Brady Shearer

Pro Church Podcast with Brady Shearer

Pro Church Podcast with Brady Shearer
Pro Church Podcast with Brady Shearer

Description

Seize the 167 hours beyond your Sunday service. Hosted by Brady Shearer. Find show notes at prochurchtools.com.

Episodes

Instagram Stories Templates For Churches [The Bible Quiz Strategy]

Apr 2, 2020 06:56

Description:

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)

Mar 31, 2020 06:20

Description:

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

Mar 28, 2020 26:01

Description:

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

Mar 26, 2020 12:33

Description:

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]

Mar 24, 2020 08:06

Description:

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

Mar 19, 2020 08:33

Description:

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)

Mar 18, 2020 01:01:21

Description:

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

Mar 17, 2020 05:00

Description:

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

Mar 3, 2020 52:57

Description:

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)

 

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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]

 

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

Feb 27, 2020 06:36

Description:

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/

 

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- 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

 

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

Feb 25, 2020 53:45

Description:

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)

 

 

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The Bible For Grown-Ups, Part 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CRp2-AeYs9A&feature=youtu.be&t=238

 

 

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The Best Churches To Follow On Social Media In 2020

Feb 20, 2020 11:34

Description:

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/

 

 

 

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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

Feb 18, 2020 56:03

Description:

 

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)

 

 

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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)

Feb 13, 2020 04:50

Description:

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:

 

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- 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]

Feb 11, 2020 59:15

Description:

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)

 

 

 

 

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The Best Church VIDEO Camera Setups For 2020

Feb 6, 2020 11:43

Description:

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.

 

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https://prochurchtools.com/the-best-church-video-camera-setups-for-2020/

 

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

Feb 4, 2020 01:14:01

Description:

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/

 

 

 

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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)

 

 

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rebelgive.com

 

https://get.mintcro.com/

 

 

 

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

Jan 28, 2020 01:01:55

Description:

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/

 

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- 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/

 

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The Dirty Little Secret Of Church Giving Platforms

Jan 23, 2020 17:22

Description:

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.

 

 

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- 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

Jan 21, 2020 01:09:38

Description:

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.

 

 

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https://prochurchtools.com/how-to-navigate-politics-as-a-christian-in-2020/

 

 

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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)

 

 

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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

 

 

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

Jan 14, 2020 01:26:07

Description:

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)

 

 

 

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- 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]

Jan 9, 2020 06:09

Description:

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.

 

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RebelGive.com

 

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The 7 Most Important Social Media Trends For Churches In 2020

Jan 7, 2020 01:07:23

Description:

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)

 

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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]

Dec 19, 2019 06:20

Description:

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]

Dec 17, 2019 01:16:00

Description:

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]

Dec 12, 2019 04:52

Description:

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

 

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

Dec 10, 2019 57:02

Description:

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

Dec 5, 2019 06:24

Description:

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]

Dec 3, 2019 01:24:51

Description:

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)

 

How To Go From Zero To 500K Followers On TikTok In 6 Months

Nov 26, 2019 01:12:28

Description:

Today we’ll be sharing with you a real-life TikTok success story. Alex Wilson has amassed hundreds of thousands of followers as a Christian creator on TikTok in just a few months even though he started with zero following. And in this episode, we’ll interview Alex as he shares everything he’s learned about organic growth on TikTok.

 

 

***VISIT THE FULL POST HERE:

https://prochurchtools.com/how-to-go-from-zero-to-500k-followers-on-tiktok-in-6-months/

 

 

LISTEN & SUBSCRIBE to the audio podcast version of The Pro Church Tools Show here:

http://prochurchpodcast.com

 

 

SHOW NOTES:

 

Who is Alex Dion Wilson? (01:34)

The “before TikTok” grind. (02:50)

What are you doing that is so different from others? (08:45)

What is the average length for your TikTok videos? (12:00)

Incorporating sounds and music on TikTok? (15:00)

Alex Wilson’s camera gear?  (18:45)

Stopping the scroll on TikTok. (19:10)

Mistakes to avoid on TikTok. (24:35)

How his TikTok followers are responding. (34:45)

TOP 5 (42:55)

Q&A (58:45)

Is TikTok Safe For Your Church?

Nov 21, 2019 03:44

Description:

There's a new social platform emerging right now called TikTok. And the big question that many churches are asking themselves right now is - "Is this platform safe?" So, let's talk about it.

 

***VISIT THE FULL POST HERE:
https://prochurchtools.com/is-tiktok-safe-for-your-church/

Why Your Church Slogan Isn't Good Enough

Nov 19, 2019 01:15:11

Description:

Today we’re going to outline the case for why your church needs a better church slogan. Because your slogan isn’t just a set of arbitrary words. It’s meant to inform your leadership’s decision making and help bring your faith community closer together. So in this episode, we’ll contrast good church slogans versus less-than-good church slogans and give you the actionable tools you need to craft a better slogan for your church.

 

 

***VISIT THE FULL POST HERE:

https://prochurchtools.com/why-your-church-slogan-isnt-good-enough/

 

 

LISTEN & SUBSCRIBE to the audio podcast version of The Pro Church Tools Show here:

http://prochurchpodcast.com

 

 

SHOW NOTES:

 

What is a slogan? (4:30)

Why is it important? (10:20)

How to craft a great slogan? (13:45)

How we apply these same principles to Nucleus? (25:50)

BIG ANNOUNCEMENT (40:05)

TOP 5 (49:45)

Q&A (1:07:35)

The Anatomy Of A Steven Furtick Sermon [Elevation Church Breakdown]

Nov 12, 2019 01:16:44

Description:

Today we’re going to break down the communication techniques of Steven Furtick. Furtick is one of the most listened-to preachers in the world and that’s because he is an extremely talented communicator. So let’s talk about the specifics - the frameworks, devices, and constructs Furtick uses in his messages.

 

 

***VISIT THE FULL POST HERE:

https://prochurchtools.com/the-anatomy-of-a-steven-furtick-sermon-elevation-church-breakdown/

 

 

 

LISTEN & SUBSCRIBE to the audio podcast version of The Pro Church Tools Show here:

http://prochurchpodcast.com

 

SHOW NOTES:

Part 1:  The vision of Elevation Church (12:45)

 

Part 2: The 5-part opening framework (18:40)

 

Prayer Example (27:10)

 

Part 3: The Preacher’s Paradox (30:20)

 

TOP 5 (45:50)

 

Q&A (1:00:45)

 

How Does The TikTok Algorithm Work? [5 Secrets You Need To Know]

Nov 5, 2019 01:02:36

Description:

Today on The Pro Church Tools Show you’ll learn exactly how the TikTok algorithm works. And when we say *exactly* we mean it. Because our friends at Life.Church called us up after they met with a TikTok engineer and they spilled the beans on how videos get ranked on TikTok. And by the end of this episode, your church will know what it needs to do to get started with TikTok on the right foot - and how to improve the chances of your videos going viral.

 

 

***VISIT THE FULL POST HERE: https://prochurchtools.com/how-does-the-tiktok-algorithm-work-5-secrets-you-need-to-know/

 

 

SHOW NOTES:

 

 

#1: It’s unusual to get this type of insight into a social media algorithm (2:30)

 

#2: What about those who say you shouldn’t be on TikTok because it’s not safe for kids? (4:00)

 

#3: TikTok starts with algorithms instead of friends (6:40)

 

#4: Each video gets pushed out to a small batch of users and then based on the results, it moves the medium batch test, gets a video integrity rating, large batch goes for about four days if it reaches that spot, then an account review team looks at the content and decides does this need to go super viral on FYP or expire (14:00)

 

#5: Each account has an authority ranking (17:45)

 

#6: Delayed Explosion (23:50)

 

#7: Limit your accounts login to one cell phone (28:00)

 

#8: Element of verticality (28:00)

 

#9: Life.Church thinks they’re probably going to go off-brand with this platform - and they already have permission to do that (29:30)

 

Top 5 (37:00)

 

Q&A (54:50)

 

 

 

7 Proven Church Newsletter Ideas That Really Work

Oct 17, 2019 24:19

Description:

In my experience, the most overlooked and misunderstood digital communication platform that churches use is email. That’s right. Not Instagram or Facebook - email. So in this episode, you’ll learn everything you need to know about crafting an email strategy at your church that works and spurs on more next steps and life change across your entire church.

 

 

***VISIT THE FULL POST HERE:

 

https://prochurchtools.com/7-proven-church-newsletter-ideas-that-really-work/

 

 

SHOW NOTES:

 

 

#1: Amplify your best social content (5:10)

 

#2: Amplify your most listened to sermon (8:00)

 

#3: Amplify your most important next step (14:40)

 

#4: Plain text emails (18:00)

 

#5: Add a P.S. (20:30)

 

#6: Subject line is everything (21:20)

 

#7: Consistency with time and day (22:00)

 

5 Troubling Signs That Instagram Is Declining

Oct 15, 2019 20:09

Description:

For the last several months, I’ve been seeing the signs. Instagram organic reach is dropping and the decline is considerable. It’s happening in the feed, but it’s even happening on IG Stories as well. So in this episode, we’ll take a closer look at this Instagram decline and what it means for your church going forward.

 

 

***VISIT THE FULL POST HERE:

https://prochurchtools.com/5-troubling-signs-that-instagram-is-declining-2/

 

 

SHOW NOTES:

 

#1: Instagram engagement rates are down considerably (1:10)

 

#2: IG Stories engagement down considerably (5:50)

 

#3: No major new features in last 30-60 days; Aug-Sep 2019 (8:40)

 

#4: Manicured aesthetic is done (9:40)

 

#5: IG working on a TikTok copy called ‘Clips' (14:15)

 

What should you do? (17:05)

 

5 Leadership Reminders I Have Written On My Wall

Oct 10, 2019 20:10

Description:

In my home office, every wall is painted with chalkboard paint. And on one of those office walls is a series of five different leadership quotes written in chalk. For me, these are the five biggest lessons I’m trying to learn currently when it comes to leading my team and so I like to look at them regularly. But I also want to share them with you - not as virtues I’ve fully internalized - but as the principles I’m aiming for. So in this episode, I’ll take you inside my home office and into my own leadership journey as I share with you what each of these five leadership objectives are.

 

***VISIT THE FULL POST HERE:
https://prochurchtools.com/5-leadership-reminders-i-have-written-on-my-wall/

 

SHOW NOTES:

 

#1: “This is a small problem compared to the bigger problems I hope to face." (4:45)

 


#2: “Everyone wants to be KNOWN and NEEDED." (7:15)

 


#3: “Talk to yourself more than you listen to yourself." (10:10)

 


#4: “Wherever I am is the big time." (12:00)

 


#5: “Stay sweet." (15:20)

 

3 Public Speaking Mechanisms To Keep Your Audience’s Attention

Oct 8, 2019 14:38

Description:

A challenge for every single church and every single church leader is that Sunday is only a few days away - which means another sermon. Another gathering. Another moment where we as church leaders need to speak in front of others. And if you don’t have a framework to fall-back on for this, you’ll likely struggle to come up with new ideas. So in this episode, you’ll learn three public speaking mechanisms to keep your church’s attention - said differently, you’ll learn how to talk and never be boring.

 

***VISIT THE FULL POST HERE:
https://prochurchtools.com/3-public-speaking-mechanisms-to-keep-your-audiences-attention/

 

Show Notes:

 

One of my biggest struggles as a content creator is shared by many church leaders as well... (0:40)

 

We need a framework for how to put together our talks (2:20)

 

Story/Stats/Steps (4:10)

 

Make it personal; make it provable; make it practical (4:45)

 

 

7 Ways To Maximize Year-End Giving At Church In 2019

Oct 3, 2019 16:13

Description:

Because of Christmas bonuses, tax deadlines, and general holiday generosity, a huge portion of church giving comes in the final months of each year. But just because folks are willing to give, doesn’t mean they’ll automatically follow-through. It’s still incumbent upon your church to provide every opportunity for generosity and to inspire your church to these next steps. So follow along, and by the end of this episode, you’ll have a framework that your church can follow to maximize year-end giving.

 

***VISIT THE FULL POST HERE:
https://prochurchtools.com/7-ways-to-maximize-year-end-giving-at-church-in-2019/

 

Show Notes:

 

 

#1. End-of-year giving is considerable (00:50)

 

#2. Don’t simply rely on your church’s willingness to give (1:35)

 

#3. Focus on the big four end-of-year dates (4:00)

 

#4. Inspire giving with campaigns (4:55)

 

#5. Setup custom giving trigger links for the easiest giving experience (9:35)

 

#6. Put a card on the homepage (13:35)

 

#7. Go all-in on the final three days (15:00)

 

 

TikTok: 13 Things Your Church Needs To Know

Oct 1, 2019 28:44

Description:

TikTok is the newest emerging social platform and like all social media evolutions: it’s weird, it’s unfamiliar, and young people love it. So in this episode, we’ll be giving you a primer on everything you need to know about TikTok so you can begin exploring it with your church and student ministry.

 

***VISIT THE FULL POST HERE: https://prochurchtools.com/tiktok-13-things-your-church-needs-to-know/

 

Show Notes:

 

If IG Stories and Vine had a baby (1:40)

 

Most videos are 15-60 seconds in length (4:30)

 

Sound autoplays (6:20)

 

The content creation tools are mind boggling (7:00)

 

It’s unfamiliar and disorienting (7:56)

 

It’s repetitive (11:35)

 

Virality is probable (14:56)

 

Machine learning (18:00)

 

How often should you post? (20:00)

 

The demo is young now, so people will disparage it (20:10)

 

TikTok is prime real estate (22:20)

 

TikTok is driving the music charts (25:50)

 

Theforyoupage.com (27:50)

 

 

The ULTIMATE Christianese Power Rankings [Top 7 Christian Phrases]

Sep 26, 2019 22:33

Description:

Every subculture has its own set of insider language and jargon - and the Christian subculture is no exception. We lovingly call our insider language Christianese (see how self-aware we are?). And in this video, we’re going to present to you our power rankings of the best Christianese words and phrases. 

 

 

***VISIT THE FULL POST HERE:
https://prochurchtools.com/the-ultimate-christianese-power-rankings-top-7-christian-phrases/

 

 

Show Notes:

 

What is Christianese? (0:35)

 

Bootstrapping, MVP, Ramen profitable (1:55)

 

#7. Narthex, lobby, foyer (4:20)

 

#6. Partake (7:00)

 

#5. Baby Christian (8:10)

 

#4. The Anthropomorphics (10:00)

 

#3. Love offering (11:35)

 

#2. Fellowship (13:15)

 

Honorable mention (16:20)

 

#1. Problematic Prepositions (20:10)

 

How To Become A CONFIDENT & COMFORTABLE Speaker

Sep 24, 2019 17:10

Description:

When you’re serving in a church, you inevitably find yourself in situations where you need to speak in front of others. Maybe it’s a prayer, maybe it’s announcements, or maybe you were asked to preach! Whatever it is, for most of us in church, public speaking is a necessity in some capacity. So in this video, you’re going to learn my best tips on how to become a confident and comfortable speaker.

 

***VISIT THE FULL POST HERE: https://prochurchtools.com/how-to-become-a-confident-comfortable-speaker/

 

What's In This Session?

 

     #1. Listen and watch yourself (0:40)

 

#2. Use stories as your cheat code (5:00)

 

#3. Pace and pitch (7:20)

 

#4. Smile (9:50)

 

#5. Find your style (11:35)

 

Church Video Announcements VS. Live [What’s Best For YOUR Church?]

Sep 19, 2019 15:34

Description:

Today, you’re going to learn what option is best for your church when it comes to announcements - video or live? There are pros and cons to each of course, but my final answer on this may surprise you. So let’s dive right in.

 

***VISIT THE FULL POST HERE: https://prochurchtools.com/church-video-announcements-vs-live-whats-best-for-your-church/

 

What's In This Session?

     Pros of video announcements (4:35)

 

Cons of video announcements (7:00)

 

Pros of live announcements (9:00)

 

The goal of announcements (10:15)

 

Cons of live announcements (12:25)

 

 

 

The Easiest Social Media Strategy For Churches EVER

Sep 17, 2019 14:54

Description:

Today, you’re going to learn the absolute easiest social media strategy for churches. Even better? You don’t need to create any graphics or produce any videos - you don’t even need to post every single day! Yet, despite how easy this strategy is, the best part is that it gets results. So follow along, and by the end of this episode, you’ll have everything you need to start using this strategy right away at your church.

 

***VISIT THE FULL POST HERE: https://prochurchtools.com/the-easiest-social-media-strategy-for-churches-ever/

 

What's In This Session?

     Step 1: Using the text tool on Facebook (5:00)

 

Examples (6:15)

 

Step 2: Respond to every single comment/interaction that you get (10:35)

 

The Beginner’s Guide To Motion Design & Animation For Social Media

Sep 12, 2019 41:19

Description:

I get questions all the time asking about animation and motion design - particularly in the context of social media. So in this video, we’ll speak directly with one of our motion designers that brings our social program to life through animation - as we give you a behind the scenes look into our complete workflow.

 

***VISIT THE FULL POST HERE: https://prochurchtools.com/the-beginners-guide-to-motion-design-animation-for-social-media/

 

What's In This Session?

     How do you approach bringing a static design to life - particularly in the context of social? (9:00)

 

How we use motion to tell a story. (12:50)

 

What were some of the challenges when we first started working together? (15:30)

 

What is the best way to get into motion design? (26:20)

 

Why use designs that are not apart of your brand on social? (30:45)

  

How A BIAS FOR ACTION Mindset Is Critical For Every Church Leader

Sep 10, 2019 26:57

Description:

If you’re a church or leader in a church - young or old - you’re confronting new challenges in ministry right now that couldn’t have even existed ten years ago. And my belief is that these new challenges require a particular mindset to successfully navigate them. And so in this episode, I’ll explain this “bias for action” mindset - and why it’s critical for you as a church leader.

 

***VISIT THE FULL POST HERE:
https://prochurchtools.com/how-a-bias-for-action-mindset-is-critical-for-every-church-leader/

 

Show Notes:

 

From a position of humility (10:40)

 

Failure isn’t something I’m concerned with (11:45)

 

Everything can be redeemed (12:25)

 

Recognize this approach is contrarian (14:00)

 

Buy into the principle for its merit, not material results (16:15)

 

Change the narrative (18:30)

 

 

Featured Resource & Additional Links:

 

 

Pro Church Tools Products
https://prochurchtools.com/products/

 

The Church Announcements Scripts Bundle
https://prochurchtools.com/akwh

 

CHURCH ANNOUNCEMENTS FORMULA
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sPzR5PwwGuY

 

 

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https://www.instagram.com/bradyshearer/

39 Copy-N-Paste QUESTION Posts For Churches On Social Media

Sep 5, 2019 24:28

Description:

 

One of the easiest ways to boost engagement on social media is to ask your followers questions. But…you need to ask the right questions. So today, you’ll get 39 different questions made specifically for churches like yours to use on social media. The best part? These questions have already been proven to boost engagement and we’re giving them away freely to you! So let’s get started.

 

***VISIT THE FULL POST HERE: https://prochurchtools.com/39-copy-n-paste-question-posts-for-churches-on-social-media/

 

What's In This Session?

    

We’ve been doing the social program for a year now - What we’ve learned and created. (0:30)

 

    

An easy to follow strategy. (3:10)

 

    

Why these questions are so helpful. (21:30)

  

Show Notes & Resources Mentioned:

    

Pro Church Tools Products - 

https://prochurchtools.com/products/

    

 

CENTRAL HUB STRATEGY: Boost Church Signups 53% - 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xtsAWLZoC7c

    

 

 

8 Inspiring Central Hub Lobby Setups [REAL CHURCH EXAMPLES]

Sep 3, 2019 21:13

Description:

The Central Hub is a strategy churches use to boost engagement - it exists to see your congregation take more next steps. And this is important because we don’t want churches filled with passive spectators, but rather, active participants. So in this video, we’ll share with you eight different central hub lobby setups from real churches to get you inspired - and to show you that whether your church is big, small, portable, young, old - whatever - The Central Hub can work in your context.

 

***VISIT THE FULL POST HERE: https://prochurchtools.com/8-inspiring-central-hub-lobby-setups-real-church-examples/

 

What's In This Session?

     Rule #1: The Central Hub must be accessible be 24/7 (4:40)      Rule #2: The Central Hub must be accessible from any device (5:35)      Rule #3: The Central Hub must be able to capture, store, and distribute information (6:05)      Example #1: Big blue wall (8:30)      Example #2: In the sanctuary (11:15)      Example #3: iPad stand (12:00)      Example #4: Pop-up signs (13:20)      Example #5: Table-top stand (Lamicall) (13:20)      Example #6: Volunteers to help (15:05)      Example #7: Table with wheels for portable setup (19:25)      Example #8: Screens and custom marquee (19:55)         

 

11 Graphic Design Trends We Love In 2019

Aug 29, 2019 28:22

Description:

There are a handful of graphic design trends that we are absolutely loving right now. And we want to share them with you! So by the end of this podcast, you’ll be introduced to eleven of our favorite current design trends and how we’re using them on an everyday basis.

 

***VISIT THE FULL POST HERE: https://prochurchtools.com/11-graphic-design-trends-we-love-in-2019/

 

What's In This Session?

     Example #1 (5:35)

 

Example #2 (7:10)

 

Example #3 (8:10)

 

Example #4 (10:00)

 

Example #5 (11:45)

 

Example #6 (13:45)

 

Example #7 (16:05)

 

Example #8 (16:35)

 

Example #9 (19:50)

 

Example #10 (20:45)

 

Example #11 (23:20)

 

 

Show Notes & Resources Mentioned:

     The Ultimate Free Connect Card Template      12 Fresh Sermon Series Ideas      Pro Church Tools      Pro Church Tools on Facebook      Pro Church Tools on YouTube      Brady Shearer on Instagram      Brady Shearer on Twitter      Alex Mills on Instagram

 

3 Of My Favorite Church Slogans [Plus…How To Write Your Own]

Aug 27, 2019 18:05

Description:

In this podcast, you're going to learn three advanced tips for prepping your church's services. I'll show you how my church prepares for Sunday each and every week, and by the end of this episode you'll know exactly how to implement these tips in your church as well.

 

***VISIT THE FULL POST HERE: https://prochurchtools.com/7-fixable-mistakes-churches-make-on-social-media/

 

What's In This Session?

     #1: What is a slogan? It includes a key benefit. (3:15)

 

     #2: What is a slogan? It differentiates your church. (6:25)

 

     #3: What is a slogan? It’s your church’s story/vision/mission. (8:15)

 

     Real Church Examples (12:05)

 

 

Show Notes & Resources Mentioned:

    

19 PERFECT CHURCH WEBSITE HEADLINE EXAMPLES

    

 

The Ultimate Church Website Page Template Library

    

 

Pro Church Tools     

 

Pro Church Tools on Facebook     

 

Pro Church Tools on YouTube     

 

Brady Shearer on Instagram     

 

Brady Shearer on Twitter     

 

Alex Mills on Instagram

 

 

5 Unusual Church Website Design Ideas That I Love

Aug 22, 2019 14:19

Description:

If your church website design feels at all stale or needing of a makeover - you’re in the right place. Because in this podcast, we’re going to examine five unusual but creative church website design ideas that real churches are using right now. So if you’re looking for inspiration, you’ll have it by the end of this episode.

 

***VISIT THE FULL POST HERE: https://prochurchtools.com/5-unusual-church-website-design-ideas-that-i-love/

 

What's In This Session?

     #1: The Gospel Church (Destiny Keller) (0:40)

 

#2: Peoria Nazarene Church (Joel Davis at Cross & Crown) (4:25)

 

#3: First Baptist Church of Allegan (8:35)

 

#4: Faith Church Gold Coast (Nate Zerk) (10:30)

 

#5: Hill City Church (12:25)

 

Show Notes & Resources Mentioned:

     HOW TO UPGRADE YOUR CHURCH WEBSITE DESIGN IN 1 DAY USING STUNNING PHOTOS      The iPhone Church Photography Case Study      Pro Church Tools      Pro Church Tools on Facebook      Pro Church Tools on YouTube      Brady Shearer on Instagram      Brady Shearer on Twitter      Alex Mills on Instagram

 

6 Positive Church Branding Trends That Deserve Your Attention

Aug 20, 2019 19:12

Description:

There’s a group of church branding trends that are emerging right now and they absolutely deserve your attention. Churches around the world are beginning to embrace these ideas, and every one of our churches can learn from at least one of them. So in this podcast, we’ll show you real examples of each of these trends and breakdown how they may be applicable to you.

 

***VISIT THE FULL POST HERE: https://prochurchtools.com/6-positive-church-branding-trends-that-deserve-your-attention/

 

What's In This Session?

     Defining Branding (0:40)

 

#1: Trade in a color palette for a color matrix (2:00)

 

Vineyard Colombus design by Jeff Miller (3:41)

 

#2: Branded house; not a house of brands (5:35)

 

East Gate design by Dave Keller (6:40)

 

#3: Logo with meaning (8:00)

 

Catch the Fire design by Samuel Nudds (9:10)

 

#4: From me to we (12:30)

 

Westside King’s Church design by Matthew Birtch (13:15)

 

#5: Short church names (14:20)

 

#6: Sermon series’ addressing doubts (16:45)

 

Asking For A Friend design by VISUAL Jams (16:55)

 

Stats on doubting (17:20)

 

Show Notes & Resources Mentioned:

     19 PERFECT CHURCH WEBSITE HEADLINE EXAMPLES      The Perfect Church Homepage Infographic      Pro Church Tools      Pro Church Tools on Facebook      Pro Church Tools on YouTube      Brady Shearer on Instagram      Brady Shearer on Twitter      Alex Mills on Instagram

 

5 Church Announcement Frameworks That Really Work

Aug 15, 2019 24:11

Description:

 

In my experience, most churches sabotage their own announcements every week with chaotic communications. But it doesn’t have to be this way! In fact, there is a proven church announcements formula that works and inspires churchgoers to get involved. So in this podcast, I’ll unpack how that formula works - and we’ll show you how to apply it as we prepare church announcement scripts on the fly for your upcoming events.

 

***VISIT THE FULL POST HERE: https://prochurchtools.com/5-church-announcement-frameworks-that-really-work/

 

What's In This Session?

     One Story (2:30)

 

One Next Step (3:00)

 

The 50% Rule (5:40)

 

#1: New People Category - also works great for volunteers (8:30)

 

#2: Annual Event Category (11:10)

 

#3: Small Groups Category (11:30)

 

#4: One-Off Event Category (17:50)

 

 

Show Notes & Resources Mentioned:

    

 

The Church Announcements Formula

 

     The Church Announcements Scripts Bundle

 

     Pro Church Tools

 

     Pro Church Tools on Facebook

 

     Pro Church Tools on YouTube

 

     Brady Shearer on Instagram

 

     Brady Shearer on Twitter

 

     Alex Mills on Instagram

 

 

How To Attract New People To Church Through Invitations

Aug 13, 2019 22:08

Description:

If you asked 100 church leaders - what’s the best way to attract new people to a church? The majority would answer...personal invitations. And I agree. Knowing this, how can your church’s leadership inspire your congregation to take those steps and begin inviting their friends and family? By the end of this podcast, you’ll have your answer as we dive into what it takes to create a culture of invitation.

 

***VISIT THE FULL POST HERE: https://prochurchtools.com/how-to-attract-new-people-to-church-through-invitations/

 

What's In This Session?

     Starting with some stats... (2:08)

 

#1 - Creating a welcoming atmosphere (5:15)

 

#2 - Equip churchgoers with resources (11:40)

 

#3 - Timely campaigns (15:40)

 

#4 - Create a culture of invitation in how you communicate (18:05)

 

Show Notes & Resources Mentioned:

     CHURCH WELCOME: Follow-Up For New Visitors      The Ultimate Free Connect Card Template      Pro Church Tools      Pro Church Tools on Facebook      Pro Church Tools on YouTube      Brady Shearer on Instagram      Brady Shearer on Twitter      Alex Mills on Instagram

 

 

The 5 Unwritten Rules Every Church Announcement Should Follow

Aug 8, 2019 21:25

Description:

Because of the work that I do, I have been privileged to read through and present tens of thousands of different church announcements. So I know what makes a good church announcement and what doesn’t. So in this video, I want to share with you some of what I’ve learned - as we examine five unwritten rules that every church announcement follow.

 

***VISIT THE FULL POST HERE: https://prochurchtools.com/the-5-unwritten-rules-every-church-announcement-should-follow/

 

What's In This Session?

 

     Announcement #1 (2:50)

 

Unwritten Rule #1: Don’t use guilt as a motivator (5:00)

 

Alternative Announcement (6:20)

 

Announcement #2 (7:15)

 

Unwritten Rule #2: Don’t lead with rhetorical questions (9:30)

 

Announcement #3 (10:25)

 

Unwritten Rule #3: Don’t be break your own rules (11:05)

 

Announcement #4 (13:30)

 

Unwritten Rule #4: Don’t use acronyms that need explanation (14:30)

 

Announcement #5: (18:30)

 

Unwritten Rule #5: Don’t elevate information over inspiration (19:20)

 

Honorable Mention (20:00)

 

 

Show Notes & Resources Mentioned:

     Featured Resource: The New Social Media Checklist For Churches      7 Social Media Metrics You Should Care About (For Churches)      Pro Church Tools      Pro Church Tools on Facebook      Pro Church Tools on YouTube      Brady Shearer on Instagram      Brady Shearer on Twitter      Alex Mills on Instagram

 

How To Build A Social Media Following From Scratch For A Church

Aug 6, 2019 13:48

Description:

Starting from scratch on social media can feel like a monumental undertaking - but keep in mind, we all started with zero followers at one point or another. So follow along, and by the end of this video, you’ll have a complete social media marketing plan for starting from scratch.

 

***VISIT THE FULL POST HERE: https://prochurchtools.com/how-to-build-a-social-media-following-from-scratch-for-a-church/https://prochurchtools.com/7-fixable-mistakes-churches-make-on-social-media/

 

What's In This Session?

     #1: Leverage your existing audience (1:30) #2: Choose your platform (3:00) #3: Fill out your profile (4:05) #4: Determine when you should be posting (4:30) #5: Start posting! (5:25) #6: Measure and audit (6:00 Other tips (8:00)

 

Show Notes & Resources Mentioned:

 

THE ULTIMATE 7-DAY SOCIAL MEDIA CALENDAR FOR CHURCHES 3 NEW INSTAGRAM PROFILE HACKS YOUR CHURCH CAN MAKE TODAY THE ULTIMATE CHURCH FACEBOOK PAGE GUIDE THE 3-STEP SOCIAL MEDIA GRADING SYSTEM Pro Church Tools Pro Church Tools on Facebook Pro Church Tools on YouTube Brady Shearer on Instagram Brady Shearer on Twitter Alex Mills on Instagram

 

3 Ways To Ensure Church Services Are Never Predictable Or Stale

Aug 1, 2019 19:29

Description:

When you’re a church, and you’re hosting a new service every seven days, in perpetuity - things can start to feel monotonous. So how do you mix it up? How do you inject new life into something that feels stale or predictable? Well I think this is actually one of my church’s strengths, so I talked with my pastor about how we continually change things up within service and by the end of this video, you’ll know exactly how to do the same thing in your church.

 

***VISIT THE FULL POST HERE: https://prochurchtools.com/3-ways-to-ensure-sunday-services-are-never-predictable-or-stale/ 

 

What's In This Session?

#1. Anecdotal (Short-Term): One-off curveball pieces built around engagement with things that are already happening (2:08) Recipe for this is to train yourself to see everything as a creative inspiration for church (I take pictures of everything, screen capture and keep it all in an Evernote note for easy recall) (5:20) #2. Seasonal (Medium-Term): A temporary move to either change it up or to strategically focus on something we want people to move towards (8:40) this could be as simple as every week this month we are going to live interview a key volunteer in a different area each week (how did you start, what do you love about it, and why does it matter?) and encourage people to take a next step to get involved (9:05) It could be a book series that we encourage people to purchase the book and follow along with us (9:30) It can be language as well - we have written down 26 things that your giving goes to support and we cycle through those twice a year right now - started a couple months ago (10:57) Q&A for a series - text in your questions (11:57) #3. Format Changeup (Long-Term): Can you change the holy grail of worship, announcements, message? That is the question. We are looking to address this one coming for September (12:42) Going to experiment with 3 x 18 minute segments (Shared Spiritual Experience, Shared Family Experience, Shared Learning Experience) (14:01) 1st segment: We are going to lengthen our worship time from 15 to 18 minutes (from 3 to 4 songs) - add in an 80% known hymn or song everyone can participate, also going to play around with scripture reading, and contemplation, more sharing from other worship team members, etc. create more opportunity to participate (14:01) 2nd segment: Shared family experience - alongside of information and inspiration we want a celebration of our family (15:11) 3rd segment: more practical teaching particularly with next steps - not so philosophical, but practical not only what step can you take here at church but also just real practical things you can do this week (16:25)

 

Show Notes & Resources Mentioned:

Pro Church Tools Pro Church Tools on Facebook Pro Church Tools on YouTube Brady Shearer on Instagram Brady Shearer on Twitter Alex Mills on Instagram

 

How Smart Churches Use Social Media To make Better Decisions

Jul 30, 2019 24:03

Description:

Using social media as a church has a number of benefits. For example, you get the opportunity to interact with your congregation beyond Sunday morning. But there’s one particular advantage of social that most churches don’t even consider - and what’s amazing about this social media perk, is that it can actually help you make better decisions in every facet of ministry. Here’s the good news...by the end of this video, you’ll know exactly how to put this overlooked social benefit to use at your church.

 

***VISIT THE FULL POST HERE: https://prochurchtools.com/how-smart-churches-use-social-media-to-make-better-decisions/ 

 

What's In This Session?

Find the intersection between your vision and what the people want (4:46) #1. Have you ever seen tweets in my Instagram Feed? Stop the scroll design intersected with content you’ve already responded to positively (6:30) #2. Which Scripture has been your greatest comfort? (8:40)
58% of Americans want to read the Bible more - Barna (9:33) #3. What’s your favorite summer time activity? (10:08) #4. What is your go-to pie? Perfect way to showcase social media in service (10:48) #5. What’s one of the biggest life changes you’ve made in the last five years? (13:34) #6. Elimination - Pizza, tacos, burgers, chicken wings (15:28) #7. Would you rather have the strength of Samson or the wisdom of Solomon? (17:46) #8. Do you have a good dog or pet? Let’s see photos! (18:55) #9. What’s your favorite worship song that we currently sing at church? (20:23) User feedback is one of the most important things organizations can gather; start an Evernote and just save this stuff for when you need it; the combination of user feedback paired with vision is the ultimate (21:38)

 

Show Notes & Resources Mentioned:

Pastoral Care Using Facebook Messenger Pro Church Tools Pro Church Tools on Facebook Pro Church Tools on YouTube Brady Shearer on Instagram Brady Shearer on Twitter Alex Mills on Instagram

 

The Business Owners Guide To Running A Church [Tips From Ex-Pastors]

Jul 25, 2019 18:55

Description:

I was recently asked the following question: "If you went back to a full time church job - what business lessons would you take with you in order to be more effective?” And this episode of Pro Church Tools is the answer to that question. Not only will you hear from me though, but friends of mine who are also former church leaders and pastors that have since launched their own businesses. Here are the lessons we’ve learned from running businesses, that we’d bring to a church.

***VISIT THE FULL POST HERE: https://prochurchtools.com/the-business-owners-guide-to-running-a-church/ 

 

What's In This Session?

If you went back to a full time church job, what business lessons would you take with you in order to be more effective? (1:02) #1: Measurement/metrics (1:16) #2: Hiring (2:07) Justin Dean - That Church Conference: "Build a core team that’s in on the mission and dedicated to the church, but for most positions be open to outsource and hire people who are good at getting the job done. Design, creative, worship, even marketing can all be outsourced with greater results for about the same cost or less." (2:10) Brady’s business lessons for church (5:25) #1: 100% separation of church operations from congregational giving (5:50) Why? Obligation is the enemy of innovation (6:02) #2: Multi-purpose facilities - We did a whole episode on this (10:20) Additional streams of revenue (11:02) I want as many people as possible to be in life giving relationship with Jesus (12:28) #3: The Central Hub - Focusing on next steps - always pointing to a single destination (14:14) Why? Metrics and measurements (14:40)

 

Show Notes & Resources Mentioned:

Church Growth Calculator The New Rules For Church Buildings Central Hub Pro Church Tools Pro Church Tools on Facebook Pro Church Tools on YouTube Brady Shearer on Instagram Brady Shearer on Twitter Alex Mills on Instagram

 

How To Evangelize in 2019 And Beyond

Jul 23, 2019 27:40

Description:

The prospect of evangelism in today’s tension-filled culture can feel intimidating. Yet as a practicing Christian, you and I both know that being a witness about Jesus is a crucial element of our faith. So how do we reconcile this? In this episode of Pro Church Tools, we’ll examine how to evangelize in today’s world - and I’ll even share with you my exact talking points that I use when sharing with someone why I believe in Jesus.

 

***VISIT THE FULL POST HERE: https://prochurchtools.com/how-to-evangelize-in-2019-and-beyond/ 

 

What's In This Session?

Almost all practicing Christians believe that part of their faith means being a witness about Jesus (95%-97%) - Barna, Reviving Evangelism (0:35) Millennials in particular feel equipped to share their faith with others. (0:59) Almost half of Millennials (47%) agree at least somewhat that it is wrong to share one’s personal beliefs with someone of a different faith in hopes that they will one day share the same faith. This is compared to a little over one-quarter of Gen X (27%), and one in five Boomers (19%) (1:33) #1: Acknowledge that evangelism is rarely effective outside of relationship (5:00) #2: Realize that evangelism is about many decision(s) not a singular decision - spectrum versus on/off switch (8:40) #3: Don’t feel obligated to “defend” your faith - In the same way that Jesus didn’t need Peter to defend him against the guards that came to arrest Jesus (13:26) #4: On Earth as it is in Heaven (18:42) “Out of 100 people, one will read the Bible, the other 99 will read the Christian.” ― D.L. Moody (18:50) #5: When I do use words, I use this framework: I believe I was put on the Earth to make a difference, I believe the best way to make a difference is through love, and I believe the greatest example of love is Jesus - laying down his life for the goodwill of others - transition into Christianity being about a selfless life and dying to self (19:50)

 

Show Notes & Resources Mentioned:

Barna: Reviving Evangelism Pro Church Tools Pro Church Tools on Facebook Pro Church Tools on YouTube Brady Shearer on Instagram Brady Shearer on Twitter Alex Mills on Instagram

5 Things Every Church Service Should Include

Jul 18, 2019 17:39

Description:

There are a lot of moving pieces when it comes to planning your church’s services. From scheduling volunteers, to determining what songs you want to sing, announcements, sermon prep - so much goes into a Sunday morning. So what are we missing? In my experience, there are at least five things many churches overlook on a weekend - and by the end of this video, you’ll know what each of those five things is and how to begin incorporating them into your next church service.

 

***VISIT THE FULL POST HERE: https://prochurchtools.com/5-things-every-church-service-should-include/ 

 

What's In This Session?

#1: Acknowledgement of people who are new (1:45) #2: Set expectations (5:05) #3: Next steps promotion (6:43) #4: Defining of terms - Christianese/theological terms are okay - just make sure it gets defined when used (10:08) #5: Reiterate vision (13:38)

 

Show Notes & Resources Mentioned:

Central Hub Why Your Church Service Needs A Host Pro Church Tools Pro Church Tools on Facebook Pro Church Tools on YouTube Brady Shearer on Instagram Brady Shearer on Twitter Alex Mills on Instagram

 

 

Why Millennials Make Such Terrible Employees

Jul 16, 2019 22:06

Description:

There’s a new crop of leaders volunteering and working in churches - and they’re unlike any prior generation to come before them. And this is causing tension with the senior leadership across every denomination and brand of church. So what do we do about it? By the end of this video, you’ll have a greater understanding of how to lead young people in a rapidly changing culture.

 

***VISIT THE FULL POST HERE: https://prochurchtools.com/why-millennials-make-such-terrible-employees/ 

 

What's In This Session?

The Deloitte Global Millennial Survey 2019 (1:29) #1 - Age: Age 17 to 36 in 2019: Largest living generation, largest in workforce, largest voting group (2:18) #2 - Young people are disillusioned and untrusting (3:43) #3 - Delays: Home ownership, marriage, parenthood, putting down roots in a job (11:11) Only 27% of millennials are married (11:27) More millennials than we have ever surveyed—49 percent—would, if they had a choice, quit their current jobs in the next two years. In our 2017 report, that number was 38 percent (12:11) Response #1: Talk it out (13:07) Response #2: Acknowledge the imperfect system and demonstrate empathy and belief (16:45) Response #3: Build trust and set expectations on both sides (20:18)

 

Show Notes & Resources Mentioned:

Gallup Analysis: Millennials, Marriage, and Family Deloitte Global Millennial Survey 2019 Pro Church Tools Pro Church Tools on Facebook Pro Church Tools on YouTube Brady Shearer on Instagram Brady Shearer on Twitter Alex Mills on Instagram

 

 

What To Do When Your Church Can't Remember Event Date And Times

Jul 11, 2019 12:39

Description:

Stop me if this has ever happened to you: Someone from your church comes up to you after service in the lobby and asks, “Hey, what time and date is that event again?” Even though you’ve been announcing it for two months - your church still can’t remember important details! Here’s the thing though…in my experience, this is usually the church’s fault - not the congregation. Thankfully, you can fix this! And by the end of this video, you’ll know exactly how.

 

***VISIT THE FULL POST HERE: https://prochurchtools.com/what-to-do-when-your-church-cant-remember-event-date-times/ 

 

What's In This Session?

Meme in Church Communications FB Group (0:37) Problem #1: The assumption that just because you announced an event, people will remember what you’re saying (1:39) Problem #2: Posting event information everywhere to compensate - because announcements apparently aren’t enough! (2:13) Analogy: Going to the movies (3:00) How do movies actually work? Inspiration OVER information with movie trailers (4:51) #1. The Central Hub - One destination for every single next step in your church (6:18) #2. The 50% Rule For Church Announcements - Stop conditioning your church to ignore announcements (8:18) #3. The 2-Part Church Announcements Formula - Inspiration over information (9:31) #4. One Next Step Every Single Time - Head to lifeabundant.info or visit the lifeabundant.info kiosk in the lobby. (10:28)

 

Show Notes & Resources Mentioned:

Nucleus Pro Church Tools Pro Church Tools on Facebook Pro Church Tools on YouTube Brady Shearer on Instagram Brady Shearer on Twitter Alex Mills on Instagram

 

15 Secular Books Church Leaders Should Read

Jul 9, 2019 22:44

Description:

Today, I want to share with you fifteen books that will benefit every church leader. The twist? None of these books are written by church leaders themselves. Instead, the authors are business leaders, financial experts, FBI hostage negotiators, NAVY Seals, and more. And while their vocations may differ from yours, that’s the point! Because the wisdom within these books is applicable anywhere. And by the end of this episode, you’ll surely have a couple of new books to add to your reading list.

 

***VISIT THE FULL POST HERE: https://prochurchtools.com/15-secular-books-church-leaders-should-read/ 

 

What's In This Session?

Moneyball example (0:39) Everything Is A Remix (2:02) #1. Tuesday’s with Morrie, Mitch Albom (3:21) #2. Extreme Ownership, Jocko Willink (4:08) #3. One Minute Manager, Ken Blanchard (4:54) #4. The E-Myth Revisited, Michael E. Gerber (5:25) #5. It Doesn’t Have To Be Crazy At Work, Jason Fried (7:18) #6. An astronauts guide to life on earth, Chris Hadfield (7:57) #7. Atomic Habits, James Clear - Habits determine your destiny (9:00) #8. The Power Of Habit, Charles Duhigg (9:02) #9. Never Split The Difference, Chris Voss (10:10) #10. I Will Teach You To Be Rich, Ramit Sethi (12:14) #11. The Latte Factor, David Bach (13:40) #12. The Little Book Of Common Sense Investing, John Bogle (15:30) #13. Steal The Show, Michael Port (17:49) #14. Abundance, Peter Diamandis - A case for optimism (18:57) #15. The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, CS Lewis (19:38)

 

Show Notes & Resources Mentioned:

Pro Church Tools Pro Church Tools on Facebook Pro Church Tools on YouTube Brady Shearer on Instagram Brady Shearer on Twitter Alex Mills on Instagram

 

 

5 Ways To Host Better Church Meetings

Jul 4, 2019 12:00

Description:

 

***VISIT THE FULL POST HERE: https://prochurchtools.com/5-ways-to-host-better-church-meetings/  

 

If you’re like most people, you probably don’t enjoy meetings. Why? Well, because they’re often poorly planned and just waste time without actually accomplishing much. But it doesn’t have to be this way! So in this episode of Pro Church Tools, you’ll learn five ways to truly improve your church’s meetings.

 

What's In This Session?

Disclaimer: Pro Church Tools doesn’t really have meetings because they suck (1:35) 47% of workers complain that meetings are where productivity goes to die. Furthermore, workers consider roughly half of their meetings to be a waste of time, and 73% confess to sneaking in some real work during meetings. (2:23) #1: Before a meeting ever begins, be ruthless with determining whether or not something deserves a meeting and be ruthless with who you invite (3:35) #2: Set the meeting’s agenda and send it to everyone ahead of time (5:04) #3: Deal with the devices (6:33) #4: Set a start time and end time (regular team meeting? 15 to 30 minutes according to Slack)(7:33) #5: Be inclusive and fun (rank the Marvel movies, elimination game, etc.) (10:07)

 

Show Notes & Resources Mentioned:

Pro Church Tools Pro Church Tools on Facebook Pro Church Tools on YouTube Brady Shearer on Instagram Brady Shearer on Twitter Alex Mills on Instagram

 

 

The Ultimate 7-Day Social Media Calendar For Churches

Jul 2, 2019 34:02

Description:

Today, you’re going to learn The Ultimate 7-Day Social Media Calendar For Churches. This is the same framework that hundreds of churches around the world are beginning to embrace - and they’re seeing their engagement skyrocket because of it. So buckle up, because by the end of this video, you and your church will have a complete social media posting strategy for every single day of the week.

 

***VISIT THE FULL POST HERE: https://prochurchtools.com/the-ultimate-7-day-social-media-calendar-for-churches/

 

What's In This Session?

7 out of every 10 Americans adults is active on Facebook (Pew Research) (1:06) Millennials and Gen X spend ~7 hours on social each week (Nielsen) (1:12) The second largest demographic on Facebook is people ages 55+ (Statista) (1:23) Boomers spend about ~4 hours on social each week overall (Nielsen) (1:29) Compare social media to traditional media for a moment. Now, these costs will vary per region, but on average an outreach tool like a billboard will cost about ~$3,000/month. Circulating radio ads will set you back about ~$5,000/month. And if you want to do regional television and run a single thirty second ad just once a day you're looking at north of ~$7,500/month (2:10) This is what makes social media so amazing. Not only is the barrier to entry zero - but even spending just couple hundred bucks a month on your social efforts can actually outpace anything you could do with traditional media that costs 10X-20X more money. (4:24) THE 3 RULES FOR UNDERSTANDING HOW SOCIAL MEDIA WORKS Rule #1: Attention is all that matters on social media (4:28) Rule #2: Stop The Scroll (5:01) Rule #3: Repeat Equals Defeat (5:14) The “1-in-5 Rule” (6:51) Day #1: The Countdown (7:38) Day #2: The Bible Reading (11:34) Day #3: The Question (16:00) Day #4: The List (18:29) Day #5: The Engagement Booster (21:35) Day #6: The Church Invitation (25:52) Day #7: The Sunday Story (28:38) Question: Is repeating this over and over contrary to repeat equals defeat? (29:30) Question: How do you create these? (30:05) Social program promo (32:18)

 

Show Notes & Resources Mentioned:

Pro Church Tools Pro Church Tools on Facebook Pro Church Tools on YouTube Brady Shearer on Instagram Brady Shearer on Twitter Alex Mills on Instagram

 

 

7 Shot Setups For Better Church Videos (NO MORE BORING CLIPS)

Jun 27, 2019 18:35

Description:

Creating dramatic and cinematic videos for your church is what this episode of Pro Church Tools is all about - as we breakdown seven eye-popping shot setups that you can copy and start using right away. By the end of this video, you’ll have a bag full of tricks that you can reach into next time you’ve got a camera in your hand.

 

***VISIT THE FULL POST HERE: https://prochurchtools.com/shot-setups-for-better-church-videos/

 

What's In This Session?

#1: Sunbeam at edge of frame - makes shot more dynamic; create lens flare; manufactured light leak; wash the entire scene with a lens flare pinkish color; Time Of Day: Golden Hour (1:51) #2: Block out sun with object - Creates silhouettes and lens flares; makes shot more dynamic; Time Of Day: Golden Hour (Exception: Point up with tall trees) (5:10) #3: Background/Foreground -Create movement within shot (landscape); Create depth within shot (cross); Time Of Day: Any (7:05) #4: Wide angle facing up with movement - Exaggerate compression with wide angle lens; unique perspective like gazing up at the sky; walking with a gimbal or driving with a gimbal or walking handheld slow-mo warp stabilize in post (9:38) #5: Blue hour -Need clear sky/canvas; hands raised in service; Time Of Day: Blue hour (only about 10-15 minutes) (12:19) #6: Small people/Big canvas -Contrast small vs. big - visual appeal comes from extremes on both sides of spectrum coming together; Time Of Day: Any (14:20) #7: Color block (16:10)

 

Pro Church Tools Pro Church Tools on Facebook Pro Church Tools on YouTube Brady Shearer on Instagram Brady Shearer on Twitter Alex Mills on Instagram

 

 

How To Get Any Idea Approved By Your Pastor [3 Steps]

Jun 25, 2019 15:33

Description:

Many churches I know struggle with quantifying “success” when it comes to their digital efforts. Maybe a pastor asks, “Hey, why do we have a podcast?” Or, “What’s the point of a YouTube channel anyway?” So if you hear a question like that and struggle with the thought of how to answer it - you’re not alone. But by the end of this video, you will know how to answer those questions and you’ll have a three-part framework to measure every digital decision you make.

 

***VISIT THE FULL POST HERE: https://prochurchtools.com/how-to-get-any-idea-approved-by-your-pastor/ 

What's In This Session?

“We are starting a Podcast here at the church and have been asked by lead pastor to present some metrics on how we will measure 'success' in year one. Any thoughts?" (0:38) "That would largely depend on what you're trying to achieve and how your church measures success.” (1:02) 3 part framework (3:18) The Goal: Every Christ-following church exists to help people: love God, love others, and make disciples (3:44) The Resource: Attention; the most valuable commodity your church can possess (5:07) The Action: Next steps (submit a prayer request or talk to a pastor, church announcements at the top of the episode, infrequent next steps focusing on building authority wherein you track listens and subscribers) (5:24) 23% of adults listen to podcasts, 42% of millennials listen to podcasts, and 17% of practicing Christians listen to podcasts every single day - Barna Trends 2018 (6:28)

 

Show Notes & Resources Mentioned:

Alex Ehly on twitter Brady Shearer on Twitter Nucleus Church Growth Pro Church Tools Pro Church Tools on Facebook Pro Church Tools on YouTube Brady Shearer on Instagram Brady Shearer on Twitter Alex Mills on Instagram

 

Abnormal Social Media Ideas For Your Church

Jun 20, 2019 11:56

Description:

If you’ve ever been involved with your church’s social media accounts, you probably know how easy it is to be repetitive. It can feel like you’re just posting the same stuff over and over again. So we want to help you with that. By the end of this video, you’ll learn five social media ideas for posts that are anything but ordinary - and we’ll show you real examples of what this can look like.

 

***VISIT THE FULL POST HERE: https://prochurchtools.com/abnormal-social-media-ideas-for-your-church/

 

What's In This Session?

THE GOAL: Stop the scroll, start a meaningful conversation, provoke spiritual practice (1:17) #1. 20-Second Bible Lesson (2:17) Promote Biblical literacy (2:20) #2. Would You Rather with examples (4:26) #3. Bible Lottery (6:58) #4. “How To" (8:04) One of the best frameworks for blog posts when it comes to ranking in google is a "how to" post - we took this idea and applied it to social (8:07) Taking the truths of scripture and shaping it into frameworks that are clear and actionable (9:23) #5. Prompt To Spiritual Practice (9:48)

 

Show Notes & Resources Mentioned:

Pro Church Tools Pro Church Tools on Facebook Pro Church Tools on YouTube Brady Shearer on Instagram Brady Shearer on Twitter Alex Mills on Instagram

Harmful Christian Narratives We Need To Stop Telling

Jun 18, 2019 29:56

Description:

Storytelling is the most powerful form of human communication. And it has the ability to shape the way we think about God and ourselves. Unfortunately, this power can be used to do harm. And so in this episode of Pro Church Tools, we’ll examine three prominent narratives persisting within the Christian faith that - while perhaps are rooted in good intentions - are doing more harm than good.

 

***VISIT THE FULL POST HERE: https://prochurchtools.com/harmful-christian-narratives-we-need-to-stop-telling/

 

What's In This Session?

Example #1: Perkins Wand (0:35) Example #2: Henry Beecher in WWll (1:58) The placebo effect (3:35) The Goal: Love God, love others, make disciples (6:20)
How we talk about God shapes the way people view God and themselves (8:28) Harmful Narrative #1: “Morality Police” (8:40) Agape love - selfless, unconditional, sacrificial, promoting the goodwill of all humanity - the same love that God has for each of us (11:35) "Morality police" narrative teaches people that God is a drill sergeant - he demands compliance, deference, and capitulation (14:16) “Morality police” narrative teaches Christians that discipleship is conformity (14:26) Harmful Narrative #2: “Where will you spend eternity?" (16:14) Fear is an incredibly powerful motivator (16:20) Fear can elicit three responses: fight, flight, submission (16:22) “Where will you spend eternity” narrative turns Jesus into a bank robber (16:54) “Where will you spend eternity” narrative teaches Christians to neglect their time on Earth (17:20) Harmful Narrative #3: “Corruption and Depravity" (21:10) Depression study in the Journal of Abnormal Psychology (22:08) Could you ever imagine Jesus using fear to motivate people? (23:25) “Corruption and depravity” narrative turns Jesus into an ashamed parent (26:35) “Corruption and depravity” narrative teaches Christians to despise themselves (26:58) The opposite of love isn’t hate, it’s fear - each of these narratives are motivated by fear (28:14)

 

Show Notes & Resources Mentioned:

Journal of Abnormal Psychology Pro Church Tools Pro Church Tools on Facebook Pro Church Tools on YouTube Brady Shearer on Instagram Brady Shearer on Twitter Alex Mills on Instagram

 

5 Leadership Lessons You Need To Know Before You're 30

Jun 13, 2019 29:39

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Today, I want to share with you five leadership lessons that I think every leader should grasp before they turn 30. These lessons are applicable in both personal and professional life - and each lesson is condensed into a quote to make it easy to remember and apply as you serve the world and the people around you.

 

***VISIT THE FULL POST HERE: https://prochurchtools.com/5-leadership-lessons-you-need-to-know-before-youre-30/

 

What's In This Session?

What if you’re older than thirty? “Never too late" (0:42) Why before you're thirty? (0:55) #1. "For the first 30 years of your life, you make your habits. For the last 30 years of your life, your habits make you.” (1:35) #2. “Surrender the need to be right.” (8:35) #3. "Once you settle into a story about your pain, you are extremely reluctant to challenge it.” - Johann Hari (16:45) #4. "Never miss twice.” - James Clear (23:16) #5. “Become unoffendable." (26:30)

 

Show Notes & Resources Mentioned:

Pro Church Tools Pro Church Tools on Facebook Pro Church Tools on YouTube Brady Shearer on Instagram Brady Shearer on Twitter Alex Mills on Instagram

 

13 Exciting New Instagram Features For Churches in 2019

Jun 11, 2019 28:05

Description:

There are a ton of new Instagram features that are coming later this year - along with many that have already been released. Do you know all of them? Do you know how to use them to help your church? By the end of this episode of Pro Church Tools you will - as we’ll cover thirteen of the newest and most exciting changes to Instagram in 2019. 

***VISIT THE FULL POST HERE: https://prochurchtools.com/13-exciting-new-instagram-features-for-churches-in-2019/ 

What's In This Session?

SOON: Create Mode: Simplified design (1:45) Donation sticker (4:56) Creator Profiles (7:55) The downsides of creator profiles (12:00) Instagram Stories Filters (13:37) Anti-Bullying Initiatives (14:32) NOW: Countdown (17:00) Remove followers (18:50) Close friends (19:15) Q&A IG Live (19:38) Line breaks (21:20) IGTV Previews (22:17) IGTV Horizontal Videos (25:40) Pro Church Tools GIFs (27:20)

 

Show Notes & Resources Mentioned:

7 Exciting Instagram Features Coming in 2019 New Instagram Update Pro Church Tools Pro Church Tools on Facebook Pro Church Tools on YouTube Brady Shearer on Instagram Brady Shearer on Twitter Alex Mills on Instagram

 

How To Get HIRED By A Church (7 Skills You Need)

Jun 6, 2019 26:10

Description:

The way churches hire has drastically changed with the rise of digital platforms and the Internet. Positions in ministry now exist that never did before - and the process for filling these positions is different as well! So what does this mean for you if you want to work at a church? In this video, I’ll share seven skills that contributed to me getting hired at a church when I was 21 years old - and how these skills can help you as well.

 

***VISIT THE FULL POST HERE: https://prochurchtools.com/how-to-get-hired-by-a-church-7-skills-you-need/ 

What's In This Session?

#1. Understand the senior leader's vision and struggles - and identify ways you can help (1:58) #2. A portfolio/platform (6:52) #3. Relationships (9:30) #4. Indicate your ability to work on yourself (12:05) #5. Organization (14:44) #6. Exceed expectations (15:49) #7. Volunteer/Free Work/Don’t get taken advantage of (16:22) WARNING FLAGS: You trash your old church and boss (18:25) You’re overly critical with few solutions (18:43) Someone who wants more but sucks at what they currently do - not realizing that’s their resume (19:02) Social media (21:33) WHAT PASTORS LOVE: People who make themselves indispensable (22:30) Have solutions first (22:54) They crush what they have been given even if they “aren’t passionate about it” (19:41) Give more than they take (23:05) Character & drive (23:38) Need them to be somewhat of a self-starter who is faithful (23:47) INTERVIEW TIPS (23:52)

 

Show Notes & Resources Mentioned:

Pro Church Tools Pro Church Tools on Facebook Pro Church Tools on YouTube Brady Shearer on Instagram Brady Shearer on Twitter Alex Mills on Instagram

 

How The Internet Is Provoking The Next Christian REFORMATION

Jun 4, 2019 33:22

Description:

In this podcast, you're going to learn three advanced tips for prepping your church's services. I'll show you how my church prepares for Sunday each and every week, and by the end of this episode, you'll know exactly how to implement these tips in your church as well.

 

***VISIT THE FULL POST HERE: https://prochurchtools.com/how-the-internet-is-provoking-the-next-christian-reformation/

 

What's In This Session?

What role does/will the Internet have in reforming the church? (1:50) The story of Martin Luther is that he nailed his 95 theses to a door and thus began the Protestant Reformation (2:15) How can an unpublished, obscure Roman Catholic monk move from the shadows to the world stage in a matter of years? (2:27) Brand Luther by Andrew Pettegree (3:15) Luther quickly learned how to use printed books and pamphlets to spread his views widely and effectively. He obsessed not just about the words he wrote but about the timing, accuracy, visual appeal, and effective distribution of these printed works. Second, by writing in plain German, rather than in Latin, he increased his potential audience many times over (3:40) Bottom line: Martin Luther's theological revolution would have gone nowhere without the power of the printing press. Attention is the most valuable commodity - Luther was brilliant, but without attention - it wouldn’t have mattered (6:28) For years, the church had gatekeepers that you couldn’t get past - but a technological revolution removed those barriers almost instantly. Do you see a parallel? (7:37) The Internet is the next great communication shift - and removal of gatekeepers - and my prediction is that it will lead to reformation again (8:50) Jen and Mike experienced massive theological shifts because in their mid-forties they moved to a new culture (11:03) The internet basically shares anyone and everyone's theology (13:05) Eschatology, LGBTQIA+ inclusion, women in leadership, white privilege and the oppression of minorities, nationalism being passed off as Christian doctrine, and more (15:02) “Change is perceived as compromise" (18:03) I just don’t think we’re gonna get to Heaven and hear: Baptists to the left, Pentecostals to the right, Methodists down that way, Non-Denominationals over this way, etc. We’ll be there worshipping Jesus TOGETHER. Imagine how awesome it’d be if we were willing to do that now (22:35) Matthew 22: The Pharisees got together. One of them, an expert in the law, tested Jesus with this question: “Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?” Jesus replied: “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: Love your neighbor as yourself. All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.” (24:37) Unity isn’t uniformity (25:44) 

Show Notes & Resources Mentioned:

Jason Robinson on Twitter Pro Church Tools Pro Church Tools on Facebook Pro Church Tools on YouTube Brady Shearer on Instagram Brady Shearer on Twitter Alex Mills on Instagram

 

The 'Church Invitation' Social Media Template (11 Examples)

May 30, 2019 16:26

Description:

For the last few months, I’ve been experimenting with a new type of social media template for churches. And amazingly, this type of post has quickly become one of the most popular within our social program - and hundreds of churches are seeing great engagement numbers with this kind of post. And so in this video, you’ll learn all about what I like to call the ‘Church Invitation’ template - and I’ll share with you 11 real examples of what it can look like.

 

***VISIT THE FULL POST HERE: https://prochurchtools.com/the-church-invitation-social-media-template-11-examples/ 

What's In This Session?

Social program feedback from real churches prompted the creation of these posts (1:58) Three Benefits: Build anticipation for church tomorrow, demonstrate to your congregation that every Sunday is special, fill in a day on your social media calendar (3:00) Example #1: Slideshow (4:47) Example #2: Jackpot (5:55) Example #3: Crossword (Church gathers tomorrow) (7:13) Example #4: Countdown (7:20) Example #5: Breaking News…Church Is Tomorrow…Can’t Wait To See You (7:46) Example #6: Church Is Tomorrow Wheel Of Fortune (8:23) Example #7: Saving Your Seat (8:41) Example #8: Life Is Better Together - Will We See You At Church Tomorrow? (10:10) Example #9: Weekend Checklist (10:59) Example #10: Here is the church; here is the steeple; open it up and here are all the people (11:13) Example #11: Booking Reminder (13:10)
Future ideas: Focus church invitation; Captcha church invitation (13:55)

 

Show Notes & Resources Mentioned:

Pro Church Tools Pro Church Tools on Facebook Pro Church Tools on YouTube Brady Shearer on Instagram Brady Shearer on Twitter Alex Mills on Instagram

 

Simple & Cheap Church Stage Design Ideas (Real Examples)

May 28, 2019 13:20

Description:

 Church stage design can feel intimidating - especially if you’re a smaller church. But here’s the good news: you *can* design a stunning church stage on a budget. And by the end of this video, you’ll know exactly how - and I’ll share with you five churches that are implementing these cost-saving stage designs as inspiring examples.

 

***VISIT THE FULL POST HERE: https://prochurchtools.com/simple-cheap-church-stage-design-ideas-real-examples/ 

 

What's In This Session?

Stage design is one of the things that churches obsess over that doesn’t move the needle forward (0:28) 65 published videos on our YouTube channel - the most popular with a quarter of a million views is called ‘3 Small Church Stage Design Ideas’ (1:08) STAGE DESIGN FOUNDATION: Lighting (1:45) BIG IDEA: 1x2x8 wood boards from Home Depot, painted black and combined with LED tape (2:32) Example #1: Worship Leader Hangout (4:46) Example #2 - The Well (Geneva, IL) (6:22) Example #3 - Palm Valley Church (Mission, TX) (7:12) Example #4 - Dunn’s Creek (San Mateo, FL) (9:35) Example #5 - Praise Church (Beaumont, TX) (10:47) Safety disclaimer: Fire and rigging safety is important, and varies per region ()

Show Notes & Resources Mentioned:

Barna: Making Space For Millennials Pro Church Tools: 3 Small Stage Design Ideas Home Depot: Wood Board LED Light Strips Stage Design Ideas: Lined Lightly Church Stage Design Ideas: Light Sticks Church Stage Design ideas: LED Logo Lines Church Stage Design Ideas: Angled Glow Lines Church Stage Design Ideas: Safety In Stage Design Pro Church Tools Pro Church Tools on Facebook Pro Church Tools on YouTube Brady Shearer on Instagram Brady Shearer on Twitter Alex Mills on Instagram

 

Why Churches Must Stop Caring So Much About CONVERSIONS

May 23, 2019 25:16

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“Is the church’s primary goal to convert people to Christianity?” This is a question I recently asked more than 500 church leaders. And the responses I got? Frankly, they surprised me. And so in this video, we’ll breakdown how churches understand conversion - and why we need to stop caring so much about it.

 

***VISIT THE FULL POST HERE: https://prochurchtools.com/why-churches-should-stop-caring-so-much-about-conversions/ 

 

What's In This Session?

My Thesis: Too many churches believe that converting people to Christianity is their primary goal - and this belief causes harm (0:32) 629 people were asked, “Is the church’s primary goal to convert people to Christianity?” 40% said yes; 60% said no (1:05) My IG Demographic: 25-34 age; 70/30 men vs. women (1:43) How do you quantify a conversion? 603 responses: 33% sinner’s prayer; 4% church membership; 25% baptism; 38% IDK (3:05) Harmful #1: Quantifying a conversion is virtually impossible - if your church’s primary goal is immeasurable, how do you know you’re on the right path? (4:25) Harmful #2: Reducing conversion to the sinner’s prayer (for the sake of quantification) turns following Christ into a transaction - not a lifelong pursuit of taking up your cross and following Jesus (4:48) Harmful #3: When a church’s primary goal is to persuade people into repeating a salvation script - services become overemphasized and programs are bent towards maximizing salvation scripts (7:41) Principle #1: Faith in Christ is a continuum; not an on/off switch - your church’s goal should be moving people along the continuum, closer to Christ (15:06) Principle #2: Our mandate is to make disciples; not converts. A convert has a lottery ticket to heaven; a disciple has a cross to die on (16:35) Principle #3: You will know people by their fruit (21:36) Is this all just semantics? (20:45) Holistic method: Church growth calculator (22:01)

 

Show Notes & Resources Mentioned:

Church Growth Calculator Pro Church Tools Pro Church Tools on Facebook Pro Church Tools on YouTube Brady Shearer on Instagram Brady Shearer on Twitter Alex Mills on Instagram

 

How to Design a Better Church Bulletin

May 21, 2019 16:44

Description:

Most churches still use bulletins. But with that being said, when was the last time you examined the true purpose of your church bulletin - and whether or not it was accomplishing its goal? In this video, we’ll lay out a series of principles that we believe a church bulletin should abide by and I'll even give you a free bulletin Photoshop template to help you create your own.     BULLETIN TEMPLATE: https://prochurchtools.com/u6oh  

***VISIT THE FULL POST HERE: https://prochurchtools.com/16645-2/

 

What's In This Session?

Does your church have a bulletin? 64% of responders said yes; 36% said no (0:31) This episode isn’t about eliminating your church’s bulletin (1:04) Principle #1: There is value in physical handouts at an in-person experience (1:20) Principle #2: Your church’s bulletin should align with your overall communication strategy (2:37) Principle #3: The less the content changes - the better (average cost of printing bulletin is $0.25 - a church of 100 people printing weekly bulletins costs more than $100/month) (3:29) Our overall communication strategy is The Central Hub - a single destination for every next step (5:10) Idea #1: Your bulletin should inspire action, not simply contain information (8:20) Idea #2: Your bulletin design should align with your church’s style guide (8:51) Idea #3: Your bulletin should be just as useful for new folks as it regular attendees (10:03) Idea #4: Your bulletin could be distributed monthly instead of weekly (11:14) Idea #5: Your bulletin should point your church to The Central Hub (13:35) What to include in your bulletin? Four squares -> Small groups, giving, prayer request, one BIG event (13:39)

 

Show Notes & Resources Mentioned:

The Central Hub: signups and registrations Pro Church Tools Pro Church Tools on Facebook Pro Church Tools on YouTube Brady Shearer on Instagram Brady Shearer on Twitter Alex Mills on Instagram

 

How To Get MORE Likes & Followers On Social Media With Contests

May 16, 2019 17:23

Description:

A simple and easy way to get more followers and likes on social media is to run a contest or giveaway. But beware! Because these types of promotions can turn sideways if you don’t follow best practices. So by the end of this video, you’ll know the tools, the strategies, and the frameworks needed to run a successful contest on social media.

 

***VISIT THE FULL POST HERE: https://prochurchtools.com/16632-2/

 

What's In This Session?

The Simple Contest: ex. We’re giving away a $25 gift card to a person that likes us on Facebook (0:51) Livestock on IG (1:48) The Advanced Contest: Earn more entries by completing more tasks (2:37) Advanced contests should have more valuable prizes (2:37) Stack the prizes to increase chances of winning (5:47) When you should use a contest (7:08) The Downsides: Increased quantity hurts overall engagement rate which may impact people reached (9:28) Livestock has 0.3% engagement rate on IG (500 likes per post with 200K followers) compared to my 3% engagement rate (500 likes per post with 17K followers) (10:16) Tips: make sure to announce and post the winner (13:24)

Show Notes & Resources Mentioned:

Livestock on Instagram Gleam: Every Entry Type Competition Gleam: The Business Growth Platform Rafflecopter Featured Resource: Why We Lowered Nucleus Prices By 50% Pro Church Tools Pro Church Tools on Facebook Pro Church Tools on YouTube Brady Shearer on Instagram Brady Shearer on Twitter Alex Mills on Instagram

 

BIG Changes Coming To Instagram And Facebook This Year

May 14, 2019 24:51

Description:

Social media is constantly changing and it can sometimes feel like an impossible task trying to keep up. But that’s why this channel exists! And so by the end of this episode, you’ll know all about the big changes coming to Facebook and Instagram right now and what it means for your church online.

 

***VISIT THE FULL POST HERE: https://prochurchtools.com/16611-2/

 

What's In This Session?

Facebook Developers Conference held at the end of April/early May (0:28) An experiment was run to Get rid of like counts on Instagram (2:37) Instagram announced at its F8 developer conference today that it’ll start testing a new feature later this week that’ll hide users’ public like counts on videos and photos. (2:55) Likes are a currency on social; devalue the currency - upend the culture (3:22) Problem #1: Do it for the gram - Iceland/Scotland trip research - the performative nature of IG (3:59) Problem #2: Like for like (6:48) New Facebook app design Is called FB5 - it’s cleaner, faster, and isn’t blue anymore (13:23) For the longest time, I’ve said ”The only reason I use Facebook is because of groups” - both as a consumer AND a publisher (14:08) Good #1: Less emphasis on news stories generating outrage (16:05) Good #2: Focus on communities (16:48) Why is this important? Americans are very unhappy "Happiness and life satisfaction among United Stated adolescents which increases between 1991 and 2011, suddenly declined after 2012" (19:05) Correlation does not equal causation (19:25) The responsibility falls on the social platforms, the parents/leaders, and the church (22:05)

 

Show Notes & Resources Mentioned:

Instagram Will Test Hiding Public Like Counts World Happiness Report Pro Church Tools Pro Church Tools on Facebook Pro Church Tools on YouTube Brady Shearer on Instagram Brady Shearer on Twitter Alex Mills on Instagram

 

Destructive Church Trends In North American Christianity

May 9, 2019 33:17

Description:

Christian churches in North America are facing a crisis. Attendance is down, giving is down, young people are leaving churches at alarming rates - but that’s not the worse part. The worse part is that our Christian churches are exacerbating this crisis thanks to a handful of shoddy beliefs. And by the end of this video, you’ll know what those beliefs are - and how to resist the pull of them.

 

***VISIT THE FULL POST HERE: https://prochurchtools.com/16590-2/

 

What's In This Session?

Branding is what others think about you - before our churches can truly reach our city and/or community - we need to understand how we are perceived (2:22) #1. Persecution Complex (2:55) More than 245 million Christians in the world are highly persecuted for their Christian faith. 1 in 9 Christians worldwide experience high levels of persecution (2:59) White evangelicals think they’re super persecuted (4:23) God’s Not Dead feeds the narrative (4:43) Don’t belittle the real persecution of others by manufacturing fake persecution for yourself (5:10) James Harden comparison (8:48) #2. Theological Certainty (11:14) Hundreds of denominations and translations and you’re certain yours is the absolute correct one (11:18) Theological certainty is a symptom of trusting beliefs more than God (12:47) Surrendering the need to be right, and our pride opens the door for empathy and compassion (15:47) Judge them by their fruits? The Protestant quest for theological certainty has led to a staggering number of different denominations and sub-denominations that disagree sharply about how significant portions of the Bible should be understood (19:35) Things that matter: incarnational living, selflessness, laying down one’s own life for others, generosity, bringing life to death, bringing heaven to Earth, redemption, reconciliation, love being the uniting/redeeming/ultimate force in the world to do good (20:06) #3. Celebrity Worship (22:25) Canadian commercials versus American commercials (22:49) The face of American Christianity is Donald Trump, Mark Driscoll, Perry Noble, Bill Hybels, Pete Wilson etc. (23:46) The true danger of each of these beliefs is that they are ancient sins masquerading as Christian virtues (31:29)

 

Show Notes & Resources Mentioned:

2019 World Watch List Press Room Perceive Discrimination Against Christians Than Muslims Pro Church Tools Pro Church Tools on Facebook Pro Church Tools on YouTube Brady Shearer on Instagram Brady Shearer on Twitter Alex Mills on Instagram

 

The Ultimate Guide to Creating a Church Testimony Video

May 7, 2019 26:37

Description:

Today, I want to share with you my step-by-step system for creating gripping church testimony videos. This is the type of video that shares the real story of someone in your church - their story of life change in Christ. So follow along, and by the end of this video, you’ll know what questions to ask during your interviews, the best way to light your setup, and I’ll share with you a pair of real examples I’ve produced as well.

 

***VISIT THE FULL POST HERE: https://prochurchtools.com/the-ultimate-guide-to-creating-a-church-testimony-video/

 

What's In This Session?

Core Value #1: Show don’t tell (1:07) Core Value #2: Don’t force resolution (2:41) Core Value #3: No story is too small (4:03) Core Value #4: The responsibility falls on the storyteller (4:54) Stage #1 - The Interview (5:33) Finding interview candidates (5:40) Interview prep (6:45) Film location - interviewee’s home (8:58) Record for about an hour of talking (12:07) Keep the questions open-ended - ex. Tell me about a time when, or tell me the story of (12:43) Shift from story questions to introspective - ex. How have you changed in the last 5 years (14:35) Find the bruise: Identify the meaningful moment and dig deep (16:15) Stage #2 - The Story (19:45) Your main job here is to cut upwards of 90% of the footage you captured in the previous step (19:50) You don’t need your story to follow the same linear path of your interview (20:20) Once you’ve completed the first edit of your story elicit feedback by asking two questions #1: When are you confused? #2: When are you bored? (20:38) Stage #3 - The B-Roll (21:47) Plan to capture as much b-roll as to cover every second on your video (22:22) Edit your story with 80% b-roll and 20% interview (22:33) Visual Element #1: Location (23:40) Visual Element #2: Stabilization (24:08) Visual Element #3: Framing (24:44) Tip #1: Hold each shot for at least 10 seconds (24:50) Tip #2: The 3:1 Rule (25:22)

 

Show Notes & Resources Mentioned:

Dan's Story Aaron's Story Pro Church Tools Pro Church Tools on Facebook Pro Church Tools on YouTube Brady Shearer on Instagram Brady Shearer on Twitter Alex Mills on Instagram

 

The Best 11 CHURCH LOGOS Of 2019

May 2, 2019 19:14

Description:

Your church’s logo is the foundation of your visual identity. And with the prominence of digital platforms, your church logo is now more visible than ever before. So to get you inspired, I want to share with you eleven of my favorite church logos - along with seven rules for logo design to help put you on the right path toward better church branding.

 

***VISIT THE FULL POST HERE: https://prochurchtools.com/?p=16552&preview=true

 

What's In This Session?

#1: Rileyville Baptist Church--Design by Ariel Rudolph Harwich (4:30) Rule #1: Meaningful (4:40) #2: Risen Church--Design by Michael Sevilla (6:30) Rule #2: Scaleable (7:28) #3: Trinity Presbyterian Church--Design by Peter Voth (9:15) Rule #3: Work well in monochrome (9:30) #4: Lakeside Church--Design by Even place (10:24) Rule #4: Simple (10:30) #5: Limitless Church--Design by Bruno Nascimento (11:32) Rule #5: Unique (12:29) #6: Harvest Church--Design by Benjamin Oberemok (13:22) Rule #6: Memorable (13:50) #7: 20 MIle Church--Design by Joel Davis (14:20) Rule #7: Timeless (14:25) #8: Grace Generation--Design by Stephen Costello (15:35) #9: City Hope Church--Design by Ben Stafford (15:43) #10: NewSpring Church--Design by Dave Keller (16:10) #11: Rush Creek Church--Design by Allan Peters (17:50)

 

Show Notes & Resources Mentioned:

Rileyville Baptist Church Logo Risen Church Logo https://risenchurch.com/ Trinity Presbyterian Church Logo Lakeside Church Logo Limitless Church Logo Harvest Church Logo 20 Mile Church Logo Grace Generation Church Branding City Hope Church Logo NewSpring Church Logo Rush Creek Church Logo Pro Church Tools Pro Church Tools on Facebook Pro Church Tools on YouTube Brady Shearer on Instagram Brady Shearer on Twitter Alex Mills on Instagram

 

The New Rules For Church Buildings (With Futuristic Examples)

Apr 30, 2019 30:00

Description:

As church attendance continues to decline, ministries are beginning to confront a glaring problem with how we do church today. The problem? Our buildings are extremely expensive, they only get used once or twice per week, and they’re often removed from the everyday life of our communities. Thankfully, there are churches working to solve this problem in innovative ways. And by the end of this video, you’ll learn the new rules for church buildings and how your church can begin applying these principles immediately - whether your church is big, small, young, or old.

 

***VISIT THE FULL POST HERE: https://prochurchtools.com/?p=16525&preview_id=16525&preview_nonce=4110ca7c64&post_format=audio&_thumbnail_id=-1&preview=true

 

What's In This Session?

Century Church: A United Methodist church plant meeting at Pike Road School in Pike Road, Alabama has grown to about 500 people - lead by their lead pastor Dr. Patrick M. Quinn. (2:11)
Century is ready to build their own building - but, they’ve set out to create a church campus that will abandon the 20th Century church design formula in favor of directly addressing some of the factors that are contributing to decreases in church participation. (2:42) If present trends continue, the percentage of the population that attends church in 2050 is estimated to be at almost half of 1990’s attendance. (4:07) Only 2 in 10 people in the U.S. under the age of 30 consider attending church “important”. (4:36) Over the last several years we have thought church attendance was dropping because of relevance. (5:10) “The 20th Century model for building churches focused on the church buildings, whereas we believe that the future of the church is to focus on how to build the community first,” says Quinn. (8:23) Instead of creating a large church building that is surrounded by a sea of parking and only used once or twice a week, Century wants to create a campus that is vibrant throughout the week because: #1. It has buildings that cater to the entire community, #2. They are designed to be so welcoming and comfortable that people will simply want to hang out there. (10:20) What most churches offer has become commoditized; this move towards community and meeting space cannot be commoditized by the Internet. (12:23) Four basic principles can be applied to any church of any size. (15:49) 1. Community first, church second. (16:07) 2. Partnerships that matter. (17:58) 3. Incremental design. (19:44) 4. Sense of adventure and creativity. (22:26) It is a fiscally responsible solution, it's a theologically smart solution, and it's a practical solution. (26:10)

 

Show Notes & Resources Mentioned:

Re-designing Church for the 21st Century Century Church: What is Next for Century Americans Divided on the Importance of Church 7 Startling Facts: An Up-Close Look at Church Attendance in America Pro Church Tools Pro Church Tools on Facebook Pro Church Tools on YouTube Brady Shearer on Instagram Brady Shearer on Twitter Alex Mills on Instagram

 

How We Lost A Teacher In The Burning of Notre Dame

Apr 25, 2019 13:50

Description:

One of the most iconic houses of worship in human history recently burned, leaving the world stunned and shocked at the loss of such a precious artifact. Most American churches look nothing like the Notre Dame Cathedral, but what if there’s something about that specific building that we could learn from? Today, we’ll talk about being intentional with your church building and creating something to last.

 

***VISIT THE FULL POST HERE: https://prochurchtools.com/how-we-lost-a-teacher-in-the-burning-of-notre-dame/

 

What's In This Session?

Creating things that last (0:36) Catholic theology (4:40) Built with intention (5:45) Curating a church environment 96:05) Retelling the greatest story (11:55)

 

Show Notes & Resources Mentioned:

Featured Resource: RebelGive Notre Dame Cathedral The Art Of Curating Worship by Mark Pierson Scott The Painter Pro Church Tools Pro Church Tools on Facebook Pro Church Tools on YouTube Brady Shearer on Instagram Brady Shearer on Twitter Alex Mills on Instagram

 

How To FINALLY Ditch Paper Signups For Digital At Church

Apr 23, 2019 16:28

Description:

Churches all around the world are beginning to embrace digital signups and are saying goodbye to papers and clipboards. But why? If we’ve done something for so long and our church is familiar with it - is it worth changing? Today, you’ll get the ultimate comparison between paper and digital signups. And you’ll learn how to smoothly make the transition.

 

***VISIT THE FULL POST HERE: https://prochurchtools.com/how-to-finally-ditch-paper-signups-for-digital-at-church/?preview=true

 

What's In This Session?

#1: Volume of church attendees (1:20)
#2: Volume of events (2:08)
#3: Storage (2:39)
#4: Acess (3:10)
#5: Backups--digital backups are neater and easier to store (3:38)
#6: Complexity--Digital forms allow for conditional logic (4:35)
#7: Changes (6:03)
#8: User and church data (6:35)
Seize the 167: Paper signups limit the ability for your congregation to sign up for events beyond Sunday service (9:14)
Switch over cold turkey: Station volunteers at a kiosk (12:20)

 

Show Notes & Resources Mentioned:

Nucleus.Church Nucleus Lobby Kiosk Set Up Guide Pro Church Tools Pro Church Tools on Facebook Pro Church Tools on YouTube Brady Shearer on Instagram Brady Shearer on Twitter Alex Mills on Instagram

 

The Best YouTube Strategy For Churches in 2019 (And Beyond!)

Apr 18, 2019 17:05

Description:

YouTube is the second most visited website in the world. And it’s far and away the most popular platform amongst Gen Z. And yet, most churches are completely absent from this platform. Thankfully, there’s a solution. Frankly, it’s been right in front of my face this whole time and I’ve been missing it. So in this video, I’ll reveal to you the absolute best YouTube strategy for churches that you can start implementing right away.

 

***VISIT THE FULL POST HERE: https://prochurchtools.com/?p=16464&preview=true

 

What's In This Session?

YouTube is the second most visited website in the world. (1:41) 500 000+ searches are made on YouTube every month on how to study the bible. Churches are not stepping up with YouTube videos. (1:50) One study suggests 75% of kids want to be YouTubers (4:40)
95% of Gen Z use YouTube, 50% say they can't live without it, and 75% say they use it every day. (6:59) Churches should be empowering young people to create YouTube content. (8:12) 56% of Gen Z want to see Vlogs--document what your church is doing. () Search popular YouTubers to find ideas for video content. (12:58) So much of what makes student ministry "sticky" has to do with autonomy and empowerment. (14:06)

 

Show Notes & Resources Mentioned:

https://www.rebelgive.com/ Pro Church Tools Pro Church Tools on Facebook Pro Church Tools on YouTube Brady Shearer on Instagram Brady Shearer on Twitter Alex Mills on Instagram

 

How PreachersNSneakers Exposes All Christians

Apr 16, 2019 35:52

Description:

A viral Instagram account has riled up a lot of Christians and church leaders over the past couple of weeks. @PreachersNSneakers on Instagram publishes photos of prominent pastors in costly sneakers or designer clothes next to their price tags. And while the account was started as a joke amongst friends, it blew up overnight amassing tens of thousands of followers. So what should we make of all this? Well, you’re in the right place, because by the end of this video, you’ll know why God works in mysterious ways.

 

***VISIT THE FULL POST HERE: http://prochurchtools.com/3-advanced-church-service-prep-tips/

 

What's In This Session?

The origin story of @PreachersNsneakers (0:43)

Should a pastor be paid? How much? (8:34)

Can a pastor have a second job? (8:43)

Cultural standards: everyone who drives slower than I do on the highway is a slowpoke; anyone who drives quicker is a lunatic (9:54)

An average of 38 thousand consumer debt in America: we are all spending on things we shouldn't, and drawing arbitrary lines in the sand (11:33)

You who is without sin throw the first stone (13:48)
Optics: Is it a sin, probably not. Is it stupid, maybe. (19:50)

Should you give all your money away to have the median income? (27:44)

The biggest takeaway is inconsistent standards (28:53)
Looking inward and realizing our own fallibility and error opens the door to self-reflection (31:20)

 

Show Notes & Resources Mentioned:

Featured Resource: https://rebelgive.com/ Pro Church Tools Pro Church Tools on Facebook Pro Church Tools on YouTube Brady Shearer on Instagram Brady Shearer on Twitter Alex Mills on Instagram

 

How to Capture Amazing Staff HEADSHOTS

Apr 12, 2019 08:47

Description:

For the first time this year, the entire Pro Church Tools team was all in one room. Our team that works remotely joined us for the launch of RebelGive which gave us the perfect opportunity to shoot new headshots! And so in this video, we’ll walk through our setup, production flow, and editing process for capturing new staff headshots.

 

***VISIT THE FULL POST HERE: https://prochurchtools.com/how-to-capture-amazing-staff-headshots/

What's In This Session?

 

How to achieve clean, moody, and dramatic style (1:43) Attire: neutral and everyone on the same page (2:18) Backdrop: black wall, black sheet, or savage paper (3:00) Lighting: single light, big diffuser (4:16) Camera angle: locked down on a tripod, slightly elevated (6:10) Editing: black and white, create preset or free download (7:38)

 

Show Notes & Resources Mentioned:

Pro Church Tools Pro Church Tools on Facebook Pro Church Tools on YouTube Brady Shearer on Instagram Brady Shearer on Twitter Alex Mills on Instagram

The NEW Sermon Bumper Formula [5 Easy Steps]

Apr 10, 2019 09:54

Description:

Sermon bumpers are the short videos created to promote and accompany a church’s sermon series. Sermon bumpers build anticipation and are great for setting the emotional tone and atmosphere for a message within a service. And so in this video, I’ll share with you a brilliant sermon bumper example from a person in Pro Church Nation - and we’ll reverse engineer how you can make your own sermon bumper just like it.

 

***VISIT THE FULL POST HERE: https://prochurchtools.com/the-new-sermon-bumper-formula-5-easy-steps/

 

What's In This Session?

#1: Establishing shot (2:50) #2: Narrated scripture passage (3:15) #3: Serif font (6:03) #4: Glitch transitions (6:47) #5: Atmospheric backing track (8:03)

 

Show Notes & Resources Mentioned:

Featured Resource: RebelGive Storytape Slack Voices.com Vintage voice effect from Mike Russel in Adobe Audition 20 Best Google Web Fonts Peter McKinnon Tutorial Glitch Soundstripe Pro Church Tools Pro Church Tools on Facebook Pro Church Tools on YouTube Brady Shearer on Instagram Brady Shearer on Twitter Alex Mills on Instagram

 

How To Beat Social Media ALGORITHMS [2019 Update]

Apr 8, 2019 08:16

Description:

Ever since social media platforms replaced chronological feeds with algorithmic feeds, people have been suspicious. How do these mysterious algorithms really work? And how can your church stay on the good side of the algorithm? In this video, you’ll learn ways to maximize your exposure on social media and how to beat that pesky algorithm.

 

***VISIT THE FULL POST HERE: https://prochurchtools.com/how-to-beat-social-media-algorithms-2019-update/

 

What's In This Session?

#1: Don't fall for conspiracies (1:30) #2: Understand how the algorithm works (4:00) #3: Captions (6:35)

 

Show Notes & Resources Mentioned:

Featured Resource: RebelGive Pretty Caption Instagram's tweet Pro Church Tools Pro Church Tools on Facebook Pro Church Tools on YouTube Brady Shearer on Instagram Brady Shearer on Twitter Alex Mills on Instagram 

27 Ways Gen Z Uses Social Media

Apr 5, 2019 09:48

Description:

In this podcast, you're going to learn three advanced tips for prepping your church's services. I'll show you how my church prepares for Sunday each and every week, and by the end of this episode, you'll know exactly how to implement these tips in your church as well.

 

***VISIT THE FULL POST HERE: https://prochurchtools.com/27-ways-gen-z-uses-social-media/

 

What's In This Session?

Teens; British; mostly white and Christian (1:43) 94% of young people engage with social on a daily basis (1:51) 75% engage with Youtube with the same regularity (1:57) 4 out of 5 of Generation Z's favorite ways to spend time include screen-based activity (2:05) Which activities/hobbies do you enjoy doing in your spare time? (2:15) Youtube is the favorite platform (77%); Facebook (49%); Snapchat (48%); Instagram (46%) (2:30) How does social media affect your mood? (2:45) What makes you engage with posts on social? (4:13) What kind of videos do you engage with on Youtube? (4:43) What do you like to see vloggers/Youtubers doing? (5:15) Takeaway 1: Humor is undefeated with teens (5:41) Takeaway 2: Youth are almost certainly addicted to social, but unaware of it (6:40) Takeaway 3: Be involved in person and online with your teens (7:28)

 

Show Notes & Resources Mentioned:

Z: Rethinking Culture Youth For Christ - Gen Z: Digital Generation  Pro Church Tools Pro Church Tools on Facebook Pro Church Tools on YouTube Brady Shearer on Instagram Brady Shearer on Twitter Alex Mills on Instagram

 

3 Ways Social Media Is Killing Us All

Apr 3, 2019 11:34

Description:

For as much as I encourage churches to use social media and reach their world for Jesus using digital mediums, there are some undeniable drawbacks to these platforms as well. And so in this video, we’ll discuss the three most sinister and soul-sucking trends I see on social media - and what we can do about them.

 

***VISIT THE FULL POST HERE: https://prochurchtools.com/3-ways-social-media-is-killing-us-all/

 

What's In This Session?

#1: Comparison Culture (0:54) #2: Posting Without Consent (3:10) #3: Creators Are Rewarded For Sensationalism (5:25)

 

Show Notes & Resources Mentioned:

Featured Resource: RebelGive I'm 14, and I quit social media after discovering what was posted about me Pro Church Tools Pro Church Tools on Facebook Pro Church Tools on YouTube Brady Shearer on Instagram Brady Shearer on Twitter Alex Mills on Instagram 

How To Construct The Ideal Church Giving Form

Apr 1, 2019 10:16

Description:

Today, you’re going to learn the five elements that I think every church giving page needs. For example, one of those elements has to do with where you position and place your giving page to make sure it’s easily accessible. And by the end of this video, you’ll have the tools and knowledge you need to construct the ideal church giving page.

 

***VISIT THE FULL POST HERE: https://prochurchtools.com/how-to-construct-the-ideal-church-giving-form/

 

What's In This Session?

#1: Medium (0:38) #2: Availability (2:17) #3: Stepped Forms (3:22) #4: Mobile First (7:14) #5: Return Users (8:09)

 

Show Notes & Resources Mentioned:

Featured Resource: RebelGive Why Multi-Step Lead Forms Get up to 300% More Conversions Intercom Drift Typeform JotForm Pro Church Tools Pro Church Tools on Facebook Pro Church Tools on YouTube Brady Shearer on Instagram Brady Shearer on Twitter Alex Mills on Instagram

 

The Best FREE Apps For Creating + Editing Videos On Your Phone

Mar 29, 2019 08:12

Description:

Today, you’re going to learn about the best free apps for creating and editing videos on your phone. You’ll learn about apps that can automatically transcribe the words you’re saying and add captions to your videos. You’ll learn about apps that will provide you with clean and modern video templates. And so much more. 

***VISIT THE FULL POST HERE: https://prochurchtools.com/the-best-free-apps-for-creating-editing-videos-on-your-phone/ 

 

What's In This Session?

Apple Clips (1:00) Animoji (2:38) Hyperlapse (3:38) Splice (4:24) InShot (5:08) Unfold (5:26) VSCO (6:05) Hype Type (6:38) Clipomatic (6:53) I.G Stories (7:16)

 

Show Notes & Resources Mentioned:

Apple Clips (1:00) Animoji (2:38) Hyperlapse (3:38) Splice (4:24) InShot (5:08) Unfold (5:26) VSCO (6:05) Hype Type (6:38) Clipomatic (6:53) I.G Stories (7:16)

Introducing…RebelGive [The New Standard For Church Giving]

Mar 27, 2019 12:35

Description:

For more than a year, my team and I have been working on a new giving platform for churches. It’s called RebelGive and it’s officially open to the public now. With RebelGive, your church will always receive 100% of every gift. You won’t ever have to worry about digital giving fees again. And this makes RebelGive the most affordable church giving platform ever. So in this video, you’ll learn the origin story of RebelGive, how we got here, and how RebelGive is setting the new standard for church giving.

 

***VISIT THE FULL POST HERE: https://prochurchtools.com/introducingrebelgive-the-new-standard-for-church-giving/

 

What's In This Session?

The origin story (0:45) Giving on every page (3:16) Flows, not forms (3:56) Looks like you (5:07) Standard features (5:51) Pricing (6:25)

 

Show Notes & Resources Mentioned:

Featured Resource: RebelGive Pro Church Tools Pro Church Tools on Facebook Pro Church Tools on YouTube Brady Shearer on Instagram Brady Shearer on Twitter Alex Mills on Instagram

 

20 MORE High-Engaging Social Posts For Churches [With Examples]

Mar 25, 2019 12:59

Description:

Today, I’m going to share with you twenty different high-engaging social posts. These posts have been proven to work for churches. And each post does a great job of generating online conversation - the type of conversation that often carries over into the lobby on Sunday mornings. So without any further ado…let’s dive right in!

 

***VISIT THE FULL POST HERE: https://prochurchtools.com/20-more-high-engaging-social-posts-for-churches-with-examples/

 

What's In This Session?

Lists (0:54) Church Invitations (4:48) Faux Outrage (7:26) Personal Experiences (10:27)

 

Show Notes & Resources Mentioned:

Featured Resource: RebelGive 15 High Engaging Posts Your Church Can Use On Social Media Pro Church Tools Pro Church Tools on Facebook Pro Church Tools on YouTube Brady Shearer on Instagram Brady Shearer on Twitter Alex Mills on Instagram 

What To Do When Your Church Is SMALL & STRUGGLING

Mar 22, 2019 10:31

Description:

According to new research from LifeWay, 6 in 10 Protestant churches in America are plateaued or declining in attendance. Said differently, most churches are small and struggling. So what can we do about this? In this video we’ll aim to answer that question and point your church toward a series of steps you can take to reverse this downward trend.

 

***VISIT THE FULL POST HERE: https://prochurchtools.com/what-to-do-when-your-church-is-small-struggling/

 

What's In This Session?

#1: Don't aim to be the discount version of a megachurch (1:07) #2: Recalibrate how you measure growth and health (2:32)
The majority of Pentecostal pastors say they saw 10 or more new commitments to Christ in the church last year per 100 attendees. #3. Evaluate honestly and set your trajectory. (5:48)
Is your existing congregation becoming more like Jesus? Is your neighborhood being positively affected by the church? #4. Prioritize community: Young adults that have an older mentor at church are considerably more likely to not drop out of church. (7:27)

Show Notes & Resources Mentioned:

FEATURED RESOURCE: RebelGive The Ultimate Guide To Show Notes Small Struggling Churches Fill U.S Landscape Pro Church Tools Pro Church Tools on Facebook Pro Church Tools on YouTube Brady Shearer on Instagram Brady Shearer on Twitter Alex Mills on Instagram

 

How To ACTUALLY Increase Your Church’s Giving In 2019

Mar 20, 2019 10:11

Description:

Today, you’re going to learn the only surefire way to increase your church’s giving this year. And if you’re skeptical of that statement - good! You should be! But here’s the deal: there are certain elements of the church giving world that no one really talks about - so in this video we're going to confront those issues and show you that there is a guaranteed way to increase your church’s giving - and by the end of this video you’ll know precisely how.

 

***VISIT THE FULL POST HERE: https://prochurchtools.com/how-to-actually-increase-your-churchs-giving-in-2019/

 

What's In This Session?

Revenue and expenses (0:46) Giving averages (2:17) Fee averages (2:29) #1: Get your donors to cover the fees (7:34) #2: Educate your donors on fees (8:04) #3: Negotiate a lower fee structure (9:07)

 

Show Notes & Resources Mentioned:

Featured Resource: RebelGive Online Giving Statistics Small, Struggling Congregations Fill U.S. Landscape Classy.org Pro Church Tools Pro Church Tools on Facebook Pro Church Tools on YouTube Brady Shearer on Instagram Brady Shearer on Twitter Alex Mills on Instagram

 

3 Things Non-Christians Want From FAITH Conversations

Mar 18, 2019 09:47

Description:

A new set of data has been published on what non-Christians want from faith conversations. And if you ignore these qualities, you may as well not talk to non-Christians in the first place, because you’re almost assuredly undermining the conversation before it's even begun. So in this video, you’ll learn what most Christians are currently doing wrong when talking about their faith - and how to fix that.

 

***VISIT THE FULL POST HERE: https://prochurchtools.com/3-things-non-christians-want-from-faith-conversations/

 

What's In This Session?

#1. Listens without judgment (1:10) #2. Does not force a conclusion (1:25) #3. Allows others to draw their own conclusions (1:36) Takeaway #1: These conversations are over before they begin because Christians can’t stop judging (4:00) Takeaway #2: These conversations are over before they begin because of dogmatic certainty (7:13) Takeaway #3: These conversations are over before they begin because we approach them like a transaction (8:56)

 

Show Notes & Resources Mentioned:

Featured Resource: RebelGive Reviving Evangelism by Barna Pro Church Tools Pro Church Tools on Facebook Pro Church Tools on YouTube Brady Shearer on Instagram Brady Shearer on Twitter Alex Mills on Instagram 

How To EASILY Talk About Giving At Your Church [Without Being Awkward]

Mar 15, 2019 09:50

Description:

According to new research from LifeWay, 6 in 10 Protestant churches in America are plateaued or declining in attendance. Said differently, most churches are small and struggling. So what can we do about this? In this video we’ll aim to answer that question and point your church toward a series of steps you can take to reverse this downward trend.

 

***VISIT THE FULL POST HERE: https://prochurchtools.com/how-to-easily-talk-about-giving-at-your-church-without-being-awkward/

 

What's In This Session?

Do not use shame or intimidation (1:05) Do not draw lines (1:41) #1: Talk about generosity, not specifics (2:30) #2: Tell stories of life change ( 3:30) #3: Teach about budgeting, investing, and money management #4: Always make a disclaimer #5: Use this script (7:39)

 

Show Notes & Resources Mentioned:

Featured Resource: 21 - Day social media case study Pro Church Tools Pro Church Tools on Facebook Pro Church Tools on YouTube Brady Shearer on Instagram Brady Shearer on Twitter Alex Mills on Instagram

 

7 Ways To Stop LATE ARRIVALS At Church

Mar 13, 2019 10:03

Description:

Today, you’re going to learn seven techniques for curbing late arrivals to church. For example, my church has implemented a number of these strategies and we don’t struggle with a culture of chronic lateness - our church arrives on time, ready to worship. And by the end of this video, you’ll have a series of tips you can implement today to accomplish the same thing.

 

***VISIT THE FULL POST HERE: https://prochurchtools.com/7-ways-to-stop-late-arrivals-at-church/

 

What's In This Session?

A couple Do Nots (1:12) #1: Consider the specifics (2:27) #2: Start on time (3:07) #3: Five minute countdown (3:54) #4: Host appears on stage 2 minutes before service (4:37) #5: Don't start with announcements (5:37) #6: Dim lobby lights (6:21) #7: Care less (6:45)

 

Show Notes & Resources Mentioned:

Featured Resource: 21-Day Social Media Case Study We All Show Up Late For Church  Pro Church Tools Pro Church Tools on Facebook Pro Church Tools on YouTube Brady Shearer on Instagram Brady Shearer on Twitter Alex Mills on Instagram

 

How To Choose The RIGHT Church Giving Provider [AVOID THESE!]

Mar 11, 2019 13:01

Description:

In my experience, when it comes to choosing a church giving provider, most churches don’t really know what to look for. What features matter most? And what warning signs should I be looking for? So in this video, we’ll tackle the three most important categories you should be paying attention to when you evaluate different church giving platforms.

 

***VISIT THE FULL POST HERE: https://prochurchtools.com/how-to-choose-the-right-church-giving-provider-avoid-these/

 

What's In This Session?

The Basics (0:53) #1: The Software (1:09) #2: The Mission (3:59) #3: The Fees (8:09)

 

Show Notes & Resources Mentioned:

Featured Resource: 21-Day Social Media Case Study Global Trends In Giving 2018 Report charity:water Glassdoor Stripe Pro Church Tools Pro Church Tools on Facebook Pro Church Tools on YouTube Brady Shearer on Instagram Brady Shearer on Twitter Alex Mills on Instagram

 

How To Master Church Service TRANSITIONS [Dos & Don’ts]

Mar 8, 2019 08:44

Description:

When my church prepares a service and plans out the service order, we always pay special attention to the transitions. How are we going to move from the worship to announcements? And then from announcements to the message? And how can we do it in a way that doesn’t feel awkward or stall out the momentum of service? So in this video, I’ll share my dos and don’ts on how to master service transitions.

 

***VISIT THE FULL POST HERE: https://prochurchtools.com/how-to-master-church-service-transitions-dos-donts/

 

What's In This Session?

Technique #1: The Bridge (1:44) Example #1A: Worship -> Announcements (2:23) Example #1B: Announcement -> Announcement (3:15) Technique #2: Throw To Video (4:30) Example #2: Announcements -> Sermon (5:26) Technique #3: Backing Tracks (6:28)

 

Show Notes & Resources Mentioned:

Featured Resource: 21-Day Social Media Case Study Church Motion Graphics Pro Church Tools Pro Church Tools on Facebook Pro Church Tools on YouTube Brady Shearer on Instagram Brady Shearer on Twitter Alex Mills on Instagram

 

7 Church GIVING TRENDS To Watch In 2019

Mar 6, 2019 13:03

Description:

There’s a handful of year-over-year giving trends that are showing no signs of slowing down. And when you properly understand what these giving trends mean, you’ll be able to improve the overall experience for your donors and inspire them to give in the right ways. And in this video, I’m going to show you each of these trends - along with the most important takeaways your church needs to know.

 

***VISIT THE FULL POST HERE: https://prochurchtools.com/7-church-giving-trends-to-watch-in-2019/

 

What's In This Session?

#1: Preferred methods of giving (1:09) #2: Money given to charities (2:38) #3: Millennial giving (4:20) #4: Top causes for Christian giving (4:46) Takeaway #1: Prioritize online giving (5:43) Takeaway #2: Online giving is going to increase (7:13) Takeaway #3: Cause-based giving (8:45)

 

Show Notes & Resources Mentioned:

Featured Resource: 21-Day Social Media Case Study 2018 Global Trends In Giving Report Giving USA 2018 Infographic Pro Church Tools Pro Church Tools on Facebook Pro Church Tools on YouTube Brady Shearer on Instagram Brady Shearer on Twitter Alex Mills on Instagram 

5 Important Pages Every Church Website NEEDS [Beyond The Homepage]

Mar 4, 2019 09:51

Description:

Today you’re going to learn the five most important pages on your church’s website after your homepage. For example, did you know that your staff page will likely be one of most highly trafficked pages on your entire site? It’s true. So in this video, you’ll learn what each of these five pages are - and I’ll show you how to structure them and what to include on each page.

 

***VISIT THE FULL POST HERE: https://prochurchtools.com/5-important-pages-every-church-website-needs-beyond-the-homepage/

 

What's In This Session?

#1: The Plan A Visit Page (0:59) #2: The About Page (2:45) #3: The Staff Page (3:38) #4: The Kids Page (7:09) #5: The Sermon Engine (8:29)

 

Show Notes & Resources Mentioned:

Featured Resource: 21-Day Social Media Case Study How To Create A Stunning Church Welcome Video The Ultimate Church Website Page Template Library Pro Church Tools Pro Church Tools on Facebook Pro Church Tools on YouTube Brady Shearer on Instagram Brady Shearer on Twitter Alex Mills on Instagram

 

The 60-Day Promotion Plan For Big Church Events

Mar 1, 2019 11:24

Description:

Every year your church has one or two events that are the biggest of the year. For most churches that’s Easter and Christmas. But how do you properly promote these landmark events? How do you get people excited? And how do you get them to actually show up? Well, you’re in the right place, because in this video, you’ll learn the 60-day promotion plan for big church events.

 

***VISIT THE FULL POST HERE: https://prochurchtools.com/the-60-day-promotion-plan-for-big-church-events/

 

What's In This Session?

60 Days Out: Awareness content piece (1:07) Understand the goal (1:17) 60 Days Out: Set up registration/follow up sequence (2:24) 30 Days Out: Weekly announcement from stage (7:09) 30 Days Out: Social/email/bulletin/lobby/website all working together (7:14) 7 Days Out: Double down on Facebook Ads (8:06) Day Of: Display the event (9:14)

 

Show Notes & Resources Mentioned:

Featured Resource: 21-Day Social Media Case Study 2 Part Church Announcements Formula Pro Church Tools Pro Church Tools on Facebook Pro Church Tools on YouTube Brady Shearer on Instagram Brady Shearer on Twitter Alex Mills on Instagram

 

How Millennial SINGLENESS Is Affecting Your Church

Feb 27, 2019 09:53

Description:

Millennials are at it again. What are they doing this time? Simply put, they’re staying single. They're not getting married and they’re doing it in record numbers. What’s more, they’re doing it by choice. So what does this mean for your church? In this video, you’ll learn the statistics, the motivations, and the action steps your church can take.

 

***VISIT THE FULL POST HERE: https://prochurchtools.com/how-millennial-singleness-is-affecting-your-church/

 

What's In This Session?

Millennials aren't getting married (0:35) Millennials prioritize themselves (2:01) Millennials like being single (3:21) How this affects church life (3:40) How to actively include single people (5:34)

 

Show Notes & Resources Mentioned:

Featured Resource: 21-Day Social Media Case Study Gallup Analysis: Millennials, Marriage and Family Young, Single, and Career Oriented  Don't Even Shame Millennials, Gen Z For Being Single Pro Church Tools Pro Church Tools on Facebook Pro Church Tools on YouTube Brady Shearer on Instagram Brady Shearer on Twitter Alex Mills on Instagram

 

Why TEXT GIVING For Churches Is A Trap To Avoid [NEW RESEARCH]

Feb 25, 2019 10:00

Description:

Today, you’re going to learn six reasons why offering text giving at your church is a bad idea. New research has been published and it’s quite conclusive on why text-to-give options for your church are almost certainly a waste of time and money. And by the end of this video, you’ll know exactly why after seeing the researching for yourself.

 

***VISIT THE FULL POST HERE: https://prochurchtools.com/why-text-giving-for-churches-is-a-trap-to-avoid-new-research/

 

What's In This Session?

#1: How donors prefer to give (1:15) #2: Added cost (3:30) #3: Two types of text giving (4:11) #4: Who are text givers? (5:11) #5: Stop-gap solution (6:30) #6: Muddies your overall communications (7:11) Disclaimer: Anything can work (8:23)

 

Show Notes & Resources Mentioned:

Featured Resource: 21-Day Social Media Case Study Online Giving Statistics Pro Church Tools Pro Church Tools on Facebook Pro Church Tools on YouTube Brady Shearer on Instagram Brady Shearer on Twitter Alex Mills on Instagram

 

7 FREE Fonts For Church Designers [Winter 2019 Edition]

Feb 22, 2019 08:28

Description:

As design trends shift and evolve, so does your need as a designer for new fonts. So in this video, I’ll share with you seven free fonts that we’ve been using in our designs recently - fonts that are absolutely on-trend.

 

***VISIT THE FULL POST HERE: https://prochurchtools.com/7-free-fonts-for-church-designers-winter-2019-edition/

 

What's In This Session?

#1: Coder's Crux (2:50) #2: Inconsolata (3:50) #3: VT323 (4:43) #4: BP Dots (5:15) #5: Jeffries (6:02) #6: Poppins (6:40) #7: 01Kinder (7:11)

 

Show Notes & Resources Mentioned:

Featured Resource: 21-Day Social Media Case Study Coder's Crux Inconsolata VT323 BP Dots Jeffries Poppins 01Kinder Pro Church Tools Pro Church Tools on Facebook Pro Church Tools on YouTube Brady Shearer on Instagram Brady Shearer on Twitter Alex Mills on Instagram

 

How A Millennial Pastor Uses Social Media To Preach [NEW CASE STUDY]

Feb 20, 2019 12:03

Description:

There’s a youth pastor I know who preaches almost exclusively on social media. He’s not a big name yet. You’ve almost certainly never heard of him. But he’s using social platforms like YouTube and Instagram to disciple his students and reach them every single day - not just when they attend church and youth services. And in this video, I’ll break down the formulas he’s using to create this content and introduce you to this innovative young pastor.

 

***VISIT THE FULL POST HERE: https://prochurchtools.com/how-a-millennial-pastor-uses-social-media-to-preach-new-case-study/

 

What's In This Session?

Alex Wilson (0:49) Traditional Model (1:20) Alex's Model (1:50) Formula #1: Culture/Intersection With Faith/Application (3:18) Formula #2: Story/Intersection With Faith/Application (5:14) Formula #3: 10 Second Sermons (7:17) Design/Editing (8:47)

 

Show Notes & Resources Mentioned:

Featured Resource: 21-Day Social Media Case Study Alex Wilson on Instagram Apposite on YouTube Pro Church Tools Pro Church Tools on Facebook Pro Church Tools on YouTube Brady Shearer on Instagram Brady Shearer on Twitter Alex Mills on Instagram

 

How To PLAN Effective Church Services In 2019

Feb 18, 2019 11:12

Description:

Here’s the bottom line: the average church service hasn’t changed much in the last 10 years - even though the world around us has fundamentally shifted. So what does this mean for you? It’s about time we adjust how we plan our church services. And so in this video, you’ll learn how plan better services to accomplish your church’s mission in the midst of massive cultural changes.

 

***VISIT THE FULL POST HERE: https://prochurchtools.com/how-to-plan-effective-church-services-in-2019/

 

What's In This Session?

Phil Bowdle (0:37) #1: Attendance habits have shifted (1:40) #2: Understand your mission/goals as a church (4:22) #3: What's the one thing we want to communicate in this service? (4:29) #4: How can we weave this theme through every portion of service? (4:50) #5: This is not restrictive, but does require planning (6:36)

 

Show Notes & Resources Mentioned:

Featured Resource: 21-Day Social Media Case Study Rethinking Communication by Phil Bowdle The Ultimate Guide To Measuring Church Growth Phil Bowdle Pro Church Tools Pro Church Tools on Facebook Pro Church Tools on YouTube Brady Shearer on Instagram Brady Shearer on Twitter Alex Mills on Instagram

 

How To SURVIVE A Chaotic Season In Church

Feb 15, 2019 09:53

Description:

Today, you’re going to learn seven helpful methods for surviving a chaotic season in church. I myself have been going through a rough couple of months - and I’ve often found it difficult to navigate through the disorder around me. So in this video, I’ll talk about the steps I’ve been taking to survive a chaotic season - what works and what doesn’t.

 

***VISIT THE FULL POST HERE: https://prochurchtools.com/how-to-survive-a-chaotic-season-in-church/

 

What's In This Session?

Brady's life (0:35) #1: Recognize the pull towards negativity (1:49) #2: Double down on healthy habits (3:19) #3: Adjust your inputs (4:03) #4: Give yourself grace (4:53) #5: Talk to the people around you (6:41) #6: Focus on what you can control (8:23) #7: Know God is pleased with you (8:41)

 

Show Notes & Resources Mentioned:

Featured Resource: 21-Day Social Media Case Study Pro Church Tools Pro Church Tools on Facebook Pro Church Tools on YouTube Brady Shearer on Instagram Brady Shearer on Twitter Alex Mills on Instagram

 

Why Millennial Christians Think Evangelism Is Wrong [NEW RESEARCH]

Feb 13, 2019 09:49

Description:

There’s new research that has just been published about Millennial Christians and their posture on evangelism - and frankly, it’s pretty troubling. According to Barna, 47% of Millennial Christians - close to half - think evangelism is wrong. So in this video, we’ll dissect this new research, what it means, and what we need to do about it to get back on track.

 

***VISIT THE FULL POST HERE: https://prochurchtools.com/why-millennial-christians-think-evangelism-is-wrong-new-research/

 

What's In This Session?

New research from Reviving Evangelism from Barna (0:37) Almost all practicing Christians believe evangelism is part of their faith (0:46) Defining Millennials (1:17) Millennials feel equipped to share their faith (1:33) Half of Millennials think it's wrong to share their personal faith with the intent of changing someone else's faith (2:02) How Millennials have experienced evangelism (2:26) Brady's story (6:22) Brady's new paradigm (6:57)

 

Show Notes & Resources Mentioned:

Featured Resource: 21-Day Social Media Case Study Reviving Evangelism by Barna Pro Church Tools Pro Church Tools on Facebook Pro Church Tools on YouTube Brady Shearer on Instagram Brady Shearer on Twitter Alex Mills on Instagram 

10 Ways To Make Church Lobby Conversations LESS Awkward

Feb 11, 2019 09:21

Description:

Today, you’re going to learn ten ways to improve your small talk skills - particularly in the church setting. Now you might be wondering: “Small talk? Is this really something I care about?” Absolutely it is. Because especially if you’re a leader at church, becoming a better conversationalist is an easy way to show someone you care while also representing your church well. So in this video you’ll learn my ten best techniques for becoming better at small talk.

 

***VISIT THE FULL POST HERE: https://prochurchtools.com/10-ways-to-make-church-lobby-conversations-less-awkward/

 

What's In This Session?

This is less about making things easy for you - and more about showing others you care (0:58) #1: Remember their name (1:20) #2: Don't steer the conversation toward you (3:02) #3 - #7: Non-verbal communication (4:34) #8 - #9: Verbal communication (6:12) #10: What do you wish your clients/customers knew about your work? (7:09)

 

Show Notes & Resources Mentioned:

Featured Resource: 21-Day Social Media Case Study Pro Church Tools Pro Church Tools on Facebook Pro Church Tools on YouTube Brady Shearer on Instagram Brady Shearer on Twitter Alex Mills on Instagram

 

How To Instantly Upgrade Your Church’s Video Production

Feb 8, 2019 09:44

Description:

Too many people fall for what I call the gear gluttony trap. The trap of thinking that if you just had the right camera, with better features, you’d be able to capture the look that you want. Here’s the truth though: it’s not about the gear, it’s about how you use it. And so in this video, you’ll learn how to instantly upgrade your church’s video production - without needing to upgrade your gear.

 

***VISIT THE FULL POST HERE: https://prochurchtools.com/how-to-instantly-upgrade-your-churchs-video-production/

 

What's In This Session?

#1: Lighting (1:24) #2: Contrast Ratio (3:58) #3: Audio Quality (6:54) #4: Frame Rate (8:13) #5: Story/Narrative (8:41)

 

Show Notes & Resources Mentioned:

Featured Resource: 21-Day Social Media Case Study Pro Church Tools Pro Church Tools on Facebook Pro Church Tools on YouTube Brady Shearer on Instagram Brady Shearer on Twitter Alex Mills on Instagram 

3 Quick & Easy Instagram Stories Strategies For Churches

Feb 6, 2019 09:53

Description:

Stories on social media are currently growing 15X faster than the social news feed. So how can your church take advantage of this? In this video, I’ll share with you three stories frameworks that are working great right now - not only that, but these three particular techniques are also incredibly easy and quick to execute.

 

***VISIT THE FULL POST HERE: https://prochurchtools.com/3-quick-easy-instagram-stories-strategies-for-churches/

 

What's In This Session?

No Sunday story ideas (0:44) #1: Pastor at-home behind the scenes (2:17) #2: Q&A with screenshots and responses (4:46) #3: Day-to-day (6:28)

 

Show Notes & Resources Mentioned:

Featured Resource: 21-Day Social Media Case Study Craig Groeschel on Instagram Chad Veach on Instagram Pro Church Tools Pro Church Tools on Facebook Pro Church Tools on YouTube Brady Shearer on Instagram Brady Shearer on Twitter Alex Mills on Instagram

 

5 Digital Myths Churches Need To Stop Believing

Feb 4, 2019 10:11

Description:

Here’s the bottom line: digital media can be confusing. And it gets even more confusing when you fall prey to myths that are completely untrue! So in this video, I want to expose five digital myths that I see churches falling for every single day. So that by the end of this video, digital media will be a little bit easier for you and your church.

 

***VISIT THE FULL POST HERE: https://prochurchtools.com/5-digital-myths-churches-need-to-stop-believing/

 

What's In This Session?

Myth #1: Mega churches are the experts we should be modelling after (0:40) Myth #2: Digital is just for big churches (3:14) Myth #3: Live streaming (4:30) Myth #4: Stage design (7:38) Myth #5: Church apps (9:13)

 

Show Notes & Resources Mentioned:

Featured Resource: 21-Day Social Media Case Study Google My Business 3 Low-Hanging Fruit Ideas For Your Church Why Live Streaming For Churches Is Overrated How To Create A Stunning Church Welcome Video Church App: 11 Need-To-Know Facts Before Investing In A Mobile App Pro Church Tools Pro Church Tools on Facebook Pro Church Tools on YouTube Brady Shearer on Instagram Brady Shearer on Twitter Alex Mills on Instagram

 

15 HIGH-Engaging Posts Your Church Can Use On Social Media

Feb 1, 2019 12:46

Description:

If you want more likes and comments on your church’s social media posts - then this video is for you. Because over the next few minutes, I’ll be sharing with you 15 super high-engaging social posts for your church. Nothing hypothetical here. Instead, exact examples real churches are using to boost their engagement online in massive ways.

 

***VISIT THE FULL POST HERE: https://prochurchtools.com/15-high-engaging-posts-your-church-can-use-on-social-media/

 

What's In This Session?

Pizza analogy (1:16) Why these posts are valuable (2:36) Examples (3:06) Testimony (6:04) How do we create these posts? (12:03)

 

Show Notes & Resources Mentioned:

Featured Resource: The New Social Media Checklist For Churches  Pro Church Tools Pro Church Tools on Facebook Pro Church Tools on YouTube Brady Shearer on Instagram Brady Shearer on Twitter Alex Mills on Instagram

 

9 Examples Of “The Countdown” Social Media Template For Churches

Jan 30, 2019 10:00

Description:

There’s a new type of social media post for churches that’s huge right now. It garners a ton of likes and comments, but it’s also great for earning extended watch-time. Why is that important? You’ll learn the answer to that question in this video. Not only that, but I’ll share with you nine examples of this post template and give you a behind-the-scenes look at how we constructed each of them.

 

***VISIT THE FULL POST HERE: https://prochurchtools.com/9-examples-of-the-countdown-social-media-template-for-churches/

 

What's In This Session?

Testimonies (1:20) Examples (2:33) #1: Juggernaut post (7:48) #2: Visually different (8:39) #3: Different applications (8:39) How we create these posts? (9:12)

 

Show Notes & Resources Mentioned:

Featured Resource: The New Social Media Checklist For Churches Pro Church Tools Pro Church Tools on Facebook Pro Church Tools on YouTube Brady Shearer on Instagram Brady Shearer on Twitter Alex Mills on Instagram

 

How To Use "The Bible Reading" Social Media Template [With Examples]

Jan 28, 2019 11:29

Description:

If you’re a church, you should be using social media for so much more than just promoting events and services. In fact, your church should approach social as you would any other ministry like small groups or missions. And one way you can use social to help those connected to your church online grow in their faith, is to provoke the spiritual practice of Bible reading. How? Well, there’s actually a framework for this I call The Bible Reading template. And in this video, you’ll learn exactly what that is - and I’ll show you a handful of real examples of what it looks like.

 

***VISIT THE FULL POST HERE: https://prochurchtools.com/how-to-use-the-bible-reading-social-media-template-with-examples/

 

What's In This Session?

58% of American adults wish they read the Bible more often (1:35) Provoke spiritual practice (2:19) #1: Long-form passages of Scripture (7:33) #2: Stop the scroll (7:55) #3: Keep users engaged (8:02)

 

Show Notes & Resources Mentioned:

Featured Resource: The New Social Media Checklist For Church YouVersion TypeForm Pro Church Tools Pro Church Tools on Facebook Pro Church Tools on YouTube Brady Shearer on Instagram Brady Shearer on Twitter Alex Mills on Instagram

 

Say THIS, Not THAT [Church Edition]

Jan 25, 2019 11:03

Description:

Every sub-culture has its own language and sayings - and our churches are not immune to this. However, when you’ve spent as much time in churches as I have (delivering announcements, reviewing websites, visiting services, etc.) you begin to notice certain sayings that are awkward or could at the very least use improvement. And so in this video, I want to share with you a few church sayings I don’t care for along with better options you can swap in instead.

 

***VISIT THE FULL POST HERE: https://prochurchtools.com/say-this-not-that-church-edition/

 

What's In This Session?

Attention to detail matters (1:41) "Visitor/Guest/First Time" vs. "New" (3:13) Ambiguous names for ministries (6:41) Asking visitors to identify themselves (8:56) "Turn to your neighbour and tell them they look good" (9:54)

 

Show Notes & Resources Mentioned:

Featured Resource: 21-Day Social Media Case Study Pro Church Tools Pro Church Tools on Facebook Pro Church Tools on YouTube Brady Shearer on Instagram Brady Shearer on Twitter Alex Mills on Instagram

3 Reasons Church Attendance Numbers Are Meaningless

Jan 23, 2019 11:46

Description:

Every week I receive messages from church leaders asking, “Brady, what can we do to increase our church’s attendance?” The problem? On their own, church attendance numbers are effectively meaningless. Now, if you’re skeptical of that statement - I totally get it. And so in this video, I’ll share with you three reasons that back up that claim - along with a new paradigm for accurately measuring and evaluating your church’s growth and health.

 

***VISIT THE FULL POST HERE: https://prochurchtools.com/3-reasons-church-attendance-numbers-are-meaningless/

 

What's In This Session?

#1: Church attendance is universally declining (1:47) #2: Attendance only cares about butts in seats (5:22) #3: Attendance is an indirect measurement tool (7:28)

 

Show Notes & Resources Mentioned:

Featured Resource: 21-Day Social Media Case Study 7 Startling Facts: An Up Close Look At Church Attendance In America The New Rules For Measuring Church Growth Pro Church Tools Pro Church Tools on Facebook Pro Church Tools on YouTube Brady Shearer on Instagram Brady Shearer on Twitter Alex Mills on Instagram

The #1 Instagram Stories Strategy For Churches

Jan 21, 2019 10:42

Description:

Believe it or not, stories on social media are set to overtake the news feed as the primary way you and I engage on social within the next year. Is your church ready for this? If not, in this video, I’ll share with you my absolute #1 stories strategy - along with precise examples and techniques that you can copy and use for yourself.

 

***VISIT THE FULL POST HERE: https://prochurchtools.com/the-1-instagram-stories-strategy-for-churches/

 

What's In This Session?

The Tap-Tap-Taparoo (2:04) #1: Puts your audience in control (4:03) #2: Crazy high completion ratio (4:23) #3: Do it from anywhere, anytime (8:14) Strategy #1: Annotate screenshots (8:55) Strategy #2: The double take (9:24)

 

Show Notes & Resources Mentioned:

Featured Resource: 21-Day Social Media Case Study Pro Church Tools Pro Church Tools on Facebook Pro Church Tools on YouTube Brady Shearer on Instagram Brady Shearer on Twitter Alex Mills on Instagram 

5 Issues The Church MUST Stop Ignoring [Survey Results]

Jan 18, 2019 14:48

Description:

I was scrolling through my Facebook feed the other day when I saw a post from a friend of mine that asked a simple question. It said, “What are the issues you wish the church was NOT silent on?” And to my surprise the thread had close to 200 responses - mostly from younger people. So I read through the entire thread and identified the five most popular responses given. And in this video, I’ll reveal what those issues are - five issues the church must stop ignoring.

 

***VISIT THE FULL POST HERE: https://prochurchtools.com/5-issues-the-church-must-stop-ignoring-survey-results/

 

What's In This Session?

What are the issues you wish the church was not silent on? (0:44) #5: Pornography (3:39) #4: Abuse (5:15) #3: Domestic Abuse (6:57) #2: Mental Health & Wellness (9:29) #1: Politics (10:03)

 

Show Notes & Resources Mentioned:

Featured Resource: 21-Day Social Media Case Study How A Christian Vlogger Gained 40K YouTube Subscribers In 18 Months with Justin Khoe Statistics | The National Domestic Violence Hotline Pro Church Tools Pro Church Tools on Facebook Pro Church Tools on YouTube Brady Shearer on Instagram Brady Shearer on Twitter Alex Mills on Instagram 

How To Create A Stunning Church WELCOME Video

Jan 16, 2019 09:25

Description:

In this video, you’re going to learn a proven formula for creating an engaging church welcome video. For example, a smaller church in Arizona is using this strategy and they’ve been able to reach groups of people they never were able to reach before they created this welcome video. And in the next few minutes, I’ll share with you this welcome video example along with a series of tips that you can use to create your own.

 

***VISIT THE FULL POST HERE: https://prochurchtools.com/how-to-create-a-stunning-church-welcome-video/

 

What's In This Session?

Summary (1:09) #1: A full walk through from arrival to end (2:45) #2: POV experience (2:50) #3: Hard-coded subtitles (4:28) #4: Answering FAQs (5:28) #5: Kids (5:51) #6: Personality and fun (6:52) Trey and Brady's interaction (7:45) IG Stories ad (7:52)

 

Show Notes & Resources Mentioned:

Featured Resource: 21-Day Social Media Case Study Plan A Visit | Passion Creek Church Trey Van Camp on YouTube Pro Church Tools Pro Church Tools on Facebook Pro Church Tools on YouTube Brady Shearer on Instagram Brady Shearer on Twitter Alex Mills on Instagram

3 Bold Social Media PREDICTIONS For 2019

Jan 14, 2019 09:58

Description:

There are three new social media trends that I predict are going to be massively important to you and your church in 2019. It’s all part of the never-ending evolution of social media. And if you ignore this next wave of social, you’re putting your church’s online presence at risk. So in this video, I’ll show what each of these three trends are - and how your church can leverage them this year.

 

***VISIT THE FULL POST HERE: https://prochurchtools.com/3-bold-social-media-predictions-for-2019/

 

What's In This Session?

#1: Stories will surpass feeds (1:23) #2: DMs will become the most valued social metric (5:15) #3: Off-the-cuff content will out perform produced content (6:33)

 

Show Notes & Resources Mentioned:

Featured Resource: 21-Day Social Media Case Study BLOCK PARTY Pro Church Tools Pro Church Tools on Facebook Pro Church Tools on YouTube Brady Shearer on Instagram Brady Shearer on Twitter Alex Mills on Instagram

 

We're Taking A Break

Dec 21, 2018 01:08

Description:

We're taking a couple weeks off from creating content, but we'll see you in the new year! 

Merry Christmas!

3 Church Trends You Need To Jump On In 2019

Dec 19, 2018 10:00

Description:

There are three individual church trends that I’m beginning to see gain some significant traction. And this is great news! Because in my opinion, each of these trends is a gateway to healthier and stronger churches. So if you’re not already bought in - it’s time to join the bandwagon. And by the end of this podcast, you’ll know what each of the three trends is and why your church needs to be a part of them.

 

***VISIT THE FULL POST HERE: https://prochurchtools.com/3-church-trends-you-need-to-jump-on-in-2019/

 

What's In This Session?

#1: Social For Mission (1:11) #2: Church Growth Calculator (4:24) #3: Scrapping Tradition For Mission (7:37)

 

Show Notes & Resources Mentioned:

Featured Resource: 21-Day Social Media Case Study Church Growth Calculator Pro Church Tools Pro Church Tools on Facebook Pro Church Tools on YouTube Brady Shearer on Instagram Brady Shearer on Twitter Alex Mills on Instagram

 

5 Smart Social Media Post Examples For Churches

Dec 17, 2018 10:21

Description:

Social media is an ever-evolving animal. What worked last month may or may not work this month. So how do you keep up? That’s what this podcast is all about. And in this episode, we’ll go into depth as we breakdown five different social media post examples for churches. We’ll show you why these posts work and offer you practical takeaways that you can begin implementing right away.

 

***VISIT THE FULL POST HERE: https://prochurchtools.com/5-smart-social-media-post-examples-for-churches/

 

What's In This Session?

#1: Google Myth/Fact (1:47) #2: Christmas Song Elimination (3:50) #3: Windows 95 Christmas Story (5:53) #4: O Holy Night (7:12) #5: New Year's Eve Countdown (9:29)

 

Show Notes & Resources Mentioned:

Featured Resource: 21-Day Social Media Case Study Pro Church Tools Pro Church Tools on Facebook Pro Church Tools on YouTube Brady Shearer on Instagram Brady Shearer on Twitter Alex Mills on Instagram 

5 Church Trends I’d Like To See Die In 2019

Dec 14, 2018 10:35

Description:

There are a series of trends in the church world that, if I’m being honest, I’d like to see put to rest. And seeing as we’re about to enter into a new year, my recommendation is this: let’s abandon these church trends in 2018 - and move onto to smarter and brighter things in 2019. So in this podcast, I’ll detail what each of five trends is and why you need to set them to rest before the end of the year.

 

***VISIT THE FULL POST HERE: http://prochurchtools.com/3-advanced-church-service-prep-tips/

 

What's In This Session?

#1: Sunday social sprints (1:00) #2: Passing the Friendship Registry (2:41) #3: Displaying "insider" promos where potential new visitors find you (4:38) #4: Organic social media as a primary promotional tool (5:43) #5: Using sermon series as crutches (7:03)

 

Show Notes & Resources Mentioned:

Featured Resources: 21-Day Social Media Case Study Pro Church Tools Pro Church Tools on Facebook Pro Church Tools on YouTube Brady Shearer on Instagram Brady Shearer on Twitter Alex Mills on Instagram

 

3 Books You Need To Read In 2019

Dec 12, 2018 09:07

Description:

A new year is right around the corner which means new opportunities! And there are three books that I’ve been reading this month that I think would make great additions to your reading list in 2019. And in this podcast, I’ll share with you what each of these three books are (plus, a bonus fourth book) and why I’ve enjoyed them so much.

 

***VISIT THE FULL POST HERE: https://prochurchtools.com/3-books-you-need-to-read-in-2019/

 

What's In This Session?

One of the best ways to grow your church is to grow yourself (0:32) Book #1: Atomic Habits by James Clear (1:13) Book #2: My Morning Routine by Benjamin Spell and Michael Xander (3:28) Book #3: Full Focus Planner by Michael Hyatt (5:15) Bonus Book: Wired To Eat by Robb Wolf (6:17)

 

Show Notes & Resources Mentioned:

Featured Resource: 21-Day Social Media Case Study Atomic Habits by James Clear  My Morning Routine by Benjamin Spell and Michael Xander Full Focus Planner by Michael Hyatt What To Eat by Robb Wolf The Power Of Habit by Charles Duhigg Audible Pro Church Tools Pro Church Tools on Facebook Pro Church Tools on YouTube Brady Shearer on Instagram Brady Shearer on Twitter Alex Mills on Instagram

 

How To COPY Other Churches And Get Away With It

Dec 10, 2018 09:59

Description:

My entire professional career is dedicated to helping churches understand digital media. And in my experience, I see churches generally take one of two routes: either they’ll blindly copy other churches they look up to - or, they’ll work to understand how digital works for themselves. Here’s the secret though: copying another church can actually be a smarter option than learning everything yourself. The problem? You need to do it the right way. And in this podcast, you’ll learn exactly how to do that.

 

***VISIT THE FULL POST HERE: https://prochurchtools.com/how-to-copy-other-churches-and-get-away-with-it/

 

What's In This Session?

This topic is important to us (0:45) Our most popular video (1:46) Three layers: Strategy/Structure/Style (2:12) #1: Church App (2:50) #2: Live Streaming (4:01) #3: Instagram (5:45)

 

Show Notes & Resources Mentioned:

Featured Resource: 21-Day Social Media Case Study Why You Should Never Copy Elevation Church Elevation Church on Instagram The Worst Current Graphic Design Trend (And Why I Love It So Much . . .) Pro Church Tools Pro Church Tools on Facebook Pro Church Tools on YouTube Brady Shearer on Instagram Brady Shearer on Twitter Alex Mills on Instagram

 

1 Missing Ingredient For Most Churches On Social

Dec 7, 2018 09:47

Description:

There’s a certain category of social media post that most churches shy away from. But I don’t want you to be one of those churches! Because when you exclude this type of post from your social strategy - not only will your church’s social identity appear a lot more boring - but there are a trio of negative consequences you’ll have to deal with as well. So in this podcast, I’ll reveal what this category of social post is - and why every church needs it.

 

***VISIT THE FULL POST HERE: https://prochurchtools.com/1-missing-ingredient-for-most-churches-on-social/

 

What's In This Session?

A Facebook Thread (0:53) A Fundamental Misunderstanding (1:35) #1: Micro content is telling a story over several days (2:34) #2: Your social identity should be congruent with your in person identity (4:47) #3: Algorithms are constantly adjusting based on response (6:17)

 

Show Notes & Resources Mentioned:

Featured Resource: 21-Day Social Media Case Study 5 NEW & INNOVATIVE Social Media Templates For 2019 Pro Church Tools Pro Church Tools on Facebook Pro Church Tools on YouTube Brady Shearer on Instagram Brady Shearer on Twitter Alex Mills on Instagram

 

7 New Revealing Facts About Millennials

Dec 5, 2018 09:04

Description:

Millennials are currently the largest generation in the North American workforce. Meaning, if your church is trying to reach your community, the largest cohort you’ll be aiming to reach…is likely Millennials. So what do we know about this age group? What's unique about the first generation to reach adulthood after growing up on the Internet? In this podcast, I’ll share seven revealing facts about Millennials to help you understand what’s really going on with the Millennial generation.

 

***VISIT THE FULL POST HERE: https://prochurchtools.com/7-new-revealing-facts-about-millennials/

 

What's In This Session?

#1: High Education (2:10) #2: Lots Of College = Lots Of Debt. (2:23) #3: Lots Of Debt = Lesser Home Buying (3:54) #4: A Delay In Having Kids (4:17) #5: Living At Home, Living With Others, Workaholics (5:41) #6: A Cloudy Future (7:17) #7: A Change Of Culture (7:40)

 

Show Notes & Resources Mentioned:

Featured Resource: 21-Day Social Media Case Study We're Making Life Too Hard For Millennials | New York Times Millennial Generation | Beth Kobliner Archives Of Sexual Behaviour | Springer Pro Church Tools Pro Church Tools on Facebook Pro Church Tools on YouTube Brady Shearer on Instagram Brady Shearer on Twitter Alex Mills on Instagram

 

How To Get MORE Social Media Followers For Your Church

Dec 3, 2018 09:58

Description:

A lot of churches want more followers on social media. But how do you actually get them? In my experience, there are four different tactics you can use to earn more followers on social media...the right way (no buying followers here). And in this podcast, you’ll learn what these four tactics are and why your church has an unfair advantage that you may not even be aware of.

 

***VISIT THE FULL POST HERE: https://prochurchtools.com/how-to-get-more-social-media-followers-for-your-church/

 

What's In This Session?

#1: Cross-promote (1:36) #2: Contest (2:54) #3: The Snowball Effect (4:53) #4: Paid Advertising (8:00) Don't buy followers (9:10)

 

Show Notes & Resources Mentioned:

Featured Resource: 21-Day Social Media Case Study Pro Church Tools Pro Church Tools on Facebook Pro Church Tools on YouTube Brady Shearer on Instagram Brady Shearer on Twitter Alex Mills on Instagram

 

5 Advanced Gimbal Movements For Church Videos

Nov 30, 2018 10:17

Description:

A three-axis gimbal is a camera stabilizer that allows you to perfectly balance your video camera in order to capture buttery smooth and cinematic shots. Frankly, it’s an amazing video tool that wasn’t accessible to churches even ten years ago. But, how do you use it best? In this podcast, you’ll learn five advanced gimbal moves that we like to use every time we take out our camera.

 

***VISIT THE FULL POST HERE: https://prochurchtools.com/5-advanced-gimbal-movements-for-church-videos/

 

What's In This Session?

Our Preferred Gimbal (1:12) Move #1: Endless Dolly (2:41) Move #2: Low To The Ground (4:32) Move #3: Straight Up (5:47) Move #4: Drone In A Car (7:23) Move #5: Infinity Roll (9:02)

 

Show Notes & Resources Mentioned:

Featured Resource: 21-Day Social Media Case Study DJI Ronin S Pro Church Tools Pro Church Tools on Facebook Pro Church Tools on YouTube Brady Shearer on Instagram Brady Shearer on Twitter Alex Mills on Instagram 

How Churches Can Identify The BEST Times To Post On Social Media

Nov 28, 2018 09:52

Description:

Imagine working on an awesome social media post for your church, only to publish it and see it fall flat. None of us want that. And this is why it’s important to understand the best and worst times to be publishing on social media. On the other hand, there’s really no exact science to this. So in this podcast, you’ll learn about the research we do have for optimizing post times - along with a number of other methods we like that you can use to maximize engagement on your next social media post.

 

***VISIT THE FULL POST HERE: https://prochurchtools.com/how-churches-can-identify-the-best-times-to-post-on-social-media/

 

What's In This Session?

#1: Post quality (1:24) #2: Use the social media grading formula (3:35) #3: Find the wave, not the spike (5:16) #4: Industry data (6:03) #5: Facebook (Non-profits) (6:25) #6: Instagram (Non-profits) (7:20) #7: Native insights (7:54)

 

Show Notes & Resources Mentioned:

Featured Resource: 21-Day Social Media Case Study Best Times To Post On Social Media: 2018 Industry Research Pro Church Tools Pro Church Tools on Facebook Pro Church Tools on YouTube Brady Shearer on Instagram Brady Shearer on Twitter Alex Mills on Instagram

 

The BEST & WORST Social Media Scheduling Tools For Churches

Nov 26, 2018 09:27

Description:

Scheduling your church’s social media posts ahead of time is a great way to save time and automate a tedious chore. But with so many scheduling tools available - how can you know which one is best? Moreover, what about Instagram and it's strict scheduling rules? In this podcast, you’ll learn the only two social media scheduling tools I recommend for churches - along with a host of other scheduling tools that I think aren’t worth your time.

 

***VISIT THE FULL POST HERE: https://prochurchtools.com/the-best-worst-social-media-scheduling-tools-for-churches/

 

What's In This Session?

Intro (0:40) Buffer (2:02) Sked Social (3:37) Honorable Mention: Sprout Social (6:40) Platforms we used to use (7:08)

 

Show Notes & Resources Mentioned:

Featured Resource: 21-Day Social Media Case Study Buffer Sked Social Sprout Social Grum Hootsuite Edgar Later Hopper HQ SmarterQueue Pro Church Tools Pro Church Tools on Facebook Pro Church Tools on YouTube Brady Shearer on Instagram Brady Shearer on Twitter Alex Mills on Instagram

 

3 Advanced Church Photography Tips

Nov 23, 2018 11:07

Description:

I’ve professionally photographed everything from weddings to portraits, from concerts to corporate, and in every one of these situations I use 3 advanced techniques that help me get the job done. Taking photos in church is no exception, and in this podcast you’ll learn 3 advanced church photography tips from a professional that will surely help take your photo game to a whole, notha, level.

 

***VISIT THE FULL POST HERE: https://prochurchtools.com/3-advanced-church-photography-tips/

 

What's In This Session?

#1: Foreground Element (1:37) #2: Backbutton Focus (6:17) #3: Make Use Of Artificial Light (8:23)

 

Show Notes & Resources Mentioned:

Featured Resource: 21-Day Social Media Case Study Prism Backbutton Focus Explained Off Camera Flash Triggers Pro Church Tools Pro Church Tools on Facebook Pro Church Tools on YouTube Brady Shearer on Instagram Brady Shearer on Twitter Alex Mills on Instagram

 

7 Strategies Your Church Needs To Try Before The End Of The Year

Nov 21, 2018 09:32

Description:

Scheduling your church’s social media posts ahead of time is a great way to save time and automate a tedious chore. But with so many scheduling tools available - how can you know which one is best? Moreover, what about Instagram and it's strict scheduling rules? In this podcast, you’ll learn the only two social media scheduling tools I recommend for churches - along with a host of other scheduling tools that I think aren’t worth your time.

 

***VISIT THE FULL POST HERE: https://prochurchtools.com/7-strategies-your-church-needs-to-try-before-the-end-of-the-year/

 

What's In This Session?

You don't know until you try (1:00) #1: Limit your Sunday morning announcements (2:25) #2: Host a contest on social media (3:13) #3: Set your baseline for church growth and health (4:37) #4: Publish a volunteer story post on social media (5:50) #5: Remove any stock images of people's faces on your website (7:18) #6: Score the last 90 days of social media posts (7:58) #7: Follow me (8:34)

 

Show Notes & Resources Mentioned:

Featured Resources: 21-Day Social Media Case Study The 2-Part Church Announcements Formula The Ultimate Guide To Measuring Church Growth How To Upgrade Your Church Website Design In 1 Day Using Stunning Photos 7 Social Media Metrics You Should Care About For Churches Pro Church Tools Pro Church Tools on Facebook Pro Church Tools on YouTube Brady Shearer on Instagram Brady Shearer on Twitter Alex Mills on Instagram

 

5 Myths About SMALL Churches

Nov 19, 2018 11:10

Description:

Over the years, I’ve offered advice and had 1-on-1 conversations with thousands of churches - big churches, small churches, and everything in between. And through these back and forth discussions, it’s become apparent to me that certain beliefs exist about smaller churches - beliefs that are simply untrue. And so in this podcast, you’ll learn about five small church beliefs that I continually encounter - and you’ll also learn why each of these beliefs is actually a myth, because all five of them are demonstrably untrue.

 

***VISIT THE FULL POST HERE: https://prochurchtools.com/5-myths-about-small-churches/

 

What's In This Session?

#1: Most people prefer megachurches (0:58) #2: Young people prefer bigger churches (3:23) #3: Smaller churches lack [INSERT HERE] that bigger churches offer (5:19) #4: Smaller churches are at a disadvantage because they are under resourced (8:29) #5: Smaller churches will never have the impact that larger churches do (9:28)

 

Show Notes & Resources Mentioned:

Featured Resource: 21-Day Social Media Case Study The State Of The Church 2016 Making Space For Millennials by Barna Churchome Global Review [Yay or Nay?] Pro Church Tools Pro Church Tools on Facebook Pro Church Tools on YouTube Brady Shearer on Instagram Brady Shearer on Twitter Alex Mills on Instagram

 

The Worst Current Graphic Design Trend (And Why I Love It So Much...)

Nov 16, 2018 07:50

Description:

There’s a new graphic design trend that is the absolute worst. But also…the best. Not surprisingly, you can blame young people for the popularity of this design trend. What is this design trend you might be wondering? And how can it be so amazing yet simultaneously terrible? By the end of this podcast, you’ll have your answer.

 

***VISIT THE FULL POST HERE: https://prochurchtools.com/the-worst-current-graphic-design-trend-and-why-i-love-it-so-much/

 

What's In This Session?

A copy of a copy (0:36) Brutalism - "ugly is the new black" (1:30) Example #1: Microsoft Word Lord's Prayer (5:16) Example #2: Bible Reading At The Well (5:26) Example #3: Email From Paul (5:38) Example #4: Microsoft Word (6:22) Like all trends, this trend will die (7:38)

 

Show Notes & Resources Mentioned:

Featured Resource: The Ultimate Guide To Measuring Church Growth The Endless Struggle Between Attention & Artistry Gary Vaynerchuk on Instagram Pro Church Tools Pro Church Tools on Facebook Pro Church Tools on YouTube Brady Shearer on Instagram Brady Shearer on Twitter Alex Mills on Instagram

 

How To Make Sure Young People Never Leave Your Church [Gen Z]

Nov 14, 2018 09:35

Description:

Young people are leaving church at an alarming rate. So what can your church do about it? How can you make sure that young people never leave *your* church? Simply stated, there’s one thing you should be focusing on more than anything else. It isn’t more extravagant lighting or stage design. And it isn’t a haze-filled auditorium. In fact, this one thing couldn’t be more different from those types of aims. The best part? We’ve actually got real data from churches on how this one thing makes a difference. And in this podcast, I’ll share with you what that one thing is.

 

***VISIT THE FULL POST HERE: https://prochurchtools.com/how-to-make-sure-young-people-never-leave-your-church-gen-z/

 

What's In This Session?

We talk a lot about young people (0:46) One thing your church should focus on to keep young people (1:20) Storytime (1:41) Close personal friendships (4:18) Intentional relationships (4:28)

 

Show Notes & Resources Mentioned:

Featured Resource: The Ultimate Guide To Measuring Church Growth Barna 5 Research-Backed Reasons Millennials Are Done With Church How 250 Churches Are Successfully Reaching Millennials 8% Of Millennials Say This Is Why They Don't Attend Church Pro Church Tools Pro Church Tools on Facebook Pro Church Tools on YouTube Brady Shearer on Instagram Brady Shearer on Twitter Alex Mills on Instagram

 

Churchome Global Review [YAY or NAY?]

Nov 12, 2018 11:27

Description:

Churchome, the popular Seattle-based church founded by Judah Smith, has launched a brand new campus. Not in Nashville, not in Toronto, and not in Boston - so where? The palm of your hand. That’s right. Instead of launching a physical campus, Churchome launched a digital campus. And to put it lightly, a lot of people think it’s a bad idea. So in this podcast, we’ll explain exactly what Churchome Global is, its flaws & triumphs, and what it all means for the future of how we do church.

 

***VISIT THE FULL POST HERE: https://prochurchtools.com/churchome-global-review-yay-or-nay/

 

What's In This Session?

The DM (0:45) About Churchome (1:26) #1: A church app?? (2:19) #2: Judah got ratio'd (2:58) #3: Community is a core goal (5:04) #4: This can be good for the disenfranchised (5:36) #5: Oversimplified two camps of church (7:34) #6: I'm okay with trying different things (9:37)

 

Show Notes & Resources Mentioned:

Pro Church Tools Pro Church Tools on Facebook Pro Church Tools on YouTube Brady Shearer on Instagram Brady Shearer on Twitter Alex Mills on Instagram

 

How To Turn Around A Dying Church

Nov 9, 2018 11:23

Description:

We’re living through the biggest communication shift in 500 years. Church attendance is declining - especially amongst younger people - so what can we do? Especially if you’re a church that's trending in the wrong direction - what can be done? In this podcast, I’ll share my experience of consulting with churches that have turned it around (and churches that haven’t) and present you with a 3-step framework for making real and lasting change.

 

***VISIT THE FULL POST HERE: https://prochurchtools.com/how-to-turn-around-a-dying-church/

 

What's In This Session?

The disclaimer (1:08) The biggest communication shift (1:33) Step #1: Acknowledge (2:58) Step #2: Solidify (4:19) Step #3: Experiment (8:06)

 

Show Notes & Resources Mentioned:

Featured Resource: The New Social Media Checklist For Churches Church Growth Calculator Pro Church Tools Pro Church Tools on Facebook Pro Church Tools on YouTube Brady Shearer on Instagram Brady Shearer on Twitter Alex Mills on Instagram 

5 Social Media Tools I Use Every Day

Nov 7, 2018 09:04

Description:

 

 There are a series of social media tools that I use every single day to schedule, collaborate, and evaluate my activities on social. Many of these tools are free to use. And frankly, I couldn’t do what I do on social without them. And by the end of this podcast, you’ll know what these tools are and why I love them so much.

 

***VISIT THE FULL POST HERE: https://prochurchtools.com/5-social-media-tools-i-use-every-day/

 

What's In This Session?

Buffer for scheduling (0:58) Airdrop/Dropbox for sharing (1:57) Sproutsocial for managing (3:25) Instagram for experimenting, DMs, and insights (4:33) Trello/Google Sheets for inspiration and planning (7:02)

 

Show Notes & Resources Mentioned:

Featured Resource: The New Social Media Checklist For Churches Hootsuite Later Instagram Layout Buffer Airdrop Dropbox Sproutsocial Trello Google Sheets Pro Church Tools Pro Church Tools on Facebook Pro Church Tools on YouTube Brady Shearer on Instagram Brady Shearer on Twitter Alex Mills on Instagram

 

7 Ways Churches Make Visitors Feel Uncomfortable

Nov 5, 2018 09:36

Description:

When a person thinks about attending your church for the first time, there's no shortage of questions and concerns that can run through their head. What about kids? What about parking? What should I wear!? Sadly, many churches actually make this worse by not considering what it’s like to be a visitor in their services. So in this podcast, you’ll learn what tends to make church visitors uncomfortable and how to avoid those pitfalls.

 

***VISIT THE FULL POST HERE: https://prochurchtools.com/7-ways-churches-make-visitors-feel-uncomfortable/

 

What's In This Session?

1: Parking (2:35) 2: Kids (2:35) 3: Dress Code (2:35) 4: What's a Service Like? (5:24) 5: What If I'm New? (6:04) 6: Explain Christian Language (6:20) 7: Asking For Too Much Information (8:12)

 

Show Notes & Resources Mentioned:

Featured Resource: The New Social Media Checklist For Churches 7 Social Media Metrics You Should Care About (For Churches) Pro Church Tools Pro Church Tools on Facebook Pro Church Tools on YouTube Brady Shearer on Instagram Brady Shearer on Twitter Alex Mills on Instagram

 

7 Fixable Mistakes Churches Make On Social Media

Nov 2, 2018 11:58

Description:

In this podcast, you're going to learn three advanced tips for prepping your church's services. I'll show you how my church prepares for Sunday each and every week, and by the end of this episode you'll know exactly how to implement these tips in your church as well.

 

***VISIT THE FULL POST HERE: https://prochurchtools.com/7-fixable-mistakes-churches-make-on-social-media/

 

What's In This Session?

#1: Infrequent Posting (2:25) #2: Choosing Width Over Depth (3:07) #3: Consistent Visual Branding (4:24) #4: Being Overly Promotional (7:03) #5: Lack Of Responsiveness (8:09) #6: Failure To Measure And Adjust (9:08) #7: Disrespecting The Importance Of Social Media (10:03)

 

Show Notes & Resources Mentioned:

Featured Resource: The New Social Media Checklist For Churches 7 Social Media Metrics You Should Care About (For Churches) Pro Church Tools Pro Church Tools on Facebook Pro Church Tools on YouTube Brady Shearer on Instagram Brady Shearer on Twitter Alex Mills on Instagram

 

Daily, Done-For-You Social Media - Focused On Results, Not Just Looking Pretty

Nov 1, 2018 12:49

Description:

Learn more about my new social media program for churches here: https://prochurchtools.com/social

The Ultimate Church Camera Setup For 2019

Oct 31, 2018 12:41

Description:

There’s a new camera that has just been released and it's completely disrupting the video production world. Not only that, but I think this camera is one of the best options for churches in 2019. It’s affordable, it’s versatile, and it’s extremely high quality. And so in this podcast, I’ll reveal what camera I’m talking about, along with my preferred configuration for it when it comes to lenses, stabilizers, and more.

 

***VISIT THE FULL POST HERE: https://prochurchtools.com/the-ultimate-church-camera-setup-for-2019/

 

What's In This Session?

Story time (1:13) Pros (3:21) Lens options (6:56) Cons (10:12) What it's good for (11:19) What it's not good for (11:40)

 

Show Notes & Resources Mentioned:

Featured Resources: The New Social Media Checklist For Churches Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K Ronin S Panasonic 14mm f. 2.5 Metabones Ultra Speedbooster Tamron 24-70mm Panasonic Gh5 Ursa Mini Pro Ronin M Pro Church Tools Pro Church Tools on Facebook Pro Church Tools on YouTube Brady Shearer on Instagram Brady Shearer on Twitter Alex Mills on Instagram 

5 NEW & INNOVATIVE Social Media Templates For Churches In 2019

Oct 29, 2018 11:02

Description:

Social media has completely changed in the last couple of years. And traditional tactics like consistent branding and promotional posts don't work like they used to. So...you might be wondering: what DOES work on social media? In this podcast, I’ll be revealing five social media templates that are completely new & innovative - and unlike anything you’ve probably seen churches post on social media before.

 

***VISIT THE FULL POST HERE: https://prochurchtools.com/5-new-innovative-social-media-templates-for-churches-in-2019/

 

What's In This Session?

Goals (1:22) Template #1: Countdown (2:51) Template #2: Elimination (4:33) Template #3: Slideshow (5:46) Template #4: Bible Reading (7:31) Template #5: Myth/Fact (9:15)

 

Show Notes & Resources Mentioned:

Featured Resource: The New Social Media Checklist For Churches Pro Church Tools Pro Church Tools on Facebook Pro Church Tools on YouTube Brady Shearer on Instagram Brady Shearer on Twitter Alex Mills on Instagram

5 Ways To “Stop The Scroll” On Social Media

Oct 26, 2018 10:32

Description:

Here’s the deal: every smart social media strategy begins with three simple words: stop the scroll. Because if you can’t get your audience to stop scrolling on their social feeds, it doesn’t matter how amazing your message is - because no one will ever hear it. But you might be wondering…how do you actually get people to stop scrolling in the first place? So in this podcast, I’ll share with you five strategies to earn attention on social media - five simple ways to stop the scroll.

 

***VISIT THE FULL POST HERE: https://prochurchtools.com/5-ways-to-stop-the-scroll-on-social-media/

 

What's In This Session?

#1: Images of human faces (1:39) #2: Focus on the first 3 seconds of your video (2:24) #3: Use familiar designs in unfamiliar places (4:44) #4: Extreme minimalism (6:15) #5: Repeat equals defeat (8:42)

 

Show Notes & Resources Mentioned:

Featured Resource: The New Social Media Checklist For Churches Pro Church Tools Pro Church Tools on Facebook Pro Church Tools on YouTube Brady Shearer on Instagram Brady Shearer on Twitter Alex Mills on Instagram

 

7 NEED-TO-KNOW Social Media Statistics About Video

Oct 24, 2018 10:28

Description:

In this podcast, I’ll share with you 7 need-to-know social media statistics about video. For example, did you know that Facebook videos receive 135% more organic reach on average than a Facebook photo? It’s true. What else do you need to know about video on social media? You’ll learn it all - coming up.

 

***VISIT THE FULL POST HERE: https://prochurchtools.com/7-need-to-know-social-media-statistics-about-video/

 

What's In This Session?

Stat #1: Tweets with video attracted 10x more engagement (1:43) Stat #2: 72% of people would rather use video over text to learn (2:21) Stat #3: 83% of consumers would consider sharing an audience specific video (2:40) Stat #4: By 2020, 80% of all consumer internet traffic will be online video (6:00) Stat #5: Facebook videos receive 135% more organic reach on average (6:21) Stat #6: Nearly two-thirds of consumers prefer video under 60 seconds (6:43) Stat #7: 85% of Facebook video is watched without sound (7:13) Takeaway #1: Pay attention to the first three seconds of each of your videos - including the first frame (7:49) Takeaway #2: Ask yourself - how can we do more with video moving forward (8:28) Takeaway #3: What can you do with video recognizing most people watch without sound (9:06)

 

Show Notes & Resources Mentioned:

Featured Resource: 21-Day Social Media Case Study 5 Data-Driven Tips For Scroll Stopping Video The State Of Video Marketing In 2018 Cisco Visual Networking Index: Forecast and Methodology, 2016-2021 Native Facebook Videos Get More Reach Than Any Other Type of Post 27 Video Stats for 2017 85 Percent Of Facebook Video Is Watched Without Sound Pro Church Tools Pro Church Tools on Facebook Pro Church Tools on YouTube Brady Shearer on Instagram Brady Shearer on Twitter Alex Mills on Instagram

 

It's LIVE...

Oct 23, 2018 03:56

Description:

The New Rules For Churches And Social Media is LIVE. Get free access here: http://checklist.church

How Smaller Churches Can DOMINATE Social Media

Oct 22, 2018 09:47

Description:

Today, you’re going to learn a 3-step social media strategy that is specifically tailored for smaller churches - and proven to get results. For example, a church reached out to me just yesterday and told me that after implementing this strategy, they saw a 220% increase in likes and clicks on their most recent post. And by the end of this podcast, you’ll know exactly what you need to do to accomplish the same thing.

 

***VISIT THE FULL POST HERE: https://prochurchtools.com/how-smaller-churches-can-dominate-social-media/

 

What's In This Session?

#1: Stop the scroll (2:07) #2: Start meaningful conversation (4:57) #3: Provoke spiritual practice (7:25) Lesson: What would your church post online if your Sunday service didn't exist? (8:54)

 

Show Notes & Resources Mentioned:

Featured Resource: 21-Day Social Media Case Study Pro Church Tools Pro Church Tools on Facebook Pro Church Tools on YouTube Brady Shearer on Instagram Brady Shearer on Twitter Alex Mills on Instagram 

7 Social Media Metrics You Should Care About (FOR CHURCHES)

Oct 19, 2018 10:56

Description:

Here’s the deal: Social media platforms freely offer you and I metrics based on the content that we post. And these metrics are invaluable! Why? Because they give us real insight and feedback into what's working and what's not. Bottom line: Social media doesn't need to be a guessing game. Knowing this, you might be wondering…which metrics matter most and which ones can I ignore? And by the end of this podcast, you’ll have your answer.

 

***VISIT THE FULL POST HERE: https://prochurchtools.com/7-social-media-metrics-you-should-care-about-for-churches/

 

What's In This Session?

#1: Reach (1:52) #2: Post Reactions (4:05) #3: Comments (4:23) #4: Shares (4:43) #5: Saves / Profile Visits (4:58) #6: Followers (6:20) #7: Social Engagement Score (6:57)

 

Show Notes & Resources Mentioned:

Featured Resource: 21-Day Social Media Case Study Pro Church Tools Pro Church Tools on Facebook Pro Church Tools on YouTube Brady Shearer on Instagram Brady Shearer on Twitter Alex Mills on Instagram

 

How To Write AMAZING Social Media Captions For Your Church

Oct 17, 2018 08:06

Description:

There’s an element to social media that I see most churches neglecting. What is it? Your post’s caption! And if you overlook this, you could actually be harming your organic reach on social. So in this podcast I’m going to share with you five tips for writing amazing social media captions - and, you’ll learn why captions are so crucial to your church’s overall social strategy.

 

***VISIT THE FULL POST HERE: https://prochurchtools.com/how-to-write-amazing-social-media-captions-for-your-church/

 

What's In This Session?

Tip #1: Really short or really long (1:05) Tip #2: Emojis (4:07) Tip #3: Line breaks (5:03) Tip #4: Expand upon the post (5:38) Tip #5: Scripture (6:24)

 

Show Notes & Resources Mentioned:

Featured Resource: 21-Day Social Media Case Study Pro Church Tools Pro Church Tools on Facebook Pro Church Tools on YouTube Brady Shearer on Instagram Brady Shearer on Twitter Alex Mills on Instagram 

Church Marketing: Digital Vs. Traditional Media [ULTIMATE COMPARISON]

Oct 15, 2018 11:01

Description:

Your church has a message it wants to share with the world. But which platforms will help you do that best? Maybe social media? But what about billboards, radio, TV, or direct mail? Today, we’ll compare digital media versus traditional media using five different categories...to help your church choose the most affordable and efficient platforms to use in marketing.

 

***VISIT THE FULL POST HERE: https://prochurchtools.com/church-marketing-digital-vs-traditional-media-ultimate-comparison/

 

What's In This Session?

#1: Audience (1:32) #2: Specificity (2:45) #3: Costs (3:38) #4: Flexibility (7:13) #5: Follow Up (8:16)

 

Show Notes & Resources Mentioned:

Featured Resource: 21-Day Social Media Case Study Pew Research Center Statista Nielsen FitSmallBusiness.com Pro Church Tools Pro Church Tools on Facebook Pro Church Tools on YouTube Brady Shearer on Instagram Brady Shearer on Twitter Alex Mills on Instagram 

The Beginner's Guide To Using Facebook Messenger In Your Church

Oct 12, 2018 11:34

Description:

In this podcast, you’re going to learn how to use Facebook Messenger to communicate with your church online. We’ve just recently begun using Messenger marketing and what’s amazing is that we’re seeing open rates of greater than 80% on the messages we send out. So today, you’ll learn why Messenger marketing is so powerful - and, I’ll share specific Messenger tools and strategies that you can begin using in your church right away.

 

***VISIT THE FULL POST HERE: https://prochurchtools.com/the-beginners-guide-to-using-facebook-messenger-in-your-church/

 

What's In This Session?

Facebook Messenger stats (0:47) Messenger / Email marketing / SMS (2:29) Tools (5:26) Idea #1: Host a contest (6:21) Idea #2: Plan a visit widget (7:52) Idea #3: Another broadcast tool (9:49)

 

Show Notes & Resources Mentioned:

Featured Resource: 21-Day Social Media Case Study These Are The 10 Most Used Smartphone Apps | Business Insider A Deeper Look At David Marcus' 6 Trends For Facebook Messenger In 2018 | Adweek Statista ManyChat ChatFuel Facebook Messenger for Developers Ultimate Guide To Messenger Marketing | ManyChat Pro Church Tools Pro Church Tools on Facebook Pro Church Tools on YouTube Brady Shearer on Instagram Brady Shearer on Twitter Alex Mills on Instagram

 

The “1-In-5 Rule” For Churches On Social Media [NEW CASE STUDY]

Oct 10, 2018 09:33

Description:

For the last month, my team and I have been tracking six churches and pastors that are absolutely crushing it on social media. Why did we do this? Simply stated, we wanted to learn from the best. And so for 21 days we recorded every single thing these churches published on social media. I then worked my way through the 1,000+ social posts we documented looking for trends and patterns. What is it that makes these churches so excellent on social? So in this podcast, I’ll answer that question - and, reveal a new principle I discovered through this case study that I’m calling The “1-In-5” Rule.

 

***VISIT THE FULL POST HERE: https://prochurchtools.com/the-1-in-5-rule-for-churches-on-social-media-new-case-study/

 

What's In This Session?

The case study (0:52) #1: Chad Veach (2:37) #2: Craig Groschel (3:24) #3: Elevation (3:38) #4: Rich Wilkerson, Jr. (3:50) #5: Steven Furtick (4:17) #6: Vous Church (4:30) The stats 1-in-5 (4:54) TV allegory (5:02)

 

Show Notes & Resources Mentioned:

Featured Resource: 21-Day Social Media Case Study Pro Church Tools Pro Church Tools on Facebook Pro Church Tools on YouTube Brady Shearer on Instagram Brady Shearer on Twitter Alex Mills on Instagram

 

The New Social Platform For Gen Z (And Church Youth Groups)

Oct 8, 2018 08:44

Description:

There’s an emerging social platform that Gen Z has surprisingly latched on to. And when you understand how to use this social tool properly, you’ll notice how easy it is to communicate with the young people and teenagers in your church. And in this podcast, I’ll reveal what this social platform is (hint: it’s not probably not what you’re thinking) and how to properly use it to reach the first generation to truly grow up on the internet.

 

***VISIT THE FULL POST HERE: https://prochurchtools.com/the-new-social-platform-for-gen-z-and-church-youth-groups/

 

What's In This Session?

Who is Gen Z? (0:38) Key Distinction (1:35) The Stats (2:39) Marketing (5:16) Don't Overdo It (8:01)

 

Show Notes & Resources Mentioned:

Featured Resource: 21-Day Social Media Case Study Messenger's 2017 Year In Review Survey Finds US Teens Upped Daily Facebook Usage In 2016 ManyChat Pro Church Tools Pro Church Tools on Facebook Pro Church Tools on YouTube Brady Shearer on Instagram Brady Shearer on Twitter Alex Mills on Instagram

 

How To Get 227% More Likes On Social Media

Oct 5, 2018 11:51

Description:

A couple of months ago I completely changed up what I was posting on social media. The results? Well, in just 60 short days, the number of likes I got per post ballooned by 227%. So in this podcast, I’ll share exactly what I did to achieve these results - and offer a trio of specific templates that have been getting huge results.

 

***VISIT THE FULL POST HERE: https://prochurchtools.com/how-to-get-227-more-likes-on-social-media/

 

What's In This Session?

The Case Study (1:01) Example #1: The Screenshot (4:33) Example #2: The Slideshow (6:22) Example #3: The Fun Personality (9:36)

 

Show Notes & Resources Mentioned:

Featured Resource: 21-Day Social Media Case Study 3 Controversial Truths About Social Media Pro Church Tools Pro Church Tools on Facebook Pro Church Tools on YouTube Brady Shearer on Instagram Brady Shearer on Twitter Alex Mills on Instagram

 

Zero-Budget Marketing Ideas For Churches

Oct 3, 2018 09:26

Description:

I’ve got great news for you: it has never been easier or more affordable to share the message of Jesus with the world. In fact, thanks to digital media, outreach and marketing can be done well on zero-budget. And in this podcast, I’ll share with you five specific platforms and tools that you can use to take the timeless message of Jesus and share it through timely mediums - at zero cost.

 

***VISIT THE FULL POST HERE: https://prochurchtools.com/zero-budget-marketing-ideas-for-churches/

 

What's In This Session?

#1: Email Marketing (1:39) #2: Storytelling (3:31) #3: SEO (5:09) #4: Instagram (6:07) #5: Facebook (6:57)

 

Show Notes & Resources Mentioned:

Featured Resource: 21-Day Social Media Case Study Email Marketing Playlist Storytelling Playlist 7 Free SEO Tools For Churches Instagram Playlist Facebook Playlist MailChimp ConvertKit Google My Business Pingdom Pro Church Tools Pro Church Tools on Facebook Pro Church Tools on YouTube Brady Shearer on Instagram Brady Shearer on Twitter Alex Mills on Instagram

 

3 Controversial Truths About Social Media

Oct 1, 2018 10:31

Description:

There are a number of unpopular truths about social media that most of us don’t want to admit. But if you ignore these controversial principles, you’ll likely end up compromising your church’s social media strategy. And so in this podcast, I’ll detail what each of these unpopular truths is and what they mean for your church online.

 

***VISIT THE FULL POST HERE: https://prochurchtools.com/3-controversial-truths-about-social-media/

 

What's In This Session?

Understand the behaviour of your audience (0:51) Truth #1: Visual Branding Doesn't Matter (2:03) Stop the scroll (2:23) Truth #2: Repeat Equals Defeat (3:27) Truth #3: Production Value Doesn't Matter (7:26)

 

Show Notes & Resources Mentioned:

FEATURED RESOURCE: 21-Day Social Media Case Study Life Church Elevation Church Peter McKinnon on Instagram Pro Church Tools Pro Church Tools on Facebook Pro Church Tools on YouTube Brady Shearer on Instagram Brady Shearer on Twitter Alex Mills on Instagram

 

9 Church Objections You Must Address

Sep 28, 2018 11:26

Description:

There’s a communication technique that every experienced church leader knows about. What is it? Responding to objections. If you overlook this element of communication, you’ll have dozens of people in your church finding ways to ignore you. So in this podcast, I’ll reveal the nine most common objections I’ve encountered in church - and, you’ll learn the specific ways I like to respond to them.

 

***VISIT THE FULL POST HERE: https://prochurchtools.com/9-church-objecti…you-must-address/

 

What's In This Session?

#1. “I’m too busy." (4:39) #2. “It’s too expensive." (5:39) #3. “Who else is going?" (6:15) #4. “This isn’t for me." (6:37) #5. “Maybe next time." (7:22) #6. “Christians are a bunch of hypocrites." (8:02) #7. “How can the Bible be trustworthy?" (9:08) #8. “If God is good, why is there evil and suffering?" (9:27) #9. “Why does the church always want my money?" (9:48)

 

Show Notes & Resources Mentioned: 

Social Media Blueprint Pro Church Tools Pro Church Tools on Facebook Pro Church Tools on YouTube Brady Shearer on Instagram Brady Shearer on Twitter Alex Mills on Instagram

 

5 Ways To Instantly Motivate Your Church

Sep 26, 2018 09:36

Description:

Whenever you're leading a group of people, sometimes they need to be motivated. In this podcast, you're going to learn 5 new ways to instantly motivate your church!

 

***VISIT THE FULL POST HERE: https://prochurchtools.com/5-ways-to-instantly-motivate-your-church/

 

What's In This Session?

#1: Authority (2:21)
#2: Anticipation (4:44)
#3: Events (6:06)
#4: Scarcity (7:07)
#5: Social Proof (7:55)

 

Show Notes & Resources Mentioned:

The Ultimate Social Media Blueprint For Churches Pro Church Tools Pro Church Tools on Facebook Pro Church Tools on YouTube Brady Shearer on Instagram Brady Shearer on Twitter Alex Mills on Instagram

 

What To Say Between Worship Songs [3 TIPS]

Sep 24, 2018 10:02

Description:

In this podcast, you’re going to learn 3 powerful tips for navigating the in-between moments of worship at church. And if you’ve ever felt yourself scrambling and thinking, “What am I gonna say before this next song?” - by the end of this podcast, you’ll have a trio of specific strategies you can use in your next worship experience.

 

***VISIT THE FULL POST HERE: https://prochurchtools.com/what-to-say-between-worship-songs-3-tips/

 

What's In This Session?

Tip #1: the Call To Worship (2:59) Tip #2: Song Explanation (5:27) Tip #3: The Words Of Jesus (7:37) Bonus: Less Is More (9:10)

 

Show Notes & Resources Mentioned:

Featured Resource:Churchfront with Jake Gosselin on YouTube Churchfront.com Churchfront with Jake Gosselin on Instagram Pro Church Tools Pro Church Tools on Facebook Pro Church Tools on YouTube Brady Shearer on Instagram Brady Shearer on Twitter Alex Mills on Instagram

 

How To Name A Church [MISTAKES TO AVOID]

Sep 21, 2018 12:16

Description:

No doubt about it, deciding on a name for a church or ministry can feel impossible. What you don’t want to do is choose a name carelessly and then find yourself stuck with it. So in this video, I want to share five tips with you to help make the process easier. I’ll even share with you my favorite church names along with a few of my least favorite.

 

***VISIT THE FULL POST HERE: https://prochurchtools.com/how-to-name-a-church-mistakes-to-avoid/

 

What's In This Session?

Disclaimer (0:42) Tip #1: Don't Use Acronym (1:51) Tip #2: Keep It Short (3:20) Tip #3: Use Your Area Code (4:56) Tip #4: Consider Dropping/Exchanging 'Church' (6:55) Tip #5: Make It Memorable (8:48)

 

Show Notes & Resources Mentioned:

FEATURED RESOURCE: The NEW Pro Church Tools Elevation Church Vertical Chapel Arlington Assembly Piedmont Chapel Mosaic Vous Churchome Raptors905 Pro Video Announcement CMG The Creative Pastor Pro Church Tools Pro Church Tools on Facebook Pro Church Tools on YouTube Brady Shearer on Instagram Brady Shearer on Twitter Alex Mills on Instagram

 

DIY Church Video Hacks [PRO ON A BUDGET]

Sep 19, 2018 10:21

Description:

Today, you’re going to learn three DIY video hacks to help you capture beautiful, cinematic videos. Maybe your church is working with a limited budget? That’s okay. Because each of these 3 strategies are completely free. And by the end of this podcast, you’ll know exactly how to perform these DIY video techniques - even if you’re just getting started with video.

 

***VISIT THE FULL POST HERE: https://prochurchtools.com/diy-church-video-hacks-pro-on-a-budget/

 

What's In This Session?

1. DIY Gimbal 2. DIY Underwater Housing 3. DIY Cinematic Lighting

 

Show Notes & Resources Mentioned:

Featured Resource: The NEW Pro Church Tools Downtown City Buildings | Storytape Metro Living | Storytape DJI Ronin M Ursa Mini Pro Jesse Driftwood Pro Church Tools Pro Church Tools on Facebook Pro Church Tools on YouTube Brady Shearer on Instagram Brady Shearer on Twitter Alex Mills on Instagram

 

The Ultimate Church Facebook Page Guide

Sep 17, 2018 09:23

Description:

In this podcast, you'll learn the three-point setup guide for your church's Facebook Page. I'll show you how to create a Facebook Page for your church from scratch, but I'll also share with you a handful of advanced Facebook Page optimizations that most churches don't even know about.

 

***VISIT THE FULL POST HERE: https://prochurchtools.com/the-ultimate-church-facebook-page-guide/

 

What's In This Session?

Step #1: Create your page (1:45) Step #2: Fill in your basic information (2:59) Step #3: Advanced optimization (4:53)

 

Show Notes & Resources Mentioned:

Featured Resource: The NEW Pro Church Tools Steps To Create A Facebook Business Page | Hootsuite How To Link Your Facebook Groups And Pages | Grytics Pro Church Tools Pro Church Tools on Facebook Pro Church Tools on YouTube Brady Shearer on Instagram Brady Shearer on Twitter Alex Mills on Instagram 

How To Successfully Promote Church Events

Sep 14, 2018 11:40

Description:

In my experience, many churches struggle with event promotion. You want your congregation to take next steps and get involved in the life of your church - but how do you inspire them to actually do that? In this podcast, I'll share with you a simple three-phase framework for promoting your ministry's events and you'll learn what it takes to truly inspire your church to action.

 

***VISIT THE FULL POST HERE: https://prochurchtools.com/how-to-successfully-promote-church-events/

 

What's In This Session?

Phase #1: Awareness (2:44) Phase #2: Anticipation (4:41) Phase #3: Action (9:22)

 

Show Notes & Resources Mentioned:

The Ultimate Event Promotion System For Churches Pro Church Tools Pro Church Tools on Facebook Pro Church Tools on YouTube Brady Shearer on Instagram Brady Shearer on Twitter Alex Mills on Instagram

 

Why Your Church Service Needs A Host

Sep 12, 2018 10:16

Description:

There's a little technique that my church uses in every one of its services. And what's amazing about this approach is that it ties our entire Sunday experience together. And in this episode of Pro Church Daily, I'll reveal to you what this method is and exactly how you can use it every single weekend.

 

***VISIT THE FULL POST HERE: https://prochurchtools.com/why-your-church-service-needs-a-host/

 

What's In This Session?

What is a host? (1:24) Reason #1: Your speaker and worship leader have enough on their plate already (2:57) Reason #2: Don't let your guest welcome be an afterthought (4:32) Reason #3: Service momentum (6:10)
Countdown welcome segment script (7:59)

 

Show Notes & Resources Mentioned

Featured Resource: Why We Lowered Nucleus Prices By 50% Strymon TimeLine Delay Pedal Pro Church Tools Pro Church Tools on Facebook Pro Church Tools on YouTube Brady Shearer on Instagram Brady Shearer on Twitter Alex Mills on Instagram

3 Advanced Church Service Prep Tips

Sep 10, 2018 09:33

Description:

In this podcast, you're going to learn three advanced tips for prepping your church's services. I'll show you how my church prepares for Sunday each and every week, and by the end of this episode you'll know exactly how to implement these tips in your church as well.

 

***VISIT THE FULL POST HERE: http://prochurchtools.com/3-advanced-church-service-prep-tips/

 

What's In This Session?

#1: Walkthrough (2:25) #2: Run-Through (4:00) #3: Sermon Feedback (5:14)

 

Show Notes & Resources Mentioned:

Featured Resource: Why We Lowered Nucleus Prices By 50% Pro Church Tools Pro Church Tools on Facebook Pro Church Tools on YouTube Brady Shearer on Instagram Brady Shearer on Twitter Alex Mills on Instagram

 

How To Preach Memorable Sermons [3 TIPS] | Ep. #188

Aug 31, 2018 08:54

Description:

You don't just want your sermons to be true, you need them to be memorable as well. Here's 3 tips to start using today!

If you haven't already, head over to ProChurchTools.com/Nucleus to download our 7 Church Website Page Templates. Pre written copy structured the exact way we would if we had these pages on our websites.

What's In This Session? Step #1: Stories (1:41) Step #2: Stats (5:02) Step #3: Steps (6:15) Show Notes & Resources Mentioned Sermon Engine Bundle Nucleus Pro Church Tools Pro Church Tools on Facebook Pro Church Tools on YouTube Brady Shearer on Instagram Brady Shearer on Twitter Alex Mills on Instagram

Find the full transcript for this session of the Pro Church Podcast at http://prochurchtools.com/5-qualities-of-a-powerful-sermon-quote-ep-187/.

5 Qualities Of A Powerful Sermon Quote | Ep. #187

Aug 30, 2018 07:37

Description:

Sermon quotes seem to perform disproportionately well on social media. With 5 simple tips, learn how to create memorable sermon quotes!

If you haven't already, head over to ProChurchTools.com/Nucleus to download our 7 Church Website Page Templates. Pre written copy structured the exact way we would if we had these pages on our websites.

What's In This Session?

Why you should be posting sermon quotes (0:27) Tip #1 - Alliteration (1:03) Tip #2 - Pair With Scripture (2:05) Tip #3 - Emotional (3:19) Tip #4 - Brevity (4:25) Tip #5 - Memorable (5:30)

Show Notes & Resources Mentioned

Sermon Engine Bundle Pro Church Tools Pro Church Tools on Facebook Pro Church Tools on YouTube Brady Shearer on Instagram Brady Shearer on Twitter Alex Mills on Instagram

Find the full transcript for this session of the Pro Church Podcast at http://prochurchtools.com/5-qualities-of-a-powerful-sermon-quote-ep-187/.

7 Ways To Increase Your Sermon Downloads | Ep. #186

Aug 29, 2018 08:19

Description:

Your sermons are important, and you can increase your sermon downloads by following these 7 easy steps! In this episode Brady breaks them down one step at a time.

 

If you haven't already, head over to ProChurchTools.com/Nucleus to download our 7 Church Website Page Templates. Pre written copy structured the exact way we would if we had these pages on our websites.

 

What's In This Session?

 

Bonus Links (0:43) Build Playlists (2:09) Photos Not Graphics (2:55) Convert Listeners to Suscribers (4:21) Post Sermons ASAP (5:01) Unique Page For Every Sermon (5:51) Sermon Engine (6:34) Show Notes & Resources Mentioned Sermon Engine Bundle Pro Church Tools Pro Church Tools on Facebook Pro Church Tools on YouTube Brady Shearer on Instagram Brady Shearer on Twitter Alex Mills on Instagram
 

Find the full transcript for this session of the Pro Church Podcast at https://prochurchtools.com/7-ways-to-increase-your-sermon-downloads-ep-186/

Why Your Church Needs A Sermon Engine | Ep. #185

Aug 28, 2018 08:57

Description:

 

Brady brakes down the 6 reasons your church needs (and deserves!) a sermon engine.

 

What's In This Session?

Custom Playlists (2:32) Expand Your Website (3:50) Instant Podcasting (4:36) Search Engine Boost (4:55) Complete Archive (5:56) Downloadable Resources (6:19)

 

Show Notes & Resources Mentioned

Pro Church Tools Pro Church Tools on Facebook Pro Church Tools on YouTube Brady Shearer on Instagram Brady Shearer on Twitter Alex Mills on Instagram

 

Find the full transcript for this session of the Pro Church Podcast at http://prochurchtools.com/3-step-church-storytelling-formula-ep-001/.

13 Surprising Truths About Sermon Podcasts | Ep. #184

Aug 27, 2018 09:02

Description:

Brady sifts through some fascinating data on podcasts and how millennials and Christians are listening to them, as well as how this information can help your church.

 

What's In This Session?

The statistics (0:32) Takeaway #1: Podcast listening is on the rise (3:05) Takeaway #2: Listenership is 3x greater among Christians (3:28) Takeaway #3: 4 out of 5 listen to the whole podcast (3:53) Secret #1: Podcast listeners will be your biggest supporters (5:23) Secret #2: smartURL(6:11) Secret #3: Host every episode of your podcast on your website (7:41)

 

Show Notes & Resources Mentioned

The Essential Sermon Engine Bundle The Infinite Dial Barna Trends 2018 Pro Church Tools Pro Church Tools on Facebook Pro Church Tools on YouTube Brady Shearer on Instagram Brady Shearer on Twitter Alex Mills on Instagram

 

Find the full transcript for this session of the Pro Church Podcast at http://prochurchtools.com/13-surprising-truths-about-sermon-podcasts-ep-184/.

The 3 Rules Of The Central Hub Strategy | Ep. #183

Aug 24, 2018 08:27

Description:

The central hub is a foundational strategy that we believe churches should be using to help enable their community to take next steps by consolidating them into a single destination. Brady discusses 3 main components of the strategy.

 

What's In This Session?

Rule #1: Accessible 24/7 (0:56) Rule #2: Accessible from every device (3:18) Rule #3: Able to capture, store & distribute information (5:14) Real stories (5:56)

 

Show Notes & Resources Mentioned

The Central Hub Strategy Nucleus Pro Church Tools Pro Church Tools on Facebook Pro Church Tools on YouTube Brady Shearer on Instagram Brady Shearer on Twitter Alex Mills on Instagram

 

Find the full transcript for this session of the Pro Church Podcast at http://prochurchtools.com/the-3-rules-of-the-central-hub-strategy-ep-183/.

How A Church Boosted Small Group Signups 76% | Ep. #182

Aug 23, 2018 08:04

Description:

Brady shares the story of a real church who boosted their small group signups by 76% in one year by instituting the central hub strategy.

 

What's In This Session?

The Central Hub Strategy (0:27) Pastor John's words (0:52) The results (1:46) Why is this so effective? (2:44) Sheena Iyengar study(3:29) Whirlpool case study (4:25) Neil Patel/Imagescape case study(4:25)

 

Show Notes & Resources Mentioned

The Nucleus Playbook Pro Church Tools Pro Church Tools on Facebook Pro Church Tools on YouTube Brady Shearer on Instagram Brady Shearer on Twitter Alex Mills on Instagram

 

Find the full transcript for this session of the Pro Church Podcast at http://prochurchtools.com/how-a-church-boosted-small-group-signups-76-ep-182/.

The Enormous Problem Every Church Must Tackle | Ep. #181

Aug 22, 2018 09:16

Description:

Attending church used to be integrated in the North American way of life. This has shifted with attendance continuing to drop. Brady discusses how churches should be addressing this issue.

 

What's In This Session?

Attending church used to be a way of life (0:23) The statistics (0:50) The solution (2:59) Jesus' examples (4:38) Church examples (5:35)

 

Show Notes & Resources Mentioned

12 Innovative Sermon Series Ideas (Plus . . . FREE Downloadable Sermon Graphics) How A Church Of 150 Spent $109 On Facebook Ads And Got 241 New Visitors | Ep. #087 Americans Divided on the Importance of Church 7 Startling Facts:An Up Close Look at Church Attendance in America Pro Church Tools Pro Church Tools on Facebook Pro Church Tools on YouTube Brady Shearer on Instagram Brady Shearer on Twitter Alex Mills on Instagram

 

Find the full transcript for this session of the Pro Church Podcast at http://prochurchtools.com/the-enormous-problem-every-church-must-tackle-ep-181/.

How To Design Stunning Sermon Series Graphics | Ep. #180

Aug 21, 2018 08:05

Description:

You don't need to be a designer, or have a lot of time to create beautiful graphics. Brady shares how to create stunning graphics for your sermon series in only a couple of minutes.

 

What's In This Session?

Photography > Graphics (1:13) Step #1: Find a beautiful photo (3:14) Step #2: Use an elegant font for the title (5:06)

 

Show Notes & Resources Mentioned

12 Innovative Sermon Series Ideas (Plus ... FREE Downloadable Sermon Graphics) Storytape Unsplash Calluna Kepler FF Tisa Spectral Cardo Playfair Display Lora Pro Church Tools Pro Church Tools on Facebook Pro Church Tools on YouTube Brady Shearer on Instagram Brady Shearer on Twitter Alex Mills on Instagram

 

Find the full transcript for this session of the Pro Church Podcast at http://prochurchtools.com/how-to-design-stunning-sermon-series-graphics-ep-180/.

3 Issues Christians Want Churches To Confront | Ep. #179

Aug 20, 2018 09:02

Description:

There can sometimes be a disconnect between the world of church and the world of the everyday Christian. Brady discusses some behavioural data on Christians and how churches can use this to address the issues and questions of the people attending their church.

 

What's In This Session?

Topic #1: Doubt (1:05) Topic #2: Sex (4:11) Topic #3: Body (5:49)

 

Show Notes & Resources Mentioned

Barna Trends 2018 12 Innovative Sermon Series Ideas (Plus…FREE Downloadable Sermon Graphics) Teens, Social Media & Body Image Obesity in the United States Pro Church Tools Pro Church Tools on Facebook Pro Church Tools on YouTube Brady Shearer on Instagram Brady Shearer on Twitter Alex Mills on Instagram

 

Find the full transcript for this session of the Pro Church Podcast at http://prochurchtools.com/3-issues-christians-want-churches-to-confront-ep-179/.

How Real Churches Get Photo Release Forms | Ep. #178

Aug 17, 2018 08:47

Description:

There are rules that need to be followed when it comes to taking and sharing photographs. Brady discusses best practices when it comes to photo releases at your church.

 

What's In This Session?

The Church Communications Facebook Group thread (0:21) #1: Photo release disclaimer (1:45) #2: Red wristbands (2:28) #3: Disclaimer statements (3:24) #4: Signs (4:27) #5: GDPR and active opt-in (5:59)

 

Show Notes & Resources Mentioned

Church Communications Facebook Group 3 Low-Hanging Fruit Ideas For Your Church | Ep. #177 The Central Hub: How To Boost Church Signups By 53% (Step-By-Step Case Study) Pro Church Tools Pro Church Tools on Facebook Pro Church Tools on YouTube Brady Shearer on Instagram Brady Shearer on Twitter Alex Mills on Instagram

 

Find the full transcript for this session of the Pro Church Podcast at http://prochurchtools.com/how-real-churches-get-photo-release-forms-ep-178/.

3 Low-Hanging Fruit Ideas For Your Church | Ep. #177

Aug 16, 2018 08:39

Description:

Everyday we share tips and tactics to help your church communicate well through digital media, but there are some easy, low-hanging fruit that quite a few churches still miss.

 

What's In This Session?

The Instagram DM (0:22) #1: Google My Business (2:05) #2: New visitor information on your website homepage (3:35) #3: Photos of real people at your church (5:36)

 

Show Notes & Resources Mentioned

The Central Hub: How To Boost Church Signups By 53% (Step-By-Step Case Study) Google My Business Nucleus Report: 96% Of Church Websites Fail The First Impression Test [Case Study] How To Upgrade Your Church Website Design In 1 Day Using Stunning Photos Pro Church Tools Pro Church Tools on Facebook Pro Church Tools on YouTube Brady Shearer on Instagram Brady Shearer on Twitter Alex Mills on Instagram

 

Find the full transcript for this session of the Pro Church Podcast at http://prochurchtools.com/3-low-hanging-fruit-ideas-for-your-church-ep-177/.

The Untold Truth Of Changing Your Church | Ep. #176

Aug 15, 2018 10:09

Description:

Brady met up with a local denominational district leader whose job is to go into dying churches and help them change. He shares some of the wisdom he gleaned.

 

What's In This Session?

A coffee meet up (0:21) Change takes 3-5 years (3:09) Tip #1: Progress isn't linear (6:00) Tip #2: Measure everything you can (7:29)

 

Show Notes & Resources Mentioned

The Central Hub: How To Boost Church Signups By 53% (Step-By-Step Case Study) Pro Church Tools Pro Church Tools on Facebook Pro Church Tools on YouTube Brady Shearer on Instagram Brady Shearer on Twitter Alex Mills on Instagram

 

Find the full transcript for this session of the Pro Church Podcast at http://prochurchtools.com/the-untold-truth-of-changing-your-church-ep-176/.

How To Bridge Generational Divides At Church | Ep. #175

Aug 14, 2018 09:51

Description:

One of our favourite things is when people are in town visiting and stop by the office. This happened a couple weeks ago and led to a conversation about generational divides in churches.

 

What's In This Session?

The conversation with Michael & Oriana (0:34) Step #1: Make sure everyone understands the goal (2:39) Step #2: Tie every decision to the goal (5:33) Step #3: Make decisions based on how they affect the goal (6:37)

 

Show Notes & Resources Mentioned

The Central Hub: How To Boost Church Signups By 53% (Step-By-Step Case Study) Pro Church Tools Pro Church Tools on Facebook Pro Church Tools on YouTube Brady Shearer on Instagram Brady Shearer on Twitter Alex Mills on Instagram

 

Find the full transcript for this session of the Pro Church Podcast at http://prochurchtools.com/how-to-bridge-generational-divides-at-church-ep-175/.

Should Your Church Have A Dress Code? | Ep. #174

Aug 13, 2018 10:16

Description:

Brady and Alex tackle the topic of whether church leadership teams should have dress codes. They delve into their own experiences as well as the practical implications.

 

What's In This Session?

The last four outfits Brady wore while hosting (1:18) #1: Your vibe attracts your tribe (3:51) #2: Word pairing study (5:20) #3: Theological implications (5:48) #4: Negative connotations (8:02)

 

Show Notes & Resources Mentioned

The Central Hub: How To Boost Church Signups By 53% (Step-By-Step Case Study) Transformation Church on Instagram Pro Church Tools Pro Church Tools on Facebook Pro Church Tools on YouTube Brady Shearer on Instagram Brady Shearer on Twitter Alex Mills on Instagram

 

Find the full transcript for this session of the Pro Church Podcast at http://prochurchtools.com/should-your-church-have-a-dress-code-ep-174/.

11 Facebook Ads Tools For Churches | Ep. #173

Aug 10, 2018 09:42

Description:

You're ready. You want to make a Facebook Ad for your church. Brady shares 11 tools that you can use to help maximize the effectiveness of your Facebook Ad.

What's In This Session?

#1: Facebook Text Overlay Tool(1:09) #2: Facebook Page App(2:00) #3: AdEspresso(2:47) #4: Qwaya(3:45) #5: CoSchedule Headline Analyzer(4:18) #6: Click Funnels(4:45) #7: OptimizePress(5:20) #8: Hotjar(5:36) #9: iPhone Portrait Mode(6:38) #10: Canva(7:29) #11: Convertkit(7:52)

 

Show Notes & Resources Mentioned

The Perfect Church Homepage Infographic MailChimp How To Run Facebook Ads For Your Church | Ep. #170 3 Successful Facebook Ads From Real Churches | Ep. #171 3 MORE Successful Facebook Ads From Real Churches | Ep. #172 Pro Church Tools Pro Church Tools on Facebook Pro Church Tools on YouTube Brady Shearer on Instagram Brady Shearer on Twitter Alex Mills on Instagram

 

Find the full transcript for this session of the Pro Church Podcast at http://prochurchtools.com/11-facebook-ads-tools-for-churches-ep-173/.

3 MORE Successful Facebook Ads From Real Churches | Ep. #172

Aug 9, 2018 09:55

Description:

Brady shares three more examples from real churches of Facebook ads that they ran. He talks through the details of their campaigns, as well as their results.

 

What's In This Session?

Example #1: Dear Mom & Dad (0:57) Example #2: Christmas (3:26) Example #3: Parents (6:58)

 

Show Notes & Resources Mentioned

3 Successful Facebook Ads From Real Churches | Ep. #171 The Perfect Church Homepage Infographic How To Run Facebook Ads For Your Church | Ep. #170 Pro Church Tools Pro Church Tools on Facebook Pro Church Tools on YouTube Brady Shearer on Instagram Brady Shearer on Twitter Alex Mills on Instagram

 

Find the full transcript for this session of the Pro Church Podcast at http://prochurchtools.com/3-more-successful-facebook-ads-from-real-churches-ep-172/.

3 Successful Facebook Ads From Real Churches | Ep. #171

Aug 8, 2018 09:00

Description:

If you're skeptical about using Facebook ads for your church, Brady is here to set your mind at ease. He shares 3 examples of churches who used Facebook ads to promote their church, and the results that each church saw.

 

What's In This Session?

Example #1: Easter (0:54) Example #2: Fall Festival (3:45) Example #3: Service Promotion (5:49)

 

Show Notes & Resources Mentioned

How To Run Facebook Ads For Your Church | Ep. #170 The Perfect Church Homepage Infographic Pro Church Tools Pro Church Tools on Facebook Pro Church Tools on YouTube Brady Shearer on Instagram Brady Shearer on Twitter Alex Mills on Instagram

 

Find the full transcript for this session of the Pro Church Podcast at http://prochurchtools.com/3-successful-facebook-ads-from-real-churches-ep-171/.

How To Run Facebook Ads For Your Church | Ep. #170

Aug 7, 2018 09:34

Description:

Facebook Ads are the best platform for outreach and marketing for your church when it comes to reaching people beyond the four walls of your church. Brady explains how to get started.

 

What's In This Session?

Alex's success story (1:01) Step #1: Understand the nature of how users are using Facebook (2:43) Step #2: Find the intersection between faith and culture (3:40) Step #3: Landing page with sign up form (6:33) Step #4: Immediate follow-up (7:40) Success story (8:00)

 

Show Notes & Resources Mentioned

How A Church Of 150 Spent $109 On Facebook Ads And Got 241 New Visitors | Ep. #087 MailChimp ConvertKit The Perfect Church Homepage Infographic Pro Church Tools Pro Church Tools on Facebook Pro Church Tools on YouTube Brady Shearer on Instagram Brady Shearer on Twitter Alex Mills on Instagram

 

Find the full transcript for this session of the Pro Church Podcast at http://prochurchtools.com/how-to-run-facebook-ads-for-your-church-ep-170/.

3 Ways To Compel Your Church’s Guests To Return | Ep. #169

Aug 6, 2018 10:10

Description:

It's difficult to get a new visitor to attend your church for the first time, and although it's easier to get them to return, it's still challenging. Brady discusses how to make this process easier.

 

What's In This Session?

#1: Feeling over function (0:56) #2: Know the guest (3:47) #3: Think scene by scene (6:17)

 

Show Notes & Resources Mentioned

The Comeback Effect by Jonathan Malm Nucleus The Perfect Church Homepage Infographic Pro Church Tools Pro Church Tools on Facebook Pro Church Tools on YouTube Brady Shearer on Instagram Brady Shearer on Twitter Alex Mills on Instagram

 

Find the full transcript for this session of the Pro Church Podcast at http://prochurchtools.com/3-ways-to-compel-your-churchs-guests-to-return-ep-169/.

How To Get Motivated And Reliable Church Volunteers | Ep. #168

Aug 3, 2018 09:47

Description:

Brady has received several messages asking how to find more motivated and reliable volunteers for your church ministries. He gives 6 ideas to help encourage motivation.

 

What's In This Session?

Brady received multiple DMs asking about volunteers (0:24) You can only control what you can control (1:07) Motivation Idea #1: Tell them EXACTLY what you want them to do (2:15) Motivation Idea #2: Demonstrate your own sacrifice (4:08) Motivation Idea #3: Acknowledge jobs well done (5:19) Motivation Idea #4: Focus on progress/goals (5:43) Motivation Idea #5: Admit mistakes (7:26) Motivation Idea #6: Build a compelling narrative (8:08)

 

Show Notes & Resources Mentioned

Leadership Lesson: Why Personal Responsibility Is The Ultimate Key | Ep. #070 Planning Center The 2-Part Church Announcements Formula Pro Church Tools Pro Church Tools on Facebook Pro Church Tools on YouTube Brady Shearer on Instagram Brady Shearer on Twitter Alex Mills on Instagram

 

Find the full transcript for this session of the Pro Church Podcast at http://prochurchtools.com/how-to-get-motivated-and-reliable-church-volunteers-ep-168/.

The Secret To Discovering Endless YouTube Video Topics | Ep. #167

Aug 2, 2018 08:23

Description:

YouTube is the second largest search engine, but currently there are not a lot of churches using the platform well. Brady responds to churches wondering what kind of content to create.

 

What's In This Session?

Why I love YouTube (0:33) Step #1: Enter a search (1:01) Step #2: Visit the channel page, click on "videos" and then sort them by most popular (1:38) Step #3: Create a list of popular video topics (2:02) Why does this work? (2:09) Examples (6:12)

 

Show Notes & Resources Mentioned

Peter McKinnon Alen Palander The 2-Part Church Announcements Formula Pro Church Tools Pro Church Tools on Facebook Pro Church Tools on YouTube Brady Shearer on Instagram Brady Shearer on Twitter Alex Mills on Instagram

 

Find the full transcript for this session of the Pro Church Podcast at http://prochurchtools.com/the-secret-to-discovering-endless-youtube-video-topics-ep-167/.

7 Ways To Write Better Church Email Newsletters | Ep. #166

Aug 1, 2018 10:12

Description:

Even with the shifting landscape of digital media, email is currently still the best way to market your church and communicate with your existing audience. Brady discusses how to write a great email newsletter for your church.

 

What's In This Session?

After your website, email is still the most effective communication tools (0:33) #1: Plain text email (1:24) #2: One link (2:42) #3: Multiple CTAs (all the same link) (3:05) #4: Line breaks (5:36) #5: Sent from a real human (6:46) #6: Send two emails each week instead of one (8:43) #7: Include a PS (9:13)

 

Show Notes & Resources Mentioned

My 7 Best Performing Email Subject Lines Of 2018 | Ep. #099 5 Advanced Tips For Boosting Your Church's Email Open Rates | Ep. #072 My Best Copywriting Hack Of 2018 | Ep. #036 MailChimp The 2-Part Video Announcement Formula Pro Church Tools Pro Church Tools on Facebook Pro Church Tools on YouTube Brady Shearer on Instagram Brady Shearer on Twitter Alex Mills on Instagram

 

Find the full transcript for this session of the Pro Church Podcast at http://prochurchtools.com/7-ways-to-write-better-church-email-newsletters-ep-166/.

How To Increase Staff Productivity At Your Church | Ep. #165

Jul 31, 2018 10:25

Description:

Brady pulls from his experience running a full and part-time staff of around twenty people to answer the question - "How do I increase staff productivity?"

 

What's In This Session?

Monday meeting (1:11) Trello boards (2:10) Slack for team communication (2:39) Set deadlines (3:14) Autonomy (4:31) Team building & environment (6:21) Have the right North Star (7:47)

 

Show Notes & Resources Mentioned

Pro Video Announcements Nucleus Storytape Trello Slack The 2-Part Church Announcements Formula Pro Church Tools Pro Church Tools on Facebook Pro Church Tools on YouTube Brady Shearer on Instagram Brady Shearer on Twitter Alex Mills on Instagram

 

Find the full transcript for this session of the Pro Church Podcast at http://prochurchtools.com/how-to-increase-staff-productivity-at-your-church-ep-165/.

5 Ways To Speak Better On Stage | Ep. #164

Jul 30, 2018 10:42

Description:

Brady received a message from a member of Pro Church Nation asking for tips on how to give announcements from stage, being an onstage host - basically on stage speaking as a whole. Today he shares his best tips.

 

What's In This Session?

#1: Hold the mic in a consistent spot (1:31) #2: Pitch and pace (3:56) #3: Transitions (5;38) #4: Eye contact (7:20) #5: Hand movements (8:40)

 

Show Notes & Resources Mentioned

The 2-Part Church Announcement Formula Planning Center Pro Church Tools Pro Church Tools on Facebook Pro Church Tools on YouTube Brady Shearer on Instagram Brady Shearer on Twitter Alex Mills on Instagram

 

Find the full transcript for this session of the Pro Church Podcast at http://prochurchtools.com/5-ways-to-speak-better-on-stage-ep-164/.

The 3 Elements Every YouTube Thumbnail Needs | Ep. #163

Jul 27, 2018 08:36

Description:

Your YouTube thumbnail contributes substantially to whether someone chooses to click and watch your video, or scroll right past. Brady shares the 3 elements every thumbnail needs.

 

What's In This Session?

Example #1: The Super Church Lobby Kiosk(0:41) Example #2: Dysfunctional Comfort(0:46) Part #1: Smiling human face (0:58) Part #2: Bright colors (3:00) Part #3: Big bold text (5:26) Bonus tip: Use a preset (6:44)

 

Show Notes & Resources Mentioned

The Ultimate Guide To Measuring Church Growth Pro Church Tools Pro Church Tools on Facebook Pro Church Tools on YouTube Brady Shearer on Instagram Brady Shearer on Twitter Alex Mills on Instagram

 

Find the full transcript for this session of the Pro Church Podcast at http://prochurchtools.com/the-3-elements-every-youtube-thumbnail-needs-ep-163/.

Why Copying Your Favorite Megachurch Is Dangerous | Ep. #162

Jul 26, 2018 08:48

Description:

Everyday we put out a brand new episode of Pro Church Daily because we know that digital is difficult. Brady discusses the importance of studying and understanding the strategies of other churches.

 

What's In This Session?

Studying strategies vs. copying tactics (1:48) Size difference (2:12) Elevation's sermons & search terms (3:05) Copying tactics (4:03) Context (5:45) Why is it dangerous? (7:23)

 

Show Notes & Resources Mentioned

Elevation Church The Ultimate Guide To Measuring Church Growth Pro Church Tools Pro Church Tools on Facebook Pro Church Tools on YouTube Brady Shearer on Instagram Brady Shearer on Twitter Alex Mills on Instagram

 

Find the full transcript for this session of the Pro Church Podcast at http://prochurchtools.com/why-copying-your-favorite-megachurch-is-dangerous-ep-162/.

Why Your Church Is Vulnerable (And How Young People Can Help…) | Ep. #161

Jul 25, 2018 10:24

Description:

Brady shares a message that he received from someone claiming that prioritizing younger generations would be a mistake, especially financially. A common attitude we have seen in the church. Brady takes some time to respond.

 

What's In This Session?

YouTube as a search engine (1:10) Brady's experience with church keywords (1:36) The results (2:39) The bottom line (3:53) Go to people (4:58) Good news! (6:00) Example YouTubers (6:38)

 

Show Notes & Resources Mentioned

Keyword Tool Justin Khoe How To Study The Bible For Beginners Samantha Lindsey Jordan Lee-Dooley Jaclyn Brooke Haley Pham Milena Ciciotti Joseph Solomon The Ultimate Guide To Measuring Church Growth Pro Church Tools Pro Church Tools on Facebook Pro Church Tools on YouTube Brady Shearer on Instagram Brady Shearer on Twitter Alex Mills on Instagram

 

Find the full transcript for this session of the Pro Church Podcast at http://prochurchtools.com/why-your-church-is-vulnerable-and-how-young-people-can-help-ep-161/.

5 Ways Churches Plan On Reaching Gen Z | Ep. #160

Jul 24, 2018 09:36

Description:

Gen Z are those who were born between the years of 1999 and 2015. This means that they are now entering college and the workforce, and it's important that we start talking about them.

 

What's In This Session?

Who is Gen Z? (0:20) The Facebook thread (1:16) Jonathan Malm's comment (1:48) YouTube (3:44) Authenticity (5:41) Responsibilities (6:56) Action orientated (8:01)

 

Show Notes & Resources Mentioned

Barna Church Communications Facebook Group I Can't Keep Up! How Your Church Can Win Despite Constant Change | Ep. #157 The Ultimate Guide To Measuring Church Growth Pro Church Tools Pro Church Tools on Facebook Pro Church Tools on YouTube Brady Shearer on Instagram Brady Shearer on Twitter Alex Mills on Instagram

 

Find the full transcript for this session of the Pro Church Podcast at http://prochurchtools.com/5-ways-churches-plan-on-reaching-gen-z-ep-160/.

3 Reasons It’s Better To Be A Smaller Church | Pro Church Daily Ep. #159

Jul 23, 2018 10:24

Description:

Perspective is so important when it comes to your ability to execute both individually and organizationally. If you're a smaller church and struggle with feeling disappointed by this status, Brady wants to shift your perspective by sharing why being a small church is actually a good thing.

 

What's In This Session?

“Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t, you’re right.” - Henry Ford (0:21) #1: Smaller churches are more popular (1:51) #2: Smaller churches are more agile (4:24) #3: Smaller churches are more personal (7:14)

 

Show Notes & Resources Mentioned

Barna Jarrid Wilson on Twitter The Ultimate Guide To Measuring Church Growth Pro Church Tools Pro Church Tools on Facebook Pro Church Tools on YouTube Brady Shearer on Instagram Brady Shearer on Twitter Alex Mills on Instagram

 

Find the full transcript for this session of the Pro Church Podcast at http://prochurchtools.com/3-reasons-its-better-to-be-a-smaller-church-pro-church-daily-ep-159/.

9 Drone Video Tips From The Experts | Ep. #158

Jul 20, 2018 13:05

Description:

Alex and Brady recently returned from a trip to Utah where they spent the majority of their time capturing aerial footage. They share 9 tips the Storytape team has compiled from their experience.

 

What's In This Session?

#1: Get legal (1:54) #2: Magic hour (2:41) #3: National park alternatives (4:10) #4: Shoot in 30p and slow down to 24p in post (5:21) #5: Lookouts/viewpoints (6:47) #6: Have a plan (7:31) #7: LAANC - Airmaps (9:04) #8: Study aerial clips in films & TV shows (10:50) #9: Sun flares (12:05)

 

Show Notes & Resources Mentioned

FAA UAS Data Exchange The Ultimate Guide To Measuring Church Growth DJI Inspire 2 Storytape Pro Church Tools Pro Church Tools on Facebook Pro Church Tools on YouTube Brady Shearer on Instagram Brady Shearer on Twitter Alex Mills on Instagram

 

Find the full transcript for this session of the Pro Church Podcast at http://prochurchtools.com/9-drone-video-tips-from-the-experts-ep-158/.

I Can’t Keep Up! How Your Church Can Win Despite Constant Change | Ep. #157

Jul 19, 2018 10:19

Description:

Jeff Bezos, the CEO & Founder of Amazon, shared in a recent interview that in a world that is constantly changing it's actually easier to answer the question of what won't change. Brady answers this question for churches.

 

What's In This Session?

Jeff Bezos' letter (1:06) #1: Storytelling (4:59) #2: Attention (6:24) #3: Hope, Community, & Purpose (7:50)

 

Show Notes & Resources Mentioned

The Ultimate Guide To Measuring Church Growth Pro Church Tools Pro Church Tools on Facebook Pro Church Tools on YouTube Brady Shearer on Instagram Brady Shearer on Twitter Alex Mills on Instagram

 

Find the full transcript for this session of the Pro Church Podcast at http://prochurchtools.com/i-cant-keep-up-how-your-church-can-win-despite-constant-change-ep-157/.

Why Your Church Needs More Laser Focus | Ep. #156

Jul 18, 2018 09:41

Description:

We recently overhauled a bunch of pages on our Nucleus website. The reason for this is our belief that everything we do needs to demonstrate our desire to help churches accomplish their mission. Brady shares how this same shift can help your church.

 

What's In This Session?

Common marketing statements (2:42) Your focus should be accomplishing your mission (3:52) Limited resources (4:00) Emotion-based decisions (7:02) An agreement (7:36) Nucleus (9:03)

 

Show Notes & Resources Mentioned

The Ultimate Guide To Measuring Church Growth Pro Church Tools Pro Church Tools on Facebook Pro Church Tools on YouTube Brady Shearer on Instagram Brady Shearer on Twitter Alex Mills on Instagram

 

Find the full transcript for this session of the Pro Church Podcast at http://prochurchtools.com/why-your-church-needs-more-laser-focus-ep-156/.

The 13-Point YouTube Video Checklist | Ep. #155

Jul 17, 2018 10:31

Description:

YouTube is the second largest search engine in the world and the second most visited website in the world. Brady shares the checklist we use for our YouTube videos.

 

What's In This Session?

#1. Keyword Research (2:01) #2. Intro (3:01) #3. Length (3:37) #4. Talk Shock (4:21) #5. Call To Action (5:37) #6. Thumbnail (6:17) #7. End Card (7:00) #8. Title (7:20) #9. Description (7:44) #10. Tags (8:21) #11. First Comment (8:59) #12. Share on Twitter & Facebook (9:28) #13. Respond & Heart (9:32) Results (9:50)

 

Show Notes & Resources Mentioned

The Super Church Lobby Kiosk Setup The Ultimate Guide To Measuring Church Growth KeywordTool.io vidIQ Boost Pro Church Tools Pro Church Tools on Facebook Pro Church Tools on YouTube Brady Shearer on Instagram Brady Shearer on Twitter Alex Mills on Instagram

 

Find the full transcript for this session of the Pro Church Podcast at http://prochurchtools.com/the-13-point-youtube-video-checklist-ep-155/.

5 Ways To Use The New Instagram Stories Questions Sticker | Ep. #154

Jul 16, 2018 09:47

Description:

The Instagram question sticker is another example of how social media is ever evolving. Brady talks through how this new feature works, and how to use it for your church.

 

What's In This Session?

A way to start conversation (1:26) How it works (3:13) Idea #1: Prayer requests (3:49) Idea #2: Fun questions (4:41) Idea #3: Ask the pastor (6:23) Idea #4: Customer feedback (7:31) Idea #5: Contest (8:09)

 

Show Notes & Resources Mentioned

The Ultimate Guide To Measuring Church Growth Pro Church Tools Pro Church Tools on Facebook Pro Church Tools on YouTube Brady Shearer on Instagram Brady Shearer on Twitter Alex Mills on Instagram

 

Find the full transcript for this session of the Pro Church Podcast at http://prochurchtools.com/5-ways-to-use-the-new-instagram-stories-questions-sticker-ep-154/.

How To Stay Consistent Across All Of Your Church’s Social Platforms | Ep. #153

Jul 13, 2018 09:01

Description:

It's important to remain consistent across social media platforms both visually and the type of content you post. Consistency builds trust with your audience.

 

What's In This Session?

Why consistency is important (0:39) Profile picture (1:25) The description (3:03) McDonald's and branding (5:45) Style guide (7:53)

 

Show Notes & Resources Mentioned

Adam McLaughlin WordSwag Pro Church Tools Pro Church Tools on Facebook Pro Church Tools on YouTube Brady Shearer on Instagram Brady Shearer on Twitter Alex Mills on Instagram

 

Find the full transcript for this session of the Pro Church Podcast at http://prochurchtools.com/how-to-stay-consistent-across-all-of-your-churchs-social-platforms-ep-153/.

The Ultimate Church Decision Matrix | Ep. #152

Jul 12, 2018 11:25

Description:

"You can do anything, but you can't do everything." Brady discusses how this saying applies to your church's social media usage and communication strategy.

 

What's In This Session?

You can do anything, but you can't do everything (0:55) Your North star: attention (3:49) At-Bats (5:05) Business success (6:18) Fishers (6:36) Measure attention -> then measure engagement -> then measure next steps (8:28)

 

Show Notes & Resources Mentioned

The 3-Step Funnel To Predictable Church Growth | Ep. #125 IGTV For Churches : 15 Things Your Ministry Needs To Know | Ep. #150 Pro Church Tools Pro Church Tools on Facebook Pro Church Tools on YouTube Brady Shearer on Instagram Brady Shearer on Twitter Alex Mills on Instagram

 

Find the full transcript for this session of the Pro Church Podcast at http://prochurchtools.com/the-ultimate-church-decision-matrix-ep-152/.

How A Church Of 125 Reached 6,000+ People For Free | Ep. #151

Jul 11, 2018 08:43

Description:

We love sharing success stories from real churches that prove the content and strategies we share on Pro Church Tools works. Alex discusses a success story that was sent to him.

 

What's In This Session?

How do we increase shares on Facebook? (0:48) Ultimate form of public endorsement (1:24) The content needs to be share worthy (1:44) The contest (2:13) The results (2:52)

 

Show Notes & Resources Mentioned

Pro Church Tools Pro Church Tools on Facebook Pro Church Tools on YouTube Brady Shearer on Instagram Brady Shearer on Twitter Alex Mills on Instagram

 

Find the full transcript for this session of the Pro Church Podcast at http://prochurchtools.com/how-a-church-of-125-reached-6000-people-for-free-ep-151/.

IGTV For Churches: 15 Things Your Ministry Needs To Know | Ep. #150

Jul 10, 2018 11:44

Description:

IGTV is the newest part of the Instagram platform. Brady and Alex discuss what IGTV is, the features it includes, and how to use it as part of your ministry's communication strategy.

 

What's In This Session?

What is IGTV? (0:32) Stat #1: Teens are watching 40% less TV than 5 years ago (3:52) Stat #2: Instagram users are watching 60% more videos than last year (4:08) Video must be vertical (4:38) IGTV has a stand alone app (6:51) Comments (7:06) Autoplay without audio (7:35) How do I use it? (8:28)

 

Show Notes & Resources Mentioned

IGTV guide from Instagram Pro Church Tools Pro Church Tools on Facebook Pro Church Tools on YouTube Brady Shearer on Instagram Brady Shearer on Twitter Alex Mills on Instagram

 

Find the full transcript for this session of the Pro Church Podcast at http://prochurchtools.com/igtv-for-churches-15-things-your-ministry-needs-to-know-ep-150/.

13 Premium Font Resources For Churches | Ep. #149

Jul 9, 2018 09:39

Description:

Sometimes when you're wanting to go all in on a project, or rebrand, you want the best of the best when it comes to typography choices. Our designer, Eric, has compiled a list of premium font resources.

 

What's In This Session?

#1: Klim(2:06) #2: Lineto(3:16) #3: Optimo(3:43) #4: Typotheque(4:31) #5: Production Type(4:34) #6: SwissType Faces(4:36) #7: Typography(4:43) #8: Darden Studio(4:57) #9: 205 TF(5:02) #10: HVD Fonts(5:10) #11: Fonts In Use(5:50) #12: Type Wolf(7:13) #13: Foster Type(8:02)

 

Show Notes & Resources Mentioned

7 Free Summer Fonts For Churches | Ep. #139 Pro Church Tools Pro Church Tools on Facebook Pro Church Tools on YouTube Brady Shearer on Instagram Brady Shearer on Twitter Alex Mills on Instagram

 

Find the full transcript for this session of the Pro Church Podcast at http://prochurchtools.com/13-premium-font-resources-for-churches-ep-149/.

7 Indispensable Photography Tools For Churches | Ep. #148

Jul 6, 2018 10:55

Description:

Real photos of real people at your church are incredibly important when it comes to branding on your website and social media. Alex discusses his recommendations when it comes to gear.

 

What's In This Session?

DSLR Camera Body (1:38) 6D Mk II(3:30) 5D Mk II(3:40) Fast Lens(4:02) Lens Pen(5:14) Pelican Case(5:56) Neewer Glass Prism(6:45) Backdrop Kit(8:50) Editing software - GIMP/Lightroom/Photoshop(9:46)

 

Show Notes & Resources Mentioned

The Nucleus Playbook Pro Church Tools Pro Church Tools on Facebook Pro Church Tools on YouTube Brady Shearer on Instagram Brady Shearer on Twitter Alex Mills on Instagram

 

Find the full transcript for this session of the Pro Church Podcast at http://prochurchtools.com/7-indispensable-photography-tools-for-churches-ep-148/.

How To Quickly Accelerate Growth At Your Church | Ep. #147

Jul 5, 2018 10:23

Description:

Every one of our churches want to grow and the best way to do that is to increase next steps. Brady discusses how to make this happen in your church.

 

What's In This Session?

Quick wins (2:05) The lie (2:36) The paradox (3:05) The study (3:25) Less announcements (7:03) Connect cards (7:31) A single call to action (8:17)

 

Show Notes & Resources Mentioned

Nucleus Church The 50% Rule For Church Announcements | Ep. #146 Why "Next Steps" Are The Best Metric For Tracking Church Growth | Ep. #145 The New Rules For Measuring Church Growth | Ep. #144 Pro Church Tools Pro Church Tools on Facebook Pro Church Tools on YouTube Brady Shearer on Instagram Brady Shearer on Twitter Alex Mills on Instagram

 

Find the full transcript for this session of the Pro Church Podcast at http://prochurchtools.com/how-to-quickly-accelerate-growth-at-your-church-ep-147/.

The 50% Rule For Church Announcements | Ep. #146

Jul 4, 2018 11:23

Description:

Churches often struggle with having too many announcements, but being unsure about which ones to cut while keeping the peace. Brady shares his 50% rule that allows you to limit announcements without favouritism.

 

What's In This Session?

Announcements promote first steps (2:25) The 50% Rule (3:16) Reason #1: Conditioning (4:02) Reason #2: Removes conflict (5:25) Reason #3: Reduces announcements (6:35) More next steps (8:05)

 

Show Notes & Resources Mentioned

The New Rules For Measuring Church Growth | Ep. #144 Why "Next Steps" Are The Best Metric For Tracking Church Growth | Ep. #145 The Nucleus Playbook Pro Church Tools Pro Church Tools on Facebook Pro Church Tools on YouTube Brady Shearer on Instagram Brady Shearer on Twitter Alex Mills on Instagram

 

Find the full transcript for this session of the Pro Church Podcast at https://prochurchtools.com/the-50-rule-for-church-announcements-ep-146/.

Why “Next Steps” Are The Best Metric For Tracking Church Growth | Ep. #145

Jul 3, 2018 12:36

Description:

Brady discusses why next steps are such a beneficial metric for your church and the steps you need to follow to begin tracking them.

 

What's In This Session?

Ep. #144 (1:05) Every church mission statement (1:55) Next steps (2:18) Step #1: Audit (5:04) Step #2: Assign value (5:45) Step #3: Set your baseline (6:47) Step #4: Work to improve (7:49) Nucleus (9:37)

 

Show Notes & Resources Mentioned

The New Rules To Measuring Church Growth | Ep. #144 The Nucleus Playbook Nucleus Pro Church Tools Pro Church Tools on Facebook Pro Church Tools on YouTube Brady Shearer on Instagram Brady Shearer on Twitter Alex Mills on Instagram

 

Find the full transcript for this session of the Pro Church Podcast at http://prochurchtools.com/why-next-steps-are-the-best-metric-for-tracking-church-growth-ep-145/.

The New Rules For Measuring Church Growth | Ep. #144

Jul 2, 2018 09:24

Description:

With church attendance continuing to drop due to major cultural shifts, it is no longer the best metric for tracking church growth or health. Brady shares 3 reasons why, and some other metrics to use instead.

 

What's In This Session?

Current attendance trends (1:04) Reason #1: Millennial drop off (2:01) Reason #2: Affluence (2:38) Reason #3: Communication shift (3:17) Weight loss analogy (4:18) Determine WHY we do church (6:52) Next steps (8:05)

 

Show Notes & Resources Mentioned

9 sobering Church Attendance Statistics | Ep. #132 10 Reasons Even Committed Church Attenders Are Attending Less | Carey Nieuwhoff Pro Church Tools Pro Church Tools on Facebook Pro Church Tools on YouTube Brady Shearer on Instagram Brady Shearer on Twitter Alex Mills on Instagram

 

Find the full transcript for this session of the Pro Church Podcast at http://prochurchtools.com/the-new-rules-for-measuring-church-growth-ep-144/.

Why Your Church Needs A Communications Director | Ep. #143

Jun 29, 2018 10:54

Description:

Brady shares a job description and five principle concepts to help your church decide if you need to hire someone to fill the role of communications director, or why you should have one at all.

 

What's In This Session?

The DM (0:21) Job description (2:03) Pillar #1: Grand vision (2:54) Pillar #2: Communication shift (4:35) Pillar #3: Attention (6:15) Pillar #4: Seize the 167 (6:30) Pillar #5: Success stories (8:15)

 

Show Notes & Resources Mentioned

How A Church Of 90 People Grew 42% In 6 Months Using Social Media | Ep. #141 How A Millennial Pastor Uses Vlogging To Grow His Church | Ep. #121 How A Church Of 150 Spent $109 On Facebook Ads And Got 241 New Visitors | Ep. #087 Communications Director Job Description From Fishhook Pro Church Tools Pro Church Tools on Facebook Pro Church Tools on YouTube Brady Shearer on Instagram Brady Shearer on Twitter Alex Mills on Instagram

 

Find the full transcript for this session of the Pro Church Podcast at http://prochurchtools.com/why-your-church-needs-a-communications-director-ep-143/.

The Instagram Slider Prayer Request Technique | Ep. #142

Jun 28, 2018 08:39

Description:

Social media is constantly changing. Alex discusses a DM he received with story about using the slider feature on Instagram stories to encourage connection and engagement.

 

What's In This Session?

Episode 108 review (0:21) Kieran's DM (1:05) The results (2:54) Tool #1: PicMonkey(4:01) Tool #2: WordSwag(4:46) Tool #3: Photoshop/ Illustrator(6:00)

 

Show Notes & Resources Mentioned

How To Use Instagram To Engage Spiritual Practice | Ep. #108 @youngzeal on Instagram Pro Church Tools Pro Church Tools on Facebook Pro Church Tools on YouTube Brady Shearer on Instagram Brady Shearer on Twitter Alex Mills on Instagram

 

Find the full transcript for this session of the Pro Church Podcast at http://prochurchtools.com/the-instagram-slider-prayer-request-technique-ep-142/.

How A Church Of 90 People Grew 42% In 6 Months Using Social Media | Ep. #141

Jun 27, 2018 10:45

Description:

Brady discusses a message he received from a pastor who is seeing the effects of using social media at his church first hand. EJ has seen incredible growth at his church plant, and Brady shares some principles you can apply to your church.

 

What's In This Session?

Pastor EJ's story (1:09) #1: Low-hanging Fruit (2:26) #2: The Brand (2:14) #3: Facebook Live Devotion (5:34) #4: Ownership Over Attendance (7:30) #5: Google My Business (9:11) Share your stories with us! (9:56)

 

Show Notes & Resources Mentioned

Field Of Grace Baptist Church Field Of Grace on Instagram Field Of Grace on Twitter 9 Sobering Church Attendance Statistics | Ep. #132 Pro Church Tools Pro Church Tools on Facebook Pro Church Tools on YouTube Brady Shearer on Instagram Brady Shearer on Twitter Alex Mills on Instagram

 

Find the full transcript for this session of the Pro Church Podcast at http://prochurchtools.com/how-a-church-of-90-people-grew-42-in-6-months-using-social-media-ep-141/.

3 Effective Ways To Measure Your Church’s Social Media Efforts | Ep. #140

Jun 26, 2018 09:51

Description:

Social media provides a lot of feedback and accurate tracking on how well your posts and presence are performing. Brady discusses how to know if you're succeeding as a church on social media.

 

What's In This Session?

The DM Brady received (0:22) Attention, engagement, and next steps (1:13) Brady's Face (3:07) Empty Church (3:43) Formula #1: Attention (4:32) Formula #2: Engagement (5:24) Formula #3: Next Steps (7:10)

 

Show Notes & Resources Mentioned

The 3-Step Funnel To Predictable Church Growth | Ep. #125 Pro Church Tools Pro Church Tools on Facebook Pro Church Tools on YouTube Brady Shearer on Instagram Brady Shearer on Twitter Alex Mills on Instagram

 

Find the full transcript for this session of the Pro Church Podcast at http://prochurchtools.com/3-effective-ways-to-measure-your-churchs-social-media-efforts-ep-140/.

7 Free Summer Fonts For Churches | Ep. #139

Jun 25, 2018 08:00

Description:

We understand the struggle of designing graphics for summer events and needing new, up to date fonts, but without spending a ton of money. Brady shares 7 free fonts for your church to use this summer.

 

What's In This Session?

#1: Mattilda(1:04) #2: Oxford(1:34) #3: Alberto(2:49) #4: Gilroy(3:23) #5: Hansief (4:35) #6: Garment District(5:45) #7: Tuesday Night(6:18)

 

Show Notes & Resources Mentioned

Flywheel Font List Easil Font List Pro Church Tools Pro Church Tools on Facebook Pro Church Tools on YouTube Brady Shearer on Instagram Brady Shearer on Twitter Alex Mills on Instagram

 

Find the full transcript for this session of the Pro Church Podcast at https://prochurchtools.com/7-free-summer-fonts-for-churches-ep-139/.

Tips For Welcoming First-Time Visitors To Your Church | Ep. #138

Jun 22, 2018 10:00

Description:

Statistically less and less Americans attend church every single year. Ryan Wakefield of Church Marketing University joins us to discuss how to create a welcoming environment for first time guests.

 

What's In This Session?

The world is becoming more unfamiliar with church (1:20) Tip #1: The Host Address (3:47) Tip #2: The FAQ Sheet (7:28) Tip #3: Be understandable (8:28)

 

Show Notes & Resources Mentioned

Ryan Wakefield Church Marketing University Pro Church Tools Pro Church Tools on Facebook Pro Church Tools on YouTube Brady Shearer on Instagram Brady Shearer on Twitter Alex Mills on Instagram

 

Find the full transcript for this session of the Pro Church Podcast at http://prochurchtools.com/tips-for-welcoming-first-time-visitors-to-your-church-ep-138/.

How Churches Should Respond To Angry Comments Online | Ep. #137

Jun 21, 2018 09:43

Description:

If you spend enough time online - you'll get an angry comment. This can leave you wondering, what do I do? How do I respond? That's what this episode is about. Brady responds to a real life situation.

 

What's In This Session?

Adam's experience (0:41) Option #1: Delete & reach out personally (3:33) Option #2: Hide (4:56) Option #3: Respond (5:55) The popcorn comments GIF (7:02)

 

Show Notes & Resources Mentioned

Church Communications Facebook Group Pro Church Tools Pro Church Tools on Facebook Pro Church Tools on YouTube Brady Shearer on Instagram Brady Shearer on Twitter Alex Mills on Instagram

 

Find the full transcript for this session of the Pro Church Podcast at http://prochurchtools.com/how-churches-should-respond-to-angry-comments-online-ep-137/.

Building A Church Media Team From Scratch | Ep. #136

Jun 20, 2018 10:51

Description:

If you are a one man (or woman) band at your church, wearing multiple hats, and feel like your to-do list is a bit too much - Brady talks about building a team and bringing on new members.

 

What's In This Session?

Misconception #1: You need people with experience (2:22) Misconception #2: I'm too important to delegate (3:22) Step #1: Audit (3:54) Step #2: Create standard operating procedures (4:48) Step #3: Delegate (7:12) Bonus: The E-Myth Revisted(10:35)

 

Show Notes & Resources Mentioned

Pro Video Announcements Pro Church Tools Pro Church Tools on Facebook Pro Church Tools on YouTube Brady Shearer on Instagram Brady Shearer on Twitter Alex Mills on Instagram

 

Find the full transcript for this session of the Pro Church Podcast at http://prochurchtools.com/building-a-church-media-team-from-scratch-ep-136/.

How To Rapidly Grow Your Church’s Social Media Following | Ep. #135

Jun 19, 2018 10:12

Description:

If you're wanting to grow your church's social media presence faster than you are currently - this is the Pro Church Daily episode for you! Brady discusses 3 methods to help encourage growth.

 

What's In This Session?

Churches' unique advantage (0:30) Method #1: Cross-promotion (3:16) Method #2: Contest (4:21) Method #3: Paid promotion (7:30)

 

Show Notes & Resources Mentioned

Pro Church Tools Pro Church Tools on Facebook Pro Church Tools on YouTube Brady Shearer on Instagram Brady Shearer on Twitter Alex Mills on Instagram

 

Find the full transcript for this session of the Pro Church Podcast at http://prochurchtools.com/how-to-rapidly-grow-your-churchs-social-media-following-ep-135/.

5 New Exciting Video Tools For 2018 | Ep. #134

Jun 18, 2018 10:01

Description:

Tech is advancing at an incredible pace, which is great for creatives because technology that used to be reserved for studios with big budgets are now highly affordable. Brady talks about 5 pieces of gear we're excited about in 2018.

 

What's In This Session?

Digital tools become more affordable every year (0:23) #1: Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera V2 (announced for Fall 2018) (2:24) #2: DJI Ronin-S(4:25) #3: Syrp Genie II(6:40) #4: Canon M50(8:04) #5: DJI Zenmuse X7 Camera(8:38)

 

Show Notes & Resources Mentioned

Storytape DJI Osmo Ronin M Ronin Original Syrup Genie Mini Pro Church Vlog DJI Inspire 2 DJI Zenmuse X5S Camera Pro Church Tools Pro Church Tools on Facebook Pro Church Tools on YouTube Brady Shearer on Instagram Brady Shearer on Twitter Alex Mills on Instagram

 

Find the full transcript for this session of the Pro Church Podcast at http://prochurchtools.com/5-new-exciting-video-tools-for-2018-ep-134/.

How To Reverse An Unhealthy Culture At Your Church | Ep. #133

Jun 15, 2018 12:17

Description:

Brady responds to a member of Pro Church Nation who feels stuck and is struggling to shift the culture of his church to become more healthy. Laying out a four step plan, Brady discusses how to get started.

 

What's In This Session?

Human nature (1:03) To change culture you need: clout, patience, and time (3:24) Step #1: Ensure everyone agrees on the destination (4:23) Step #2: Wait and prove you're part of the team (5:52) Step #3: Suggest a small change (6:40) Step #4: Suggest progressively larger changes (8:54)

 

Show Notes & Resources Mentioned

Pro Church Tools Pro Church Tools on Facebook Pro Church Tools on YouTube Brady Shearer on Instagram Brady Shearer on Twitter Alex Mills on Instagram

 

Find the full transcript for this session of the Pro Church Podcast at http://prochurchtools.com/how-to-reverse-an-unhealthy-culture-at-your-church-ep-133/.

9 Sobering Church Attendance Statistics | Ep. #132

Jun 14, 2018 10:22

Description:

Brady received an Instagram DM the other day from a member of Pro Church Nation. They asked the question, "how big is a small church? Less than 2,000?" Having attended a church over a thousand attendees, they didn't realize that this was not the norm. Brady discusses the facts on church attendance.

 

What's In This Session?

1: Only 23-25% of Americans show up to church 3 out of 8 Sundays(1:19) 2: 8% attend a church of 1,000 or more(3:04) 3: 46% of churchgoers attend a church of 100 or fewer(3:31) 4: 2 in 10 millennials believe church attendance is important(3:55) 5: 59% of millennials who grew up in church have dropped out(4:39) 6: 40% of churches in America average between 100 and 350 in attendance(4:57) 7: 10% of churches in America average more than 350 in attendance(5:03) 8: 50% of all churches in America average less than 100 in attendance(5:10) 9: The estimated attendance for 2050 is almost half of 1990's attendance(5:40)

 

Show Notes & Resources Mentioned

Pro Church Tools Pro Church Tools on Facebook Pro Church Tools on YouTube Brady Shearer on Instagram Brady Shearer on Twitter Alex Mills on Instagram

 

Find the full transcript for this session of the Pro Church Podcast at http://prochurchtools.com/9-sobering-church-attendance-statistics-ep-132/.

7 Must-Have Travel Tools For Creatives | Ep. #131

Jun 13, 2018 10:36

Description:

We travel a lot here at Pro Church Tools. Whether it's capturing footage for Storytape, or speaking at conferences, there's always a trip in the works. Over the past couple years we've learned a lot about travelling light and efficient. Brady talks through our travel essentials.

 

What's In This Session?

1: Lowepro Flipside(2:01) 2: Hexad Access Duffel(3:20) 3: Skyroam(4:26) 4: Portable iPhone Charger (5:18) 5: Lens Cleaning Kit(6:38) 6: Rizon(7:30) 7: TSA Pre/ Clear/ Nexus(8:13) Bonus: Compact Camera Gear (9:48)

 

Show Notes & Resources Mentioned

Manfrotto BeFree Tripod Blackmagic Procket Cinema Camera Parrot Teleprompter Westcott Flex Light Matthews RoadRags Kit Storytape Pro Church Vlog Lenspen Pro Church Tools Pro Church Tools on Facebook Pro Church Tools on YouTube Brady Shearer on Instagram Brady Shearer on Twitter Alex Mills on Instagram

 

Find the full transcript for this session of the Pro Church Podcast at http://prochurchtools.com/7-must-have-travel-tools-for-creatives-ep-131/.

Why Older Churches Must Embrace New Technology | Ep. #130

Jun 12, 2018 10:13

Description:

We constantly encourage churches to seize the 167 hours outside their Sunday service each week. Brady explains why this applies to churches with older demographics as well.

 

What's In This Session?

The stats (1:44) #1: Number one source for finding information (2:20) #2: 19 hours per week are spent online (4:50) #3: 4 hours & 9 minutes per week are spent on social media (6:30)

 

Show Notes & Resources Mentioned

Internet/Broadband Fact Sheet Reaching Today's Boomers & Seniors Online 2016 Nielsen Social Media Report Pro Church Tools Pro Church Tools on Facebook Pro Church Tools on YouTube Brady Shearer on Instagram Brady Shearer on Twitter Alex Mills on Instagram

 

Find the full transcript for this session of the Pro Church Podcast at http://prochurchtools.com/older-churches-must-embrace-new-technology-ep-130/.

The 20X Church Mission Field | Ep. #129

Jun 11, 2018 09:53

Description:

We are living through the biggest communication shift in 500 years. We see this reflected in companies like Disney and Netflix, and churches are not immune. Brady talks about how this changes the way you do outreach.

 

What's In This Session?

Disney (0:21) Market value of Disney vs. Netflix (1:09) "Until Disney launches its own streaming service" (2:36) Churches aren't immune to this change (6:11) American statistics (6:26)

 

Show Notes & Resources Mentioned

It's Netflix's World, Disney Just Lives In It Surveying The Digital Future Pro Church Tools Pro Church Tools on Facebook Pro Church Tools on YouTube Brady Shearer on Instagram Brady Shearer on Twitter Alex Mills on Instagram

 

Find the full transcript for this session of the Pro Church Podcast at http://prochurchtools.com/20x-church-mission-field-ep-129/.

The Beginner’s Guide To Using A Teleprompter | Ep. #128

Jun 8, 2018 09:29

Description:

Brady has presented more than 30 thousand individual church announcements over the last 5 years which has helped him develop the unique skill of reading from a teleprompter well. He shares his tips and tricks for beginners.

 

What's In This Session?

7 feet between the teleprompter and the talent (1:50) Pre read the script (3:01) High contrast (3:37) Expressive face (4:07) Resting spot for your hands (5:49) Keep chin and feet flat (7:17) Gear (8:31)

 

Show Notes & Resources Mentioned

Telmax Tablet Teleprompter Parrot Phone Teleprompter Teleprompt+ App Pro Church Tools Pro Church Tools on Facebook Pro Church Tools on YouTube Brady Shearer on Instagram Brady Shearer on Twitter Alex Mills on Instagram

 

Find the full transcript for this session of the Pro Church Podcast at http://prochurchtools.com/beginners-guide-using-teleprompter-ep-128/.

1 Unsettling Way Millennials Are Truly Unique | Ep. #127

Jun 7, 2018 09:18

Description:

We have spoken a few times about Millennials here at Pro Church Tools, and the reason for that is because we are millennials, but also because we are in a very unique time period. Brady discusses one quality that sets millennials apart.

 

What's In This Session?

Intergenerational friction (0:47) Older generations (1:33) Younger generations (2:29) The current pop culture shift (3:04) We need each other now more than ever (6:22)

 

Show Notes & Resources Mentioned

Pro Church Tools Pro Church Tools on Facebook Pro Church Tools on YouTube Brady Shearer on Instagram Brady Shearer on Twitter Alex Mills on Instagram

 

Find the full transcript for this session of the Pro Church Podcast at http://prochurchtools.com/1-unsettling-way-millennials-truly-unique-ep-127/.

5 Unusual Social Media Templates For Churches | Ep. #126

Jun 6, 2018 10:16

Description:

When Facebook updated their algorithm for 2018, founder Mark Zuckerberg said that the changes were to encourage "meaningful interaction." This is what you should be aiming for with your church accounts if you're wanting to see engagement. Brady talks about some ways to do just that.

 

What's In This Session?

Meaningful interaction (0:31) #1: Day Of The Year (1:30) #2: The Elimination Game (3:49) #3: Door #1 vs. Door #2 (6:01) #4: Prompt (7:29) #5: Guessing Game (9:01)

 

Show Notes & Resources Mentioned

The 3-Step Funnel To Predictable Church Growth | Ep. #125 DaysOfTheYear.com Pro Church Tools Pro Church Tools on Facebook Pro Church Tools on YouTube Brady Shearer on Instagram Brady Shearer on Twitter Alex Mills on Instagram

 

Find the full transcript for this session of the Pro Church Podcast at http://prochurchtools.com/5-unusual-social-media-templates-churches-ep-126/.

The 3-Step Funnel To Predictable Church Growth | Ep. #125

Jun 5, 2018 10:25

Description:

One of the struggles for churches in 2018 and beyond is the ever growing amount of digital and social platforms to be active on, and not understanding the value in this. Brady discusses how online presence relates to your church's vision.

 

What's In This Session?

#1: Attention (3:12) #2: Engagement (3:57) #3: Next Steps (4:15) Example #1 (Analog) (5:01) Example #2 (Digital) (6:51) Predictable (7:57) Understand the path (8:47)

 

Show Notes & Resources Mentioned

The Church Storytelling Formula Pro Church Tools Pro Church Tools on Facebook Pro Church Tools on YouTube Brady Shearer on Instagram Brady Shearer on Twitter Alex Mills on Instagram

 

Find the full transcript for this session of the Pro Church Podcast at http://prochurchtools.com/3-step-funnel-predictable-church-growth-ep-125/.

11 FREE Social Media Tools For Churches | Ep. #124

Jun 4, 2018 09:21

Description:

We all know how important social media is to the life of our churches, and its searchability online, as well as just engaging your congregation throughout the week. Brady shares 11 social media tools you can use at your church.

 

What's In This Session?

1: Instagram Business(0:48) 2: Buffer(2:59) 3: Evernote(3:33) 4: VSCO(4:21) 5: Priime(5:33) 6: Airdrop(6:06) 7: Boomerang(7:40) 8: Hyperlapse(7:47) 9: Layout(7:57) 10: Focus(8:14) 11: Stop motion (Instagram stories feature) (8:46)

 

Show Notes & Resources Mentioned

Lightroom Prime  Alex.Kauai on Instagram Pro Church Tools Pro Church Tools on Facebook Pro Church Tools on YouTube Brady Shearer on Instagram Brady Shearer on Twitter Alex Mills on Instagram

 

Find the full transcript for this session of the Pro Church Podcast at http://prochurchtools.com/11-free-social-media-tools-churches-ep-124/.

1 Simple Tip For Gaining Trust With Your Church | Ep. #123

Jun 1, 2018 11:01

Description:

A key component of communication, especially when you're want to be able to teach or encourage change in people's lives, is trust. Brady discusses a common way communicators build trust quickly from stage.

 

What's In This Session?

Downtime in Hawaii (0:44) Get on their level (1:59) Headed to a conference (2:15) Self-deprecation (3:08) Example #1: Episode #116 (4:22) Example #2: Comedians talk about their parents (5:14) Example #3: Pastors talk about wives/staff/friends (7:43)

 

Show Notes & Resources Mentioned

ProChurchVlog.com How To Deal With Church Conflict | Ep. #116 Pro Church Tools Pro Church Tools on Facebook Pro Church Tools on YouTube Brady Shearer on Instagram Brady Shearer on Twitter Alex Mills on Instagram

 

Find the full transcript for this session of the Pro Church Podcast at http://prochurchtools.com/1-simple-tip-gaining-trust-church-ep-123/.

5 Best Royalty-Free Audio Sites For Churches | Ep. #122

May 31, 2018 10:13

Description:

Royalty-free audio is so useful in so many capacities, with the most common being the backing track in videos. Brady shares the 5 best royalty-free audio sites for churches.

 

What's In This Session?

Soundstripe(2:06) Artlist(4:37) PremiumBeat.com(5:13) Marmoset Music(6:32) Musicbed(7:53)

 

Show Notes & Resources Mentioned

ProChurchVlog.com Pro Church Tools Pro Church Tools on Facebook Pro Church Tools on YouTube Brady Shearer on Instagram Brady Shearer on Twitter Alex Mills on Instagram

 

Find the full transcript for this session of the Pro Church Podcast at http://prochurchtools.com/5-best-royalty-free-audio-sites-churches-ep-122/.

How A Millennial Pastor Uses Vlogging To Grow His Church | Ep. #121

May 30, 2018 11:10

Description:

YouTube is such a huge social media platform, especially with Gen Z. Brady shares some stories from a pastor who has blogged his church planting experience, and how these blogs are affecting people both local and worldwide.

 

What's In This Session?

Trey Van Camp (2:21) Story #1: Fan of Casey Neistat (5:11) Story #2: Casey invites Dustin to come to NYC (6:46) Story #3: Couple attends church on Easter (7:47) End notes (9:36)

 

Show Notes & Resources Mentioned

Passion Creek Church Trey on YouTube Trey on Instagram Trey's website Pro Church Tools Pro Church Tools on Facebook Pro Church Tools on YouTube Brady Shearer on Instagram Brady Shearer on Twitter Alex Mills on Instagram

 

Find the full transcript for this session of the Pro Church Podcast at http://prochurchtools.com/millennial-pastor-uses-vlogging-grow-church-ep-121/.

How Life.Church Social Media Smartly Uses Current Events | Ep. #120

May 29, 2018 09:49

Description:

With attention being the most important commodity and engagement being the priority, Brady sits down and discusses using current events to spark conversation.

 

What's In This Session?

Yanny vs. Laurel (0:57) Take advantage of current events (2:44) Engagement is the priority (2:52) Churches with reservations (4:43)

 

Show Notes & Resources Mentioned

Life.Church on Instagram ProChurchVlog.com Pro Church Tools Pro Church Tools on Facebook Pro Church Tools on YouTube Brady Shearer on Instagram Brady Shearer on Twitter Alex Mills on Instagram

 

Find the full transcript for this session of the Pro Church Podcast at http://prochurchtools.com/life-church-social-media-smartly-uses-current-events-ep-120/.

3 Bible Verses That Support Technology In Churches | Ep. #119

May 28, 2018 10:41

Description:

We wanted to give a Biblical foundation for why we care so much about digital media. Brady shares three Bible passages that inspire us.

 

 

What's In This Session?

What we found . . . (1:17) Acts 17 (2:26) Parable of the Sower (4:42) The Great Commission (7:27) A history of tech in church (8:59)

 

Show Notes & Resources Mentioned

Pro Church Vlog Pro Church Tools Pro Church Tools on Facebook Pro Church Tools on YouTube Brady Shearer on Instagram Brady Shearer on Twitter Alex Mills on Instagram

 

Find the full transcript for this session of the Pro Church Podcast at http://prochurchtools.com/3-bible-verses-support-technology-churches-ep-119/.

3 Books Church Leaders Should Read In 2018 | Ep. #118

May 25, 2018 10:14

Description:

Life long learning is an integral part of being a person progressing toward a goal. It's also an integral part of being a great leader. Brady shares a couple of his favourite books that he's read this year.

 

 

What's In This Session?

#1: Grit by Angela Duckworth(0:45) #2: Willpower Doesn't Work by Benjamin Hardy(2:59) #3: The Motivation Myth by Jeff Haden(5:40) BONUS: The Beauty Of Discomfort by Amanda Lang(8:26) Macro Thesis: Embrace discomfort. Work the process. (8:48)

 

Show Notes & Resources Mentioned

Pro Church Tools Pro Church Tools on Facebook Pro Church Tools on YouTube Brady Shearer on Instagram Brady Shearer on Twitter Alex Mills on Instagram

 

Find the full transcript for this session of the Pro Church Podcast at http://prochurchtools.com/3-books-church-leaders-read-2018-ep-118/.

The Ultimate Shortcut To Earning Attention In A Distracted Culture | Ep. #117

May 24, 2018 09:32

Description:

Brady recently spoke at Thrive Conference in California. After his session someone asked him a question about meshing multiple generations in a single church. He shares his answer for all churches.

 

 

What's In This Session?

The question from Thrive (0:31) Storytelling is powerful (1:21) Storytelling brings focus (1:36) Storytelling is a solution (2:55) The Pro Church Tools story (7:34) What's your church's story & narrative? (8:38) Just start telling stories (9:02)

 

Show Notes & Resources Mentioned

The Church Storytelling Formula (YouTube Playlist) Pro Church Tools Pro Church Tools on Facebook Pro Church Tools on YouTube Brady Shearer on Instagram Brady Shearer on Twitter Alex Mills on Instagram

 

Find the full transcript for this session of the Pro Church Podcast at http://prochurchtools.com/ultimate-shortcut-earning-attention-distracted-culture-ep-117/.

How To Deal With Church Conflict | Ep. #116

May 23, 2018 14:04

Description:

Brady shares a recent experience of a conflict with a colleague online. He talks about some conflict best practices and how to apply them to church.

 

 

What's In This Session?

Brady's recent experience (0:23) #1: You can't control what happens to you; you can choose how you respond (2:00) #2: What's the narrative? (2:47) #3: It's not always your job to protect your reputation (4:58) How does this apply to your church? (7:53) On Earth as it is in Heav

 

Show Notes & Resources Mentioned

Pro Church Tools Pro Church Tools on Facebook Pro Church Tools on YouTube Brady Shearer on Instagram Brady Shearer on Twitter Alex Mills on Instagram

 

Find the full transcript for this session of the Pro Church Podcast at http://prochurchtools.com/deal-church-conflict-ep-116/.

The Most Affordable Live Streaming Cameras For Churches In 2018 | Ep. #115

May 22, 2018 08:15

Description:

We often get asked for recommendations of live streaming gear. Brady breaks down a selection of affordable cameras for live streaming recommended by Joel W. Smith.

 

What's In This Session?

Disclaimer (0:24) Joel W. Smith (1:01) Canon Vixia G20 (1:35) Canon Vixia G40 (2:50) Canon XA10 (3:31) Canon XA30 (4:06) Sony PXW-X70 (5:59) Other Considerations (7:04)

 

Show Notes & Resources Mentioned

The Best Cameras For Live Video The Budget Friendly Live Streaming Package Pro Church Tools Pro Church Tools on Facebook Pro Church Tools on YouTube Brady Shearer on Instagram Brady Shearer on Twitter Alex Mills on Instagram

 

Find the full transcript for this session of the Pro Church Podcast at http://prochurchtools.com/affordable-live-streaming-cameras-churches-2018-ep-115/.

Why Live Streaming For Churches Is Overrated | Ep. #114

May 21, 2018 11:33

Description:

Brady has often referred to his belief that live streaming your church service is overrated. He breaks down why this is the case and offers some alternatives.

 

 

What's In This Session?

An unpopular opinion (0:20) The size of churches (1:02) Brady's claim (1:17) Price (1:39) ROI (3:31) Motivation (5:13) Alex's thoughts (6:27) Alternative options (8:20)

 

Show Notes & Resources Mentioned

Pro Church Tools Pro Church Tools on Facebook Pro Church Tools on YouTube Brady Shearer on Instagram Brady Shearer on Twitter Alex Mills on Instagram

 

Find the full transcript for this session of the Pro Church Podcast at http://prochurchtools.com/live-streaming-churches-overrated-ep-114/.

How To Be “Fishers Of Men” In A Digital Culture | Ep. #113

May 18, 2018 08:57

Description:

Brady talks about how Jesus' call to be fishers of men translates to the church and our use of social media and technology. Go where the fish are.

 

 

What's In This Session?

Alex talks about fishing (1:01) Best time & place to catch fish (2:00) Matthew 4:19 (3:12) Attention is the most valuable commodity your church can possess (4:40)

 

Show Notes & Resources Mentioned

Pro Church Tools Pro Church Tools on Facebook Pro Church Tools on YouTube Brady Shearer on Instagram Brady Shearer on Twitter Alex Mills on Instagram

 

Find the full transcript for this session of the Pro Church Podcast at http://prochurchtools.com/fishers-men-digital-culture-ep-113/.

Why Is Elevation Church So Good At Social Media? | Ep. #112

May 17, 2018 10:31

Description:

Brady often gets asked the question, what are some examples of churches who do social media exceptionally well? Elevation is definitely one of those churches. Brady talks about why this is.

 

 

What's In This Session?

#StopTheScroll (1:56) Example #1: The Standing Camera (4:44) Example #2: The Text Message (5:41) Example #3: The Camera Roll (6:51) Example #4: The FaceTime (7:56) Study. Observe. Get creative. (9:19)

 

Show Notes & Resources Mentioned

Elevation Church Thrive Conference Pro Church Tools Pro Church Tools on Facebook Pro Church Tools on YouTube Brady Shearer on Instagram Brady Shearer on Twitter Alex Mills on Instagram

 

Find the full transcript for this session of the Pro Church Podcast at http://prochurchtools.com/elevation-church-good-social-media-ep-112/.

5 Tips For Crafting The Perfect Sermon Bumper Script | Ep. #111

May 16, 2018 08:39

Description:

We often receive emails asking about keys to crafting a perfect sermon bumper. Brady breaks down his top five tips to get you started.

 

 

What's In This Session?

#1: Short (2:12) #2: Abstract (3:16) #3: Curiosity (4:20) #4: Emotional (5:16) #5: Incomplete (6:30)

 

Show Notes & Resources Mentioned

Pre-written scripts SermonBumpers.com The Good Place Pro Church Tools Pro Church Tools on Facebook Pro Church Tools on YouTube Brady Shearer on Instagram Brady Shearer on Twitter Alex Mills on Instagram

 

Find the full transcript for this session of the Pro Church Podcast at http://prochurchtools.com/5-tips-crafting-perfect-sermon-bumper-script-ep-111/.

7 Free Graphic Design Tools For Churches | Ep. #110

May 15, 2018 09:37

Description:

If you're looking to create graphics for your church while keeping it quick, easy and affordable - look no further! Brady shares 7 free graphic design tools.

 

 

What's In This Session?

Canva(0:35) Adobe Spark(1:59) Dribbble(2:33) Noun Project(4:00) Coolors(5:03) Unsplash(6:56) Instagram Stories (8:29)

 

Show Notes & Resources Mentioned

Canva for work Photoshop Sketch Trello Pro Church Tools Pro Church Tools on Facebook Pro Church Tools on YouTube Brady Shearer on Instagram Brady Shearer on Twitter Alex Mills on Instagram

 

Find the full transcript for this session of the Pro Church Podcast at http://prochurchtools.com/7-free-graphic-design-tools-churches-ep-110/.

How 250 Churches Are Successfully Reaching Millennials | Ep. #109

May 14, 2018 09:08

Description:

After doing several episodes on millennials, including a YouTube playlist mini course, Brady discusses a handful of churches that are ministering to this age bracket really well.

 

What's In This Session?

Statistics on Millennials (0:58) Barna Trends 2017 study (1:52) Fortune's 100 Best Workplaces for Millennials (2:19) Elevation Church (2:32) Fuller Youth Institute study (4:19) Erwin McManus & Mosaic Church (5:15)

 

Show Notes & Resources Mentioned

PEW Research 11 Facts About The Millennial Generation Americans Divided On The Importance Of Church 100 Best Workplaces For Millennials Growing Young Elevation Church Mosaic Church Pro Church Tools Pro Church Tools on Facebook Pro Church Tools on YouTube Brady Shearer on Instagram Brady Shearer on Twitter Alex Mills on Instagram

 

Find the full transcript for this session of the Pro Church Podcast at https://prochurchtools.com/250-churches-successfully-reaching-millennials-ep-109/.

How To Use Instagram To Engage Spiritual Practice | Ep. #108

May 12, 2018 09:14

Description:

Instagram is one of Alex's favourite social media platforms, and he is constantly looking for new ways to engage his followers. He talks about how to use Instagram to engage your church in spiritual practice.

 

 

What's In This Session?

Looking for creative ways to engage your church community online (0:34) Engaging your church in spiritual practice online (2:25) 800 million users as of 2017 (2:56) Creating wallpapers (3:43) Brady's thoughts (6:20)

 

Show Notes & Resources Mentioned

Unsplash Lightroom Canva Pro Church Tools Pro Church Tools on Facebook Pro Church Tools on YouTube Brady Shearer on Instagram Brady Shearer on Twitter Alex Mills on Instagram

 

Find the full transcript for this session of the Pro Church Podcast at http://prochurchtools.com/use-instagram-engage-spiritual-practice-ep-108/.

#SeizeThe167: The Ultimate Manifesto For Churches In A Changing World | Ep. #107

May 11, 2018 10:43

Description:

Brady discusses our manifesto - #SeizeThe167 - and why this is such an important change in focus for churches as we live through the biggest communication shift in the last 500 years.

 

 

What's In This Session?

What do these platforms have in common? (0:35) Social media usage in 2018 (1:47) Industries disrupted in 2018 (4:04) The state of our churches in 2018 (6:00) Fundamental idea #1 (8:22) Fundamental idea #2 (8:40) Fundamental idea #3 (9:10)

 

Show Notes & Resources Mentioned

Social Media Use 2018 Neilsen Pro Church Tools Pro Church Tools on Facebook Pro Church Tools on YouTube Brady Shearer on Instagram Brady Shearer on Twitter Alex Mills on Instagram

 

Find the full transcript for this session of the Pro Church Podcast at http://prochurchtools.com/seizethe167-ultimate-manifesto-churches-changing-world-ep-107/.

The Beginner's Guide To Podcasting For Churches | Ep. #106

May 10, 2018 10:15

Description:

So many people listen to podcasts, and churches are uniquely positioned to use this tool as statistically more Christians listen to podcasts than those who identify themselves otherwise. Brady talks about what you need to get started.

 

 

What's In This Session?

What do we use? (1:30) Step #1 - Recording Source (2:37) Step #2 - Editing Software (5:06) Step #3 - Hosting & Sharing (8:34)

 

Show Notes & Resources Mentioned

How Churches Can Reach Millennials Using Podcasts | Ep. #097 Nucleus Heil PR-40 Blackmagic Ursa Mini Pro Sound Devices 702T Behringer Xenyx Q802 USB Adobe Audition Auphonic Libsyn Blue Yeti Shure MV88 Garageband Audacity Smart URL Pro Church Tools Pro Church Tools on Facebook Pro Church Tools on YouTube Brady Shearer on Instagram Brady Shearer on Twitter Alex Mills on Instagram

 

Find the full transcript for this session of the Pro Church Podcast at http://prochurchtools.com/beginners-guide-podcasting-churches-ep-106/.

7 FREE SEO Tools For Churches | Ep. #105

May 9, 2018 09:13

Description:

One of the top priorities of your website is ranking well in search so that you can be discovered by new visitors. Brady shares 7 tools for search engine optimization.

 

 

What's In This Session?

#1. Google My Business(0:54) #2. Google Page Speed Insights(1:57) #3. Moz Local Listing Score(2:33) #4. KeywordTool.io(4:08) #5. Google Analytics(4:41) #6. Google Webmaster Tools(6:27) #7. Yoast SEO Plugin for WordPress(8:20)

 

Show Notes & Resources Mentioned

Pro Church Tools Pro Church Tools on Facebook Pro Church Tools on YouTube Brady Shearer on Instagram Brady Shearer on Twitter Alex Mills on Instagram

 

Find the full transcript for this session of the Pro Church Podcast at http://prochurchtools.com/7-free-seo-tools-churches-ep-105/.

The $1000 Church Video Camera Setup For 2018 | Ep. #104

May 8, 2018 09:59

Description:

Video equipment can add up quickly but you don't necessarily need the most expensive pieces of gear. Brady shares his updated $1000 camera set up.

 

 

What's In This Session?

Disclaimer (0:53) The Camera: Canon M50 Mirrorless Camera with 15-45mm lens($899) (1:53) The Audio: Rode VideoMicro Compact On-Camera Microphone($59) (4:30) The Stabilization: Joby Gorillapod Mini($47.90) (5:37) Pros (6:12) Cons (7:19)

 

Show Notes & Resources Mentioned

Canon 22mm f2 Pro Church Tools Pro Church Tools on Facebook Pro Church Tools on YouTube Brady Shearer on Instagram Brady Shearer on Twitter Alex Mills on Instagram

 

Find the full transcript for this session of the Pro Church Podcast at http://prochurchtools.com/1000-church-video-camera-setup-2018-ep-104/.

Why “Just Preach The Gospel” Is Terrible Advice | Ep. #103

May 7, 2018 09:25

Description:

"Just preach the gospel" is a common retort Brady sees used online. He discusses why this is bad advice, and how this statement is being misapplied.

 

 

What's In This Session?

"Preach" is a verb. It demands a medium (1:59) "Preach" requires a listener (2:55) This statement is being misapplied (3:33) Timeless message in a timely medium (4:12) Attention is the most valuable commodity your church can possess (4:30) This statement does a disservice to the Gospel when it prioritizes mediums with less attention over mediums with more attention for the sake of tradition (5:32)

 

Show Notes & Resources Mentioned

Pro Church Tools Pro Church Tools on Facebook Pro Church Tools on YouTube Brady Shearer on Instagram Brady Shearer on Twitter Alex Mills on Instagram

 

Find the full transcript for this session of the Pro Church Podcast at http://prochurchtools.com/just-preach-gospel-terrible-advice-ep-103/.

The 5 Core Values Of Video Storytelling For Churches | Ep. #102

May 5, 2018 10:23

Description:

Brady discusses the core values he uses when creating videos, some pitfalls to avoid, and how to apply these concepts in your own videos.

 

 

What's In This Session?

#1: Show don't tell (2:31) #2: Stunning visuals (3:46) #3: Don't force resolution (4:59) #4: No story is too small (7:46) #5: The responsibility falls on the storyteller (9:27)

 

Show Notes & Resources Mentioned

9 Questions To Ask In Your Next Church Testimony | Ep. #101 Pro Church Tools Pro Church Tools on Facebook Pro Church Tools on YouTube Brady Shearer on Instagram Brady Shearer on Twitter Alex Mills on Instagram

 

Find the full transcript for this session of the Pro Church Podcast at http://prochurchtools.com/5-core-values-video-storytelling-churches-ep-102/.

9 Questions To Ask In Your Next Church Testimony Video | Ep. #101

May 4, 2018 09:39

Description:

Some of Brady's favourite projects have been testimony videos he's worked on. He shares 9 questions he uses to help get the best footage of the story being told.

 

 

What's In This Session?

#1: Tell me about the time when . . . (2:15) #2: Tell me the story of . . . (2:46) #3: Describe the conversation . . . (3:25) #4: Tell me about the day you realized . . . (4:38) #5: What were the next steps that got you from here to there? (4:58) #6: How have you changed in the last 5 years? (5:32) #7: How do you see yourself? (6:22) #8: What was the pivotal moment for you? (6:56) #9: What have you not talked about that you'd like to mention? (8:08)

 

Show Notes & Resources Mentioned

Pro Church Tools Pro Church Tools on Facebook Pro Church Tools on YouTube Brady Shearer on Instagram Brady Shearer on Twitter Alex Mills on Instagram

 

Find the full transcript for this session of the Pro Church Podcast at http://prochurchtools.com/9-questions-ask-next-church-testimony-video-ep-101/.

5 Mistakes Brady Shearer Made As A Media Director | Ep. #100

May 3, 2018 09:36

Description:

Before founding Pro Church Tools Brady worked in his local church as a media director. He shares a handful of his biggest mistakes and how you can learn from them.

 

 

What's In This Session?

#1: Stock photos on our website homepage (2:28) #2: Mobile app (3:28) #3: Green screen for video announcements (4:46) #4: Watermelon disaster post on Facebook (6:07) #5: No compass; no "why" (7:27)

 

Show Notes & Resources Mentioned

Subsplash Cowboy Studio Green Screen Pro Church Tools Pro Church Tools on Facebook Pro Church Tools on YouTube Brady Shearer on Instagram Brady Shearer on Twitter Alex Mills on Instagram

 

Find the full transcript for this session of the Pro Church Podcast at http://prochurchtools.com/5-mistakes-brady-shearer-made-media-director-ep-100/.

My 7 Best Performing Email Subject Lines Of 2018 | Ep. #099

May 2, 2018 09:57

Description:

Email is still, in our opinion, the second most important platform for your church to be using on digital. Brady shares 7 of his best performing subject lines from this year.

 

 

What's In This Session?

Example #1: Embarrassing (39.47% open rate) [CURIOSITY] (2:49) Example #2: [Blank subject line] (33.51% open rate) [CURIOSITY] (4:01) Example #3: Pastors are too old (33.9% open rate) [CONTROVERSY] (4:41) Example #4: 7 things Millennials don’t care about in your church (37.3% open rate - 10.83% click rate) [LIST] (5:46) Example #5: A gift from me to you (34.85% open rate) [FREEBIE] (6:49) Example #6: The easiest lighting setup I’ve ever used (32.82% open rate) [EASY] (7:05) Example #7: How to 27X your organic reach on Facebook (30.11% open rate) [HOW-TO] (8:20)

 

Show Notes & Resources Mentioned

MailChimp Active Campaign Pro Church Tools Pro Church Tools on Facebook Pro Church Tools on YouTube Brady Shearer on Instagram Brady Shearer on Twitter Alex Mills on Instagram

 

Find the full transcript for this session of the Pro Church Podcast at http://prochurchtools.com/7-best-performing-email-subject-lines-2018-ep-099/.

7 Important Church Statistics For 2018 | Ep. #098

May 1, 2018 09:26

Description:

Brady shares seven statistics from Barna's Trends 2018 trends that he found particularly interesting in regards to church attendance and where Christians are currently.

 

 

What's In This Session?

1: 2 out of every 3 Christians admit to experiencing a season or spiritual doubt (1:59) 2: More than a quarter of Christians still find themselves doubting (2:26) 3: 38% of Americans are active churchgoers; 43% are unchurched; 34% is dechurched (3:51) 4: Only 9% of churchgoers attend a church of 1,000 or more (4:18) 5: 40% of churchgoers attend a church of 100 or fewer (4:58) 6: More than half of all American adults (58%) wish they read the Bible more often (6:28) 7: The ideal form of Bible study is 59% “discussion with friends or peers” and just 32% for “sermon or lecture" (6:28)

 

Show Notes & Resources Mentioned

Barna Trends 2018 YouVersion App Pro Church Tools Pro Church Tools on Facebook Pro Church Tools on YouTube Brady Shearer on Instagram Brady Shearer on Twitter Alex Mills on Instagram

 

Find the full transcript for this session of the Pro Church Podcast at http://prochurchtools.com/7-important-church-statistics-2018-ep-098/.

How Churches Can Reach Millennials Using Podcasts | Ep. #097

Apr 30, 2018 09:20

Description:

Brady discusses the surprising statistic that almost 50% of Millennials listen to podcasts, and how your church can make the most of this medium.

 

 

What's In This Session?

Podcast statistics (0:34) Brady & Alex's experience with podcasts (1:10) Idea #1: Q & A podcast (4:03) Idea #2: Conversational podcast (5:34) Idea #3: Short & off-the-cuff (6:53)

 

Show Notes & Resources Mentioned

Barna Trends 2018 This Cultural Moment The Liturgists Podcast The Bad Christian Podcast Pro Church Tools Pro Church Tools on Facebook Pro Church Tools on YouTube Brady Shearer on Instagram Brady Shearer on Twitter Alex Mills on Instagram

 

Find the full transcript for this session of the Pro Church Podcast at http://prochurchtools.com/churches-can-reach-millennials-using-podcasts-ep-097/.

How To Develop A Morning Routine | Ep. #096

Apr 28, 2018 11:20

Description:

Brady has always had a morning routine, but over the last couple months has made some changes. He shares why this routine is so valuable, and both he hand Alex share what their morning routines look like.

 

 

What's In This Session?

The importance of investing in yourself (0:18) 10 minutes of mindfulness meditation in silence (2:08) Read: Personal development book & the Bible (3:24) Journal: Goals, learnings, gratitudes & prayers (4:16) Alex's experiences (7:44)

 

Show Notes & Resources Mentioned

The Beauty of Discomfort by Amanda Lang The Sleep Cycle App Pro Church Tools Pro Church Tools on Facebook Pro Church Tools on YouTube Brady Shearer on Instagram Brady Shearer on Twitter Alex Mills on Instagram

 

Find the full transcript for this session of the Pro Church Podcast at http://prochurchtools.com/develop-morning-routine-ep-096/.

Advanced Church Communications Tip: Preemptively Responding To Objections | Ep. #095

Apr 27, 2018 09:21

Description:

Brady discusses a copywriting tip that you can use to help drive more next steps at your church. The key to this is to respond to objections preemptively.

 

What's In This Session?

Advanced copywriting & communication tip (0:24) Common objections (2:01) Fix #1: Confront the objection (2:50) Fix #2: Confront the rejection (4:31) Fix #3: Confront the alternative (6:17)

 

Show Notes & Resources Mentioned

Nucleus Pro Church Tools Pro Church Tools on Facebook Pro Church Tools on YouTube Brady Shearer on Instagram Brady Shearer on Twitter Alex Mills on Instagram

 

Find the full transcript for this session of the Pro Church Podcast at http://prochurchtools.com/advanced-church-communications-tip-preemptively-responding-objections-ep-095/.

How To Finally See Real Change In Your Church | Ep. #094

Apr 26, 2018 09:40

Description:

In the past couple weeks Brady has been researching change, and how to make long term positive choices. He shares some thoughts on how to create lasting change in your church.

 

What's In This Session?

Humans are predisposed to reject change (0:49) Necessity is the single biggest driver of change (1:51) Brady's work experience (3:59) Nucleus (4:28)

 

Show Notes & Resources Mentioned

Nucleus Pro Church Tools Pro Church Tools on Facebook Pro Church Tools on YouTube Brady Shearer on Instagram Brady Shearer on Twitter Alex Mills on Instagram

 

Find the full transcript for this session of the Pro Church Podcast at http://prochurchtools.com/finally-see-real-change-church-ep-094/.

What To Expect When Launching A Church Facebook Group | Ep. #093

Apr 25, 2018 10:34

Description:

Alex discusses how he is using Facebook groups in his church, the hesitation he felt before starting one, and the results he started seeing within the first 24 hours.

 

What's In This Session?

2018 algorithm change (0:29) "Facebook was built to bring people closer together" (0:45) Why Alex was originally hesitant (2:05) The first 24 hours (3:38) One or multiple groups? (4:44) A review (7:22)

 

Show Notes & Resources Mentioned

How To Get More 5-Star Online Reviews For Your Church | Ep. #085 Pro Church Tools Pro Church Tools on Facebook Pro Church Tools on YouTube Brady Shearer on Instagram Brady Shearer on Twitter Alex Mills on Instagram

 

Find the full transcript for this session of the Pro Church Podcast at http://prochurchtools.com/expect-launching-church-facebook-group-ep-093/.

1 Phrase Your Church Should Stop Using (And What To Say Instead) | Ep. #092

Apr 24, 2018 09:36

Description:

Communication is tough, but even small changes can move the needle forward. Brady discusses a commonly used phrase in church announcements and why we should stop using it.

What's In This Session?

Small changes can move the needle forward (0:56) "Don't miss it!" (1:31) Reason #1: Consequences (2:06) Reason #2: Laziness (3:33) Alternative: "See you there!" (6:15)

 

Show Notes & Resources Mentioned

The Church Storytelling Formula Pro Church Tools Pro Church Tools on Facebook Pro Church Tools on YouTube Brady Shearer on Instagram Brady Shearer on Twitter Alex Mills on Instagram

 

Find the full transcript for this session of the Pro Church Podcast at http://prochurchtools.com/1-phrase-church-stop-using-say-instead-ep-092/.

5 New Digital Tools We’re Using In 2018 | Ep. #091

Apr 23, 2018 09:38

Description:

Brady and Alex share some digital tools we have begun to use on a regular basis at Pro Church Tools and how they can be helpful for you and your church.

 

 

What's In This Session?

Grammarly(0:31) ahrefs(1:57) Linktr.ee(3:32) Smart URL (5:38) Skyroam(7:51)

 

Show Notes & Resources Mentioned

Pretty Links ProChurchDaily.com Pro Church Tools Pro Church Tools on Facebook Pro Church Tools on YouTube Brady Shearer on Instagram Brady Shearer on Twitter Alex Mills on Instagram

 

Find the full transcript for this session of the Pro Church Podcast at http://prochurchtools.com/5-new-digital-tools-using-2018-ep-091/.

Social Media For Your Youth Group, Instagram Hashtags & Website Logos | #AskBrady Episode 62

Apr 22, 2018 28:41

Description:

Watch the video version of this episode of The #AskBrady Show here: https://www.youtube.com/user/ProChurchTools

 

#TIMESTAMPS:

 

1:44 - If we have a youth group page what kind of stuff am I posting? What would they want to see, what kind of stuff would they interact with?

13:54 - When it comes to A/B testing hashtags on Instagram, should I make a new Instagram post with the second set of hashtags, or should I delete set A and replace with set B in the same comment?

19:58 - I saw that Nucleus.Church was pinned with an app like logo, I was wondering if you could explain how to make your website capable of doing this.

22:25 - Should I try to make every post something for both the youth and older crowd? Should I just focus on one group, or should I try to have some posts directed at each group?

 

Brady Shearer is the CEO of Pro Church Tools Inc., a company helping churches communicate better. Through weekly videos, podcasts, and articles, Pro Church Tools reaches more than 25,000 churches every month.

 

Brady is the host of The #AskBrady Show, a church communications focused Q&A video show and podcast, as well as the Pro Church Podcast, a weekly interview audio podcast.

 

Follow Me Online Here:

Instagram: http://instagram.com/bradyshearer

Facebook: http://facebook.com/prochurchtools

Website: http://prochurchtools.com

Twitter: http://twitter.com/bradyshearer

Student & Youth Ministry [Gen Z]: 3 Social Platforms Your Church Needs To Consider | Ep. #090

Apr 21, 2018 09:36

Description:

We are living through the biggest communication shift in 500 years, and social media and technology continues to advance and change. Brady discusses the platforms that are most popular with Gen Z.

 

 

What's In This Session?

Attention is the most valuable commodity your church can possess (1:14) Timeless message in timely mediums (1:59) YouTube (2:37) Snapchat (5:22) Instagram (8:24) You don't need to create the content yourself (8:53)

 

Show Notes & Resources Mentioned

AdWeek Infographic Study: Gen Z frequents Snapchat more than its social media rivals Pro Church Tools Pro Church Tools on Facebook Pro Church Tools on YouTube Brady Shearer on Instagram Brady Shearer on Twitter Alex Mills on Instagram

 

Find the full transcript for this session of the Pro Church Podcast at http://prochurchtools.com/student-youth-ministry-gen-z-3-social-platforms-church-needs-consider-ep-090/.

3 Ways Millennials Should Learn From Older Church Leaders | Ep. #089

Apr 20, 2018 09:18

Description:

The older you are, the more life experience you have to share. Brady discusses how millennials can make the most of the life lessons of those from older generations and learn from their experiences.

 

 

What's In This Session?

What do you wish you knew at 25 that you know now? (1:24) Ask their opinion (4:45) Don't generalize an individual relationship (7:00) Conclusion (8:38)

 

Show Notes & Resources Mentioned

3 Ways Older Church Leaders Can Help Disciple Millennials | Ep. #088 How A 50+ Pastor Dominates Instagram with Carey Nieuwhof (PCP190) Carey Nieuwhof on Instagram Pro Church Tools Pro Church Tools on Facebook Pro Church Tools on YouTube Brady Shearer on Instagram Brady Shearer on Twitter Alex Mills on Instagram

 

Find the full transcript for this session of the Pro Church Podcast at http://prochurchtools.com/3-ways-millennials-learn-older-church-leaders-ep-089/.

3 Ways Older Church Leaders Can Help Disciple Millennials | Ep. #088

Apr 19, 2018 10:17

Description:

In past episodes Brady has discussed the implications of the millennial generation. In this episode he talks about how older church leaders can disciple millennials.

 

 

What's In This Session?

Empower & Champion (1:14) Ask their opinion (5:40) Don't generalize an individual relationship (8:28)

 

Show Notes & Resources Mentioned

The Truth About Millennials And Church Pro Church Tools Pro Church Tools on Facebook Pro Church Tools on YouTube Brady Shearer on Instagram Brady Shearer on Twitter Alex Mills on Instagram

 

Find the full transcript for this session of the Pro Church Podcast at http://prochurchtools.com/3-ways-older-church-leaders-can-help-disciple-millennials-ep-088/.

How A Church Of 150 Spent $109 On Facebook Ads And Got 241 New Visitors | Ep. #087

Apr 18, 2018 10:22

Description:

It's important to use our resources wisely. Brady shares the story of a church who used Facebook Ads to benefit their growth strategy, and how to make it work for you.

 

 

What's In This Session?

The story (0:30) Step #1: Promote an event, not a church service (4:18) Step #2: Target those 18-65+ within a 10 mile radius of your church (5:28) Step #3: Landing page with a form (5:52)

 

Show Notes & Resources Mentioned

How A Church Of 120 Spent $78 On Facebook Ads & Got 47 New Visitors Pro Church Tools Pro Church Tools on Facebook Pro Church Tools on YouTube Brady Shearer on Instagram Brady Shearer on Twitter Alex Mills on Instagram

 

Find the full transcript for this session of the Pro Church Podcast at http://prochurchtools.com/church-150-spent-109-facebook-ads-got-241-new-visitors-ep-087/.

5 Groundbreaking Ways Churches Can #SeizeThe167 | Ep. #086

Apr 17, 2018 10:33

Description:

Every week has 168 hours. The average weekly church service is around an hour long, but the influence of your church doesn't need to end there. Brady talks about seizing the other 167 hours in a week.

 

What's In This Session?

#1: Directed spiritual reflection (2:19) #2: Q&A Podcast (4:38) #3: Patreon (6:15) #4: Document the journey (7:22) #5: Facebook Ads (9:13)

 

Show Notes & Resources Mentioned

That Christian Vlogger Storytape Nucleus The Unveiled Wife on Facebook Patreon Rebecca Mills on Instagram Pro Church Tools Pro Church Tools on Facebook Pro Church Tools on YouTube Brady Shearer on Instagram Brady Shearer on Twitter Alex Mills on Instagram

 

Find the full transcript for this session of the Pro Church Podcast at http://prochurchtools.com/5-groundbreaking-ways-churches-can-seizethe167-ep-086/.

How To Get More 5-Star Online Reviews For Your Church | Ep. #085

Apr 16, 2018 08:29

Description:

Brady shares why Google and Facebook reviews are so important for your church, as well as how to trigger more of them.

 

What's In This Session?

Reviews appear first on Google (0:27) Google My Business pulls a star rating and displays it (0:51) Drown out false negative reviews (1:52) Host a contest (2:25) Use an anniversary or birthday to trigger reviews (4:55)

 

Show Notes & Resources Mentioned

Google My Business ProChurchDaily.com Pro Church Tools Pro Church Tools on Facebook Pro Church Tools on YouTube Brady Shearer on Instagram Brady Shearer on Twitter Alex Mills on Instagram

 

Find the full transcript for this session of the Pro Church Podcast at http://prochurchtools.com/get-5-star-online-reviews-church-ep-085/.

What Should NOT Go On Your Website, Improving Your SEO & FB Fundraisers | #AskBrady Episode 61

Apr 15, 2018 18:56

Description:

Watch the video version of this episode of The #AskBrady Show here: https://www.youtube.com/user/ProChurchTools

 

#TIMESTAMPS:

 

0:59 - Other than passing the speed test, what are some tips and tricks to improve our site’s SEO?

9:08 - How many times could or would you play the same video announcement for an event?

10:46 - What are your thoughts on Facebook fundraisers for nonprofit and whether you think it can be a good tool for my church to utilize to accept donations, offerings, etc.?

15:27 - Is there any information or ministry that DOESN’T make the cut for the church website? If so, how do you decide?

 

Brady Shearer is the CEO of Pro Church Tools Inc., a company helping churches communicate better. Through weekly videos, podcasts, and articles, Pro Church Tools reaches more than 25,000 churches every month.

 

Brady is the host of The #AskBrady Show, a church communications focused Q&A video show and podcast, as well as the Pro Church Podcast, a weekly interview audio podcast.

 

Follow Me Online Here:

Instagram: http://instagram.com/bradyshearer

Facebook: http://facebook.com/prochurchtools

Website: http://prochurchtools.com

Twitter: http://twitter.com/bradyshearer

5 Easy Ways To Write Better Headlines In 2018 | Ep. #084

Apr 14, 2018 08:49

Description:

Headlines can be used for a variety of things, from blog posts to podcast episodes. Brady shares some tips on how to make your headlines more captivating and clickable.

 

What's In This Session?

#1: Numbered list (1:17) #2: Superlatives (3:03) #3: Audience specific (3:26) #4: How-to (4:45) #5: Negativity (5:41) Bonus: Add the year (8:20)

 

Show Notes & Resources Mentioned

How To Win Friends & Influence People by Dale Carnegie Pro Church Tools Pro Church Tools on Facebook Pro Church Tools on YouTube Brady Shearer on Instagram Brady Shearer on Twitter Alex Mills on Instagram

 

Find the full transcript for this session of the Pro Church Podcast at http://prochurchtools.com/5-easy-ways-write-better-headlines-2018-ep-084/.

The Secret Of Leading With Vulnerability (And Why It’s So Important…) | Ep. #083

Apr 13, 2018 10:51

Description:

As human beings we need someone to go first, especially when it comes to difficult choices like being vulnerable. A leader's job is to go first. Brady talks about leading with vulnerability and why it's so important.

 

What's In This Session?

We all need someone to go first (0:22) Example #1 - the 2 hour marathon (0:34) Going first is the job of a leader (1:36) Example #2 - Brady's launch weight gain (3:16) Example #3 - Post-launch crash (4:42) Alex's examples (6:38)

 

Show Notes & Resources Mentioned

Nucleus Pro Church Tools Pro Church Tools on Facebook Pro Church Tools on YouTube Brady Shearer on Instagram Brady Shearer on Twitter Alex Mills on Instagram

 

Find the full transcript for this session of the Pro Church Podcast at http://prochurchtools.com/secret-leading-vulnerability-important-ep-083/.

3 Free Third-Party Tools To Use Alongside Your Church's Website | Ep. #082

Apr 12, 2018 08:19

Description:

Brady discusses three free third-party tools to use in tandem with your church website. These tools can enhance the user experience of your website with no extra cost.

 

 

What's In This Session?

All-in-one or a combination of tools? (0:36) YouTube (0:59) Cloudflare (4:16) Drift Live Chat (6:01)

 

Show Notes & Resources Mentioned

How To Add A Free Live Chat Widget To Your Church's Website | Ep. #071 Cloudflare Drift Nucleus Pro Church Tools Pro Church Tools on Facebook Pro Church Tools on YouTube Brady Shearer on Instagram Brady Shearer on Twitter Alex Mills on Instagram

 

Find the full transcript for this session of the Pro Church Podcast at http://prochurchtools.com/3-free-third-party-tools-use-alongside-churchs-website-ep-082/.

How To Capture Beautiful Church Photos For Free | Ep. #081

Apr 11, 2018 09:41

Description:

Great photos used to be expensive and complicated - but not anymore. Advancements in technology have made great photography more readily available to everyone. Brady discusses how to take great photos on your phone.

 

What's In This Session?

The Georgia Institute of Technology study (1:50) Step #1 - Portrait Mode (3:03) Step #2 - Find The Best Light (4:26) Step #3 - Edite Your Photos with a Free App (7:48)

 

Show Notes & Resources Mentioned

VSCO App Rizon Case Study & Examples Pro Church Tools Pro Church Tools on Facebook Pro Church Tools on YouTube Brady Shearer on Instagram Brady Shearer on Twitter Alex Mills on Instagram

 

Find the full transcript for this session of the Pro Church Podcast at http://prochurchtools.com/capture-beautiful-church-photos-free-ep-081/.

The Signature Way Churches Alienate Millennials & Gen Z | Ep. #080

Apr 10, 2018 10:37

Description:

Brady discusses how every generation, just like every individual, has strengths and weaknesses and how you cannot expect to reach a generation you are busy insulting.

 

What's In This Session?

The tweet that sparked this episode (0:21) Publicly insulting a generation of young people that is attending church at historically low numbers won’t help you reach them (1:36) Millennials need a champion (2:50) Every generation has their strengths & weaknesses (3:06) Take Brady as an example (3:34)

 

Show Notes & Resources Mentioned

What Millennials Want When They Visit Church - Barna Pro Church Tools Pro Church Tools on Facebook Pro Church Tools on YouTube Brady Shearer on Instagram Brady Shearer on Twitter Alex Mills on Instagram

 

Find the full transcript for this session of the Pro Church Podcast at http://prochurchtools.com/signature-way-churches-alienate-millennials-gen-z-ep-080/.

Help! My Pastor Keeps Interfering With The Creative Ministry | Ep. #079

Apr 9, 2018 09:37

Description:

Senior pastors in small churches tend to be in charge of a lot things themselves. This can make delegation difficult. Brady talks about how this can impact creative ministries.

 

What's In This Session?

Dustin's Facebook message (0:21) Small church pastors (1:15) Try to understand where they're coming from (2:46) Growth requires delegation (3:26) The process (3:26)

 

Show Notes & Resources Mentioned

Nucleus Storytape The E-myth Revisited Pro Church Tools Pro Church Tools on Facebook Pro Church Tools on YouTube Brady Shearer on Instagram Brady Shearer on Twitter Alex Mills on Instagram

 

Find the full transcript for this session of the Pro Church Podcast at http://prochurchtools.com/help-pastor-keeps-interfering-creative-ministry-ep-079/.

Effectively Purge Your Email List, Hiring Full-Time Staff & Website Focal Point | #AskBrady Episode 60

Apr 8, 2018 27:44

Description:

Watch the video version of this episode of The #AskBrady Show here: https://www.youtube.com/user/ProChurchTools

 

#TIMESTAMPS:

 

1:01 - Is there a specific email that you’ve done in the past and sent out which is really effective with the intent to purge your email list?

7:37 - A friend of mine and I are taking over my church’s social media as a project since we are interns through our church, and I was wondering if you have any information that may help us amp up our church’s social media when the older generation doesn’t like what we do.

16:01 - Do you have any suggestions on getting a full-time staff position?

21:14 - I’m working to try and give our church’s website home page a main focal point like you suggest, but I’m not sure how to. Any suggestions would be great!

 

Brady Shearer is the CEO of Pro Church Tools Inc., a company helping churches communicate better. Through weekly videos, podcasts, and articles, Pro Church Tools reaches more than 25,000 churches every month.

 

Brady is the host of The #AskBrady Show, a church communications focused Q&A video show and podcast, as well as the Pro Church Podcast, a weekly interview audio podcast.

 

Follow Me Online Here:

Instagram: http://instagram.com/bradyshearer

Facebook: http://facebook.com/prochurchtools

Website: http://prochurchtools.com

Twitter: http://twitter.com/bradyshearer

How To Explain To Your Pastor The Importance Of Digital Media | Ep. #078

Apr 7, 2018 09:55

Description:

We are living through the biggest communications shift in 500 years. Brady talks about translating a timeless message into a timely medium, and why this is so important.

 

What's In This Session?

Where we're at (0:21) Attention is the most valuable commodity you can possess (2:24) Timeless message; timely medium (2:53) Where we're going (4:07) You need 3 things . . . (5:30)

 

Show Notes & Resources Mentioned

Slapchop PEW Research Lyft Uber Blue Apron H&M Netflix Pro Church Tools Pro Church Tools on Facebook Pro Church Tools on YouTube Brady Shearer on Instagram Brady Shearer on Twitter Alex Mills on Instagram

 

Find the full transcript for this session of the Pro Church Podcast at http://prochurchtools.com/explain-pastor-importance-digital-media-ep-078/.

8% Of Millennials Say THIS Is Why They Don’t Attend Church | Ep. #077

Apr 6, 2018 11:24

Description:

A common assumption in Christian culture is that millennials don't attend church because it's out of date. Brady discusses the percentage for who this is true, as well as what the top reason actually is.

 

What's In This Session?

The assumption: it's out of date (0:28) The #1 answer: I find God elsewhere (1:53) The biggest communication shift in the last 500 years (2:37)

 

Show Notes & Resources Mentioned

Making Space For Millennials by Barna Pro Church Tools Pro Church Tools on Facebook Pro Church Tools on YouTube Brady Shearer on Instagram Brady Shearer on Twitter Alex Mills on Instagram

 

Find the full transcript for this session of the Pro Church Podcast at https://prochurchtools.com/8-millennials-say-dont-attend-church-ep-077/.

Eliminate This Form Of Christianese To Be A More Welcoming Church | Ep. #076

Apr 5, 2018 09:10

Description:

Next steps need to be clear to your visitors, as well as your existing congregation. Brady discusses using colour as a solution to the Christianese surrounding connect cards and visitor centres.

 

What's In This Session?

What is Christianese? (0:24) Example: the fellowship desk (1:22) Use colour instead (1:54) Example: a local restaurant (2:15) Applying this to connect cards (4:29)

 

Show Notes & Resources Mentioned

Tide & Vine Life Abundant Niagara Pro Church Tools Pro Church Tools on Facebook Pro Church Tools on YouTube Brady Shearer on Instagram Brady Shearer on Twitter Alex Mills on Instagram

 

Find the full transcript for this session of the Pro Church Podcast at http://prochurchtools.com/eliminate-form-christianese-welcoming-church-ep-076/.

The Ultimate Event Promotion System For Churches | Ep. #075

Apr 4, 2018 09:32

Description:

Storytelling is the most important skill you can learn to help your church grow, succeed, and accomplish your vision and mission. In this episode Brady shares his 3 step storytelling formula.

 

What's In This Session?

Step #1: Take inventory (1:14) Step #2: Assign value (1:50) Step #3: Give credits (3:42) The benefits (5:04)

 

Show Notes & Resources Mentioned

Nucleus Pro Church Tools Pro Church Tools on Facebook Pro Church Tools on YouTube Brady Shearer on Instagram Brady Shearer on Twitter Alex Mills on Instagram

 

Find the full transcript for this session of the Pro Church Podcast at http://prochurchtools.com/ultimate-event-promotion-system-churches-ep-075/.

3 New Instagram Profile Hacks Your Church Can Make Today | Ep. #074

Apr 3, 2018 07:49

Description:

Storytelling is the most important skill you can learn to help your church grow, succeed, and accomplish your vision and mission. In this episode Brady shares his 3 step storytelling formula.

 

What's In This Session?

#1 - Edit your Instagram name (1:07) #2 - Use Linktr.ee (2:41) #3 - Clickable hashtags & handles in bio

 

Show Notes & Resources Mentioned

Linktr.ee Bit.ly Gwinnett Church on Instagram Pro Church Tools Pro Church Tools on Facebook Pro Church Tools on YouTube Brady Shearer on Instagram Brady Shearer on Twitter Alex Mills on Instagram

 

Find the full transcript for this session of the Pro Church Podcast at http://prochurchtools.com/3-new-instagram-profile-hacks-church-can-make-today-ep-074/.

How Frequently Your Church Should Post On Social Media | Ep. #073

Apr 2, 2018 06:51

Description:

A common question we receive is how often churches should post on social media. Brady talks about the intersection of quantity and quality and how to use this to determine a number.

 

What's In This Session?

A common way churches sabotage (0:38) New algorithms (1:26) Most churches don't have the resources to post too much (2:21) The intersection of quantity and quality (4:00)

 

Show Notes & Resources Mentioned

Elevation Church MeetEdgar SmarterQueue Pro Church Tools Pro Church Tools on Facebook Pro Church Tools on YouTube Brady Shearer on Instagram Brady Shearer on Twitter Alex Mills on Instagram

 

Find the full transcript for this session of the Pro Church Podcast at http://prochurchtools.com/frequently-church-post-social-media-ep-073/.

Naming Your Church, Soliciting In Church Facebook Groups & Sermon Notes | #AskBrady Episode 59

Apr 1, 2018 24:18

Description:

Watch the video version of this episode of The #AskBrady Show here: https://www.youtube.com/user/ProChurchTools

 

#TIMESTAMPS:

 

0:59 - When it comes to our churches Facebook group, what would you recommend as guidelines for things like soliciting from people who own businesses within our church? Should the group be private or public?

7:50 - So if you have 5 announcements on Sunday morning do you tell 5 stories and give 5 call to actions?

11:06 - Do you have any tips when it comes to naming a church or business?

19:23 - Our pastor uses fill in the blank sermon notes each week. Does anyone have a solution for doing this on your smart device? 

 

Brady Shearer is the CEO of Pro Church Tools Inc., a company helping churches communicate better. Through weekly videos, podcasts, and articles, Pro Church Tools reaches more than 25,000 churches every month.

 

Brady is the host of The #AskBrady Show, a church communications focused Q&A video show and podcast, as well as the Pro Church Podcast, a weekly interview audio podcast.

 

Follow Me Online Here:

Instagram: http://instagram.com/bradyshearer

Facebook: http://facebook.com/prochurchtools

Website: http://prochurchtools.com

Twitter: http://twitter.com/bradyshearer

5 Advanced Tips For Boosting Your Church’s Email Open Rates | Ep. #072

Mar 31, 2018 08:59

Description:

No one will know what your email says if they never open it. Brady and Alex discuss some email best practices that can help boost your email open rates.

 

What's In This Session?

10/10/80 Subject line testing (0:48) Re-send to those that haven't opened with a different subject line (1:56) Plain text emails (4:52) Purge your email list of dead contacts (6:08) Send at the same time of day and week (8:00)

 

Show Notes & Resources Mentioned

ActiveCampaign MailChimp Pro Church Tools Pro Church Tools on Facebook Pro Church Tools on YouTube Brady Shearer on Instagram Brady Shearer on Twitter Alex Mills on Instagram

 

Find the full transcript for this session of the Pro Church Podcast at http://prochurchtools.com/5-advanced-tips-boosting-churchs-email-open-rates-ep-072/.

How To Add A Free Live Chat Widget To Your Church’s Website | Ep. #071

Mar 30, 2018 08:06

Description:

Live chat enables people to get in touch with your church instantly. Brady shares some stories using live chat, and the software they're using to make it happen.

 

 

What's In This Session?

Justin's story (0:26) The tools (2:09) Nathan's story (2:45) Devin's story (4:12) Owen's story (5:04) Ben's story (5:50)

 

Show Notes & Resources Mentioned

Drift Intercom Nucleus ForefrontChurch.info Storytape Google AdWords Facebook LiveChat ManyChat.com Pro Church Tools Pro Church Tools on Facebook Pro Church Tools on YouTube Brady Shearer on Instagram Brady Shearer on Twitter Alex Mills on Instagram

 

Find the full transcript for this session of the Pro Church Podcast at http://prochurchtools.com/add-free-live-chat-widget-churchs-website-ep-071/.

Leadership Lesson: Why Personal Responsibility Is The Ultimate Key | Ep. #070

Mar 29, 2018 09:29

Description:

Brady discusses a leadership lesson that is very important in his work and personal life - taking responsibility - in this episode of Pro Church Daily.

 

What's In This Session?

Nobody likes someone who makes excuses all the time (0:22) Our haters (0:54) What can I learn? (1:33) You are not your work (3:07) Tiny example: Lily's toothbrush (4:10) Extreme example: Aunt asks about infidelity (4:56) Work example (6:27)

 

Show Notes & Resources Mentioned

Nucleus Pro Church Tools Pro Church Tools on Facebook Pro Church Tools on YouTube Brady Shearer on Instagram Brady Shearer on Twitter Alex Mills on Instagram

 

Find the full transcript for this session of the Pro Church Podcast at http://prochurchtools.com/leadership-lesson-personal-responsibility-ultimate-key-ep-070/.

How To Build A $1 Million Product With Zero Funding | Ep. #069

Mar 28, 2018 10:10

Description:

Brady talks about the marketing of Nucleus, as well as the difference between a bootstrapped company and one with investors, and why being autonomous is so important to us.

 

What's In This Session?

The emails that sparked this episode (0:23) How it normally works (1:46) How Pro Church Tools works (3:00) The Autonomy Advantage (5:43) 80% of Pro Church Nation will never give us a dollar - and we love that! (6:03) How Central is meeting the changing market (8:26)

 

Show Notes & Resources Mentioned

Nucleus Squarespace Dropbox Intercom HQ Pro Video Announcements Storytape Central Pro Church Tools Pro Church Tools on Facebook Pro Church Tools on YouTube Brady Shearer on Instagram Brady Shearer on Twitter Alex Mills on Instagram

 

Find the full transcript for this session of the Pro Church Podcast at http://prochurchtools.com/build-1-million-product-zero-funding-ep-069/.

How To Offer Pre-Registration For Church Kids Ministry Online | Ep. #068

Mar 27, 2018 10:02

Description:

Pre-registration for children of first time guests to your church and your kids' ministry will help streamline the sign in process, and save both your guests and volunteers time. Brady talks through the benefits and the process in this episode.

 

What's In This Session?

Why you should offer pre-registration (1:02) Step #1 - The form (3:24) Step #2 - Follow up (4:28) Step #3 - First time visitor area (5:09)

 

Show Notes & Resources Mentioned

Nucleus Nucleus Example Card Nucleus Walkthrough Planning Center People MailChimp Brady Shearer on Instagram Pro Church Tools on Facebook The #AskBrady Show on YouTube Pro Church Tools on YouTube Brady Shearer on Twitter Pro Church Podcast on Apple Podcast Elevation Church Hillsong Church

 

Find the full transcript for this session of the Pro Church Podcast at http://prochurchtools.com/offer-pre-registration-church-kids-ministry-online-ep-068/.

The Best Free Gift Church’s Can Give To New Visitors | Ep. #067

Mar 26, 2018 10:17

Description:

Taking the step to attend a church for the first step is a huge step. Asking for their contact information is another big ask. A great thank you gift helps.

 

If you haven't already, head over to ProChurchTools.com/Nucleus to download our 7 Church Website Page Templates. Pre written copy structured the exact way we would if we had these pages on our websites.

 

What's In This Session?

Why a free gift? (1:12) It invites your potential new visitor into the act of giving and allows them to make a choice of which charity they want to support (3:16) It demonstrates that you are a generous church that is outwardly focused on the world and community - not inwardly focused on your own self-interests (3:45) As you'll see in the email copy below, by inviting your new visitor into the act of giving, they are required to reply to your welcome email with their charity of choice. By doing this, you'll be marked as a safe sender in this individual's email inbox AND this will help contribute to a better overall email deliverability profile for your church (4:13) One-on-one interaction with a pastor through email (6:10)

 

Show Notes & Resources Mentioned

Email copy:

Hey *|FNAME|*!

This is Brady from Hope Church. Thanks for filling out our "I'm New" form!

Here's what you need to know about Hope Church...

We LOVE generosity. And we think one of the best ways to live like Jesus is to give.

Knowing this, we'd love to make a $5 donation on your behalf to a charity of your choice. Simply reply to this email with your choice from the list of registered charities below - and we'll make a donation on your behalf!

Charity:water Prevent Child Abuse America American Foundation For Suicide Prevention Boys & Girls Clubs Of America

Talk soon!

Brady Shearer

Nucleus MailChimp Nucleus walk through Pro Church Tools Pro Church Tools on Facebook Pro Church Tools on YouTube Brady Shearer on Instagram Brady Shearer on Twitter Alex Mills on Instagram

 

Find the full transcript for this session of the Pro Church Podcast at https://prochurchtools.com/best-free-gift-churchs-can-give-new-visitors-ep-067/.

Are Mission Statements Too Cliché, Call To Action & Finding Your New Visitors | #AskBrady Episode 58

Mar 25, 2018 26:52

Description:

Watch the video version of this episode of The #AskBrady Show here: https://www.youtube.com/user/ProChurchTools

 

#TIMESTAMPS:

 

1:00 - Apart from changing the website completely, how can I have a call to action without referring to our website?

5:32 - What do you do with the Let Us Know You’re Coming info as a church of about 600? How do we know which visitor to look out for in the sea of people?

7:14 - I get that everyone wants to know what we’re about by way of a mission statement, but I wonder if some ambiguity could be useful? Any thoughts?

14:06 - Any advice on how to create more interesting captions on Instagram to increase engagement?

 

Brady Shearer is the CEO of Pro Church Tools Inc., a company helping churches communicate better. Through weekly videos, podcasts, and articles, Pro Church Tools reaches more than 25,000 churches every month.

 

Brady is the host of The #AskBrady Show, a church communications focused Q&A video show and podcast, as well as the Pro Church Podcast, a weekly interview audio podcast.

 

Follow Me Online Here:

Instagram: http://instagram.com/bradyshearer

Facebook: http://facebook.com/prochurchtools

Website: http://prochurchtools.com

Twitter: http://twitter.com/bradyshearer

5 Items Every Church Website Footer Needs | Ep. #066

Mar 24, 2018 08:13

Description:

The footer of a website is often overlooked, but being one of the only things available on every page, it can be extremely valuable to use this real estate well. Brady discusses what should be included in the footer of a church website.

 

If you haven't already, head over to ProChurchTools.com/Nucleus to download our 7 Church Website Page Templates. Pre written copy structured the exact way we would if we had these pages on our websites.

 

What's In This Session?

#1 - Church Overview Statement (1:48) #2 - Physical Address (2:57) #3 - Email Address (2:57) #4 - Phone Number (2:57) #5 - Social Platform Links (3:59)

 

Show Notes & Resources Mentioned

Nucleus 2015 B2B Web Usability Report Eye-tracking studies: first impressions form quickly on the web Pro Church Tools Pro Church Tools on Facebook Pro Church Tools on YouTube Brady Shearer on Instagram Brady Shearer on Twitter Alex Mills on Instagram

 

Find the full transcript for this session of the Pro Church Podcast at http://prochurchtools.com/5-items-every-church-website-footer-needs-ep-066/.

5 SEO Improvements You Can Make To Your Church’s Website | Ep. #065

Mar 23, 2018 10:07

Description:

A lot of people find and research local businesses online. This means that it is important for your church to rank well in search results. Brady talks about Search Engine Optimization and some easy steps to improve your SEO.

 

If you haven't already, head over to ProChurchTools.com/Nucleus to download our 7 Church Website Page Templates. Pre written copy structured the exact way we would if we had these pages on our websites.

 

What's In This Session?

What is SEO? (0:57) Google My Business (1:43) Facebook Reviews (3:11) Google Reviews (3:11) Keyword Phrase Optimization (5:44) Pingdom Web Tools (7:07)

 

Show Notes & Resources Mentioned

Nucleus Moz Backlinko Pingdom Pro Church Tools Pro Church Tools on Facebook Pro Church Tools on YouTube Brady Shearer on Instagram Brady Shearer on Twitter Alex Mills on Instagram

 

Find the full transcript for this session of the Pro Church Podcast at http://prochurchtools.com/5-seo-improvements-can-make-churchs-website-ep-065/.

The 3 Rules Of Church Domain Names | Ep. #064

Mar 22, 2018 10:49

Description:

Your website is your church's main representative online. This is why choosing a great domain is so important. Brady discusses three rules to follow when choosing a domain.

 

If you haven't already, head over to ProChurchTools.com/Nucleus to download our 7 Church Website Page Templates. Pre written copy structured the exact way we would if we had these pages on our websites.

 

What's In This Session?

Rule #1: Keep It Short (1:13) Rule #2: Keep It Memorable (1:13) Rule #3: Keep It Easy To Spell (1:13) Be careful with acronyms (2:01) Domain suffix: .com? .org? .church? (4:32)

 

Show Notes & Resources Mentioned

Nucleus Centralcc.ca LifeAbundantNiagara.com Storytape.com HopeChurch.xyz Life.Church Pro Church Tools Pro Church Tools on Facebook Pro Church Tools on YouTube Brady Shearer on Instagram Brady Shearer on Twitter Alex Mills on Instagram

 

Find the full transcript for this session of the Pro Church Podcast at http://prochurchtools.com/3-rules-church-domain-names-ep-064/.

The Perfect Church Connect Card Template | Ep. #063

Mar 21, 2018 10:54

Description:

Print may not be efficient, but it's not dead. Brady talks about the unique role connect cards play in church communications and his single best tip to get more people to fill it out.

 

If you haven't already, head over to ProChurchTools.com/Nucleus to download our 7 Church Website Page Templates. Pre written copy structured the exact way we would if we had these pages on our websites.

 

What's In This Session?

Why is a church connection card so important? (1:19) How few fields can you ask for while still keeping a card relevant? (2:33) Use a connection card as an extension of your central hub (5:28) Some people prefer a physical card (6:35)

 

Show Notes & Resources Mentioned

Nucleus Barna What Millennials Want When They Visit Church The Central Hub: Why Every Church Needs One | Ep. #061 The Lobby Kiosk: How To Drive More Next Steps At Church | Ep. #062 7 Perfect Church Connection Card Examples  Pro Church Tools Pro Church Tools on Facebook Pro Church Tools on YouTube Brady Shearer on Instagram Brady Shearer on Twitter Alex Mills on Instagram

 

Find the full transcript for this session of the Pro Church Podcast at http://prochurchtools.com/perfect-church-connect-card-template-ep-063/.

The Lobby Kiosk: How To Drive More Next Steps At Church | Ep. #062

Mar 20, 2018 11:36

Description:

Having a single destination for information makes communication simple and streamlined. Brady talks through some tips on how to make a central hub kiosk work for your church.

 

If you haven't already, head over to ProChurchTools.com/Nucleus to download our 7 Church Website Page Templates. Pre written copy structured the exact way we would if we had these pages on our websites.

 

What's In This Session?

Tim's Facebook post (0:50) Why a single destination? (2:19) Tip #1: Use an older person to man the station (3:54) Tip #2: We send out a “What’s Happening” note to all our volunteers serving that week (5:01) Tip #3: Have a list of the days announcements so volunteers are prepped on the most important next steps (6:28) Tip #4: Call your kiosk the name of the URL plus kiosk to ingrain the domain name in your church’s mind (7:30) Set up suggestions (9:17)

 

Show Notes & Resources Mentioned

Tim's kiosk set up:
The Central Hub: Why Every Church Needs One | Ep. #061 Planning Center Mount It! Tablet Stand Lamicall Tablet Stand Kiosk Pro iPad Pro Church Tools Pro Church Tools on Facebook Pro Church Tools on YouTube Brady Shearer on Instagram Brady Shearer on Twitter Alex Mills on Instagram

 

Find the full transcript for this session of the Pro Church Podcast at http://prochurchtools.com/lobby-kiosk-drive-next-steps-church-ep-062/.

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The Central Hub: Why Every Church Needs One | Ep. #061

Mar 19, 2018 12:27

Description:

Brady discusses the concept of a central hub. He covers the necessary elements for a central hub, as well as how it can help your church accomplish its vision and mission in the world.

 

If you haven't already, head over to ProChurchTools.com/Nucleus to download our 7 Church Website Page Templates. Pre written copy structured the exact way we would if we had these pages on our websites.

 

What's In This Session?

The best way to accomplish your church's mission is through next steps (0:41) Brady's experience with announcements (1:04) The fewer the choices the better (2:49) Ryan Gosling meme example (3:44) The jam case study (4:00) The key elements of a central hub (6:31)

 

Show Notes & Resources Mentioned

Nucleus Pro Video Announcements Ryan Gosling - What Do You Want? When Choice is Demotivating: Can One Desire Too Much of a Good Thing? Pro Church Tools Pro Church Tools on Facebook Pro Church Tools on YouTube Brady Shearer on Instagram Brady Shearer on Twitter Alex Mills on Instagram

 

Find the full transcript for this session of the Pro Church Podcast at http://prochurchtools.com/central-hub-every-church-needs-one-ep-061/.

Brady’s Teleprompter Secret, Instagram vs FB Stories & Filmora vs Adobe | #AskBrady Episode 57

Mar 18, 2018 22:04

Description:

Watch the video version of this episode of The #AskBrady Show here: https://www.youtube.com/user/ProChurchTools

 

#TIMESTAMPS:

 

1:00 - What do you know about a company called Filmora - a video editing software?

5:32 - What are your thoughts on content used for Instagram & Facebook stories? Same content on both?

7:14 - I’m trying to get into video testimonies/stories of how groups have helped people, what are your methods for learning names and stories for this purpose?

14:06 - What are the advantages to using only one person vs. a different person per announcement? Do you memorize the script? Or use a teleprompter?

 

Brady Shearer is the CEO of Pro Church Tools Inc., a company helping churches communicate better. Through weekly videos, podcasts, and articles, Pro Church Tools reaches more than 25,000 churches every month.

 

Brady is the host of The #AskBrady Show, a church communications focused Q&A video show and podcast, as well as the Pro Church Podcast, a weekly interview audio podcast.

 

Follow Me Online Here:

Instagram: http://instagram.com/bradyshearer

Facebook: http://facebook.com/prochurchtools

Website: http://prochurchtools.com

Twitter: http://twitter.com/bradyshearer

The Best Way To Improve Your Church’s Website Today | Ep. #060

Mar 17, 2018 09:20

Description:

During the construction of Nucleus Brady has done, and read, tons of research on what makes a website great. In this episode he shares the single best way to improve your church's website.

 

If you haven't already, head over to ProChurchTools.com/Nucleus to download our 7 Church Website Page Templates. Pre written copy structured the exact way we would if we had these pages on our websites.

 

What's In This Session?

Etsy's research on product photos (1:15) The value of photos of human faces (2:07) Applying this to churches (2:26) Medalia's study of faces vs. paintings (4:30) Other studies on pictures with human faces (4:47)

 

Show Notes & Resources Mentioned

Nucleus The Human Face of E-Business: Engendering Consumer Initial Trust Through the Use of Images of Sales Personnel on E-Commerce Web Sites Shiny happy people building trust?: photos on e-commerce websites and consumer trust Exploring Human Images in Website Design Across Cultures: A Multi-Method Approach Do human photos on a landing page increase sales and conversions? Face It: Instagram Pictures With Faces are More Popular Behind the scenes: A/B testing part 3: Finalé How To Capture Stunning Church Photos Without A Camera…For Free [Case Study] 7 Church Website Page Templates Etsy Pro Church Tools Pro Church Tools on Facebook Pro Church Tools on YouTube Brady Shearer on Instagram Brady Shearer on Twitter Alex Mills on Instagram

 

Find the full transcript for this session of the Pro Church Podcast at http://prochurchtools.com/best-way-improve-churchs-website-today-ep-060/.

Stop! Don’t Allow Your Church To Use Stock Photos | Ep. #059

Mar 16, 2018 11:00

Description:

A picture is worth a thousand words. Brady discusses the types of images churches are using on their websites, as well as which types to avoid and which to use more of.

 

If you haven't already, head over to ProChurchTools.com/Nucleus to download our 7 Church Website Page Templates. Pre written copy structured the exact way we would if we had these pages on our websites.

 

What's In This Session?

A picture is worth a thousand words (0:43) Clip art search statistics (1:30) Hamburger example (3:30) Etsy example (4:48) Bible college Brady (5:41) Portrait mode case study (7:56)

 

Show Notes & Resources Mentioned

Nucleus Hambrgr - St. Catharines Etsy How To Capture Stunning Church Photos Without A Camera . . . For Free [Case Study] 7 Church Website Page Templates Pro Church Tools Pro Church Tools on Facebook Pro Church Tools on YouTube Brady Shearer on Instagram Brady Shearer on Twitter Alex Mills on Instagram

 

Find the full transcript for this session of the Pro Church Podcast at http://prochurchtools.com/stop-dont-allow-church-use-stock-photos-ep-059/.

The 5-Part First Impression Test For Church Websites | Ep. #058

Mar 15, 2018 10:56

Description:

As part of his research Brady conducted a study on church websites and whether they can pass a first impression test. In this episode he breaks down each part of this test.

 

If you haven't already, head over to ProChurchTools.com/Nucleus to download our 7 Church Website Page Templates. Pre written copy structured the exact way we would if we had these pages on our websites.

 

What's In This Session?

The goal (0:38) The results (1:05) Part 1 - Primary Focal Point (2:40) Part 2 - Responsive Design (4:55) Part 3 - Speed Test (6:39) Part 4 - Stock Photos Of People (7:04) Part 5 - New Visitor Information (8:30)

 

Show Notes & Resources Mentioned

Nucleus Report: 57% of traffic now from smartphones and tablets Web Design Statistics for 2017 Report: 96% Of Church Websites Fail The First Impression Test [Case Study] Users love simple and familiar designs – Why websites need to make a great first impression Etsy Pro Church Tools Pro Church Tools on Facebook Pro Church Tools on YouTube Brady Shearer on Instagram Brady Shearer on Twitter Alex Mills on Instagram

 

Find the full transcript for this session of the Pro Church Podcast at http://prochurchtools.com/5-part-first-impression-test-church-websites-ep-058/.

3 Surefire Ways Your Church’s Website Can Make A Great First Impression | Ep. #057

Mar 14, 2018 09:38

The #1 Goal Of Every Church Website | Ep. #056

Mar 13, 2018 09:30

Description:

Having, and knowing, the main goal for your church website can help clarify what should and should not be included on it. Brady discusses what your website goal should be.

 

If you haven't already, head over to ProChurchTools.com/Nucleus to download our 7 Church Website Page Templates. Pre written copy structured the exact way we would if we had these pages on our websites.

 

What's In This Session?

Your church website’s number one goal is to make a great first impression (0:58) Brain science & snap impressions (1:23) NBA draft story (3:14) The stats (5:12) 1st impressions stick (5:53)

 

Show Notes & Resources Mentioned

The Most Important Marketing Tool For Every Church | Ep. #037 Sunk Costs in the NBA: Why Draft Order Affects Playing Time and Survival in Professional Basketball The 11-Part Church Website Homepage Formula Your Business Needs To Get Social, Local And Mobile--Fast 16 Stats That Prove the Importance of Local SEO A New Study Reveals the Power of First Impressions Online The Good Place Report: 96% Of Church Websites Fail The First Impression Test [Case Study] 7 Church Website Page Templates Pro Church Tools Pro Church Tools on Facebook Pro Church Tools on YouTube Brady Shearer on Instagram Brady Shearer on Twitter Alex Mills on Instagram

 

Find the full transcript for this session of the Pro Church Podcast at http://prochurchtools.com/1-goal-every-church-website-ep-056/.

3 Reasons Your Church Should NOT Use Nucleus | Ep. #055

Mar 12, 2018 11:26

Description:

Nucleus may not be for everyone. Brady talks about the structure of Nucleus, why it was built this way, and who it was created for.

 

If you haven't already, head over to ProChurchTools.com/Nucleus to download our 7 Church Website Page Templates. Pre written copy structured the exact way we would if we had these pages on our websites.

 

What's In This Session?

Every platform has their pros and cons (0:47) When you’re deciding on how you want to build a platform, you have to make choices (1:26) #1 - Pre-determined framework (3:22) #2 - Third-party plugins (5:13) #3 - Cost (6:24)

 

Show Notes & Resources Mentioned

The Dangers Of Using WordPress For Your Church's Website | Ep. #047 7 Reasons Your Church Should NOT Use Squarespace To Build A Website | Ep. #048 Nucleus WordPress Squarespace Should You Make A Website? Here's Why Keanu Reeves Did. - Squarespace Ad Nucleus Blog 40 Reasons Churches Love Nucleus 7 Church Website Page Templates Pro Church Tools Pro Church Tools on Facebook Pro Church Tools on YouTube Brady Shearer on Instagram Brady Shearer on Twitter Alex Mills on Instagram

 

Find the full transcript for this session of the Pro Church Podcast at http://prochurchtools.com/3-reasons-church-not-use-nucleus-ep-055/.

Affordable Audio For iPhone X, Instagram Follow Backs & Social Media Links | #AskBrady Episode 56

Mar 11, 2018 15:21

Description:

Watch the video version of this episode of The #AskBrady Show here: https://www.youtube.com/user/ProChurchTools

 

#TIMESTAMPS:

 

1:01 - I have a question for you in regards to staffing assignments, is Nucleus going to include any kind of scheduling software?

3:35 - Best (affordable/under $300) audio set up for iPhone X?

9:10 - On a church Instagram account, should you follow back those that follow you or only a select few.

12:10 - How many social media links do you recommend on a church website and what order would list them in?17:29 - How should I be using email effectively for church?

 

Brady Shearer is the CEO of Pro Church Tools Inc., a company helping churches communicate better. Through weekly videos, podcasts, and articles, Pro Church Tools reaches more than 25,000 churches every month.

 

Brady is the host of The #AskBrady Show, a church communications focused Q&A video show and podcast, as well as the Pro Church Podcast, a weekly interview audio podcast.

 

Follow Me Online Here:

Instagram: http://instagram.com/bradyshearer

Facebook: http://facebook.com/prochurchtools

Website: http://prochurchtools.com

Twitter: http://twitter.com/bradyshearer

The Anatomy Of A Perfect Kids Ministry Website Page | Ep. #054

Mar 10, 2018 08:55

Description:

One of the most necessary pages on your website is the kids ministry page. When done correctly this page will put parents' minds at ease when attending your church for the first time. Brady breaks the parts of the page down.

 

If you haven't already, head over to ProChurchTools.com/Nucleus to download our 7 Church Website Page Templates. Pre written copy structured the exact way we would if we had these pages on our websites.

 

What's In This Session?

Part #1 - Introduction (1:12) Part #2 - Your First Visit: (1:52) Part #3 - How Check-In Works (3:50) Part #4 - Parent’s Viewing Room (4:52) Part #5 - Meet Our Kids Director (5:45) Part #6 - Got Questions? (7:08)

 

Show Notes & Resources Mentioned

Nucleus 7 Church Website Page Templates Pro Church Tools Pro Church Tools on Facebook Pro Church Tools on YouTube Brady Shearer on Instagram Brady Shearer on Twitter Alex Mills on Instagram

 

Find the full transcript for this session of the Pro Church Podcast at http://prochurchtools.com/anatomy-perfect-kids-ministry-website-page-ep-054/.

5 Easily Forgotten Elements Every Church Website Needs | Ep. #053

Mar 9, 2018 08:47

Description:

In Brady's experience with church websites there are some necessary pieces of information that are often left off otherwise great websites. He discusses what these are and why they are important.

 

If you haven't already, head over to ProChurchTools.com/Nucleus to download our 7 Church Website Page Templates. Pre written copy structured the exact way we would if we had these pages on our websites.

 

What's In This Session?

#1 - Search (1:06) #2 - New Visitor Info (2:16) #3 - Service Times & Address (4:46) #4 - Phone Number & Email (5:24) #5 - Social Links (6:06)

 

Show Notes & Resources Mentioned

Nucleus Report: 96% Of Church Websites Fail The First Impression Test [Case Study] The 2-Part Church Website Headline Formula | Ep. #051 7 Church Website Headlines We Can All Learn From | Ep. #052 Eye-Tracking Studies: First Impressions Form Quickly On The Web 2015 B2B Web Usability Report Pro Church Tools Pro Church Tools on Facebook Pro Church Tools on YouTube Brady Shearer on Instagram Brady Shearer on Twitter Alex Mills on Instagram

 

Find the full transcript for this session of the Pro Church Podcast at http://prochurchtools.com/5-easily-forgotten-elements-every-church-website-needs-ep-053/.

7 Church Website Headlines We Can All Learn From | Ep. #052

Mar 8, 2018 08:41

Description:

Brady shares 7 great church website headlines and what makes them so good, while demonstrating how they use the 2 part website headline formula.

 

If you haven't already, head over to ProChurchTools.com/Nucleus to download our 7 Church Website Page Templates. Pre written copy structured the exact way we would if we had these pages on our websites.

 

What's In This Session?

Example #1 (0:59) Example #2 (2:03) Example #3 (2:39) Example #4 (3:44) Example #5 (5:35) Example #6 (6:30) Example #7 (6:59)

 

Show Notes & Resources Mentioned

Nucleus Hill City Grace Hills Church Bridgetown Church The Village Church Fellowship Church Cornerstone Community Church 12Stone Church 19 Perfect Church Website Main Headline Examples 7 Church Website Page Templates Pro Church Tools Pro Church Tools on Facebook Pro Church Tools on YouTube Brady Shearer on Instagram Brady Shearer on Twitter Alex Mills on Instagram

 

Find the full transcript for this session of the Pro Church Podcast at http://prochurchtools.com/7-church-website-headlines-can-learn-ep-052/.

The 2-Part Church Website Headline Formula | Ep. #051

Mar 7, 2018 09:34

Description:

Statistically 5X more people will read the headline on your website compared to the body copy. Brady discusses how to make the most of your headline by writing for your audience, not yourself.

 

If you haven't already, head over to ProChurchTools.com/Nucleus to download our 7 Church Website Page Templates. Pre written copy structured the exact way we would if we had these pages on our websites.

 

What's In This Session?

The facts (0:56) A bad example (2:10) The formula (3:07) Example #1 (4:30) Example #2 (7:00) Example #3 (7:42) Testimonial example (8:08)

 

Show Notes & Resources Mentioned

Nucleus David Ogilvy's 7 Tips For Writing Copy That Sells Crossroads Church Action Church Enjoy Church Good News Church 7 Church Website Page Tamplates Pro Church Tools Pro Church Tools on Facebook Pro Church Tools on YouTube Brady Shearer on Instagram Brady Shearer on Twitter Alex Mills on Instagram

 

Find the full transcript for this session of the Pro Church Podcast at http://prochurchtools.com/2-part-church-website-headline-formula-ep-051/.

The 7-Part “Plan A Visit” Church Website Page Framework | Ep. #050

Mar 6, 2018 10:22

Description:

The "Plan A Visit" page on your church's website is one of the most important pages you have. Brady discusses the information that should be included on this page in his 7-part framework.

 

If you haven't already, head over to ProChurchTools.com/Nucleus to download our 7 Church Website Page Templates. Pre written copy structured the exact way we would if we had these pages on our websites.

 

What's In This Session?

Part #1 - Getting To Know Each Other (1:02) Part #2 - Service Times (2:07) Part #3 - Location & Directions (2:14) Part #4 - What Can I Expect? (2:33) Part #5 - What About My Kids? (3:58) Part #6 - Let Us Know You’re Coming (6:06) Part #7 - Testimonial (7:32)

 

Show Notes & Resources Mentioned

Part #1 - Getting To Know Each Other (1:02) Part #2 - Service Times (2:07) Part #3 - Location & Directions (2:14) Part #4 - What Can I Expect? (2:33) Part #5 - What About My Kids? (3:58) Part #6 - Let Us Know You’re Coming (6:06) Part #7 - Testimonial (7:32)

 

Find the full transcript for this session of the Pro Church Podcast at http://prochurchtools.com/7-part-plan-visit-church-website-page-framework-ep-050/.

How To Use Mobile Apps To Grow Your Church | Ep. #049

Mar 5, 2018 10:09

Description:

With people spending such a large portion of their time on apps, churches are often tempted to build their own. Brady discusses the stats and investment.

 

If you haven't already, head over to ProChurchTools.com/Nucleus to download our 7 Church Website Page Templates. Pre written copy structured the exact way we would if we had these pages on our websites.

 

What's In This Session?

The data (1:26) There is nothing a church app can do that either your website or social cannot do (3:02) Let's get logical (3:20) This isn’t Nucleus vs. Apps (7:30) Limited resources need to be wisely spent (8:09)

 

Show Notes & Resources Mentioned

Nucleus 5 Reasons Church Apps Are Vastly Overrated | Ep. #041 How To Send Push Notifications For Free (Without A Church Mobile App) | Ep. #042 The 2017 U.S. Mobile App Report Pro Church Tools Pro Church Tools on Facebook Pro Church Tools on YouTube Brady Shearer on Instagram Brady Shearer on Twitter Alex Mills on Instagram

 

Find the full transcript for this session of the Pro Church Podcast at http://prochurchtools.com/use-mobile-apps-grow-church-ep-049/.

When To Release Promos, Different Events In One Ministry & Effective Email | #AskBrady Episode 55

Mar 4, 2018 22:40

Description:

Watch the video version of this episode of The #AskBrady Show here: https://www.youtube.com/user/ProChurchTools

 

#TIMESTAMPS:

 

0:59 - How do you navigate different regular events inside one ministry grouping? Is it just “Ministry Category” & “Event Name”?

3:05 - When you make a good / funny promo video intended for showing in a service, do you wait until after its shown live before you post it online? Or do you use it to drive people to your social media / newsletter (or whatever) before the service its originally shown?

12:04 - How early do you suggest to start promoting your church events on social media?

17:29 - How should I be using email effectively for church?

 

Brady Shearer is the CEO of Pro Church Tools Inc., a company helping churches communicate better. Through weekly videos, podcasts, and articles, Pro Church Tools reaches more than 25,000 churches every month.

 

Brady is the host of The #AskBrady Show, a church communications focused Q&A video show and podcast, as well as the Pro Church Podcast, a weekly interview audio podcast.

 

Follow Me Online Here:

Instagram: http://instagram.com/bradyshearer

Facebook: http://facebook.com/prochurchtools

Website: http://prochurchtools.com

Twitter: http://twitter.com/bradyshearer

7 Reasons Your Church Should NOT Use Squarespace To Build A Website | Ep. #048

Mar 3, 2018 12:31

Description:

Squarespace used to be the website builder we recommended to churches, but there are some downfalls. Brady discusses the down side of building a Squarespace website for you church.

 

If you haven't already, head over to ProChurchTools.com/Nucleus to download our 7 Church Website Page Templates. Pre written copy structured the exact way we would if we had these pages on our websites.

 

What's In This Session?

Squarespace used to be my #1 recommendation for churches (0:43) First Impressions (1:29) Single-Click Templates (2:36) Message Notes (3:36) Mobile Framework (4:24) Integrations (5:30) Sermon Engine (6:46) Central Hub (7:41)

 

Show Notes & Resources Mentioned

Nucleus Squarespace Planning Center Text In Church Wordpress 7 Church Website Page Templates Pro Church Tools Pro Church Tools on Facebook Pro Church Tools on YouTube Brady Shearer on Instagram Brady Shearer on Twitter Alex Mills on Instagram

 

Find the full transcript for this session of the Pro Church Podcast at http://prochurchtools.com/7-reasons-church-not-use-squarespace-build-website-ep-048/.

The Dangers Of Using WordPress For Your Church’s Website | Ep. #047

Mar 2, 2018 09:46

Description:

Over a quarter of all webpages are built on Wordpress, and for a good reason. Wordpress is an amazing platform, but like anything it also has its pitfalls. Brady discusses the pros and cons of building with Wordpress.

 

February is the month of giveaways! All of these giveaways will be happening over on Instagram, so be sure to give Brady a follow - @BradyShearer - he will be sharing what the giveaways are, as well as how to participate throughout the month.

 

What's In This Session?

Brady's experience with Wordpress (1:02) Highly-Customizable/Highly-Complex (2:23) Plugins (3:22) Endless Themes (4:43) First Impressions (6:03) Maintenance (6:56)

 

Show Notes & Resources Mentioned

Nucleus Wordpress Cyberduck Filezilla Flywheel ThemeForest Nucleus Blog 7 Church Website Page Templates Pro Church Tools Pro Church Tools on Facebook Pro Church Tools on YouTube Brady Shearer on Instagram Brady Shearer on Twitter Alex Mills on Instagram

 

Find the full transcript for this session of the Pro Church Podcast at http://prochurchtools.com/dangers-using-wordpress-churchs-website-ep-047/.

How Much Money ($$) A Church Should Spend On A Custom Website | Ep. #046

Mar 1, 2018 11:09

Description:

Brady has tons of experience with building websites. In this episode he talks about custom websites - what to expect to pay, and the question you need to ask to determine if your site is truly custom.

 

If you haven't already, head over to ProChurchTools.com/Nucleus to download our 7 Church Website Page Templates. Pre written copy structured the exact way we would if we had these pages on our websites.

 

What's In This Session?

Brady's experience with building websites (0:45) What is a custom website? (1:29) Finding an agency is very difficult (2:36) If you’re quote is between $1,000 and $3,000 . . . (4:09) If you’re quote is between $5,000 and $10,000 . . . (5:01) The Nucleus Blog cost about $15,000. For just a blog. (6:48) Church expense story (7:58)

 

Show Notes & Resources Mentioned

Nucleus Wordpress Squarespace 7 Church Website Page Templates Pro Church Tools Pro Church Tools on Facebook Pro Church Tools on YouTube Brady Shearer on Instagram Brady Shearer on Twitter Alex Mills on Instagram

 

Find the full transcript for this session of the Pro Church Podcast at http://prochurchtools.com/much-money-church-spend-custom-website-ep-046/.

The 5 Elements Every Church Website Needs At The Top Of Its Homepage | Ep. 045

Feb 28, 2018 10:23

Description:

Brady has described in depth why you shouldn't have a slider on your website, so in this episode he talks about what you should put on your website instead.

 

February is the month of giveaways! All of these giveaways will be happening over on Instagram, so be sure to give Brady a follow - @BradyShearer - he will be sharing what the giveaways are, as well as how to participate throughout the month.

 

What's In This Session?

#1 - Logo (2:01) #2 - Navigation Menu (2:54) #3 - Headline (5:15) #4 - Call-To-Action (6:14) #5 - Inspirational Imagery (7:11)

 

Show Notes & Resources Mentioned

Nucleus 1 Simple Reason To Never Use A Slider On Your Church's Website | Ep. #043 3 More Reasons To Delete Your Church Website Slider Immediately | Ep. #044 The 11-Part Website Homepage Formula 19 Perfect Church Website Main Headline Examples 7 Church Website Page Templates Pro Church Tools Pro Church Tools on Facebook Pro Church Tools on YouTube Brady Shearer on Instagram Brady Shearer on Twitter Alex Mills on Instagram

 

Find the full transcript for this session of the Pro Church Podcast at http://prochurchtools.com/5-elements-every-church-website-needs-top-homepage-ep-045/.

3 More Reasons To Delete Your Church Website Slider Immediately | Ep. #044

Feb 27, 2018 09:35

Description:

Previously on Pro Church Daily Brady discussed why sliders are not the best option for your website. Today he shares 3 more reasons why you should delete your slider.

 

February is the month of giveaways! All of these giveaways will be happening over on Instagram, so be sure to give Brady a follow - @BradyShearer - he will be sharing what the giveaways are, as well as how to participate throughout the month.

 

What's In This Session?

Recap (0:49) #1 - Sliders Make Your Website Slower (2:15) #2 - Sliders Are Ignored By Visitors (4:16) #3 - Experts Agree Sliders Suck (6:32)

 

Show Notes & Resources Mentioned

7 Church Website Page Templates Nucleus 1 Simple Reason To Never Use A Slider On Your Church's Website | Ep. #043 ThemeForest 3 Reasons To Delete Your Church Website Slider (And What To Replace It With) Search Engine Land Fight Against "Right Rail Blindness" AGConsult Be Like Amazon Siteturner UserZoom Report: 96% Of Church Websites Fail The First Impression Test [Case Study] Pro Church Tools Pro Church Tools on Facebook Pro Church Tools on YouTube Brady Shearer on Instagram Brady Shearer on Twitter Alex Mills on Instagram

 

Find the full transcript for this session of the Pro Church Podcast at http://prochurchtools.com/3-reasons-delete-church-website-slider-immediately-ep-044/.

1 Simple Reason To Never Use A Slider On Your Church’s Website | Ep. #043

Feb 26, 2018 09:28

Description:

Churches love to use sliders on their websites, but data is showing that they are not the best option. Brady explores why sliders are so popular, and why you shouldn't follow the trend.

 

February is the month of giveaways! All of these giveaways will be happening over on Instagram, so be sure to give Brady a follow - @BradyShearer - he will be sharing what the giveaways are, as well as how to participate throughout the month.

 

What's In This Session?

Defining what a slider is (0:38) Of the 1,008 church websites that we tested, 76.1% lacked a primary focal point (1:22) Churches love sliders, but why? (1:53) Bottom line: prioritize your external audience (3:21) Sliders have a clickthrough rate of less than 1% (3:55)

 

Show Notes & Resources Mentioned

Nucleus Themeforest 3 Reasons To Delete Your Church Website Slider (and What To Replace It With) Why website sliders aren’t as great as most people think Do slideshows work? 7 Church Website Page Templates Pro Church Tools Pro Church Tools on Facebook Pro Church Tools on YouTube Brady Shearer on Instagram Brady Shearer on Twitter Alex Mills on Instagram

 

Find the full transcript for this session of the Pro Church Podcast at http://prochurchtools.com/1-simple-reason-never-use-slider-churchs-website-ep-043/.

Brady’s Biggest Reveal, 3 Point Lighting Tips & Categorizing Your Hashtags | #AskBrady Episode 54

Feb 25, 2018 30:04

Description:

Watch the video version of this episode of The #AskBrady Show here: https://www.youtube.com/user/ProChurchTools

 

#TIMESTAMPS:

 

1:00 - Do you have any suggestions of what content should be posted for churches in the 3 post? And do you all have a suggestion how to store or categorize your hashtags for Instagram posts?

10:34 - How in the world do you get rid of the “glasses glare” when doing 3 point lighting?

15:44 - What content do you think should be in a church’s weekly email and what is a waste of space?

23:12 - How can you get more DMs? What kind of story/IG content will increase that type of engagement?

 

Brady Shearer is the CEO of Pro Church Tools Inc., a company helping churches communicate better. Through weekly videos, podcasts, and articles, Pro Church Tools reaches more than 25,000 churches every month.

 

Brady is the host of The #AskBrady Show, a church communications focused Q&A video show and podcast, as well as the Pro Church Podcast, a weekly interview audio podcast.

 

Follow Me Online Here:

Instagram: http://instagram.com/bradyshearer

Facebook: http://facebook.com/prochurchtools

Website: http://prochurchtools.com

Twitter: http://twitter.com/bradyshearer

How To Send Push Notifications For Free (Without A Church Mobile App) | Ep. #042

Feb 24, 2018 09:06

Description:

The one unique feature apps offer when compared to websites is the ability to send push notifications. Brady discusses how to use push notifications without building your own app.

 

February is the month of giveaways! All of these giveaways will be happening over on Instagram, so be sure to give Brady a follow - @BradyShearer - he will be sharing what the giveaways are, as well as how to participate throughout the month.

 

What's In This Session?

Church apps are vastly overrated - websites can do anything church apps can do and much, much more…except for send push notifications (0:38) Push notifications are rarely enabled (1:19) Every single one of the most popular communication apps in the world (Text, Email, Facebook, YouTube, Facebook Messenger, Instagram, Snapchat) allows you to send push notifications to your contacts and followers – for free (2:58) 80% of people that download an app never become active users (4:45) 75% of people download an app, open it once, and never come back (5:01)

 

Show Notes & Resources Mentioned

Nucleus 5 Reasons Church Apps Are Vastly Overrated | Ep. #041 The 2017 U.S. Mobile App Report 7 Church Website Page Templates Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter 75% of people download an app, open it once, and never come back Pro Church Tools Pro Church Tools on Facebook Pro Church Tools on YouTube Brady Shearer on Instagram Brady Shearer on Twitter Alex Mills on Instagram

 

Find the full transcript for this session of the Pro Church Podcast at http://prochurchtools.com/send-push-notifications-free-without-church-mobile-app-ep-042/.

5 Reasons Church Apps Are Vastly Overrated | Ep. #041

Feb 23, 2018 10:11

Description:

Brady shares stats and data on whether your church actually needs an app or if your website is more than enough.

 

February is the month of giveaways! All of these giveaways will be happening over on Instagram, so be sure to give Brady a follow - @BradyShearer - he will be sharing what the giveaways are, as well as how to participate throughout the month.

 

What's In This Session?

Churches that succeed with digital media tend to do two things very well: make informed decisions based on data and they don’t try to do too much (1:00) #1 - Mobile apps are crazy expensive (1:27) #2 - Your church website should be able to do anything an app can do (2:47) #3 - 90% of app usage is spent on a user’s top 5 apps (4:30) #4 - App discovery is down across several channels (5:16) #5 - Push notifications are rarely enabled (6:02)

 

Show Notes & Resources Mentioned

Nucleus How Much Does It Cost To Develop An App: 2017 Survey Church Community Builder Planning Center The 2017 U.S. Mobile App Report SquareSpace Wordpress 7 Church Website Page Templates Pro Church Tools Pro Church Tools on Facebook Pro Church Tools on YouTube Brady Shearer on Instagram Brady Shearer on Twitter Alex Mills on Instagram

 

Find the full transcript for this session of the Pro Church Podcast at http://prochurchtools.com/5-reasons-church-apps-vastly-overrated-ep-041/.

Please, Don’t Try To Make Your Church’s Website “Original” | Ep. #040

Feb 22, 2018 09:42

Description:

In the pursuit of originality people often lose focus what is truly important to their creative project. Brady talks about why being original is not the best marker for your website.

 

February is the month of giveaways! All of these giveaways will be happening over on Instagram, so be sure to give Brady a follow - @BradyShearer - he will be sharing what the giveaways are, as well as how to participate throughout the month.

 

What's In This Session?

Originality is overrated (0:39) According to Google, websites that perform the best were found by users to be “simple” and “familiar” (1:20) Everything Is A Remix (3:03) In manufacturing (4:26) In film & television (5:27) In storytelling (6:18) In the Bible (6:45) The bottom line (6:51)

 

Show Notes & Resources Mentioned

Nucleus The Top 25 Best Church Websites Of 2017 Everything Is A Remix - Kirby Ferguson The Greatest Showman TV Tropes The Seven Basic Plots by Christopher Booker The 3 Duties Every Church Website Must Fulfill | Ep. #039 7 Church Website Page Templates Pro Church Tools Pro Church Tools on Facebook Pro Church Tools on YouTube Brady Shearer on Instagram Brady Shearer on Twitter Alex Mills on Instagram

 

Find the full transcript for this session of the Pro Church Podcast at http://prochurchtools.com/please-dont-try-make-churchs-website-original-ep-040/.

The 3 Duties Every Church Website Must Fulfill - Ep. #039

Feb 21, 2018 09:58

Description:

Brady condenses the most important aspects of website design into 3 simple check list items. Focus on these items to help your church website succeed.

 

February is the month of giveaways! All of these giveaways will be happening over on Instagram, so be sure to give Brady a follow - @BradyShearer - he will be sharing what the giveaways are, as well as how to participate throughout the month.

 

What's In This Session?

An introduction to the holy trinity of church website design (0:55) #1 - Make a good first impression (primary duty) (1:11) #2 - Provide helpful information and next steps (4:19) #3 - Rank as high as possible in search engines (5:38)

 

Show Notes & Resources Mentioned

Nucleus The Role Of Visual Complexity And Prototypically Regarding First Impression Of Website Report: 96% Of Church Websites Fail The First Impression Test [Case Study] How To Build Quality Content 7 Church Website Page Templates Pro Church Tools Pro Church Tools on Facebook Pro Church Tools on YouTube Brady Shearer on Instagram Brady Shearer on Twitter Alex Mills on Instagram

 

Find the full transcript for this session of the Pro Church Podcast at http://prochurchtools.com/3-duties-every-church-website-must-fulfill-ep-039/.

3 Overlooked Benefits Of Your Church’s Website - Ep. #038

Feb 20, 2018 09:28

Description:

Your church website is integral to your first impression, and your online presence. In this episode Brady discusses three benefits of your website that are commonly overlooked.

 

February is the month of giveaways! All of these giveaways will be happening over on Instagram, so be sure to give Brady a follow - @BradyShearer - he will be sharing what the giveaways are, as well as how to participate throughout the month.

 

What's In This Session?

#1 - it's 100% controlled by you (1:11) #2 - it's cost effective (3:38) #3 - it's quick and easy to change (5:52)

 

Show Notes & Resources Mentioned

Nucleus 7 Church Website Page Templates Pro Church Tools Pro Church Tools on Facebook Pro Church Tools on YouTube Brady Shearer on Instagram Brady Shearer on Twitter Alex Mills on Instagram

 

Find the full transcript for this session of the Pro Church Podcast at http://prochurchtools.com/3-overlooked-benefits-churchs-website-ep-038/.

The Most Important Marketing Tool For Every Church - Ep. #037

Feb 19, 2018 09:25

Description:

In the past it was common for churches to use newspaper ads for marketing. Now there are so many more avenues available. Brady talks about which tool is the most important to have and use.

 

February is the month of giveaways! All of these giveaways will be happening over on Instagram, so be sure to give Brady a follow - @BradyShearer - he will be sharing what the giveaways are, as well as how to participate throughout the month.

 

What's In This Session?

Brady grew up attending a small Baptist church - they advertised in the newspaper (0:39) Now there are so many options for churches (1:50) Brady's experience looking for a counsellor (2:27) According to Forbes, 97% of people look for local organizations online (3:48) According to HubSpot, 46% of all searches on Google are local (4:02) 89% of surveyed participants admitted to searching for a local business on their smartphone once a week or more with 58% searching at least daily (4:19) Discovery happens online (5:44) Always accessible (6:24)

 

Show Notes & Resources Mentioned

Your Business Needs To Get Social, Local And Mobile -- Fast 16 Stats That Prove The Importance Of Local SEO Nucleus 7 Church Website Page Templates Pro Church Tools Pro Church Tools on Facebook Pro Church Tools on YouTube Brady Shearer on Instagram Brady Shearer on Twitter Alex Mills on Instagram

 

Find the full transcript for this session of the Pro Church Podcast at http://prochurchtools.com/important-marketing-tool-every-church-ep-037/.

Re-Branding Brands To Your Church Brand, Letting Go of Vimeo & Over Posting | #AskBrady Episode 53

Feb 18, 2018 27:24

Description:

Watch the video version of this episode of The #AskBrady Show here: https://www.youtube.com/user/ProChurchTools

 

#TIMESTAMPS:

 

1:00- How can we, content creators, use our social media platforms to reach those who do not know Jesus yet? And what are your ideas on how we can better market to those people?

8:30 - I want to start putting everything we’ve ever put on Vimeo and over to Youtube. Is it worth the time and effort?

15:02 - If a church posts too often, isn’t there a chance people will get tired of it and start ignoring it? Or are you going to say there’s no such thing as too often?

21:10 - Is it okay to totally overhaul the logos and artwork that organizations have previously generated to create our own look? Is there any infringement of copyright here?

 

Brady Shearer is the CEO of Pro Church Tools Inc., a company helping churches communicate better. Through weekly videos, podcasts, and articles, Pro Church Tools reaches more than 25,000 churches every month.

 

Brady is the host of The #AskBrady Show, a church communications focused Q&A video show and podcast, as well as the Pro Church Podcast, a weekly interview audio podcast.

 

Follow Me Online Here:

Instagram: http://instagram.com/bradyshearer

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My Best Copywriting Hack Of 2018 | Ep. 036

Feb 17, 2018 09:42

Description:

With attention spans being so short, holding attention is a skill worth honing. Brady shares a copywriting tactic he uses to keep people reading.

 

February is the month of giveaways! All of these giveaways will be happening over on Instagram, so be sure to give Brady a follow - @BradyShearer - he will be sharing what the giveaways are, as well as how to participate throughout the month.

 

What's In This Session?

Original concept by Brian Dean (1:01) This concept is universal and proven over decades (1:51) The LOST example (2:01) Bucket brigades (3:04) Examples (3:22) Combine with an ellipse or colon to make a bucket brigade even more compelling (6:13)

 

Show Notes & Resources Mentioned

Storytape Backlinko LOST (TV show) Pro Church Tools Pro Church Tools on Facebook Pro Church Tools on YouTube Brady Shearer on Instagram Brady Shearer on Twitter Alex Mills on Instagram

 

Find the full transcript for this session of the Pro Church Podcast at http://prochurchtools.com/best-copywriting-hack-2018-ep-036/.

5 Beliefs I Had About Creating Videos That Were Completely Wrong | Ep. 035

Feb 16, 2018 09:16

Description:

Brady shares some of the mistakes he made when first starting out in video and how these wrong beliefs can damage what you create.

 

February is the month of giveaways! All of these giveaways will be happening over on Instagram, so be sure to give Brady a follow - @BradyShearer - he will be sharing what the giveaways are, as well as how to participate throughout the month.

 

What's In This Session?

1. Sharpness is the most important thing (0:39) 2. Movement is how great shots are made (3:01) 3. Noise is bad (3:59) 4. On-camera mic was sufficient (5:18) 5. Lens flares make everything awesome (6:55)

 

Show Notes & Resources Mentioned

Panasonic GH2 Lady Bird Video Influencers Pro Church Tools Pro Church Tools on Facebook Pro Church Tools on YouTube Brady Shearer on Instagram Brady Shearer on Twitter Alex Mills on Instagram

 

Find the full transcript for this session of the Pro Church Podcast at http://prochurchtools.com/5-beliefs-creating-videos-completely-wrong-ep-035/.

The 3-Minute Instagram Comment Strategy That Really Works For Churches | Ep. 034

Feb 15, 2018 08:48

Description:

Brady encourages you to put the local back in local church by being involved in your community on Instagram. He shares a low time investment strategy you can use to get connected.

 

February is the month of giveaways! All of these giveaways will be happening over on Instagram, so be sure to give Brady a follow - @BradyShearer - he will be sharing what the giveaways are, as well as how to participate throughout the month.

 

What's In This Session?

Put the “local” in local church (0:32) Follow restaurants, business professionals, and small businesses in your local area (1:15) Like and comment on 2-3 posts every single day (comments must be 100% authentic and non-promotional) (1:48) Only takes about three minutes each day, but over the course of three to twelve months this will raise your profile amongst the local community (2:21) Think about how much a like and comment means to you on Instagram - it means the same thing - if not more - to the businesses, organizations, and professionals in your community (2:41) Even a simple heart eyes emoji on a restaurants image of their food makes a huge difference (4:50) The principle of reciprocity means that a certain percentage of these brands will follow to back and comment and like back (don’t ask for it - don’t even expect it, let it come naturally) (4:50)

 

Show Notes & Resources Mentioned

Storytape Jeep Pro Church Tools Pro Church Tools on Facebook Pro Church Tools on YouTube Brady Shearer on Instagram Brady Shearer on Twitter Alex Mills on Instagram

 

Find the full transcript for this session of the Pro Church Podcast at http://prochurchtools.com/3-minute-instagram-comment-strategy-really-works-churches-ep-034/.

How To Use Instagram Hashtags To Gain Followers For Your Church | Ep. 033

Feb 14, 2018 09:22

Description:

Unlike Facebook, Instagram still allows you to leverage organic reach through the use of hashtags. Brady and Alex discuss how to best use them to your advantage.

 

February is the month of giveaways! All of these giveaways will be happening over on Instagram, so be sure to give Brady a follow - @BradyShearer - he will be sharing what the giveaways are, as well as how to participate throughout the month.

 

What's In This Session?

Max out all 30 available hashtags on every post and post them in the first comment - not in the caption (add three periods with line breaks to hide hashtags in collapsed part of comment) (0:59) Save your researched list of 30 hashtags in a note on your phone for easy copy and pasting (or create a keyword shortcut) (2:36) Type of Hashtag #1: Custom (ie. #centralcommunitychurch or #centralliving) (4:35) Type of Hashtag #2: Community (ie. #niagararegion or #niagarafallscanada) (5:12) Type of Hashtag #3: Faith/Spiritual/Church (ie. #jesusislove or #churchfamily) (5:43) Use hashtags with a post count between 1,000-200,000 (6:16)

 

Show Notes & Resources Mentioned

Grum Hootsuite Evernote Pro Church Tools Pro Church Tools on Facebook Pro Church Tools on YouTube Brady Shearer on Instagram Brady Shearer on Twitter Alex Mills on Instagram

 

Find the full transcript for this session of the Pro Church Podcast at http://prochurchtools.com/use-instagram-hashtags-gain-followers-church-ep-033/.

The Beginner’s Guide To Facebook Groups For Churches | Ep. 032

Feb 13, 2018 09:40

Description:

With Facebook now prioritizing groups, Brady talks about how to use this featured to build community amongst your congregation online.

 

February is the month of giveaways! All of these giveaways will be happening over on Instagram, so be sure to give Brady a follow - @BradyShearer - he will be sharing what the giveaways are, as well as how to participate throughout the month.

 

What's In This Session?

Our experience with the new Facebook algorithm (0:42) Facebook wants you to use Groups for your church (2:10) The algorithm treats Facebook Groups similar to friends and family (3:30) Depending on the size of your church, you could benefit from a single group or multiple groups (4:13) Specifics (5:17)

 

Show Notes & Resources Mentioned

Mark Zuckerberg's Answer To A World Divided By Facebook Is More Facebook (Wired Magazine) How To Build A Church Communications Plan From Scratch | Ep. #031 Church Motion Graphics Visual Church Media Facebook Group 3 Ways Churches Can Combat The 2018 Facebook Algorithm Update Nucleus  Pro Church Tools Pro Church Tools on Facebook Pro Church Tools on YouTube Brady Shearer on Instagram Brady Shearer on Twitter Alex Mills on Instagram

 

Find the full transcript for this session of the Pro Church Podcast at http://prochurchtools.com/beginners-guide-facebook-groups-churches-ep-032/.

How To Build A Church Communications Plan From Scratch | Ep. 031

Feb 12, 2018 09:23

Description:

Brady received an Instagram DM from a Pro Church Daily follower asking how to create a communications plan for his church. On this episode he discusses where you should start.

 

February is the month of giveaways! All of these giveaways will be happening over on Instagram, so be sure to give Brady a follow - @BradyShearer - he will be sharing what the giveaways are, as well as how to participate throughout the month.

 

What's In This Session?

Website (2:01) 97% of people search for local organizations online (Forbes) (2:26) 46% of all searches on Google are local (Hubspot) (3:12) Platform owned by you and accessible 24/7/365 (3:34) Email (all stats from OptinMonster) (4:11) 50% more email users than Facebook (4:30) 58% people say email is the first thing they check online each day; only about 15% check social first (4:40) 91% of people use email daily compared to 57% on Facebook and just 14% on Twitter (4:54) 77% of people prefer email for permission-based promotions from brands compared to 4% on Facebook (5:10) Facebook (5:58) As of 2016, 68% of all American adults were active on Facebook (Pew) (6:19)

 

Show Notes & Resources Mentioned

Your Business Needs To Get Social, Local And Mobile -- Fast (Forbes) 16 Stats That Prove the Importance of Local SEO (Hubspot) Email Marketing vs Social Media Performance (OptinMonster) Pew Research Institute Pro Church Tools Pro Church Tools on Facebook Pro Church Tools on YouTube Brady Shearer on Instagram Brady Shearer on Twitter Alex Mills on Instagram

 

Find the full transcript for this session of the Pro Church Podcast at http://prochurchtools.com/build-church-communications-plan-scratch-ep-031/.

Switching To Insta’s Business Account, Design Inspiration & Pages vs Groups | #AskBrady Episode 52

Feb 11, 2018 23:34

Description:

Watch the video version of this episode of The #AskBrady Show here: https://www.youtube.com/user/ProChurchTools

 

#TIMESTAMPS:

 

1:01 - We are trying to keep all our ministries under one church brand, so far we have been pretty successful except with one ministry. Any advise on how to move forward to resolving this?

10:20 - Since I’m a little late to the game, Facebook has changed its algorithm. So I don’t know if we post to our page first and then share it to our group or do we develop two different strategies for our page and our group?

15:52 - What are your thoughts as to whether churches should switch to a business Insta account or stay as a regular account?

18:45 - Where do you go for design inspiration when you just can’t make it happen.

 

Brady Shearer is the CEO of Pro Church Tools Inc., a company helping churches communicate better. Through weekly videos, podcasts, and articles, Pro Church Tools reaches more than 25,000 churches every month.

 

Brady is the host of The #AskBrady Show, a church communications focused Q&A video show and podcast, as well as the Pro Church Podcast, a weekly interview audio podcast.

 

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The 3 Variables That Always Determine Success | Ep. #030

Feb 10, 2018 09:52

Description:

There are 3 variables when it comes to success in any area of your life. In this episode he goes over these variables and discusses what it takes to improve.

 

February is the month of giveaways! All of these giveaways will be happening over on Instagram, so be sure to give Brady a follow - @BradyShearer - he will be sharing what the giveaways are, as well as how to participate throughout the month.

 

What's In This Session?

Skill (1:24) Hardwork (3:45) Patience (5:03)

 

Show Notes & Resources Mentioned

Nucleus Pro Church Tools Pro Church Tools on Facebook Pro Church Tools on YouTube Brady Shearer on Instagram Brady Shearer on Twitter Alex Mills on Instagram

 

Find the full transcript for this session of the Pro Church Podcast at http://prochurchtools.com/3-variables-always-determine-success-ep-030/.

3 Copy-N-Paste Church Announcement Scripts | Ep. #029

Feb 9, 2018 09:37

Description:

Announcements are the part of most church services that is generally tossed together and presented with very little thought. Brady shares 3 of his go to announcement scripts to help you communicate some common announcement well.

 

February is the month of giveaways! All of these giveaways will be happening over on Instagram, so be sure to give Brady a follow - @BradyShearer - he will be sharing what the giveaways are, as well as how to participate throughout the month.

 

What's In This Session?

Brady's experience (0:31) Welcome (1:09) New Visitors (4:18) Give (6:34)

 

Show Notes & Resources Mentioned

Welcome: “Well hey there, welcome to Central today, and thanks so much for spending part of your weekend with us. My name’s Brady, I’m your host, and we’re gonna get things kicked off here in just a moment with the band coming out to lead us in a few songs. The lyrics will be up on the screens so you can sing along and engage in worship however you feel comfortable. After that, one of our pastors will come out to share a great message. And all in all we’ll be here for just about an hour. If you have kids with you, we wanna let you know that we’ve got fantastic kids programming happening throughout the entire service. It’s safe, it’s secure, and most importantly your kids are gonna have a blast. There’s still time to check them in; just head to the big orange wall in the lobby and you can check your kids in there. With all that being said, we’re gonna kick things off here in just a minute. Find your seats if you haven’t already, and we’ll get started shortly.” New Visitors: "If you’re new with us today, we want you to feel at home and know that this is a safe place—and we’re so glad to have you here. For us, church is so much more than just a Sunday service, and we want you to know that there’s a place perfect for you at Central. One of the best ways you can get connected with us is to fill out the blue card in the seat back in front of you. Take that card out sometime during the worship experience and fill out as much information as you feel comfortable sharing. And then, after the service, take that card to the big blue wall in the lobby and we’ll put a small gift in your hands. Just a small token of our appreciation for you being here. And that’s it! Later this week one of our pastors will connect with you. And once again, thanks for being here. Give: "At this time, I want to invite the hosts to come forward as we give. If you are new with us, don’t feel any obligation to give whatsoever. We’re just so glad you’re here. If you did come prepared to give, there are a number of different ways you can do that. You can place your gift directly in the basket as it comes down your row, you can give via debit or credit card at the big blue wall in the lobby, or you can also give online." Pro Church Tools Pro Church Tools on Facebook Pro Church Tools on YouTube Brady Shearer on Instagram Brady Shearer on Twitter Alex Mills on Instagram

 

Find the full transcript for this session of the Pro Church Podcast at http://prochurchtools.com/3-copy-n-paste-church-announcement-scripts-ep-029/.

How To Reach People When You’re A Church Of 50 Or Less | Ep. #028

Feb 8, 2018 09:26

Description:

Sometimes smaller churches feel like they're at a disadvantage, and are unsure of how to grow beyond where they are. In this episode Brady talks about the advantages these churches have and how to move forward.

 

February is the month of giveaways! All of these giveaways will be happening over on Instagram, so be sure to give Brady a follow - @BradyShearer - he will be sharing what the giveaways are, as well as how to participate throughout the month.

 

What's In This Session?

The question (0:40) Do something you’ve never done. Get somewhere you’ve never been (1:08) Disadvantage: Less resources (2:12) Advantage: Move quickly, small improvements result in huge change (2:36) Set your expectations: you don’t need huge growth - nor would you want it (3:51) Set a clear goal (4:54) Acquisition experiments (Facebook ads, community events, Google AdWords) (6:16) Bring value (7:58)

 

Show Notes & Resources Mentioned

Pro Church Tools Pro Church Tools on Facebook Pro Church Tools on YouTube Brady Shearer on Instagram Brady Shearer on Twitter Alex Mills on Instagram

 

Find the full transcript for this session of the Pro Church Podcast at http://prochurchtools.com/reach-people-youre-church-50-less-ep-028/.

What’s The Point Of Social Media? | Ep. #027

Feb 7, 2018 09:09

Description:

Is the point of social media solely to collect likes and followers? Brady discusses how your social media accounts can support your vision statement.

 

February is the month of giveaways! All of these giveaways will be happening over on Instagram, so be sure to give Brady a follow - @BradyShearer - he will be sharing what the giveaways are, as well as how to participate throughout the month.

 

What's In This Session?

A DM Brady received (0:32) What’s the point of a Sunday morning? Accomplish your vision (1:45) Most churches use social to push back to Sunday; but what would your church post online if your Sunday service didn’t exist (3:39) Attention is the commodity that matters most (6:55) How do we measure attention on social? Engagement vs. Reach (7:14)

 

Show Notes & Resources Mentioned

Where Social Media Is Headed In 2017: The Biggest Trends To Watch For Pro Church Tools Pro Church Tools on Facebook Pro Church Tools on YouTube Brady Shearer on Instagram Brady Shearer on Twitter Alex Mills on Instagram

 

Find the full transcript for this session of the Pro Church Podcast at http://prochurchtools.com/whats-point-social-media-ep-027/.

The Best Way To Steal On Social Media | Ep. #026

Feb 6, 2018 09:08

Description:

There is a right and wrong way to "steal" other people's ideas on social media. Brady talks about being inspired without breaking copyright laws.

 

February is the month of giveaways! All of these giveaways will be happening over on Instagram, so be sure to give Brady a follow - @BradyShearer - he will be sharing what the giveaways are, as well as how to participate throughout the month.

 

What's In This Session?

We talked about the best churches to follow on Instagram… (1:06) Innovation comes at the intersection between that which is proven and that which is foreign (1:55) If you’re a church; don’t copy other churches, copy entirely different industries (3:18) Fitness industry example (3:56)

 

Show Notes & Resources Mentioned

Storytape 7 Innovative Churches To Follow On Instagram | Ep. #024 Why Your Church Should Never Use Copyrighted Material | Ep. #010 Fiverr 3 Words Every Church Must Memorize To Master Social Media | Ep. #025 Pro Church Tools Pro Church Tools on Facebook Pro Church Tools on YouTube Brady Shearer on Instagram Brady Shearer on Twitter Alex Mills on Instagram

 

Find the full transcript for this session of the Pro Church Podcast at http://prochurchtools.com/best-way-steal-social-media-ep-026/.

3 Words Every Church Must Memorize To Master Social Media | Ep. #025

Feb 5, 2018 05:31

Description:

In this episode Brady discusses stopping the scroll and capturing attention through pattern interrupt.

 

February is the month of giveaways! All of these giveaways will be happening over on Instagram, so be sure to give Brady a follow - @BradyShearer - he will be sharing what the giveaways are, as well as how to participate throughout the month.

 

What's In This Session?

Stop the scroll (1:06) Why it's important (1:16) The valuable commodity of attention (2:08) Pattern interrupt (2:34)

 

Show Notes & Resources Mentioned

3 Ways Churches Can Combat The 2018 Facebook Algorithm Update | Ep. #013 The Endless Struggle Between Attention & Artistry | Ep. #009 7 Innovative Churches To Follow On Instagram | Ep. #024 Pro Church Tools Pro Church Tools on Facebook Pro Church Tools on YouTube Brady Shearer on Instagram Brady Shearer on Twitter Alex Mills on Instagram

 

Find the full transcript for this session of the Pro Church Podcast at http://prochurchtools.com/3-words-every-church-must-memorize-master-social-media-ep-025/.

How To Shoot A Welcome Video, Thumbnails For Sermons & Memes In Church | #AskBrady Episode 51

Feb 4, 2018 25:57

Description:

Watch the video version of this episode of The #AskBrady Show here: https://www.youtube.com/user/ProChurchTools

 

#TIMESTAMPS:

 

1:04 - I’m struggling with producing a ‘welcome video’ for our church to put on social media and our website. Any advise or tips or links?

7:50 - What do you guys find is the most effective way to get contact information out?

16:57 - When choosing a thumbnail for a sermon video, do you guys use a good shot from the sermon itself or do you go with the series graphic?

21:39 - What’s everyones thoughts ensuing memes for your church social media posts?

 

Brady Shearer is the CEO of Pro Church Tools Inc., a company helping churches communicate better. Through weekly videos, podcasts, and articles, Pro Church Tools reaches more than 25,000 churches every month.

 

Brady is the host of The #AskBrady Show, a church communications focused Q&A video show and podcast, as well as the Pro Church Podcast, a weekly interview audio podcast.

 

Follow Me Online Here:

Instagram: http://instagram.com/bradyshearer

Facebook: http://facebook.com/prochurchtools

Website: http://prochurchtools.com

Twitter: http://twitter.com/bradyshearer

7 Innovative Churches To Follow On Instagram | Ep. #024

Feb 3, 2018 09:24

Description:

The best way to find inspiration is to get outside of your context. In this episode Brady & Alex go through seven must follow Instagram accounts, and what makes them so great.

 

February is the month of giveaways! All of these giveaways will be happening over on Instagram, so be sure to give Brady a follow - @BradyShearer - he will be sharing what the giveaways are, as well as how to participate throughout the month.

 

What's In This Session?

@peoplechurch (0:42) @homechurchnash (2:19) @pearlstreetchurch (3:48) @c3brooklyn (4:25) @freshlife (5:13) @legacyhouse.life (6:02) @soco.church (7:04)

 

Show Notes & Resources Mentioned

Pro Church Tools Pro Church Tools on Facebook Pro Church Tools on YouTube Brady Shearer on Instagram Brady Shearer on Twitter Alex Mills on Instagram

 

Find the full transcript for this session of the Pro Church Podcast at http://prochurchtools.com/7-innovative-churches-follow-instagram-ep-024/.

Millennials Aren’t Ready To Be Pastors | Ep. #023

Feb 2, 2018 10:05

Description:

Statistically 7 out of 10 current pastors feel like there is no one capable of replacing them. Brady talks statistics and personal experience in this episode.

 

February is the month of giveaways! All of these giveaways will be happening over on Instagram, so be sure to give Brady a follow - @BradyShearer  - he will be sharing what the giveaways are, as well as how to participate throughout the month.

 

What's In This Session?

The largest generation in existence is 40 and under, and yet pastors don’t feel like can find adequate replacements (0:52) 7 out of every 10 current pastors believe identifying suitable candidates is becoming more difficult (69%), even though a majority believes their church is doing what it takes (69%) (1:02) “Being 27 and on staff at a church that I grew up my whole life is so difficult. I never get taken seriously and I am always working against the norm.” (2:35) “I recently stepped down from a church where the pastor was in his 50’s and one of threatens why was because I did not feel supported in my decisions and responsibilities at all. Coming to that decision was hard because I had to do a lot of searching as to why I felt that way. Ultimately, I had a seat at the table, but I felt like I was put up with - not part of the team.” (2:45) “I was in a church service and the (older) pastor said, “Let me talk to the Millennials for a minute” and proceeded to call all Millennials lazy, entitled, ungrateful, etc.” (3:04) "I am a 31 year old student/administrative pastor in a denomination that predominately has lead pastors in their 50’s and higher. I’ve been in ministry since I was 18. I’m still treated like I have little life experience or like I’m not ready to be a lead pastor. It’s ridiculous. I’m a father of two girls, ages 7 and 5, I lead a family, I’ve been leading in ministry for over a decade, I’ve been leading worship since I was 15.” (3:16) Brady was sent a video from a church with the pastor from stage saying, “Millennials, the generation that thinks the world revolves around them and that every thought they have is brilliant…” (3:42) Brady recently came under fire for an episode of Pro Church Daily Ep. 4 titled Why Pastors Are Too Old (angry emails, comments, “cocky jerk Millennial”) (4:03) Perception is reality; Millennials have a branding problem (4:14) Look inward - how are you perhaps contributing to this problem? (6:06) Start your own thing - it’s never been easier (7:17)

 

Show Notes & Resources Mentioned

Why Pastors Are Too Old | Ep. #023 The Aging of America's Pastors - Barna Pro Church Tools Pro Church Tools on Facebook Pro Church Tools on YouTube Brady Shearer on Instagram Brady Shearer on Twitter Alex Mills on Instagram

 

Find the full transcript for this session of the Pro Church Podcast at http://prochurchtools.com/millennials-arent-ready-pastors-ep-023/.

How To Convince Your Pastor When They Won’t Listen | Ep. #022

Feb 1, 2018 11:05

Description:

You have a vision. Your church has a vision. Brady discusses how to line these up and ask the big ask of your senior leadership.

 

February is the month of giveaways! All of these giveaways will be happening over on Instagram, so be sure to give Brady a follow - @BradyShearer  - he will be sharing what the giveaways are, as well as how to participate throughout the month.

 

What's In This Session?

You can’t achieve all your hopes and dreams for ministry in one conversation (0:55) No one cares as much as you do (1:36) Understand how you’re being perceived (3:01) Link your project to the mission/vision of your senior leadership (3:47) Accomplish your first project with zero investment on the part of your senior leadership (5:50) Go in for the big ask; show three different proposals and purposefully put the middle one as the one you want (7:15)

 

Show Notes & Resources Mentioned

Pro Church Tools Pro Church Tools on Facebook Pro Church Tools on YouTube Brady Shearer on Instagram Brady Shearer on Twitter Alex Mills on Instagram

 

Find the full transcript for this session of the Pro Church Podcast at http://prochurchtools.com/convince-pastor-wont-listen-ep-022/.

The 3 S’s Of Quality Communications | Ep. #021

Jan 31, 2018 09:27

Description:

In this episode Brady talks about the 3 key concepts that he used as the foundation of the Pro Church Podcast and how they translate to church communications.

 

Pro Church Daily is brought to you by Storytape.com. Unlimited stock video downloads on a single monthly subscription. For the month of January, join Storytape Unlimited and use the coupon code “daily” to get a 10% forever discount, along with Brady’s private vault of 25 proven video templates.

 

What's In This Session?

Overview (1:08) Stories: Storytelling most powerful form of human communication (1:47) Statistics: Persuasive; lend legitimacy beyond simple anecdotes (4:17) Steps: Breakdown complex ideas into easy to digest, easy to accomplish actions (4:52)

 

Show Notes & Resources Mentioned

Storytape - Flames & Embers Pro Church Tools Pro Church Tools on Facebook Pro Church Tools on YouTube Brady Shearer on Instagram Brady Shearer on Twitter Alex Mills on Instagram

 

Find the full transcript for this session of the Pro Church Podcast at http://prochurchtools.com/3-ss-quality-communications-ep-021/.

1 Weird Strategy For Acquiring More Instagram Story Views | Ep. #020

Jan 30, 2018 08:29

Description:

Social media is ever evolving. Brady talks about a weird Instagram story post that has been increasing his views.

 

Pro Church Daily is brought to you by Storytape.com. Unlimited stock video downloads on a single monthly subscription. For the month of January, join Storytape Unlimited and use the coupon code “daily” to get a 10% forever discount, along with Brady’s private vault of 25 proven video templates.

 

What's In This Session?

Annotated DM screenshots (1:40) Puts the user back in control (2:11) Feeling of exclusivity (3:38) Answers questions for other people (4:02) Make sure to cover-up the sensitive details (4:38)

 

Show Notes & Resources Mentioned

The Endless Struggle Between Attention & Artistry | Ep. #009 Pro Church Tools Pro Church Tools on Facebook Pro Church Tools on YouTube Brady Shearer on Instagram Brady Shearer on Twitter Alex Mills on Instagram

 

Find the full transcript for this session of the Pro Church Podcast at http://prochurchtools.com/1-weird-strategy-acquiring-instagram-story-views-ep-020/.

The Ultimate YouTube Growth Strategy For Churches | Ep. #019

Jan 29, 2018 09:17

Description:

YouTube is the second largest search engine in the world. Brady discusses how to build up your channel, your following and video views.

 

Pro Church Daily is brought to you by Storytape.com. Unlimited stock video downloads on a single monthly subscription. For the month of January, join Storytape Unlimited and use the coupon code “daily” to get a 10% forever discount, along with Brady’s private vault of 25 proven video templates.

 

What's In This Session?

YouTube second largest search engine in the world (1:20) People use YouTube to get answers to questions (1:47) Find keywords people are searching for (2:25) Create awesome thumbnails for your videos (6:10) Is this right for your church? (6:29)

 

Show Notes & Resources Mentioned

Google Keyword Planner Google AdWords Pro Church Tools Pro Church Tools on Facebook Pro Church Tools on YouTube Brady Shearer on Instagram Brady Shearer on Twitter Alex Mills on Instagram

 

Find the full transcript for this session of the Pro Church Podcast at http://prochurchtools.com/ultimate-youtube-growth-strategy-churches-ep-019/.

1 Simple Reason Why Most Church Marketing Fails | Ep. #018

Jan 27, 2018 09:22

Description:

Sometimes it can feel like you're putting out a ton of resources into marketing with little to no return. Brady discusses a common pattern of thinking that is holding church marketing back.

 

Pro Church Daily is brought to you by Storytape.com. Unlimited stock video downloads on a single monthly subscription. For the month of January, join Storytape Unlimited and use the coupon code “daily” to get a 10% forever discount, along with Brady’s private vault of 25 proven video templates.

 

What's In This Session?

The Sharefaith ad for a website builder (0:40) What a website should do (1:37) A DM from Alex (3:14) A DM from Adam (4:15) You are not your target audience (5:58)

 

Show Notes & Resources Mentioned

Sharefaith Pro Church Tools Pro Church Tools on Facebook Pro Church Tools on YouTube Brady Shearer on Instagram Brady Shearer on Twitter Alex Mills on Instagram

 

Find the full transcript for this session of the Pro Church Podcast at http://prochurchtools.com/1-simple-reason-church-marketing-fails-ep-018/.

The Unstoppable Power Of Social Proof | Ep. #017

Jan 26, 2018 09:49

Description:

Brady dives into the statistics that prove most people use social proof and reviews to make decisions. He also outlines how your church can use this to their advantage.

 

Pro Church Daily is brought to you by Storytape.com. Unlimited stock video downloads on a single monthly subscription. For the month of January, join Storytape Unlimited and use the coupon code “daily” to get a 10% forever discount, along with Brady’s private vault of 25 proven video templates.

 

What's In This Session?

Defining social proof (0:31) The 2010 environmental study published by the Wall Street Journal (1:12) An empty restaurant vs. a full one (2:46) 70% of consumers look at reviews before making a purchase (3:36) Facebook and Google reviews (4:22