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. 19 recommended tools for church social media and website managers


    Manage your church social media with these 19 recommended tools.

  2. 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.

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


    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…


    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...


    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


    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


    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. Self Care How to look after yourself on social media

    Self-care: How to look after yourself on social media


    This week’s blog focuses on how we can care for ourselves online, and make sure we take some time to check in with those who are looking after our church’s social media presence.

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


    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.

  10. 5 Simple design tips

    5 simple design tips


    Whether on websites, in print or social media, visuals help us express our ideas quickly and effectively with the people we want to communicate with.