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 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.

  2. Getting started with Google Analytics

    23/07/2019

    Google Analytics is a great way in which to understand what people are doing when they visit your website and best of all, it’s completely free!

  3. 5 Simple design tips

    5 simple design tips

    16/07/2019

    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.

  4. How to set up to film a video on your phone

    How to set up to film a video on your phone

    09/07/2019

    Read on to find out what you need to know to set up and record your video straight to your smartphone. 

  5. What's new on A Church Near You

    What’s new on A Church Near You?

    03/07/2019

    This July, a series of new features launched on A Church Near You. Read all about the new features here.

  6. St Helen's Church in Northwich

    18/06/2019

    How is A Church Near You supporting churches to reach their communities? St Helen' Church in Northwich shares their story.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 7 social media post ideas, with examples

    31/05/2019

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

  10. How St Marks in Pennington is using Facebook to reach their community

    24/05/2019

    Read the story of how a small church on the southern coast is using Facebook to reach a community.