EPISODE 015: 11 Social Media Mistakes that Churches Make with Josh Blankenship


Show Notes:

This week on the podcast, I welcome my friend Josh Blankenship. Josh is the host of The Creative Church Show – a podcast with tips, tricks and shortcuts to make church media easy. Be sure to check it out. He also offers great insights on leadership, technology, and social media on his blog at joshblankenship.me. This week, Josh and I dive into the world of social media and discuss 11 mistakes churches are making when it comes to their platforms. Josh gives tons of valuable information and ideas for you to use at your church.

Here are some of the topics we discussed:

1. Sharing Content that sucks.

2. Not using images.

3. Forgetting your church is not full of robots.

4. Being inconsistent.

5. Not sharing.

6. Inconsistent design

7. Posting too much.

8. Ignoring mentions and comments.

9. Not being strategic on when to post.

10. Playing the short game.

11. Not measuring impact.


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The Church Media Podcast is the definitive podcast for helping you create dynamic experiences and build solid Media Production Teams at your church. Hosted by Church Media Coach and Author, Carl Barnhill and produced by legendary Producer and Composer, David Michael Hyde, The Church Media Podcast is designed to give you the tools and confidence you need to use media at your church or through your ministry, where people meet Jesus and grow in their relationship with Him. In each episode, we dive into the topics of Church Video, Audio, Lighting, Stage Design, Volunteer Culture and more.

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