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Helping your church navigate the biggest communication shift in 500 years. Answering your questions live. Hosted by Brady Shearer and Alexander Mills. Text in your question to 1-800-485-3139.

The Pro Church Tools Show with Brady Shearer Pro Church Tools

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.9 • 456 Ratings

Helping your church navigate the biggest communication shift in 500 years. Answering your questions live. Hosted by Brady Shearer and Alexander Mills. Text in your question to 1-800-485-3139.

    What Worries Me About The Future Of The Church

    What Worries Me About The Future Of The Church

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    Question #1 (01:46): What worries you most about the future of the church?
    Question #2 (21:26): Is an automated follow up text from the pastor an appropriate way to stay in contact with new visitors?
    Question #3 (25:57): What's the WHY behind what you do? And why do you think it's important for most people to know their WHY?
    Question #4 (37:08): What's a secret you kept from your parents?

    • 46 min
    Naming Your Church, Your First 6 Months In A New Ministry & Crypto Donations

    Naming Your Church, Your First 6 Months In A New Ministry & Crypto Donations

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    Question #1 (02:52): If you were going to CHOOSE a name for a church - what options might you consider?
    Question #2 (14:31): I’m a first time communications director! There’s so much advice for what to do in communications but I really just need advice on what I should focus on for the first 6 months.
    Question #3 (20:46): Should churches be setting up giving options for Crypto/bitcoin?  If so, what do you recommend?
    Question #4 (26:40): Brady, how's your wife's pregnancy going? Any update?

    • 42 min
    The Dirty Little Secret Of Church Giving Providers

    The Dirty Little Secret Of Church Giving Providers

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    Question #1 (02:06): Why do some church giving providers charge zero dollars per month? What's that about?
    Question #2 (10:44): Brady, can't companies just charge what they want?
    Question #3 (12:45): Brady, aren't you just talking about this because your company stands to make money?
    Question #4 (33:25): Brady, this isn't a good look. Why attack a company like this in public? The Church needs to unite as one, not divide itself.

    • 41 min
    Church Photo Release Forms, Older Church Members, & Best Church Coffee Choices

    Church Photo Release Forms, Older Church Members, & Best Church Coffee Choices

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    Question #1 (01:20): How do we use pictures appropriately and deal with privacy issues? 
    Question #2 (10:53): Do you know of any good best practices for engaging older, not really technically inclined? 
    Question #3 (24:17): If a church wants to set a coffee station/connection area in the lobby, but you don't want to serve Folgers; what's the best all around blend that everyone will enjoy?
    Question #4 (31:48): Do you keep track of the other companies that do similar work that your company does? How do you actively compete with a flooded market?

    • 43 min
    How To Grow Your Church Organically On Social Media

    How To Grow Your Church Organically On Social Media

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    Question #1 (00:49): For a church of about 60, what do you recommend you focus on with social media when trying to grow your church?
    Question #2 (13:36): As the staff leader of the production team at my church, how do I balance the growth of volunteer leaders with over asking them? 
    Question #3 (18:13): Last year we launched a TikTok account as a way to connect with our community. However, we have seem to hit a wall when it comes to the views we are getting on our videos, usually around 300, and adding new subscribers. Any advice you might have to help us push through this wall?
    Question #4 (25:45): How many times weekly should a medium-sized church send promotional text messages?

    • 31 min
    Church Plant Social Strategy, Facebook Ads In 2022, & In-House Creatives vs. Outsourcing

    Church Plant Social Strategy, Facebook Ads In 2022, & In-House Creatives vs. Outsourcing

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    Question #1 (01:25): I am a church planter and we've been meeting with our launch team for over three months. What kind of social posts should we be doing? I really want the social media launch to be intentional.
    Question #2 (09:48): When reviewing your advice on Facebook ads, the tendency was towards still images advertising for bridge events. How would you use a series of interviews with church attendees to advertise most effectively on social?
    Question #3 (20:55): How often should a church be posting on social media?
    Question #4 (21:28): What is your opinion on outsourcing creative tasks to an outside agent or using something like Fiverr? 

    • 33 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
456 Ratings

456 Ratings

MPAnderson 1994 ,

Extremely practical + encouraging

The advice given is very practical and applicable. I appreciate the way they lean into their niche audience instead of trying to cast a super wide net and weakening their individual impact.

+ encouraging to be reminded weekly that there are so many church creatives working on overcoming the same challenges as you.

zoverflow ,

You can immediately implement their strategies and tactics!

I must say…I am IMPRESSED. This podcast was referred to me, and holy cow is it a valuable resource. There is zero fluff in this podcast. Brady and his team make it clear that their heart and number one goal is to actionably help the Church in any way that they can…and they DO. Not even working in ministry, I found this insight so valuable, and would legit recommend to anyone who is part of a team building any sort of brand whatsoever!

tship15 ,

Best show on Social for ANY Creator!

I don’t do social media management for churches. However, these two do such a great job of advising me on the things I should be paying attention to so that I can advise my clients on those things as well as doing all the right things for my own social!

I love the analogies they use and just the genuine nature of these two guys.

I’ve had Alex on my podcast before and he is exactly the same person in real life! Hope to get Brady on my show also!!

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