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empowering congregations to invite friends to church on social media

How This Church Serves Their Local Community and Beyond

"If you aren't using Reach by Causely, you're living in the 18th Century," said Charlie Shaw, Executive Pastor of Blessed Hope Church in Danville, VA.  Charlie knows that, in 2016, one of the best ways to start conversations about your church is by connecting with people on Facebook and Instagram. That's why he partners with Reach.

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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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Why Cross Church Focuses on Giving Back and Measuring Success

"The value of Causely is that it helps our campuses support charity while also getting the word out about our church," said Tim Rhodus, pastor of Cross Church's two campuses in Illinois. Tim figured out that the ability to support missions and gaining local visibility are vital but hadn't found an affordable outlet for either until he hear about Causely. 

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7 Church Planters Who Benefit From Reach

Reach by Causely partners with hundreds of church planters to help them connect more people to Christ and build stronger faith communities. To give you an idea of what our churches experience with Reach, we gathered quotes from 7 of our partners. Here's what they had to say.

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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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6 Simple Tools For Communicating With Your Church Staff

You meet with your team and plan the service for the following Sunday. You think you've done a fantastic job of communicating with your church staff... until the proverbial wrench hits the fan. Then even Plan B is out, and you’re scrambling to regroup.

Has this ever happened to you?

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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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[PODCAST] How Churches Can Reach More People With Facebook w/Jeff Presley from Reach

We were recently honored to have one of our own, Jeff Presley—Customer Success Extraordinaire, featured as a guest on the Church Branding Guide's podcast to talk about how churches can use Facebook to have a greater reach (our favorite topic). 

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[MONTHLY RECAP] April 2016 - feedONE

This April, the Reach community provided 60,080 meals to children in need through feedONE. With Reach, check-ins support great causes and gently invite people to where you worship. To learn how Reach can help grow your church, click here.

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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.


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.


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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