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Google Your Church

Posted by author on 8/30/16

That's simple instructions, right? Yes, go to Google and find out what information is on the internet about your parish. My hope is that you find your church website as #1 on the list of results, which means you're doing some things right for SEO purposes.

First thing ... Read More »

5 Ways to Use Canva at Your Catholic Church

Posted by author on 6/23/16

I came across Canva more than a year ago. I needed to create some specific website banners for our WeConnect websites. I found it super easy to use, since I’m not a designer, and it gave me the flexibility to create the pictures and graphics that I needed. ... Read More »

Press 9 to Hang Up

Posted by author on 6/09/16

In my work, I make many phone calls. Today I ran across a directory of options for a Catholic church. For anonymity, I won't say where this church was located.

The automated directory went something like this. "Press 1 to reach the secretary, press 5 for Mass times, ... Read More »

"I wish my Pastor was here"

Posted by author on 6/03/16

Last week, I had the privilege of speaking with more than 50 parish staff, ministry leaders, deacons and one priest in Minnesota. It was a few of the best days that I have spent conducting our Building a Vibrant Parish Seminar in the two years that I have ... Read More »

The Catholic Church & Baby Boomers

Posted by author on 5/09/16

I recently came across this SlideShare about the adoption of technology from Pew Research, and I wanted to put together some ideas to help out with engagement at our Catholic churches. Not every slide was used, so view the entire presentation here. This is by no means meant to be an ... Read More »

May the 4th Be With You

Posted by author on 5/04/16

As I was leaving the house this morning, I was teaching my youngsters to say "may the 4th be with you" to all of their classmates today. Their mom was great enough to have the foresight to pick out Star Wars clothes last night so they were ready ... Read More »

Spring Cleaning Your Catholic Church Website

Posted by author on 3/31/16

According to the calendar, spring is here! Even though we had snow last week in Wisconsin. Most people take this time to do some cleaning of their homes, desks, office space, or garage.

What about your Catholic church's website? Outdated information and images don't grab any positive attention. ... Read More »

The WeConnect Parish App Is a Game Changer

Posted by author on 3/28/16

Jeff Bezos and Amazon revolutionized the way we shop. Steve Jobs and Apple changed the look and feel of our phones, computers, tablets, and music players. Sergey Brin and Larry Page transformed search and made their brand, Google, into a verb. These are “game-changing ideas.”

While it might ... Read More »

Happy Easter!

Posted by author on 3/24/16

With the Triduum upon us, our Catholic churches are going to see many people come through our churches which may make for potentially overflowing pews. I hope that you make your church as welcoming as possible for those who have not been there in a while. 

To all our ... Read More »

Why Your Catholic Church's Website Must Be Mobile Friendly

Posted by author on 3/15/16

We have already wrote about the 3 must haves for your church website, but I wanted to highlight one of those points in it's own article.  Why Your Catholic Church Website MUST Be Mobile Responsive

Let's first describe what is meant by mobile responsive. This means that the ... Read More »

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