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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    Understanding the GDPR: Everything you need to know about the right to be forgotten


    In the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation), one of the key rights that you as an individual can exercise is the ‘right to erasure,’ more commonly known as the ‘right to be forgotten.’ Here's what it means for you.

    5 min read
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    Elevating Content Design for Your Church in 2024: Best Practices and Tools


    In today's digitally connected world, effective design plays a crucial role in engaging both church members and new audiences. In this blog, we'll explore the design best practices to help your church communicate its message clearly and powerfully.

    3 min read
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    Church Door Challenge: Join in this summer on social media


    Join the #ChurchDoorChallenge on social media this July and August, showcasing the hospitality, history, and diversity of churches across the country.

    2 min read
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    Expanding Your Digital Reach: Alternative Social Media Platforms for Churches


    Are you already using Facebook, X, Instagram and YouTube? Perhaps you’re looking to explore other social media platforms? In this blog we share some insights on other platforms that your church could consider using to reach your local community.  

    5 min read
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    Pray Your Part: Content Ideas for the General Election 2024


    The General Election is a pivotal moment for our nation, a time to reflect on our values and hopes for the future. Our new campaign, Pray Your Part, invites you to engage deeply with the election through prayer, fostering a community of thoughtful voters.

    5 min read
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    AI for content creation, Part 1: Generated copywriting


    Recently, OpenAI released their latest model, ChatGPT 4o, free to use for all without a subscription. It’s noticeably faster and more accurate than any prior version, and opens up a world of possibilities, but also some complex ethical questions.  

    8 min read
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    Choosing the Right Email Solution for Your Church


    If you’re part of a small church, you might be facing challenges with email security and delivery, especially when using free services like Gmail. Here’s a guide to help you navigate these issues and find a secure, efficient email solution.

    3 min read
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    How to Design a Church Logo, Even If You're Not a Designer


    Creating a logo for your church might sound challenging and time consuming, especially if you're not a designer. But don't worry! This guide is packed with tips to help you design a logo that looks professional and truly represents your church.

    4 min read
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    Images and copyright: A guide to using images online legally


    You've written your next social media post or article for your parish website. Now you need an eye-catching photo and you check Google to see what’s available. You’ve found one - but have you paused to consider whether you are allowed to use it? 

    5 min read
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    How to make the most of Instagram to reach your audience in 2024


    Are you curious about how to use Instagram effectively in 2024? In this blog, we'll explore some tips and features to help you engage with your audience on this platform.

    4 min read