What is Your Outreach Plan for Easter?

by Sr. Susan Wolf, SND on March 3, 2015

in parish

Can you guess which times of the year, the word “church” is searched for most on the Internet? Pew Research (using Google Trends) reports that it is the time around Easter with Christmas a very close second. Ash Wednesday is third.

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Five Tips for Parishes that Reach Out with Video

by Sr. Susan Wolf, SND on February 24, 2015

in Video, website

Ten parishes from seven states accepted my offer of a free customized Ash Wednesday video to reach out to all active and inactive parishioners. The goal of the video was to remind viewers that Ash Wednesday was at hand and that they were welcome to join the parish community in receiving ashes. The physical and […]

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An important step was taken last week in the effort to bring pastoral leaders into the 21st century when it comes to understanding and using electronic media channels and social media as part of their ministry. The Institute for Pastoral Studies at Loyola of Chicago held a launch event and panel presentation to celebrate their […]

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Spirituality in the Selfie Age

by Sr. Susan Wolf, SND on February 10, 2015

in social media

An article in the February 9th issue of America by Jeffrey J. Maciejewski, a professor in the department of journalism, media and computing at Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska, entitled “Whom Do You Follow” caught my attention. The subtitle was “Christian life in the age of Facebook and Twitter.” Mr. Maciejewski begins by comparing today’s […]

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Visual Storytelling is Key to Successful Social Media Impact

by Sr. Susan Wolf, SND on February 3, 2015

in social media

More and more ministries, parishes, and religious communities are using social media to inform, educate, and inspire their followers. Many are looking to gain new members through this social media outreach.

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3 Ways to Maximize the Impact of Videos on Facebook

by Sr. Susan Wolf, SND on January 27, 2015

in Facebook, ministry, Video

If you have your own animated ministry videos, you can use them to increase your sphere of influence, gain new Likes on your Facebook ministry Page and drive new traffic to your website. More importantly, you can use them to bring others closer to Christ, to share your mission, and to build new relationships.

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