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Designing a church website

In this day and age, it is extremely important to have a presence online. However, just having a website isn’t always enough. A website’s layout and content play huge roles in its effectiveness. Statistics show that: 85 percent of users leave websites due to poor design. 40 percent never return because the content was hard… Read more »

Tips for hosting a successful online meeting

  Hosting an online meeting can be intimidating. What if the internet isn’t working, or you don’t have enough bandwidth to handle the meeting? Is the sound on the computer working, or should you get external speakers? Does everyone on the call have the same online meeting application loaded on his or her computer? These… Read more »

Create an e-Newsletter Your Congregation Actually Reads

Do you spend days stressing over putting together your monthly e-newsletter? Do you wonder what’s most important to your congregation and what they really need to hear from you? Then do you stop and ask yourself, who’s really reading this information anyway? E-newsletters provide a narrow window of opportunity for you to communicate important information,… Read more »

Communications. Do I really need a plan?

A communications plan is a road map for getting your message across to your audience. It is an essential tool for any organization—even churches. Creating a communications plan can be overwhelming, challenging and frustrating. But a sound plan is key to conveying your church’s message to your congregation and to your local and even national… Read more »

Can your congregation say yes to these statements?

Can your congregation say yes to these statements? Our church has a clear and concise goal in mind for its communications. Our church maximizes the use of its social media platforms. Our church’s website is easy to navigate and tells the congregation’s story If you’re not sure about your congregation’ s responses to any of… Read more »

How effectively does your church use social media?

Social media continues to be one of the most significant ways a congregation can spread a church’s message. Social media can be an effective resource for discussing important issues that are important to the community and your congregation. But are you getting the maximum benefits from your social media efforts? Guiding social media from concept… Read more »

Valuable Resources for Church Websites

  In this edition of the Presbyterian Communicators Network, we identify resources for free high-quality photos, online giving for churches, free apps for photo editing, and easy design programs. We’ll also answer the question “who can help build my site?” by offering the names of some of the less expensive and more popular website builders…. Read more »