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. What to share on social media this Advent and Christmas

    02/12/2019

    Social media can be a powerful way to spread the word and invite even more people along to something this Christmas. 

  2. Five ways to get your church's digital platforms ready for Christmas

    Five ways to get your church’s digital platforms ready for Christmas

    13/11/2019

    A checklist for your digital platforms this Christmas

  3. How often to post to your church's social media channels

    01/10/2019

    We often get asked this question during our social media training days, so this week we've focused on how often to post to help build community and reach more people.

  4. What is user generated content and how can you share it?

    What is user-generated content and how can you share it?

    30/07/2019

    Stuck for content but want to keep your church’s social media up to date? There may be a whole bank of content, tailored to your church, ready and available for you to use.

  5. How to create subtitles for a video

    14/06/2019

    How do you create subtitles for your videos? In this blog, we take you through the steps for Facebook, Twitter, Youtube and Instagram.

  6. How to create a Facebook page

    How to create a Facebook page for your church

    05/06/2019

    What do you need to include on your church's Facebook page? Here, we take you through the steps to get started.

  7. 7 social media post ideas, with examples

    31/05/2019

    We've found seven post examples to inspire your social media this week.

  8. How to boost a Facebook post

    How to boost a Facebook post

    02/05/2019

    Boosting a post on Facebook is an easy way to take a post on your page and turn it into an advert, enabling you to reach more people in your community.

  9. Five scheduling tools for social media

    05/04/2019

    A social media scheduling tool is useful to help those running their social media channels to plan posts in advance. Discover our 5 free recommendations here.

  10. How to show the value of social media for your church

    How to show the value of social media for your church

    29/03/2019

    Each platform gives us the options to track lots of different numbers, known as analytics, but which ones should we be looking at, and how can we use them to show the value of your efforts for your church community?