Social Media Tips for Churches, Pastors, and Lay Leaders [slideshow]
Are you unsure how to start a social media policy for your church, ministerial staff, or lay leaders? This slideshow, from the communications department of the United Church of Christ, will have you ready to run your church's social media in no time.
Best Practices for Social Media in Churches [pdf]
Creating a Local Church presence on Facebook
A very useful resource is the book "Reaching Out in a Networked World: Expressing Your Congregation's Heart and Soul" by Lynne M. Baab (The Alban Institute). Lynne has also written a handy guide to basic website design "Websites that Work", which you can view here or download as a .pdf here.
Webmasters across the UCC share tips, tricks and ideas in our forum.
Let's begin by pointing you towards a few free or less expensive web hosting services with relatively easy "WYSIWYG" ("What You See Is What You Get") editors. Here's a short list:
Connected Word - http://www.connectedword.com/ucc/ (Designers of over 40 UCC churches)
http://ministrywebsitedesigns.com (enter coupon code UCC6MF for 6 months free!)
http://www.churchonline.net (enter coupon code UCC25OFF for 25% off your order!)
UCC graphics for downloading.
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