Positioning your ministry on the Internet

There is a term in marketing known as positioning. Positioning is about where a brand chooses to fit in the market in relation to the competition. It’s about occupying a distinct market position in the minds of your target audience. The most basic definition of positioning is: Identifying and attempting to occupy a market niche. Defining the brand and identifying the positioning […]

The perks of personalising your church communication

One of the primary purposes of church communication is to build relationships with members and the community. It’s quite difficult to build relationships if you don’t communicate at a personal level. And you cannot communicate personally if you don’t have the necessary information to personalise church communication, which is why collecting and managing data is […]

Periscope: Live streaming for churches with a difference

A  couple of weeks ago we wrote a couple of posts on storytelling as an effective means of church communication. Storytellling is the concept of adding narrative and context to your message and presenting information in a way that is engaging and easy for people to understand. Video can be a great way to share stories and […]

Taking the traditional testimony further – church online

In the book ‘Essential Guide to Healing‘ Bill Johnson states; “One of the strongest influences in our culture comes from the value we place on the testimony. for us, the testimony is more than someone giving his or her story in a public setting. That is good and encourages us all. But there is a more […]

Let’s get creative with our church communication

The Lord has filled Bezalel with the Spirit of God, giving him great wisdom, ability, and expertise in all kinds of crafts. 32 He is a master craftsman, expert in working with gold, silver, and bronze. 33 He is skilled in engraving and mounting gemstones and in carving wood. He is a master at every […]

3 storytelling tips to improve your church communications

In our last post we spoke about the benefits of storytelling  and why you should consider it in your church communication. In this post we will provide some storytelling tips on how you can use storytelling in a practical and effective way. 1. Tell your story Have you ever heard the saying ‘our lives are […]

Church communication: A return to storytelling

What is Storytelling? Storytelling is the concept of adding narrative and context to your message and presenting information in a way that is engaging and easy for people to understand. In the marketing sphere storytelling has become one of the latest trends but it’s been around since the beginning of time. In fact Jesus was a […]

We’ll move mountains to get His message out

For years we’ve applied our skills to helping businesses succeed and get their message out, now we’re applying those skills to get His message out! We’re committed to fulfilling the great commission online. Prior to launching SameVine we spent 10 years developing websites and launching effective marketing campaigns for businesses, from start-ups to publicly traded […]

Introducing SameVine

First to introduce ourselves We are husband and wife team Michael and Katrina Douglas, we’ve been Christians since our teenage years and married since 2003. Michael has owned his own business and worked in the Internet industry for the past ten years as a Web Developer. His experience spans numerous sectors and ranges from micro […]