Social Church Academy
I first heard about Social Church Academy from Justin Wise/Think Digital on his podcast and then again on the Pro Church Tools podcast.
So what is Social Church Academy? Social Church Academy is a membership site for churches, church staff, and social media ministry teams. I am a subscriber and am just starting to explore the membership site.
The truth is, I would not have tried Social Church Academy had it not been for months and months of listening to Justin Wise via his podcast. I have watched Justin’s name grow in prominence over the last few years. I was listening to his podcast in the beginning when he was relatively unknown and now he is one of the most recognized experts in the social media arena. He is now in the ranks of Michael Hyatt, Amy Porterfield, and Rick Mulready all of whom have made a living helping people build a presence online and or via social media. Each of them have tens of thousands of followers and tons of credibility. Justin’s name is often mentioned with theirs.
Justin, with the help of Josh Burns, has designed Social Church Academy specifically for churches. They know churches. Both of them were pastors and know the value of connecting social media to ministry. Social Church Academy is a valuable resource for churches looking to take their social media ministry to the next level.
The disclaimer is this. You still have to learn the material and be committed to this kind of ministry. It won’t do it for you, which is a good thing in my opinion. Ministry should always be local and living, not processed and canned. That said, we can learn a lot from each other and share what works, which is where Social Church Academy shines.
I am still working my way through the training materials, however after years of exploring this arena on my own I know when I see something good. I was even considering developing something like this as a tool for churches. Instead, I would rather recommend Social Church Academy as the top resource available to churches to help them on their social media ministry journey.
Social Church Academy exists to help you better engage your audience, reach more people, and increase generosity. Once a member, you will find a wealth of ready made material to help you get started along with all the necessary training material you need to get started.
Consider Signing up for Social Church Academy. I wouldn’t recommend SCA unless I believed in it. If you want to try it out, sign up for one month, explore the training sessions and then decide if it’s right for you. My recommendation is to develop a small team of people who will go through the material with you. If you use this link you can get 50% off the monthly membership price.
You can also download their Power Pack of Social Media Documents for Churches.
Podcasts Mentioned in this Post
Prochurchtools.com with Brady Shearer
- You can hear Brady’s interview with Josh Burns of Think Digital here.
Justinwise.net with Justin Wise
This Is Your Life with Michael Hyatt
Amy Porterfield with Amy
Rick Mulready with Rick