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.

  1. Your most frequently asked questions and answers from our Livestream webinar


    What's the advantage of going live? How can I promote my live stream? We answer these questions and more.

  2. How to use Zoom for a church meeting, Bible study, prayer session or small group


    Over the past few weeks, Zoom has become the new meeting place, prayer space, classroom or café, as many look to new and inventive ways to keep connected with those in their community. How can you use Zoom for your next online gathering?

  3. Can’t live stream your service or event? Schedule a Premiere to reach more people with your video


    Learn how to schedule a Premiere on Facebook and Youtube.

  4. Advice for using social media to reach young people


    What do you need to know about using social media as a youth worker? We've asked the Church of England's Safeguarding Team, with insights from youth workers on how to put this into practice. 

  5. A beginner’s guide to going live with your service or event for free


    Going live isn’t something we should do just because everyone else is doing it... Here are our reasons why it can be an important part of your church life and how to do it for free.

  6. What are cookies and what do I need to know about them?


    What are cookies and why do I need to worry about them on my church website? 

  7. 19 recommended tools for church social media and website managers


    Manage your church social media with these 19 recommended tools.

  8. How can clergy make the most of social media? Here's what you said...


    Twitter tells us the one thing they want clergy to know when using social media.

  9. How to use the Church of England's national campaigns locally


    Read our guest blog from social media expert, Emma Sijuade, on how you and your church can use the Church of England's national campaigns to reach your local community.

  10. How can your church engage different audiences on social media and the web?

    How can you and your church engage different audiences on social media and the web?


    One of the questions we most frequently get asked as a team is ‘how can our church reach and engage different groups of people on social media?’