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This Podcast for Pastors, Church Staff & Church Planters will help you learn how to make it a challenge for people to live in your community without FINDING your CHURCH.



These tips will benefit you and your CHURCH whether you are a full-time Pastor, behind the scenes Staff Member, starting a NEW Church Plant, or even if Volunteer Church Leaders just wanting to help their churches get found.



If you are a Church Tech or Church Media staff member, this information will give you more ideas to help you create a simplified plan to take the mystery out of Church Search Engine Optimization [SEO] and getting found online in your community.

Finding Your Church Podcast Jeremy Phillips | Helping Churches Get Found Online

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This Podcast for Pastors, Church Staff & Church Planters will help you learn how to make it a challenge for people to live in your community without FINDING your CHURCH.



These tips will benefit you and your CHURCH whether you are a full-time Pastor, behind the scenes Staff Member, starting a NEW Church Plant, or even if Volunteer Church Leaders just wanting to help their churches get found.



If you are a Church Tech or Church Media staff member, this information will give you more ideas to help you create a simplified plan to take the mystery out of Church Search Engine Optimization [SEO] and getting found online in your community.

    Success Story – Journey Church Communication Strategy brings 100 NEW Adult Visitors in 6 Months

    Success Story – Journey Church Communication Strategy brings 100 NEW Adult Visitors in 6 Months

    Success Story – Journey Church Communication Strategy brings 100 NEW Adult Visitors in 6 Months



    Watch as Pastor Aaron from Journey Church of Kansas City speaks about the results they received after putting Church Communication Strategy ideas in place from FindingYourChurch.com

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    015: Free Tool to Automate Your Church Tasks

    015: Free Tool to Automate Your Church Tasks

    FYC Podcast 015: Free Tool to Automate Your Church Tasks









    LINK >> FREE Fiverr For Churches Guide

    You CAN automate specific online and digital tasks to save you a ton of time.

    Obviously you cannot automate ALL aspects of your Church or Ministry, but there are a lot of things you do every day that could be removed from your to-do list using this FREE resource.

    So much of what we do during the day is repetitive. Many tasks could actually be done by an assistant, but paid staff in many Churches is not always an abundant resource.

    Even if you do have plenty of paid staff, most ministries are always looking for ways to increase productivity and get more done. Just because you paid staff does not mean you are satisfied having people do things they could have done for them for free.

    You will have to figure out how this works in your Church, but with this FREE tool you can automate your Church email, scheduling, team coordination, syncing content and files, and sending reminders. Of course, every solution on the site will not work for everyone in every situation so you have to find the ones that will be a benefit to you.

    It also works for your personal tasks, not just Church.

    Automate your Church Tasks with IFTTT



    IFTTT.com is the site that can help you accomplish this for your Church and personal to-do lists.

    They have divided your solutions into an easy to navigate menu of what they call RECIPIES that can automate a huge number of online and digital tasks. These recipes are explained with If/Then and DO scenarios to make it easy for you to figure out what you want to accomplish what that specific recipe.

    Examples of the If/Then tasks you can put on autopilot.



    * Automatically log your Mileage

    * Mute your phone when you get to work or maybe even Church.

    * Connect your Church Facebook and Twitter.

    * Find your phone and keep a call log.

    * Keep your Church Social Media Profile Logos synced.

    * Have news from specific websites automatically emailed to you.

    * Save new contacts to a Google spreadsheet.

    * Automatically share new WordPress blog posts to your Church Facebook page.

    * Track your Church work hours in Google calendar.

    * Document your daily Church activity in a Google spreadsheet.

    * Message your spouse when you leave to or from work.



    Examples of the DO solutions that you can help you with digital and online tasks.



    * Block off the next hour as “Do Not Disturb”.

    * Record when and where you received a business card.

    * Quickly create events in your Church and personal Google calendar.

    * Save notes directly to Evernote on the go.

    * Record security footage.

    * Get yourself out of an awkward situation with a fake phone call.

    * Let someone know you are heading home.

    * Log a map of your current location in Evernote.

    * Scan a picture directly to your computer.

    * Keep track of where you were this week for accountability or Church work.







    My favorite DO Recipe is the one where you can have it call you to get out of an awkward or boring situation.



    Maybe this could work for your next Church Board Meeting or Counseling Session?

    This is obviously not very honest of course, and you probably would NOT want to do this while representing your Church. But, it is still funny.

    Check out IFTTT and get started creating your automated recipes for your Church and personal tasks with the link below.

    LINK >> IFTTT.com – Learn How To Automate Your Small Bu...

    • 3 min
    014: Cheap Royalty Free Church Photos, Graphics, Themes & Template Designs

    014: Cheap Royalty Free Church Photos, Graphics, Themes & Template Designs

    FYC Podcast 014: Cheap Royalty Free Church Photos, Graphics, Themes & Template Designs









    LINK >> FREE Fiverr For Churches Guide

    Whether you are in a creative or tech position on a Church Staff or the Lead Pastor, you are always in need of a great graphic or template for something.

    Whether it is for a postcard design for an upcoming mailing or a template for your Sermon screen presentation, the creativity needs to keep coming.

    The problem is we all have our go-to places for resources. These can get old and worn out very quickly, and people begin to notice the same thing over and over again in our print and presentations.

    It is time for some new ideas.

    Cheap Royalty Free Photos and much more for your Church with Creative Market



    I completely realize that we all want to get free stuff. Creative Market.com does offer some free graphics and templates, but sometimes you do need to pay at least something to get access to more choices and excellent quality.

    I first heard about this site from Brad Zimmerman creator of Church Media Design when he was on the Pro Church Tools Podcast. He is an excellent designer, Church conference speaker, and a promoter of resources for Churches with small budgets.

    Creative Market uses designs from over 11,000 independent creators to bring you a huge selection of pieces that can be used on your website, in print and for virtually any other purpose in your Church.

    Yes, most of the items do cost. But, you will get great quality and know you are safe and legal using it for your ministry.

    What does Creative Market offer?





    Here is a short list of the amazing free and cheap resources this site can offer your Church.



    * Photos in nearly any category

    * Graphics including icons, illustrations, objects, patterns, mockups, textures and web elements

    * Templates for brochures, business cards, emails, flyers, invitations, logos, presentations and websites

    * Themes for WordPress, HTML/CSS, Joomla and Drupal

    * Fonts in nearly any style

    * 3D elements



    You can get these individually, or find where the creatives have put packages together to give you more value for your money.

    Check out the link below to begin expanding your library of creative assets.

    LINK >> CreativeMarket.com

    • 4 min
    013: How To Create A {nearly} FREE Church WordPress Website

    013: How To Create A {nearly} FREE Church WordPress Website

    LINK >> How To Create A {nearly} FREE Church Website with WordPress // FREE Guide

    • 2 min
    012: Attending The Church For People Who Hate Church

    012: Attending The Church For People Who Hate Church

    FYC Podcast Episode 012: Attending The Church For People Who Hate Church







    I recently drove by a Church in my area that had a sign that said “The Church For People Who Don’t Like Church”.

    [Yes, I exaggerated a little about the hate.]

    I am all for Church outreach, missions and evangelism. I realize that people are coming to a saving knowledge of our Savior because of outreach events that rival a Barnum & Bailey Circus.

    I have even participated in suggesting somewhat outrageous ideas to further the Gospel.

    Once in a staff meeting I suggested that we have Nik Wallenda string up a high wire and walk between our main building and youth building, which was a significant distance.

    I am sure we could come up with a sermon for it. That is how it works correct? Start with an illustration, then an application and then find a Scripture right?

    Churches give away cars, TV’s, bicycles and even play the devil’s music for sermon openers. Whatever works.

    But even though the sign is eye-catching and creative, when I drove by I began to wonder if they were serious. And if they were serious, what would it be like to try to attend a Church for people who really don’t like Church.



    Trying to attend a “Church For People Who Don’t Like Church”



    Here are some questions I asked myself.



    Do I have to not like this particular Church to attend, or just Church in general?

    If I didn’t like the Church at first, but after attending for awhile I start to like it… do I have to leave?

    Are there different levels of not liking Church? Does mildly perturbed count?

    Do I have to not like everything, or can I pick and choose?

    If I do like Church, do I have to find something to not like in order to attend?

    How do you create a Service for people who don’t like Church? Is Ice Cream Sunday an option? If so, I’m there.

    Do the Pastor and Staff also dislike Church?

    Do you welcome people by saying, “I’m sorry you are here. I know you are mad right now.”?

    Should we even call it a Church because if people really don’t like it they would never come to a Church?

    * Is it anything like a restaurant for people who don’t like restaurants? Maybe you make your own food there?



    Ok, so I agree. The last one was just stupid, because nearly nobody would go to a restaurant to make their own food [unless they go to The Melting Pot].

    But evidently people will go to a Church for people who don’t like Church, because I see cars there every Sunday.

    Hey, whatever works.

    • 4 min
    011: 101 Tools For Church Communication

    011: 101 Tools For Church Communication

    FYC Podcast Episode 011: 101 Tools For Church Communication







    There is such as thing as too many Church Communication tools. It is so easy to get distracted by using too many gadgets, or too many ways of doing the same thing.

    Do we really need an iWatch that syncs with our iPhone that syncs with our iPad that syncs with our iMac that syncs with our iCloud? Especially when all of these are essentially doing the SAME THING?

    But, there is a place for tools [and especially free resources] that make our lives easier. There are so many options and ways to improve and automate how we do Church Communications.



    101 Tools to Improve Church Communication





    A Search Engine Journal article by Christina Baldassarre looks at 101 Tools to help grow a business this year. I would also say that many of these tools will also help grow your Church.

    You will find that you are already using many of these tools, some you will have heard of, and many will be new to you.

    Here is a list of the ones listed that I have used to help Grow my Church, Business and for personal use. Check out the link below for the complete list of links. What ones do you use?



    * Hootsuite

    * Buffer

    * Canva

    * PicMonkey

    * Bitly

    * Facebook Power Editor

    * Google AdWords

    * Facebook Audience Insights

    * Skitch

    * Evernote

    * Google Apps for Work

    * Google Drive

    * Screencast

    * Camtasia

    * Google Calendar

    * Google PageSpeed

    * Google Mobile-Friendly Test

    * Yoast SEO

    * Google Photos

    * Google Alerts

    * Google Trends



    LINK >> 101 Tools To Grow Your Business In 2016 from Search Engine Journal

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