Church Marketing Directory: Social Networks for Churches

Church Marketing Directory: Social Networks for Churches

February 25, 2011 by

If you didn’t catch our recent interview with Jason Wenell of The Table Project, it’s a great read on the value of internal-facing networks for church members to communicate with one another and strengthen their communities. But the Table Project isn’t the only option for churches interested in providing tools for members to connect.

And if you’re in the market for something, the Church Marketing Directory is the perfect place to look. Here are a few of the options we currently have for social networking for churches and how they describe themselves:

  • SoChurch is committed to helping churches connect their faithful members, engage new visitors, and spread their message in effective and relevant ways.
  • The City is a web-based software platform that enables the daily life, community, and ministry of your whole church, so you can accomplish your mission.
  • My Flock brings interactivity to the church with management software, web sites, social networking and more.

And the Church Marketing Directory doesn’t stop with social networks. Whether you need a writer, a strategist or anything in between, it’s a great place to find resources that specialize in helping the church.

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7 Responses to “Church Marketing Directory: Social Networks for Churches”

  • Taylor Christian
    February 25, 2011

    These links are awesome! I am testing out the table and going to present it to my church. Thanks!

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  • Michael Buckingham
    February 25, 2011

    While a neat idea and slick software, I continue to struggle with understanding the place of this sort of thing.

    What’s wrong with Facebook?

    Is it better to put time, talent and resources into new software or to learn how to best use what everyone is already using on very regular basis?

    And I don’t know that “integrating Facebook” is the answer either…being integrated in Facebook would seem a better choice.

    I’m finding myself lately recommending people (this is especially true with youth groups) buy a domain name, develop a facebook page (with IFRAMES) and point the domain to FB = everyone’s connected.

    Go to the people, stop making people always come to us.

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    • Adam Lehman
      February 26, 2011

      Makes sense, but I think there is a place for both. For sure.

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    • Kevin D. Hendricks
      March 1, 2011

      I do freelance work for the Table, so I have my biases, but I think the Table team has done a good job of explaining why there’s a need for these sites: Why the Table Isn’t a Christian Version of Facebook.

      I like Facebook, but it just doesn’t do everything we need it to do. That’s why Ning exists.

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    • Jason Stambaugh
      November 14, 2011

      I couldn’t agree more. I’ve been saying this ever since I took a look at The City. Why should we build our community behind more walls? Wouldn’t it be better to build your community out in the open on Facebook? I think so…

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  • Sandy Barris
    March 6, 2011

    By the way, if it’s OK with you I’d like to add that no marketing plan or marketing calendar should be set in stone!

    If history has taught us anything, no matter how effective your plan may be, chances are, it will have to be altered at a given time; due to what your competitor(s), clients, future clients or suppliers are doing.

    Here’s the kicker, don’t feel as if you have to be a psychic.

    Don’t feel overwhelmed at the thought of needing a business and marketing plan so flexible that it takes away from the overall aim and goals that made you ‘hungry’ to market your particular business, product, service or idea in the first place!

    No doubt about it, there’s an easy way to be sure that you can continue to have success in the future – if you just start off with flexibility in mind!

    The best way to do so is to have a marketing plan and marketing calendar that is flexible and built to adjust itself when the time comes to do so.

    Sandy Barris
    Fast Marketing

    P.S. Once you have your Marketing Plan complete, you may want to plug it into Fast Marketing Plan and you’ll get Monday Morning Email Marketing reminders about your marketing tactics you’ll want to get done during the week. Plus you’ll also get links for help getting most of those tactics done for you, if needed.

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  • Marcus Cantwell
    March 9, 2011

    My church just started using a platform made by a company called ConnectionApps. So far we love it.

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