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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. A still from the film showing a family in a nativity scene in a church

    Your Great Invitation: Get inspired by other churches

    20/12/2022

    Find inspiration for those last minute Christmas social media posts! See what other churches have been doing to offer ‘the Great Invitation’ to their community.

    3 min read
  2. A man working on a laptop with a mobile phone on the desk beside him

    Five digital ideas for inviting your community to church this Advent and Christmas

    25/11/2022

    Ideas for your church’s social media and for making the most of AChurchNearYou.com this December.

    4 min read
  3. Type follow the star into the search bar

    How to use the #FollowTheStar Instagram Stickers

    21/11/2022

    This Christmas, we have a range of Follow the Star stickers for Instagram and Facebook stories. Add them to your stories in a few simple steps.

    2 min read
  4. A couple decorating a Christmas tree

    Show your church is ready to welcome this Christmas: Join in on social media

    18/11/2022

    Encourage Christmas visitors to your church with this easy, engaging social media content idea. Share a picture of your church before and after adding Christmas decorations, with a welcoming message.

    3 min read
  5. Computer screen shows Christmas event listings

    Add and tag your Christmas services on AChurchNearYou.com

    17/11/2022

    Millions of people will use A Church Near You this December - and 80% visitors to the site are there for the first time. List and tag your Advent and Christmas services and events on A Church Near You this Christmas – all for free.

    3 min read
  6. The logo for the Follow the Star: The Great Invitation campaign on an iPhone screen

    Christmas graphic design tips: Using the Follow the Star logo effectively

    01/11/2022

    Christmas graphic design tips: Using the Follow the Star logo effectively

    2 min read
  7. A laptop screen displaying the A Church Near You Resource Hub landing page

    Get ready for Christmas with free downloads from the Resource Hub

    31/10/2022

    Find out about what is available to download for free to help you invite your community to church this Advent and Christmas.

    3 min read
  8. Digital Labs thumbnail - woman speaking on phone

    Using audio at Christmas

    27/10/2022

    Make the most of the growth in appetite for audio content, with your own ‘audiograms’ this Advent and Christmas.

    3 min read
  9. Two women speaking, seated at a table

    The Great Invitation: Share your church’s experience and inspire others

    24/10/2022

    We would love to hear your tips and stories about inviting people to church, as part of our Christmas campaign, 'The Great Invitation'.

    2 min read
  10. Hands holding a mobile phone showing Facebook login screen

    How Facebook pages are changing: What churches need to know

    12/10/2022

    You may have seen a recent notification on your church's Facebook page about a ‘new pages experience’ coming soon. Find out what's changing.

    4 min read