Labs Learning blog

Welcome to the Labs Learning blog. Here you'll find resources and advice on design, photography, social media strategy and more. Aimed specifically at those running social and web projects in churches.

The Labs Learning blog also includes our social media training programme which looks at how to use Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, dealing with negativity online, advertising, making the most of A Church Near You and learning about language and audiences for websites and social. If you’re interested in being trained in social media, please contact your diocesan office.

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    How have people been engaging digitally over the last three months?


    This long read blog aims to explore some of the national and local trends seen since lockdown began in March 2020. Churches and dioceses have produced a fantastic range of content to support regular churchgoers and those exploring faith at this time.

  2. Audio recording at home


    Thinking of starting a podcast? Learn how to set up your equipment at home

  3. 10 tips for running a successful Facebook group for your church

    10 tips for running a successful Facebook Group for your church


    How can you use Facebook Groups as part of your community strategy?

  4. How to set up an online giving account using SumUp


    A step-by-step guide to setting up your online giving account using SumUp

  5. Encouraging Online Giving


    This blog will go through what you need to do once you’ve set up online giving for your church and how to encourage people to give online.

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    How we use Zoom for our family services


    Fountains Church Bradford on how they've provided a safe space for families and children to interact online during lockdown.

  7. How the lockdown opened new possibilities for St Mark's Church, Pennington


    St Mark's Church, Pennington share their story of how they have responded to social isolation, and how it has opened up new opportunities within their community.

  8. How to use YouTube analytics


    Understand YouTube analytics with our comprehensive guide for churches

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    Using A Church Near You during physical distancing


    In these unprecedented times, we've been inspired by how churches have continued to serve their communities. To support this, we have launched new resources on A Church Near You (ACNY) that will help parts of your church life continue during this period of physical distancing.

  10. How to improve audio quality in video recordings


    Audio is often an afterthought when recording a video, but it can make a huge difference to the overall quality of your production.