Digital Labs blogs

Welcome to the Digital Labs 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.

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  1. Guide_ Creating a new church social media account THUMBNAIL

    Guide: Getting started on social media

    08/04/2021

    Setting up, moderating, safety and useful tips for anyone running social media and website projects for churches.

  2. What is an SSL certificate and does my website need one

    What is an SSL certificate and does my website need one?

    15/03/2021

    An SSL certificate displays important information for verifying the owner of a website and encrypting web traffic. It's not just an important bit of tech, but a sign that your website is secured and can be trusted. 

  3. Repurposing video content from live or pre-recorded services

    Repurposing video content from live or pre-recorded services

    08/03/2021

    Your online services are packed with content to share on social media. Be inspired by these 13 simple ideas to try this week.

  4. Understanding video analytics for online church services

    Understanding video views for online church services

    17/02/2021

    Counting attendance at online services is not quite as straight forward as totalling video views, but our guide to video insights is here to simplify it for you. 

  5. Does my church need to be on TikTok.

    Does my church need to be on TikTok?

    04/02/2021

    Geraint Harries, St John's Church Ellel, tells us more about the platform, and answers the important question, should our church be creating a TikTok channel in 2021?

     

  6. How to plan an online church service

    Nine tips for planning your online service

    04/02/2021

    Thinking about taking your online service on a step? Read these nine points for planning your next online service.

  7. Digital trends churches should take notice of in 2021

    Digital trends churches should take notice of in 2021

    29/01/2021

    Each year, we give you a list of the trends we think churches should explore over the coming 12 months. This January, we’re starting in a slightly different place than previous years.

  8. 11 essential tips for your next video presentation

    11 essential tips for your next video presentation

    21/01/2021

    Every month, we host a webinar on presentation skills, where we invite attendees to share their tips on what makes an engaging presentation. Read their tips in this weeks blog.

  9. How to use Zoom to broadcast to Facebook and YouTube thumbnail

    How to go live from Zoom to YouTube and Facebook

    11/01/2021

    Are you already using Zoom for your church services? Find out how you can reach a wider community online by broadcasting your Zoom service to Facebook or YouTube.

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    2021 Social media calendar

    22/12/2020

    Awareness days, celebrations and religious holidays - Ideas for a full year of church communications