Ministry or Marketing? A Simple Online Strategy To Grow Your Church with Josh Ott

Simple Online Strategies To Maximize Your Church's Communication with Josh Ott

ON THE PODCAST: Your Church's Voice Matters. How To Make Sure It's Saying The Right Thing.

An Interview with Emily Anthony, Communications Director of Faith Church in Allentown, PA

ON THE PODCAST: Social Media Trends in 2021.

Josh Ott and Emily Gardner, our communications team here at EFCA East, chat about social media trends. 

7 Things To Do Now That Your Church Is Online

By Joshua Ott

Sometimes when I think about my church’s online presence, it stresses me out. I’m comfortable online. We have a strategy and a team. We have been using our approach effectively for a long time, and yet it still feels overwhelming to consider all the new trends, how to keep gathering and using different types of…

What I Learned About Communication While Working In Law Enforcement

By Jose Torres

While conducting a homicide investigation where a Hispanic female was stabbed to death, I brought in her husband for questioning. I had him sit inside an interview room equipped with video recording cameras and advised him of his Miranda rights. After alerting him to the cameras, I stepped out of the room and watched him…

Why I Jumped on TikTok and What I Learned About Being Relevant

By Joshua Ott

I had been hearing the name mentioned for a while. TikTok. Kid’s would be recording themselves doing crazy “trending” dances for this relatively new video and music based app at almost every speaking engagement I had. It was clear the kids weren’t interested in Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or even Snapchat like they had been. TikTok…

4 Ways to Make an Email Newsletter Count

By Keith Ferguson

Communication is a vital part of life, especially for those in leadership of an organization and its vision. Every leader struggles with communicating effectively, whether it be an email, a seminar, or a sermon or speech. While there are many tools that we could explore, lets address the church newsletter. Done well, a newsletter is…

How To Grow Your Audience When No One Is Paying Attention

By Joshua Ott

I don’t know how to say this… Most people don’t even know you exist. As a church, this presents a problem if you are actually trying to reach people in your community. The problem isn’t that you’re doing ministry wrong. It’s not because we live in a post-christian world. The issue isn’t that you are…

5 Ways To Make Sure Your Church Website Stays Relevant

By Emily Anthony

I know nothing about cars, so whenever I take mine in for service and they offer to do a “complimentary 5-point inspection,” I’m grateful. (That is, until I find out that they’re usually just trying to up-sell me on extra maintenance.) If you’re feeling lost with the mechanics of your church’s website, I would like…

3 “Rookie Mistakes” to Avoid in Your Church’s Communications

By Emily Anthony

As a new Communications Director with a degree in social work and experience in an adolescent psych hospital and an overseas youth ministry team (in other words, a complete rookie), I made a lot of mistakes and learned many lessons the hard way. With over 7 years under my belt now, here are some of…

Post It! The question I get asked the most about social media.

By Joshua Ott

We leverage a simple social media strategy at Grace Free Church and it has led to exponential growth in our numbers. More importantly, it has expanded the reach and influence of the Gospel to the 118 thousand people in our county. While having a strategy and following through on that strategy is more important than content,…

The Church and Social Media

By Emily Gardner

At its best, social media is all about establishing connections and building community. At its worst, social media is all about gaining followers and wasting time. Whatever way you spin it, social media is still the most popular and pervasive mode of communication. That leaves churches with a dilemma – to invest in an environment…

5 Social Media Tips That Will Actually Grow your Church.

By Joshua Ott

  Our church is growing rapidly because we figured out how to leverage social media to reach people. As soon as people learn about how our church more than doubled in size in less than 12 months – largely through the use of social media – they immediately want to talk about the content we…

10 Ways To Communicate To And Engage Millennials

By Joshua Ott

Ever wonder if you will be able to continue to communicate effectively to younger people as you get older? I hate that the church world seems to suggest you have to be young to communicate well to young people. So I put together the top 10 ways to communicate to and engage millennial…ensuring your future…