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August webinars

During August, we'll be pausing the live webinars to prepare for an exciting new term in September. Whilst we are busy working on this, register below to watch any of these pre-recorded webinars.

Follow up emails for these webinars are sent once a week on Monday.

We look forward to seeing you at a live-webinar in September!  Sign up to our newsletter to be the first to hear.

Receiving online donations

How can we encourage people to give financially to the church during this time?



Churches rely on the generosity of their congregations and their communities to support their mission and ministry. Many people give regularly to their church by standing order or direct debit. Others give in cash when the offering is taken in a church service or when visiting the church, and people will not be able to give in this way whilst our church buildings are closed.

Many individuals are going through financial uncertainty as a result of lost or changed employment during the restrictions, and that may affect their giving too. This means that it is even more important that those who can give are able to do so.

In this one-hour webinar, we'll cover setting up and receiving online donations, encouraging online donations, communicating with your community, as well as providing an opportunity to ask questions which will be answered live.

Register here to watch this pre-recorded session

Follow up emails are sent once a week on Monday.

Masterclass in copywriting for social media

Learn the copywriting strategies to help your church communicate online in 2020 from a leading social media agency.

In this free webinar you'll learn:

  • How to write copy with a clear message
  • How to write for the different audiences in your community
  • How and when to use a call to action
  • How to use images or video to support your message

This exclusive one-hour webinar is for anyone who writes for social media, whether you consider yourself a novice or expert.

Register here to watch this pre-recorded session

Follow up emails are sent once a week on Monday.

Make the most of your A Church Near You page

In this one-hour webinar, we will take you through the steps to making the most of your A Church Near You page, including simple updates to keep your community connected during social distancing.

Last year, A Church Near You received more than 38 million page views, as people were searching for their local church service or event to attend.

We know that more than 80% of A Church Near You visitors are looking at the site for the first time. This is a huge evangelism opportunity for us!

 

"Thank you for the webinar I have been updating our church site and we are making progress!"

 

In this webinar, you will spend one-hour learning from the Church of England Digital Team, who will take you through 8 steps for making the most of your page, including:

  • Personalising your home page
  • Adding your events and services, including your Livestream services.
  • How to use the tags, and how these can make your church more visible
  • Creating pages
  • Embedding live videos on your website
  • Managing your inbox
  • How to write for your audience
  • Using A Church Near You as your main church website

At the end of the session, there will be an opportunity to ask questions, which will be answered live.

Register here to watch this pre-recorded session

Follow up emails are sent once a week on Monday.

Instagram for churches: Next steps

Are you looking to reach your local community using Instagram in 2020? With more than a billion users it makes sense that churches are thinking about how to build their community using the platform.

This webinar is aimed at churches who have an Instagram profile and would like to increase their knowledge and skills using the platform.

During the one-hour webinar, we'll look at
- An overview of how Instagram works for churches
- Refining your audience
- Creating content to generate engagement
- Understanding insights
- Refining your strategy

The session is an interactive webinar with examples and ideas from other churches. If possible, bring another mobile device along to try features and experiment during the webinar.

Register here to watch this pre-recorded session

Follow up emails are sent once a week on Monday.

Facebook pages for churches

Facebook is still the most popular social media network, and with more than 2.4 billion monthly active users (Facebook, 2019), it’s easy to see why churches are prioritising the platform.

But, with so many other pages competing for attention, how can we cut through the noise to reach our community? In this webinar, we’ll look at how you can create a welcoming Facebook page for your church, post valuable updates, measure your success and more.

Attend this webinar to learn:

  • Making the right first impression on Facebook
  • Posting content, scheduling, and ideas for posts
  • How the algorithm works
  • Measuring your success
  • Free advertising ideas

Register here to watch this pre-recorded session

Follow up emails are sent once a week on Monday.