Social Media Resources
Best Practices Sheet (pdf)
Face Your Facebook Fears: Getting Started on Facebook (pdf)
Best Practices, Tools, and Tricks for Social Media
Social Media and Youth Ministry
Become a Social Media Influencer: Get Followers and Get Noticed
An older 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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