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

    25/02/2020

    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.

  2. 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?

    17/02/2020

    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?’

  3. Everyday faith connection: Showing the Church at work…

    11/02/2020

    Nick Shepherd, shares how a simple prompt can encourage a church on their Everyday Faith journey, and how digital plays it's part.

  4. Everyday Faith connections a church around you

    Everyday faith connections: A church around you…

    21/01/2020

    How can we use our digital communications to connect people to the church around us Monday to Saturday? Here’s two things to get you started… 

  5. Everyday Faith: visiting the church at work

    Everyday faith connections: Visiting the church at work...

    14/01/2020

    For many people connecting faith and work isn’t as natural as we might think. Nick Shepherd explores how we can share our faith digitally.

  6. Free church social media calendar for 2020

    Free church social media calendar for 2020

    03/01/2020

    Organise your social media this year with our calendar, including campaigns, #hashtags and new post ideas for each month.

  7. Digital trends for the Church in 2020

    Digital trends for the Church in 2020

    19/12/2019

    We’ve collated a list of trends we think you should be exploring over the next 12 months as you plan how you’ll be using social media and websites as a part of your church’s mission.

  8. From stars outside churches... to makeshift camels. How have churches engaged with #FollowTheStar?

    19/12/2019

    Advent is well underway, and our churches are watching and waiting expectantly as Christmas approaches. Take a look at what has been happening across the Church of England this Christmas.

  9. Mossley Parish church star

    #FollowTheStar and our church

    13/12/2019

    Mossley Parish shares how the Christmas campaign has helped them to welcome more people in this year.

  10. Tutorial how to add tags to your services and events

    Tutorial: How to add tags to your services and events on A Church Near You

    11/12/2019

    Find out how to add tags to your services and events on A Church Near You