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Tips & tactics to help your church share the message of Jesus while navigating the biggest communication shift in 500 years. Hosted by Brady Shearer and Alexander Mills. Find show notes at prochurchtools.com.

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    My Biggest Tip For Leading Your Team, Posting Frequency, & Basic Church Leaders

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 19, 2022 40:57

    Send in your question via text to 1-800-485-3139. Question #1 (1:52): What are your top tips for leading a creative/communications team? Question #2 (13:02): What is a good schedule for posting on social media? Question #3 (17:34): What are your systems for researching and posting content? Question #4 (24:13): What is the most basic thing about you?

    What People Really Want From A Church, Overcoming Social Fatigue, & YouTube Thumbnails

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 12, 2022 49:07

    Send in your question via text to 1-800-485-3139. Question #1 (2:57): What are people really looking for in a church right now? Question #2 (13:12): How do you overcome social fatigue even though you know you need to stay engaged? Question #3 (20:34): Can you talk about title and thumbnail optimization for YouTube? Question #4 (31:41): What's the most basic thing about you?

    The #1 Digital Tactic For Smaller Churches, Social Media No-Nos, & Training The TikTok Algorithm

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 5, 2022 49:35

    Send in your question via text to 1-800-485-3139. Question #1 (3:52): What is one thing a smaller church can do to increase its digital ministry effectiveness? Question #2 (13:26): What would you say is the biggest no-no in the church social media world? Question #3 (23:17): I watched your workshop on short-form video and finally convinced myself to get on TikTok - but there is so much junk on it. How am I supposed to find the good stuff, let alone convince my pastor to start posting on it? Question #4 (32:16): What is your favorite Christian band from the 2000s?

    Church Social Media Policy, The Next 12 Months, & Bad Church Habits

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 29, 2021 44:09

    Send in your question via text to 1-800-485-3139. Question #1 (5:44): Where do you see digital church being in terms of its development 12 months from now? Question #2 (20:56): How much time and creative energy should be spent trying new things vs. keeping up with current trends? Question #3 (21:51): How do you pick a theme or aesthetic for your church's social media? Should everything match across the board? Question #4 (34:08): If you could get rid of one bad habit in all churches...what would it be?

    Hiring Church Creatives, The 3-Word Exercise, & Eliminating YouTube Dislikes

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 22, 2021 37:54

    Send in your question via text to 1-800-485-3139. Question #1 (4:47): How much should I expect to pay if we want to hire someone full-time at the church to help with online content? What kind of questions should I ask to make sure I'm hiring the right person? Question #2 (16:37): Do you have any suggestions for social media content specific to house churches? Question #3 (21:51): How can churches continue to shift from being reactionary in our online approach to being visionary? Question #4 (28:45): What are your guys' thoughts on YouTube removing dislike counts?

    The Future Of Live Streaming For Churches

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 15, 2021 43:25

    Send in your question via text to 1-800-485-3139. Question #1 (2:57): Now that churches are opening back up, what does the future of live streaming look like?

    Fresh Instagram Ideas, The Facebook Exodus, & Personal Social Media Challenges

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 8, 2021 43:09

    Send in your question via text to 1-800-485-3139. Question #1 (2:23): Can you share fresh ideas for Instagram Reels and TikTok? Question #2 (16:57): What's your hot take on a digital pastor not having a personal social media presence? Question #3 (25:57): Should we be concerned about social media censorship or ethical issues with platforms like Facebook? Question #4 (34:14): What Pro Church Tools podcasts or videos are you most proud of?

    Preventing Burnout, Convincing Your Pastor, & Multi-Site Social Media

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 1, 2021 46:51

    Send in your question via text to 1-800-485-3139. Question #1 (2:00): How do you prevent burnout? Question #2 (17:42): How do you encourage a pastor that isn't naturally eager to post on social media and engage more proactively with the online community? Question #3 (27:24): Should a multi-site church have one account per social channel or should each campus have its own account? Question #4 (30:23): How arduous was the experience of being the founder and CEO of Nucleus when it was first starting?

    Training Volunteers, Growing On YouTube, & Driving Engagement With A Sleepy Audience

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2021 49:45

    Send in your question via text to 1-800-485-3139. Question #1 (1:23): What's the best approach for training volunteers on media? Question #2 (13:22): What's the best way to grow our YouTube platform? Question #3 (27:57): How do we engage with our congregation that ignores the typical "engagement" style social posts? Question #4 (36:16): How should our church talk about general fund giving on social media?

    My Most Important Tip For Small Town Churches, Tracking Online Attendance, & Hiring Your Friends

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2021 43:44

    Send in your question via text to 1-800-485-3139. Question #1 (3:12): What's the most important thing to be doing online for a small town church? Question #2 (14:26): What are the best ways to keep track of attendance from those who watch/stream online? Question #3 (25:32): Do you have any tips or ideas for engaging people online during a live service? Question #4 (32:01): How did you go about hiring your friends?

    Social For Youth Ministry, Pastor Accounts vs. Church Accounts, & New Ideas In Older Churches

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2021 51:19

    Send in your question via text to 1-800-485-3139. Question #1 (2:38): What are your best tips for leveraging social to reach middle and high school students? Question #2 (20:16): How can a church drive more content through their pastor on social, but also be cautious of ego, falls, and all that negative stuff? Question #3 (26:26): Coming from a larger church to a congregation of 60...how do I introduce new technologies/ideas? Question #4 (35:56): What is the ideal number of slides in a day of Instagram Stories?

    Church Communications Policy, Generational Tension, & Our Biggest Mistakes

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 3, 2021 48:14

    Send in your question via text to 1-800-485-3139. Question #1 (4:18): What are the first 5 steps you'd take if you were taking over a ministry? Question #2 (21:13): How do you deal with generational differences and tech in church? Question #3 (28:36): Are video announcements still a thing? If so, how can they be done well? Question #4 (32:50): What is the biggest lesson you've learned from a mistake?

    We Back! YouTube Monetization, Engagement Pods, & Clickbait

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 27, 2021 40:04

    Brady and Alex are back! Send in your question via text to 1-800-485-3139. Question #1 (0:42): What happened to your co-host? Question #2 (13:48): Should our church monetize our YouTube channel? Question #3 (19:23): Thoughts on an "engagement ministry" at our church? Question #4 (27:30): What do you think about "clickbait" type posts to garner engagement?

    The New Church Connect Card Template

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 25, 2020 3:02

    Today - in just ninety seconds - I want to share with you a new style of church connect card. Find the full transcript, show notes, and video version here: https://prochur.ch/3bakpeE   Traditional Connect Card Template: https://prochur.ch/2ITmwYn      

    Facebook Ads For Churches 2020 - How To Make A Successful Ad

    Play Episode Listen Later May 28, 2020 8:50

    Today, we're gonna look at a number of successful Facebook Ads campaigns from real churches and dive into what made these ads successful and the challenges these churches needed to overcome to make it all happen. Find the full transcript, show notes, and video version here: https://prochur.ch/2XDaSYl

    Best Color Schemes For Church Websites

    Play Episode Listen Later May 14, 2020 10:34

    In this video, I'll be sharing with you my favorite color schemes for church websites. Find the full transcript, show notes, and video version here: https://prochur.ch/3dFKN1l 

    How To Reliably Track Attendance & Engagement For Online Church

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 23, 2020 17:39

    Today - in this podcast - you'll learn how to reliably and accurately track attendance and engagement for online church. Plus, I've put together a downloadable spreadsheet template for you to make it easy and straightforward. Find the full transcript, show notes, and video version here: https://prochur.ch/2KsSwDu 

    Innovative Worship Sets For Online Church [3 Ideas]

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 21, 2020 9:15

    Today's podcast is dedicated to worship ministry and worshipping God through music. Of course, music is a staple of virtually any in-person worship service - but it's not as easy to translate to an online venue as preaching is. So to help with that, I wanted to break down three different worship setups that my church, Central, has used in recent weeks. Find the full transcript, show notes, and video version here: https://prochur.ch/3czUJsF

    How To Create An Online Church Service In 2020

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 16, 2020 9:55

    You're at home. I'm at home. And our congregation's are at home - for an indefinite period of time. So in this video, we're going to construct, from the ground up, a meaningful and powerful online church service. We'll explore specific service elements, recording options, and special considerations to make church online the absolute best it can be. Find the full transcript, show notes, and video version here: https://prochur.ch/3bdwWyw

    Online Church For Smaller Churches - Casual Live Stream vs. On-Stage

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 14, 2020 8:22

    For most of us, online church is set to be the new normal for the foreseeable future. It's time to settle in. And it's also time for us to take a serious look at what we're producing right now for online church (especially if you're a smaller church) and ask - does it make sense to just reproduce what we would normally do for an in-person Sunday service and publish that online? Or could there be something more meaningful, effective, and affordable for this season? Because I'm leaning toward the latter. And that's what this video is for. Find the full transcript, show notes, and video version here: https://prochur.ch/3b7zJsV

    The Coolest New Piece Of Video Gear In Our Bag (Macro Probe Lens)

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 9, 2020 8:14

    Today, in this podcast, I want to talk to you about the 24mm f/14 probe lens from Laowa. It's a new piece of gear that we picked up this year and it's already become one of the coolest things that we own. Find the full transcript, show notes, and video version here: https://prochur.ch/2VbqtNQ  

    3 Unusual Social Media Posts For Churches

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 7, 2020 4:11

    Today, in less than four minutes, I want to share with you a trio of unusual social media posts for churches. Find the full transcript, show notes, and video version here: https://prochur.ch/2UNES3E  

    Instagram Stories Templates For Churches [The Bible Quiz Strategy]

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 2, 2020 6:56

    In this video, I'm going to teach you a repeatable Instagram Stories strategy for your church that checks all the boxes of what good social media content should do. Find the full transcript, show notes, and video version here: https://prochur.ch/3bGaLAO  

    Reading Your Mean Comments (And How To Handle Criticism)

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 31, 2020 6:20

    Today... let's talk about criticism - and how to handle it. Find the full transcript, show notes, and video version here: https://prochur.ch/2WQtUMl  

    The Inbox | Social For Student Ministry

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 28, 2020 26:01

    In the inaugural episode of The Inbox, Brady and Alex sit down to answer four questions from the people of Pro Church Nation.

    Social Media Calendar For Churches | Coronavirus Edition

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 26, 2020 12:33

    In this podcast, I'll outline for you a 7-day social media calendar for your church - specifically to be used during the COVID-19 pandemic while our church's in-person gatherings are suspended. This calendar is repeatable. So if you choose, you can use it as the framework for your social media content rhythms for the foreseeable future. Find the full transcript, show notes, and video version here: https://prochur.ch/2Uz5GU8  

    Creative Easter Ideas For Churches 2020 [COIVD-19 Response]

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 24, 2020 8:06

    Our churches are facing an unprecedented situation - the distinct possibility that the biggest weekend of the year, Easter weekend, will not go as planned. In this podcast, I want to share with you three creative Easter solutions that your church can pursue even if you can't assemble in-person as a group like you normally would. Find the full transcript, show notes, and video version here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t5XE5n1XbSU  

    The First 4 TikTok Videos Your Church NEEDS To Make

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 19, 2020 8:33

    In this video, I'll share my recommendations for the first FOUR videos your church should consider publishing on TikTok. Find the full transcript, show notes, and video version here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1KaUcZ_-Oc8

    EMERGENCY Pod: COVID-19 (How To Respond)

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 18, 2020 61:21

    Today, Brady and Alex sit down for an emergency podcast to discuss COVID-19 and the challenges ahead for churches.

    Every Church Should Try This Instagram Stories Technique

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 17, 2020 5:00

    Today - in two minutes or less - I want to share with you an Instagram Stories technique that your church can start using right away. Find the full transcript, show notes, and video version here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=viS63JftkqY 

    9 Instagram Stories Strategies For Churches To Try This Week

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 3, 2020 52:57

    Today on The Pro Church Tools Show we’re going to break down nine different Instagram Stories strategies that your church can try this week.   Stories are unique because they expire after 24 hours and because they're meant to feel more personal than other types of social content.   So in this episode, we'll talk about the specifics - so let’s get started.   ***FIND THE FULL TRANSCRIPT HERE:   https://prochurchtools.com/9-instagram-stories-strategies-for-churches-to-try-this-week/   SHOW NOTES:   Strategy #1: Prayer (03:45)   Strategy #2: Local Share (09:55   Strategy #3: Quiz (14:30)   Strategy #4: Poll Question with Follow-Up (23:00)   Strategy #5: Slider (29:10)   Strategy #6: What We’re Listening To (37:05)   Strategy #7: This Track (39:40)   Strategy #8: Freestyle Pen (42:45)   Strategy #9: Hidden Hashtag (47:05)   SUBSCRIBE to get more actionable strategies just like this one!   http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=prochurchtools   LISTEN & SUBSCRIBE to the audio podcast version of The Pro Church Tools Show here:   http://prochurchpodcast.com     FEATURED RESOURCES & ADDITIONAL LINKS:   Start your 30-day free trial (no credit card required) of Nucleus here:   https://www.nucleus.church/   https://prochurchtools.com/3-quick-easy-instagram-stories-strategies-for-churches/ [3 QUICK & EASY INSTAGRAM STORIES STRATEGIES FOR CHURCHES]   https://prochurchtools.com/the-1-instagram-stories-strategy-for-churches/ [THE #1 INSTAGRAM STORIES STRATEGY FOR CHURCHES]   https://prochurchtools.com/5-ways-to-use-the-new-instagram-stories-questions-sticker-ep-154/ [5 WAYS TO USE THE NEW INSTAGRAM STORIES QUESTIONS STICKER]   https://prochurchtools.com/the-instagram-slider-prayer-request-technique-ep-142/ [THE INSTAGRAM SLIDER PRAYER REQUEST TECHNIQUE]   FOLLOW me on Instagram!   https://www.instagram.com/bradyshearer/

    Best BUDGET Camera For Churches In 2020? [$500 or less...]

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 27, 2020 6:36

    Today, I'm going to share with you my picks for the best budget cameras for churches in 2020.   Not too long ago, I released my list of best cameras for churches this year, but you and I both know that not every church can spend thousands of dollars on camera equipment.   So what are we to do?   Well, stick around and you'll learn about a number of highly capable camera configurations and setups that are listed at less than $500.   ***FIND THE FULL TRANSCRIPT HERE:   https://prochurchtools.com/best-budget-camera-for-churches-in-2020-500-or-less/   SUBSCRIBE to get more actionable strategies just like this one!   http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=prochurchtool   LISTEN & SUBSCRIBE to the audio podcast version here:   http://prochurchpodcast.com   FEATURED RESOURCES & ADDITIONAL LINKS:   - Start your 30-day free trial (no credit card required) of Nucleus here:   https://www.nucleus.church/   - Canon M50 Refurbished:   https://shop.usa.canon.com/shop/en/catalog/refurbished-eos-m50-ef-m-15-45mm-f-35-63-is-stm-lens-kit-black   - Selena Gomez B&W Music Video:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zlJDTxahav0   - Selena Gomez Color Music Video:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8u-_64S7plI   - Osmo Mobile:   https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1497925-REG/dji_cp_os_00000040_01_osmo_mobile_3_smartphone.html   - GorillaPod:   https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1321823-REG/joby_jb01491_griptight_one_gp_stand.html   - Fovitec Lighting Kit:   https://www.amazon.com/Fovitec-StudioPRO-Photography-Equivalent-Continuous/dp/B00V7V02YK/ref=as_li_ss_tl?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1522693882&sr=1-6&keywords=fovitec+studiopro&linkCode=sl1&tag=httpthinktv-20&linkId=64e2faf9fb091f7bdeb2c5bccadcf2d2   - Manfrotto Tripod:   https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1059028-REG/manfrotto_mkcompactacn_bk_compact_action_aluminum_tripod.html   - Manfrotto Adapter:   https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1276768-REG/manfrotto_mtwistgrip_twistgrip_tripod_adapter_clamp.html   - Rode smartLav+ Kit:   https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1382659-REG/zoom_h1n_digital_handy_recorder.html   - Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM Lens:   https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1143786-REG/canon_0570c002_ef_50mm_f_1_8_stm.html   FOLLOW me on Instagram!   https://www.instagram.com/bradyshearer/  

    The Framework Of An Andy Stanley Sermon [North Point Community Church]

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 25, 2020 53:45

    Today, we’re going to break down the communication techniques of Andy Stanley.   Andy Stanley is the senior pastor of North Point Community Church in the Atlanta region and one of the most listened-to pastors in America.   So in this episode, we'll talk about the specifics - and break down the frameworks, devices, and constructs Stanley uses in his communication.   ***FIND THE FULL TRANSCRIPT HERE:   https://prochurchtools.com/the-framework-of-an-andy-stanley-sermon-north-point-community-church/   SHOW NOTES:   Context (04:10)   Take Away #1 (10:35)   Take Away #2 (15:35)   Take Away #3 (24:45)   Take Away #4 (32:30)   Take Away #5 (41:30)     SUBSCRIBE to get more actionable strategies just like this one!   http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=prochurchtools   LISTEN & SUBSCRIBE to the audio podcast version of The Pro Church Tools Show here:   http://prochurchpodcast.com     FEATURED RESOURCES & ADDITIONAL LINKS:   - Start your 30-day free trial (no credit card required) of Nucleus here:   https://www.nucleus.church/product/social   The Bible For Grown-Ups, Part 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CRp2-AeYs9A&feature=youtu.be&t=238     FOLLOW me on Instagram! https://www.instagram.com/bradyshearer/

    The Best Churches To Follow On Social Media In 2020

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 20, 2020 11:34

    Today, I want to share with you my social media awards for churches in 2020. These are the pastors, ministries, and churches that I think are leading the way for rest of us on social. And this is a diverse list. You'll find bigger churches, smaller churches, churches with varying theological distinctives - and if you're looking for inspiration or fresh ideas - they most certainly are worth a follow. So let's dive in.   ***FIND THE FULL TRANSCRIPT HERE:   https://prochurchtools.com/the-best-churches-to-follow-on-social-media-in-2020/       SUBSCRIBE to get more actionable strategies just like this one! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=prochurchtools   LISTEN & SUBSCRIBE to the audio podcast version of The Pro Church Tools Show here: http://prochurchpodcast.com   FEATURED RESOURCES & ADDITIONAL LINKS: Start your 30-day free trial (no credit card required) of Nucleus here: https://www.nucleus.social Elevation Church: https://www.instagram.com/elevationchurch/ & https://www.facebook.com/elevationchurch.org/ Youth Alive Queensland: https://www.instagram.com/youthaliveqld/ & https://www.facebook.com/youthaliveqld/ Transformation Church: https://www.instagram.com/wearetransformation/ Mosaic Church: https://www.instagram.com/mosaic/ St. John Cantius Church: https://www.instagram.com/sjcantius/ & https://www.facebook.com/SJCantius/ Freedom Church: https://www.instagram.com/freedomchurch/ Life.Church: https://www.instagram.com/life.church/ (also TikTok) BLDG 28 Church: https://www.instagram.com/bldg_28_church/ & https://www.facebook.com/bldg28church Northwood Church: https://www.facebook.com/WeAreNorthwood/ Rich Wilkerson, Jr.: https://www.instagram.com/richwilkersonjr/ Mike Todd: https://www.instagram.com/iammiketodd/ Craig Groeschel: https://www.instagram.com/craiggroeschel/

    This One Technique Doubled My Social Media Engagement

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 18, 2020 56:03

      Today, we’ll be diving deep into a simple social media technique that has been doubling church’s engagement.   But we should warn you, while this technique has been working well for many churches, it also has some critics.   And so in this episode, we’ll dive into the objections we’re hearing and respond to them one by one.     ***FIND THE FULL TRANSCRIPT HERE:   https://prochurchtools.com/this-one-technique-doubled-my-social-media-engagement/     SHOW NOTES:   The goal of social? (06:25)   Objection #1: “These types of posts just don’t work for our context” (10:20)   Objection #2: “Engagement for the sake of engagement” (16:35)   Objection #3: “It’s too generic” (30:35)   Objection #4: “We don’t view our feed as a conversational platform” (39:20)     FEATURED RESOURCES & ADDITIONAL LINKS:   - Start your 30-day free trial (no credit card required) of Nucleus here:   https://www.nucleus.church/   The Easiest Social Media Strategy For Churches Ever:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8SDdspFvTa8   https://churchphotographers.com/   The "Irresistible Question" Social Media Formula [For Churches]:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=muJ7e1WoBRY  

    Church Stage Design TREND 2020 (plus...the reason behind it)

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 13, 2020 4:50

    There's a church stage design trend that I've been seeing pop up more and more lately.   And this church stage design trend is different from virtually every other because it's focused more on setting the stage for preaching rather than music.   So stick around, and I'll share with you a number of examples of churches implementing this kind of setup - and you'll learn about the missional reasoning behind this type of configuration.   ***FIND THE FULL TRANSCRIPT HERE:   FEATURED RESOURCES & ADDITIONAL LINKS:   - Start your 30-day free trial (no credit card required) of Nucleus here:   https://www.nucleus.church/   - Rich Wilkerson Jr:   https://youtu.be/cSilebdE94U?t=344   - T.D. Jakes:   https://youtu.be/h2J7cqnvAOc?t=888  

    Social Media Trends For Churches [Winter 2020 Edition]

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 11, 2020 59:15

    Today you’ll be getting an inside look at what’s working for churches on social media right now.     These are the design trends, the post ideas, and the social strategies we’re seeing get the most traction online in this season.       And by the end of this episode you’ll have a myriad of different action steps you can start implementing - so let’s dive right in.         ***FIND THE FULL TRANSCRIPT HERE:   https://prochurchtools.com/social-media-trends-for-churches-winter-2020-edition/   SHOW NOTES:   #1. True or False? (04:00)   #2. The Double Rectangle (07:45)   #3. Scripture List Posts (11:30)   #4. The Emphasis (16:50)   #5. Force A Second Look (22:00)   #6. Tweet Screenshots (24:55)   #7. Photo Swaps (30:00)   #8. Photo Responses (32:55)         SUBSCRIBE to get more actionable strategies just like this one!   http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=prochurchtools     LISTEN & SUBSCRIBE to the audio podcast version of The Pro Church Tools Show here:   http://prochurchpodcast.com     FEATURED RESOURCES & ADDITIONAL LINKS:   - Start your 30-day free trial (no credit card required) of Nucleus here:   https://www.nucleus.church/  

    The Best Church VIDEO Camera Setups For 2020

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 6, 2020 11:43

    Today, I want to share with you my picks for the best three video camera setups for churches in 2020. Each of these three kits will capture stunning video (and one can even shoot great photos as well) - but, no camera body is perfect. So stick around, and by the end, you'll know what makes each of these three cameras special, but I'll also explain their weaknesses as well.   ***FIND THE FULL TRANSCRIPT HERE:   https://prochurchtools.com/the-best-church-video-camera-setups-for-2020/   FEATURED RESOURCES & ADDITIONAL LINKS:   - Start your 30-day free trial (no credit card required) of Nucleus here: https://www.nucleus.church/   - rebelgive.com   - https://get.mintcro.com/ FOLLOW me on Instagram! https://www.instagram.com/bradyshearer/    

    How To Plan A Team Building Retreat [Behind The Scenes]

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 4, 2020 74:01

    Today we’ll be taking you behind the scenes on our most recent team building retreat.     We took the whole team to Phoenix, Arizona and spent a week together exploring and building stronger bonds with each other.     And so in this episode, you’ll get a ton of ideas for team building at your church. And we’ll share with you what went wrong on our trip as well.     ***FIND THE FULL TRANSCRIPT HERE:   https://prochurchtools.com/how-to-plan-a-team-building-retreat-behind-the-scenes/       SUBSCRIBE to get more actionable strategies just like this one!   http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=prochurchtools     LISTEN & SUBSCRIBE to the audio podcast version of The Pro Church Tools Show here:   http://prochurchpodcast.com     SHOW NOTES:   #1: Anonymous Google Form (06:35)   #2: Collaborative Playlist (13:55)   #3: Airbnb (19:40)   #4: Office Olympics, Top Golf, Food Tour, Shopping (22:35)   #5: Warm Fuzzies (35:00)   #6: Support Power Hour (41:25)   TOP 5 (43:55)   Q&A (1:06:55)     FEATURED RESOURCES & ADDITIONAL LINKS:   - Start your 30-day free trial (no credit card required) of Nucleus here: https://www.nucleus.church/     rebelgive.com   https://get.mintcro.com/       FOLLOW me on Instagram!   https://www.instagram.com/bradyshearer/

    The Best Church Website Of 2020? [North Point Community Church]

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 28, 2020 61:55

    Today we’ll be diving deep into one of our favorite new church websites. North Point Community Church in Atlanta recently launched their new website and we think it’s one of the best we’ve ever seen. And so in this episode, you’ll learn what we like about this site, how to apply it to your own context, and we’ll give you a behind the scenes look into what our friends at North Point put into this new platform   ***FIND THE FULL TRANSCRIPT HERE: https://prochurchtools.com/the-best-church-…community-church/   FEATURED RESOURCES & ADDITIONAL LINKS:   - Start your 30-day free trial (no credit card required) of Nucleus here: https://www.nucleus.church/   - https://northpoint.org   - https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/01449290500330448 - https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/223150   - https://dl.acm.org/doi/10.1145/985692.985776   - https://ai.googleblog.com/2012/08/users-love-simple-and-familiar-designs.html   - https://woodstockcity.org/   - https://cxl.com/blog/first-impressions-matter-the-importance-of-great-visual-design/   - https://www.etsy.com/uk/seller-handbook/article/why-product-photography-is-important/147451496051   - https://www.igi-global.com/article/human-face-business/1918   - https://dl.acm.org/doi/10.1145/642611.642634   - https://aisel.aisnet.org/sighci2006/6/   FOLLOW me on Instagram! https://www.instagram.com/bradyshearer/

    The Dirty Little Secret Of Church Giving Platforms

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 23, 2020 17:22

    Over the next few minutes, I want to pull back the curtain on the dirty little secret of church giving platforms. What I'm about to say is certainly going to upset some people...and to be honest, I have hesitated to publish this for that reason. But, as someone who works in this industry, what's clear to me is that the majority of churches don't understand what's actually happening - and so, my conviction is to explain that as best as I can. And then, it's up to you to do with that information what you wish.     FEATURED RESOURCES & ADDITIONAL LINKS: - Start your 30-day free trial (no credit card required) of Nucleus here: https://www.nucleus.church/   - PushPay 2020 Interim Report: https://irssl.q4europe.com/IR/Files/ClientAdmin/DownloadCenter/14502754/2019-11-05-20-18-52/Pushpay%202020%20Interim%20Results%20Presentation.pdf   - https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/pushpay#section-overview   - https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/tithe-ly#section-overview   - https://www.inc.com/dan-whateley/flocknote-texas-church-tech-2019-inc5000.html?icid=hmhero&fbclid=IwAR2P9GG6MLO9tn-cP9-31dVMGNLng714yEGDXCVlRqTFiZFPVM8HznZgwqg   - https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/ministry-brands-announces-investment-from-insight-venture-partners-and-launches-foundation-300353847.html

    How To Navigate Politics As A Christian In 2020

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 21, 2020 69:38

    Today we’ll be talking about how to navigate politics as a Christian in 2020. And this is important because political dialogue is becoming increasingly toxic in our churches, families, and friendships. And by the end of this episode, you’ll have the tools needed to talk about politics in ways that are firm and fair.     ***VISIT THE FULL POST HERE:   https://prochurchtools.com/how-to-navigate-politics-as-a-christian-in-2020/     SUBSCRIBE to get more actionable strategies just like this one!   http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=prochurchtools     LISTEN & SUBSCRIBE to the audio podcast version of The Pro Church Tools Show here:   http://prochurchpodcast.com     SHOW NOTES:   Rule #1 (07:15)   Rule #2 (12:05)   Rule #3 (20:05)   Rule #4 (33:20)   Rule #5 (40:55)   Rule #6 (47:40)   Dad Life (56:15)     FEATURED RESOURCES & ADDITIONAL LINKS:   Start your 30-day free trial (no credit card required) of Nucleus here:   https://www.nucleus.church/   https://www.people-press.org/2019/10/23/national-politics-on-twitter-small-share-of-u-s-adults-produce-majority-of-tweets/   https://www.newyorker.com/books/under-review/the-deliberate-awfulness-of-social-media   https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2019/11/to-trumps-evangelicals-everyone-else-is-a-sinner/602569/   https://www.nytimes.com/2019/11/12/us/hate-crimes-fbi-report.html   https://www.newyorker.com/books/under-review/the-deliberate-awfulness-of-social-media     FOLLOW me on Instagram! https://www.instagram.com/bradyshearer/  

    The Outline Of A Bishop TD Jakes Sermon [The Potter's House Breakdown]

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 14, 2020 86:07

    Today we’re going to break down the communication techniques of Bishop TD Jakes. TD Jakes is the founder of The Potter’s House in Dallas, Texas. And the way he preaches has inspired countless other communicators. So in this episode, we'll talk about the specifics - and we’ll break down the frameworks, devices, and constructs Jakes uses in his communication.       ***VISIT THE FULL POST HERE:   https://prochurchtools.com/the-outline-of-a-bishop-td-jakes-sermon-the-potters-house-breakdown/     SHOW NOTES:   Bishop TD Jakes Bio (04:15)   #1: Affirmation (08:25)   #2: Participation (24:30)   #3: Celebration (34:05)   #4: Opening Framework (50:18)   #5: Symbols Over Stories (57:55)   #6: Lawyer Sidetrail (01:05:35)   #7: Text POV (01:08:30)   TOP 5 (01:16:40)       FEATURED RESOURCES & ADDITIONAL LINKS:   - Start your 30-day free trial (no credit card required) of Nucleus here:   https://www.nucleus.church/   - I Didn’t Know I Was Me - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h2J7cqnvAOc - September 29th, 2019 - 1hr38min   Keep It Moving - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XnhI56BAQjc - September 22nd, 2019 - 1hr27min  href="https://twitter.com/richvillodas/status/120383971530636083">https://twitter.com/richvillodas/status/120383971530636083 v

    INTRODUCING: Zero-Fee ACH Giving For Churches [A New Standard For Church Donations]

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 9, 2020 6:09

    RebelGive, our online giving platform for churches. The idea behind RebelGive is really simple - when someone gives money to your church, your church should get to keep all of it. Your giving provider shouldn't get to keep any for themselves - and your church shouldn't lose any of that gift to processing fees either.   Featured Resource & Additional Links:   RebelGive.com   Start your 30-day free trial (no credit card required) of Nucleus here: https://www.nucleus.church/   FOLLOW me on Instagram! https://www.instagram.com/bradyshearer/  

    The 7 Most Important Social Media Trends For Churches In 2020

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 7, 2020 67:23

    Today, we’re going reveal our picks for the most important social media trends for churches in 2020. Social media is always changing. It can feel impossible just trying to keep up. But that’s what this episode is for. And by the end of this episode, you’ll have everything you need to tackle the social media landscape this year.   ***VISIT THE FULL POST HERE:   https://prochurchtools.com/the-7-most-important-social-media-trends-for-churches-in-2020/   SHOW NOTES:   Social Media Tred #1 (01:45)   Social Media Tred #2 (06:25)   Social Media Tred #3 (11:30)   Social Media Tred #4 (18:20)   Social Media Tred #5 (27:50)   Social Media Tred #6 (32:05)   Social Media Tred #7 (40:10)   TOP 5 (49:10)   Q&A (1:02:55)   Featured Resource & Additional Links:   Start your 30-day free trial (no credit card required) of Nucleus here: https://www.nucleus.church/   CHURCH ANNOUNCEMENTS FORMULA https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sPzR5PwwGuY   https://later.com/blog/instagram-influencer-marketing-report/   https://blog.hootsuite.com/social-media-trends/   https://later.com/blog/optimize-hashtags-on-instagram/   https://later.com/blog/influencer-marketing-trends/   https://www.awwwards.com/brutalism-brutalist-websites.html    

    The "Irresistable Question" Social Media Formula [For Churches]

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 19, 2019 6:20

    Today, you're going to learn the easiest, most foolproof social media strategy for churches that I have ever encountered. In fact, even if your church has struggled to generate meaningful engagement in the past on social, I'm confident this technique can work for you.   Featured Resource & Additional Links: The Easiest Social Media Strategy For Churches in 2020: prochurchtools.com/questions   Start your 30-day free trial (no credit card required) of Nucleus here: https://www.nucleus.church/   FOLLOW me on Instagram! https://www.instagram.com/bradyshearer/  

    The Mike Todd Preaching Blueprint [Transformation Church Breakdown]

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 17, 2019 76:00

    Today, we’re going to break down the communication techniques of Mike Todd. Two years ago, Mike Todd was a newly appointed lead pastor with about 5,000 followers on a platform like Instagram. Today, he’s got close to a million. So what happened? In this episode, we'll talk about the specifics - and we’ll break down the frameworks, devices, and constructs Todd uses in his communication.   ***VISIT THE FULL POST HERE: https://prochurchtools.com/the-mike-todd-preaching-blueprint-transformation-church-breakdown-2/   SHOW NOTES:     The Come-Up (02:40)   The Story (06:50)   The Blueprint (28:20)   The Preaching (37:55)   Technique #1 (46:15)   Technique #2 (50:20)   Technique #3 (52:45)   TOP 5 (1:01:10)     LISTEN & SUBSCRIBE to the audio podcast version of The Pro Church Tools Show here: http://prochurchpodcast.com   Featured Resource & Additional Links: Start your 30-day free trial (no credit card required) of Nucleus here: https://www.nucleus.church/   FOLLOW me on Instagram! https://www.instagram.com/bradyshearer/  

    How A Pastor Gained 700% More Followers On Social In 60 Days [CASE STUDY]

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 12, 2019 4:52

    I want you to take a look at something with me for a moment. This is my friend Alex Dion Wilson's TikTok page. At the time of this recording, he's got around three hundred and fifty thousand followers. And that's crazy because he just started using TikTok a couple of months ago and has built this following up from zero in that time. But that's not actually the crazy thing I want to show you.   Featured Resource & Additional Links:   Start your 30-day free trial (no credit card required) of Nucleus here: https://www.nucleus.church/ The Ultimate Church Website Page Template Library   https://prochurchtools.com/1aws">https://prochurchtools.com/1aws   FOLLOW me on Instagram! https://www.instagram.com/bradyshearer/  

    The Major Reasons Churches Will Continue To Close Their Doors In The 2020s

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 10, 2019 57:02

    Today, we’ll be discussing the three big reasons why churches will struggle to keep their doors open in the upcoming decade. These are the three major hurdles that we believe every church needs to account for if you want your ministry to be healthy and growing. And so by the end of this episode, not only will you know what each of these issues is - but we’ll present our solutions to them as well.   ***VISIT THE FULL POST HERE: https://prochurchtools.com/the-major-reasons-churches-will-continue-to-close-their-doors-in-the-2020s/   SHOW NOTES:   #1: Shrinking audience (02:50)   #2: Lack of identity (12:05)   #3: Aging leaders (21:45)   TOP 5 (40:45)   Q&A (50:00)   Featured Resource & Additional Links: Start your 30-day free trial (no credit card required) of Nucleus here: https://www.nucleus.church/   The Ultimate Church Website Page Template Library https://prochurchtools.com/1aws   FOLLOW Brady on Instagram! https://www.instagram.com/bradyshearer/  

    How To Use "The Countdown" Social Media Template At Your Church

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 5, 2019 6:24

    There's a new type of social media post that churches are using to provoke spiritual practice directly on social platforms - and we call it the countdown post. And in this video, you'll learn how to create posts like this, the important nuances to consider, and I'll even provide a few done-for-you After Effects and Photoshop templates of countdown posts for free that we created to get you started on the right foot.   LISTEN & SUBSCRIBE to the audio podcast version of The Pro Church Tools Show here: http://prochurchpodcast.com   Start your 30-day free trial (no credit card required) of Nucleus here: https://www.nucleus.church/  

    The 11 Rules Of Social Media For Smaller Churches [ULTIMATE GUIDE]

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 3, 2019 84:51

    Today we’ll be unveiling our ultimate guide to social media for smaller churches. We’ve got eleven principles to share with you and these rules encompass everything we know about social media. And whether your church is just starting to take social media seriously or you’ve been at it for a while but need a bit of fine-tuning, this episode is for you. So let’s get started.   ***VISIT THE FULL POST HERE: https://prochurchtools.com/the-11-rules-of-social-media-for-smaller-churches-ultimate-guide/   LISTEN & SUBSCRIBE to the audio podcast version of The Pro Church Tools Show here: http://prochurchpodcast.com   SHOW NOTES:   Rule #1: Attention is the most valuable commodity on social media (03:55)   Rule #2: Stop the scroll (06:55)   Rule #3: Repeat = Defeat (07:30)   Rule #4: The ‘1-in-5’ Rule (14:10)   Rule #5: Start meaningful conversations (19:00)   Rule #6: Provoke spiritual practice (30:00)   Rule #7: Deep then wide (35:40)   Rule #8: Sunday snowball (39:30)   Rule #9: Public to private (45:55)   Rule #10: Document every win (50:00)   Rule #11: Keep experimenting (53:35)   TOP 5 (57:25)   Q&A (01:21:20)  

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