have […]

The key components of a church communication plan

I was looking at our website analytics data recently and realised that our blog post ‘4 simple steps for creating a church communication plan‘ is one of our most popular posts. Also, When people browse our website it seems that ‘communications plan’ is one of the most popular tags they click on. So we took […]

A few reasons to join us at the Premier Digital Conference 2015

If you follow us on Twitter or Facebook you may already know that we will be co-sponsoring the Premier Digital Conference 2015 and we are super excited about it! The Premier Digital Conference 2015 is about enabling the Christian community to make an impact online through what we create. Whether your interest is websites, social […]

The anatomy of an effective blog post

Our last post was all about getting your church blog off to a flying start. So in this post we thought it would be fitting to go into more detail regarding how to create an effective blog post and the key elements that you should include. Blogging requires a significant time investment, so if you […]

5 tips to get your church blog off to a flying start

First things first what is a blog? A blog is a regularly updated website or web page, typically one run by an individual or small group, that is written in an informal or conversational style – WikiPedia In recent years blogs have become more popular than traditional websites. Perhaps this is because their tone and […]

6 tips for spreading Sunday sermons online

Our pastors spend a lot of time in prayer and study to deliver a Word on Sundays that is perfect for the people. So it seems a shame that once the message is over that’s it. Yes, many churches record the message for sale after service, but it rarely goes further than the membership. The […]