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. Case study: “How can St John’s pray for you?”

    15/10/2019

    Read how one simple post on social media prompted this person to reconnect with their faith.

  2. Self Care How to look after yourself on social media

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

    07/10/2019

    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.

  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. Creating a consistent style on Instagram

    Creating a consistent style on Instagram

    24/09/2019

    Learn how to develop a consistent style on Instagram in a few easy steps.

  5. Making a website accessible

    17/09/2019

    We invited Revd Bill Braviner, Disability Adviser to the Diocese of Durham and Co-Founder of Disability & Jesus, to share his knowledge on how we can make our websites accessible to all.

  6. Creating a style guide for your church

    Creating a style guide for your church

    16/08/2019

    A style guide is a set of standards you apply to any digital or printed resources for your church. It can really help give consistency to your church. 

  7. 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.

  8. 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!

  9. 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.

  10. 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.