SameVine SEO Service: Helping the church show-up in Google

It’s one thing to have a website quite another to get your website to show-up in Google. Our mission is to help churches and Christian based organisations not just get online but to succeed online, and that involves making sure they are visible in search engines. We gave you a few pointers in a previous […]

Promoting your church to win souls – Vineyard Ministry Road Show

Last month I had the honour of speaking at the first Vineyard Ministry Roadshow event.  An event designed to help leaders and church workers strengthen their ministries by providing advice on topics such as HR, finance, fundraising and marketing. The topic of my presentation was ‘promoting your church to win souls’ and the purpose was […]

4 email marketing musts for your ministry

As mentioned in our last post, we’re big fans of email and it’s one of the best and easiest ways for you to raise the profile of your ministry and communicate with people online. We highly recommend using email to communicate with your members and wider network. For the sake of clarity here is a definition of […]

3 ways to use email that your church may not have thought of

With all the digital communication channels that now exist, email can seem old hat, but it’s still one of our favourites. Despite the plethora of new channels that have emerged, email still remains one of the most widely used forms of communication. For most people it is also their preferred method of communication with organisations […]

Premier Digital Conference: Create a bigger church (video)

We had the honour of speaking at the 2015 Premier Digital Conference back in November and we wanted to share the video of our session with you, in case you didn’t manage to make it to the event in person. Our session was all about helping the Christian community intentionally develop their online presence and bring more people […]

5 tips for maintaining your church database

Now this isn’t the most riveting of subject matters but it is the foundation for communicating effectively with your members, visitors and other stakeholders. It’s your church database. Now I know that most churches have a database of some kind, but for the most part these databases are out of date and/or incomplete. The fact […]

5 ideas for creating sacred spaces online

As most of you will know advent is the first season of the Church year, leading up to Christmas and including the four preceding Sundays. I was reading an article about Advent on and this statement struck me: “…the church, during Advent, looks back upon Christ’s coming in celebration while at the same time looking […]

Does your church website answer the right questions?

A significant percentage of us type questions directly in to Google as opposed to general terms. To address this Google released a search feature earlier this year, that essentially answers your question before you finish typing. So it got me thinking about how we could create websites that are more geared towards answering people’s question […]

Who’s your team mate? God never sends us out alone

If you’ve frequented this blog over the past year, you’ll know that we’re all about community. In fact we called our business  SameVine because we are all part of the same vine – Jesus.  As a body we have many visions but one mission, to expand the Kingdom of God.  Our goal is twofold: Bring the […]

How to promote your church: 5 tips

The options for promoting your church are endless, but before you delve into the ‘how’ it’s prudent to clarify the ‘why’. There are numerous reasons to promote your church, in fact most churches will have multiple reasons. It’s important to pin down what the most important reasons are, as the ‘why’ will determine the ‘how’. […]