It is so important to have a goal and strategy for jumping into the social media world. Businesses know this and social media gurus make a ton of money telling people this. In chuches many times people will say we need a Pinterest Board or we need a Twitter account or who is managing our... Continue Reading →
The single most asked question I get at church conferences that I have had no answer for has been How can we accept offering from smartphones simply? It’s a good question when people like me are carrying less cash or checks, but still want to be able to give during the service through their smartphones... Continue Reading →
I developed a resource in 2012 call Faithfully Facebook and it is ready for version 2. Believe it or not teens are still on Facebook. They are of course other places also. I have updated numbers and added some material to hopefully make this helpful for some other social media platforms also. It is really... Continue Reading →
This is a presentation I gave at the 2013 Forma Conference. The presentation was about 50 minutes long, so I re-recorded it here to help with length and clarity. I have included a link to the slides below. Link to Slides All art is © Henry Martin. Free use for ministry purposes.
This is a great video. Can you tell the message of your church in 15 seconds? Can you tell the message of your ministry in 15 seconds?Comment if you can. I am going to try and figure out my ministry in a 15 second message map.
“If we can just get a better website, then I am sure young people will come to our church.” “If we just tweet, post, and pin great things then surely we will grow.” This is the new lamentation that I hear around the church. This excites me. I am a geek after all. The church... Continue Reading →
There is an old joke about a parish church that had a bat problem. The parishioners, not knowing what to do, called the bishop to fix it. The bishop went to investigate, and within an hour the bats were gone. The parishioners asked him how he had gotten the bats to leave the church. The bishop said, “I... Continue Reading →
What are the Girl Scouts doing right and what can we learn from them?Let parents and youth know what your goals are for the group. When I walked in the door they gave me a sheet of paper saying exactly what aspects of character formation they are working on. This was there way of saying, “This... Continue Reading →