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.

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    How we use Zoom for our family services


    Fountains Church Bradford on how they've provided a safe space for families and children to interact online during lockdown.

  2. How the lockdown opened new possibilities for St Mark's Church, Pennington


    St Mark's Church, Pennington share their story of how they have responded to social isolation, and how it has opened up new opportunities within their community.

  3. How to use YouTube analytics


    Understand YouTube analytics with our comprehensive guide for churches

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    Using A Church Near You during physical distancing


    In these unprecedented times, we've been inspired by how churches have continued to serve their communities. To support this, we have launched new resources on A Church Near You (ACNY) that will help parts of your church life continue during this period of physical distancing.

  5. How to improve audio quality in video recordings


    Audio is often an afterthought when recording a video, but it can make a huge difference to the overall quality of your production.

  6. What's new on A Church Near You

    Welcoming people into your worshipping community with A Church Near You


    How do you make the right first impression with your welcome message?

  7. Your most frequently asked questions and answers from our Livestream webinar


    What's the advantage of going live? How can I promote my live stream? We answer these questions and more.

  8. How to use Zoom for a church meeting, Bible study, prayer session or small group


    Over the past few weeks, Zoom has become the new meeting place, prayer space, classroom or café, as many look to new and inventive ways to keep connected with those in their community. How can you use Zoom for your next online gathering?

  9. Can’t live stream your service or event? Schedule a Premiere to reach more people with your video


    Learn how to schedule a Premiere on Facebook and Youtube.

  10. Advice for using social media to reach young people


    What do you need to know about using social media as a youth worker? We've asked the Church of England's Safeguarding Team, with insights from youth workers on how to put this into practice. 

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