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Reach Blog

empowering congregations to invite friends to church on social media

How Facebook Check-Ins Help 'Save The Children'

Our Reach Community has done a lot of good through people's dedication to supporting causes by checking in on Facebook. To celebrate the amazing work we've done in the world, we're excited to shine a spotlight on our non-profit partner, Save the Children.  

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[MONTHLY RECAP] June 2016 - Soles4Souls

For the month of June, we were honored to support (again) a non-profit called Soles4Souls to provide shoes for people in need. And we are thrilled to announce that the Reach community checked in on Facebook to provide 12,956 pairs of shoes! 

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How Bear Creek Church Mixes Outreach With Social Justice

(Pictured: David Welch, Head Pastor)

Brief Bio

  • Name of Organization: Bear Creek Church 
  • Name of Leader Interviewed: Tim Hill, Administrative Pastor
  • Years in Existence: 35 years 
  • Location: Katy, TX
  • Biggest Challenge: Effective outreach online and building community
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[MONTHLY RECAP] May 2016 - Compassion International

During the month of May, we had the privilege of supporting an incredible non-profit called Compassion International. And we are proud to announce that the Reach community checked in on Facebook to provide 28,575 days of food for mothers and their children! 

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How to Post Live Video of Your Church on Facebook

News just in: you can now post live videos on Facebook! It's kind of like hosting your own talk show. Like Kramer, except for real. 

With live videos, you can share exactly what you're doing at any given second of the day. Should your church consider live video? If you think that providing your community with personal, real-time access to services and church events would keep them more engaged, then the answer is YES.

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How to Promote Your Church Event with Facebook

What's the best way to get people to attend an event that your church is promoting? Mailers? Phone calls? Fax machine? Carrier pigeon? We tried all of those, and trust us, none of them work very well. Pigeon carrier rates are getting really out of hand these days. 

A better idea is to use Facebook Events. They're a great way to target exactly the people you want to reach, without spending a ton of money on mailers or other advertisements. That makes them one of the best ways to promote your church events.

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Facebook Page vs Church Website - Which Is More Important for growing a church plant?

There’s a battle raging in Church staff meetings all across America. An online presence is essential for growing a church plant, everyone agrees. But which area do you focus on? Do you spend your time, energy, and resources on creating an awesome website and leave the cover photo blank on the Facebook page? Or do you rock out the Facebook page with pictures, videos and engaging content and leave all that clip art up on the website? Last one standing wins.

It’s time to stop all the fighting. There’s no need for staff meeting battles. The reality of the situation is your Facebook page and website are equally important when used correctly. And utilizing them correctly involves each complementing the other, not competing.

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Want To Grow Your Church? Start By Spending Less On Marketing

We hear from a lot of churches who struggle to find church outreach ideas that are proven and worthwhile. This feeling doesn’t come from poor results from campaigns or bad metrics, instead it's mostly because the majority of marketing programs churches are using don’t provide any trackable statistics at all.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

John Rougeux

John is co-founder and CMO at Causely. When he's not trying to build the most philanthropic company in the world, he's probably hanging out with his wife and three daughters in Lexington, KY. You can also find John on Twitter and LinkedIn.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Matthew Watson

Matt is Customer Success Manager at Causely, where he does everything in his power to help our customers succeed. He loves sports, his wife, his dog, and the great outdoors, but not in that order. He may love his dog more than sports. You can find Matt on Facebook and Twitter.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Sarah Werner

Sarah is a writer, marketer, and brand specialist. She has experience in both non-profit marketing and financial development as well as for-profit content marketing and social media. She holds degrees in English and Art from Asbury University. When she’s not writing content for Causely, you’ll find her outside with a book or camera enjoying the company of trees. You can also find Sarah on Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn.

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