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Top 5 for 2018

Posted December 13, 2018 by Bryan Haley

As we begin to wrap up the year, it's a great time to do some evaluating. In your ministry, what worked well, what can be improved, and what was surprising throughout 2018?

At Church Juice, part of that evaluation is taking a look at what articles and resources were well-read, and what we can do to better help church communicators in 2019. So I thought I'd share our top 5 articles (and top podcast episode) for 2018. If you missed any of these articles, take a read! Or if you read them when they were first published, maybe reading them again may help you as you evaluate 2018 and plan for 2019. Blessings!

 

18 of the Best Church Websites for 2018

After spending dozens of hours searching the web for great church websites, we compiled a list of our 18 favorites for the year. Take a look at our favorite church websites of 2018. Oh, and be on the lookout for our updated list in the coming days!
 

Stop Announcing Everything

It’s one of the most universal issues that church communicators face. I see the same dilemma arise in every church I visit—how do we prioritize what gets communicated, using which methods? Here’s a three-tiered approach to help you organize your communications.
 

6 Social Media Tips for Your Church

Social media is a great tool that churches can use to build and expand relationships, as well as a tool for outreach. Here are six tips to help your church utilize social media better.
 

5 Things Every Church Website Must Have

Churches struggle with figuring out what’s important for their church website. Here are 5 things your church website needs to include.
 

Choosing a Facebook Cover Photo

This throwback to 2012 is still a popular topic that people are searching for. In this article, Church Juice founding producer, Jerod Clark, talks about different styles of cover photos for your Facebook Page; we give tips on things to look for, how to display your church well, and what to avoid.


 

BONUS! Most Popular Podcast Episode: Social Media

In the church, social media can be a big struggle—from deciding what channels to utilize, how social fits into the overall strategy of the church, who will be in charge, what to post, and so many other questions. So we want to help answer some of these questions and relieve some of the burden and stress your church may be feeling in its attempt to be relevant and modern.

 

What resources would you find most helpful in 2019?

 

Filed under: Church Juice, Church Juice News (meta)

About the Author

Bryan Haley

Bryan joined the ReFrame Media team in 2017 with a passion to help churches reach people with the gospel using effective church communications. As producer for Church Juice, Bryan helps congregations energize their church communications by overseeing the Church Juice blog, publishing in-depth ebook resources, and developing training on topics like marketing, branding, social media, internal communications, and website development.

Bryan brings years of communication and outreach experience gained both in full-time church ministry and the field of church website design. Bryan and his wife, Denae, enjoy Michigan summers, Detroit sports, and family time.

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Comments (2)

  • William Sytsma
    10:41 AM
    Thu, Dec 13, 2018

    Our church has a170 year history but now there is an insider push to change its historic name to something more generic like “Hilltop” community for instance. The creative view is that it would be more appealing to outsiders.What’s the psychology or real world experience of this?

  • Chris
    4:57 PM
    Sat, Dec 15, 2018

    Thank you for all of your support this year. You are a blessing across all borders! Very helpful articles, a refreshing spiritual view, a great new podcast and personal interest and care.

    In 2019 I’d like to see a reference guide: what are the most important things to do? When these are running what should I care about next? Maybe with communication team in sizes of 1, 5 and more in mind.
    God bless you and your team, Chris

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