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.

Interested in learning more about digital in an interactive webinar? Visit our training page to discover the full programme of webinars, all free to attend.

Webinar

  1. How to customise the 'At the heart of Christmas' resources for your church

    How to customise the 'At the heart of Christmas' resources for your church

    17/11/2021

    Follow our step-by-step guide to create your own Christmas graphics for social media with Canva.com

  2. Launching at the heart of Christmas

    Launching 'At the heart of Christmas'

    10/11/2021

    Join together with churches across the nation for a special launch night

  3. Five ways to get your church social media and website ready for Christmas

    Five ways to get your church social media and websites ready for Christmas 2021

    09/11/2021

    Websites and social media make it easy for people to find you online. We share five quick updates to make sure your online presence is up to date and inviting.

  4. Three social media platform updates that churches should know about

    Three social media platform updates that churches should know about

    02/11/2021

    Our pick of the latest social media updates which could prove most useful to churches using social media in 2021

  5. St Martin in the fields choir

    Free music downloads for weddings and funerals

    20/10/2021

    Our new collection of free downloadable music for weddings and funerals has arrived. Available through the AChurchNearYou.com Resource Hub

  6. Low Light photography tips for smartphones

    Low Light photography tips for smartphones

    06/10/2021

    Smartphone photography tips for taking the best photos in less than perfect lighting.

  7. Church spire against a blue sky

    Seven ways to raise the visibility of your church community online

    04/10/2021

    Engage these simple tips to help your church community reach local online audiences

  8. Graphic design for churches

    Graphic design tips for churches

    27/09/2021

    How to design effective posters, flyers and social media graphics for your church.

  9. Women in a Zoom meeting with three other women

    Zoom accessibility tools

    09/09/2021

    Accessibility features in Zoom to support your church community online

  10. Embedding video on A Church Near You

    Embedding live and pre-recorded video to your A Church Near You pages

    27/07/2021

    To support churches with their online activities, new features have been added to the site to make it quick and easy to find and share online services and events.