The Pro Church Marketing Podcast

Learn how to use online marketing strategies to grow your internet presence and reach more people. The Pro Church Marketing Podcast is a podcast that brings you the latest in Church marketing and Non-Profit growth strategies. Join me as I interview Church marketing experts and share actionable tips for growing your organization. The Pro Church Marketing Podcast is designed to equip Non-Profits and Church leaders to use their website, email, social media, and online marketing to reach more people. We’re committed to your success, and we’ll show you how to get more people involved in your ministry. If you’re not sure how to use Google Analytics, Facebook Ads, Youtube Ads, Linkedin Ads, or other marketing channels to reach your target audience, this is the podcast for you. Subscribe today and let us show you how to use online platforms and tools to reach your Church or Non-Profit’s target audience.

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5 days ago

In this must-listen episode of The Pro Church Marketing Podcast, host Jono Long, from Faithworks Marketing, teams up with AI and marketing maven Jonathan Mast of White Beard Strategies, to delve into the transformative power of Artificial Intelligence in the realm of church marketing.
🚀 Key Highlights:
Demystifying AI: Jono and Jonathan break down the basics of AI, making it accessible and understandable, showing how it can be a game-changer for church communities.
Real-World Applications: From chatbots that offer instant support to AI-driven insights for personalized community engagement, discover practical ways your church can harness AI today.
Navigating Ethical Waters: Tackling the crucial aspect of ethics, our guests discuss how to utilize AI responsibly, ensuring it aligns with your church's values and respects the privacy of your community.
Future Perspectives: Look ahead with Jono and Jonathan as they explore the potential of AI to revolutionize church growth, engagement, and the overall experience of community members.
This episode is packed with actionable advice, thoughtful insights, and visionary ideas on integrating AI into church marketing strategies. Whether you're a church leader keen on leveraging technology to foster growth, a marketer looking to deepen your understanding of AI in faith-based contexts, or simply intrigued by the intersection of technology and spirituality, this conversation is for you.
🎧 Tune in now to discover how AI can not only streamline your church's operations but also create more meaningful connections within your community. Let's embark on this journey of innovation together, embracing the possibilities that AI brings to church marketing.

Wednesday Feb 14, 2024

In this essential episode of the Pro Church Marketing Podcast, host Jono Long tackles a pervasive issue plaguing church Facebook pages: spam messages masquerading as threats from "Meta" about policy violations and page shutdowns. With a wealth of experience managing multiple church Facebook pages, Jono shares a practical, step-by-step guide to safeguard your church's social media presence against these fraudulent attacks. Drawing from real-world challenges and solutions, he delves into the importance of setting country restrictions to mitigate spam, ensuring your church's message remains clear and accessible to your true audience. This episode is not just about overcoming spam; it's a gateway to understanding the broader landscape of online security for churches and faith-based organizations. Whether you're a church leader or a nonprofit director aiming to reach more people online, Jono's insights and the detailed walkthrough can help you create a safer, more engaging online community. Plus, discover Faithworks Marketing's holistic approach to digital growth, from Facebook and Instagram ads to leveraging the Google ad grant and SEO strategies. Tune in for an episode packed with actionable tips and the promise of fostering genuine connections in the digital age.

Tuesday Feb 06, 2024

In this enlightening second part of the Google Grant series, join Jono and Melissa as they delve deeper into the practical steps of leveraging the Google Ad Grant for churches. Following up on their guide to obtaining the grant, this episode focuses on actionable strategies to effectively use the grant once acquired. From addressing common misconceptions about Google Ads for small to medium-sized churches to detailed walkthroughs on setting up your first campaign, the duo covers essential tips to maximize your grant's potential. Whether you're looking to enhance your church's online presence or curious about the intricacies of Google Ads, this episode offers invaluable insights into making the most out of this fantastic opportunity. Tune in to transform your digital marketing efforts and engage your community like never before.
🔔 Subscribe for more episodes on church marketing strategies, digital trends, and insights from industry experts. Together, let's transform your church's digital outreach!
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Thursday Feb 01, 2024

In this insightful episode of The Pro Church Marketing Podcast, host Jono Long unveils a powerful resource designed to transform your church's online presence: a Comprehensive Checklist for Optimizing your Google Business Profile. Jono expertly navigates the nuances of online marketing, emphasizing the crucial role of a well-crafted Google Business Profile in enhancing your church's visibility and reach. From leveraging the full potential of the 750-character description to the strategic use of reviews and social media integration, this episode is packed with actionable tips that promise to elevate your church's digital footprint. Whether you're a seasoned marketer or a church leader looking to make a mark online, this episode offers invaluable insights and practical advice to help your church shine in the digital age.
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Monday Jan 15, 2024

In this enlightening episode of The Pro Church Marketing Podcast, we delve deep into the dynamic world of local SEO for churches in 2024. Discover the secrets to boosting your church's online presence and ensuring you're at the top of Google searches in your community. We unravel the intricacies of Google Business Profiles, keyword optimization, and the crucial role of mobile-friendly websites. We also explore the power of genuine engagement through Google reviews and how to infuse your digital strategy with your church’s mission. Tune in to learn actionable tips and strategies to make your church more visible and accessible online, connecting with more people in your community. Whether you're a seasoned marketer or just starting, this episode is a treasure trove of insights for any church looking to make a significant digital impact in 2024!

Wednesday Jan 10, 2024

In this episode of The Pro Church Marketing Podcast, we're thrilled to welcome Ben Stapley, Executive Pastor at The Life Christian Church. Join us as we explore the profound impact of photography in church ministry and its power to tell compelling stories of faith and community.
📸 In This Episode:
Visual Storytelling in Church Ministry: Ben shares his insights on how photography can be more than just a visual aid; it's a storytelling tool that captures the vibrancy and diversity of church life.
Engaging the Congregation: Discover how photography can involve different age groups and individuals in the church, providing a unique platform for engagement and participation.
Overcoming Photography Challenges: From managing resources to ensuring diversity in imagery, Ben offers practical advice on navigating the common challenges faced by churches in photography.
Photography as an Accessible Ministry Tool: Learn why photography can be a cost-effective and impactful way for churches to enhance their digital footprint and community connection.
🌍 For Church Leaders and Creatives: Whether you’re just beginning to integrate photography into your church’s marketing strategy or looking to deepen your existing efforts, this episode is packed with invaluable guidance and inspiration.
👂 Listen Now: Tune in to gain fresh perspectives on leveraging photography in your church's storytelling and marketing efforts. Let's dive into the world of visual narratives and their role in enriching our faith communities.
🙏 About The Pro Church Marketing Podcast: Hosted by Faithworks Marketing, this podcast is a treasure trove of expertise in church marketing, digital storytelling, and community engagement, all grounded in Christian values and practices.
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Wednesday Dec 20, 2023

Welcome to another insightful episode of The Pro Church Marketing Podcast! In this episode, we are thrilled to host Gary Buchanan, the Community Manager at Boxcast, a leading figure in the world of live streaming technology for churches.
Gary, who seamlessly merges his background as a pastor with his passion for technology, delves into the transformative power of live streaming for church engagement. From the humble beginnings of Boxcast to its pivotal role during the COVID-19 pandemic, Gary shares how Boxcast has become an indispensable tool for churches looking to expand their digital footprint.
In This Episode, You'll Discover:
The inspiring story behind the inception of Boxcast (starts at 02:45)
How live streaming has become a necessity for modern churches (starts at 09:30)
Tips and tricks for creating engaging and immersive live streams (starts at 15:20)
Addressing concerns about live streaming vs. in-person attendance (starts at 21:10)
The impact of high-quality streaming on church marketing and outreach (starts at 27:40)
Gary's Takeaway Message: Embracing live streaming is not just about technology; it's about opening new avenues for connection and community in your church. It's an invitation to explore and engage with your faith in a digital world.
Don't miss Gary's practical advice for churches aiming to enhance their live-streaming capabilities and his vision for the future of digital ministry!
🎧 Listen, learn, and let us know your thoughts in the comments or on our social media channels. If you find this episode valuable, please share it with other church leaders and digital ministry enthusiasts!
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Tuesday Dec 05, 2023

In this episode, we dive into the transformative world of Google Ad Grants and their impact on church growth and digital outreach. In this enlightening episode, we're joined by digital marketing expert and Faithworks Marketing's very own, Melissa Keane, to explore how churches can effectively leverage this powerful tool.
🔹 In This Episode:
Understanding Google Ad Grants: We start by breaking down what Google Ad Grants are and how they can be a game-changer for your church's online presence.
Eligibility and Application Tips: Melissa shares insider tips on navigating the application process, ensuring your church meets Google's criteria.
Creating Impactful Ad Campaigns: Learn how to craft compelling ad campaigns that resonate with your community, driving engagement and attendance.
Optimizing for Success: From choosing the right keywords to analyzing ad performance, we cover key strategies for maximizing your grant's impact.
🔹 Why Listen: Whether you're new to Google Ad Grants or looking to refine your church's existing digital strategy, this episode is packed with actionable insights and real-world examples. Gain a deeper understanding of how to use digital tools not just for visibility, but for meaningful community connection and growth.
🔔 Subscribe for more episodes on church marketing strategies, digital trends, and insights from industry experts. Together, let's transform your church's digital outreach!
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Tuesday Nov 28, 2023

It's important for your Church to show up at the top of Google. We have a new recommendation on optimizing your Google Business Profile.

Interview with Mark MacDonald

Wednesday Nov 08, 2023

Wednesday Nov 08, 2023

Welcome to another insightful episode of The Pro Church Marketing Podcast! In this edition, your host, Jono Long, is joined by a special guest, Mark MacDonald, a distinguished expert in church branding. Together, they embark on an enlightening journey into the realm of church websites and the crucial realm of SEO optimization.
Tune in as Jono and Mark unravel the secrets to transforming your church website into not just a visual delight but also a search engine magnet. Discover the essential elements that both your congregation and the wider community are actively seeking on your website, and, more importantly, learn how to optimize these elements effectively.
Mark and Jono dive deep into the world of SEO, unveiling strategies that will elevate your church's online presence. Gain valuable insights into the influential role of an engaging staff page and understand the significance of crafting a compelling about page that resonates with your audience.
But that's not all – the duo goes on to reveal the magic of leveraging Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) to enhance your website's search visibility. Uncover the potential of this often-underutilized tool and witness a significant boost in your website's discoverability.
Whether you're a pastor, church administrator, or anyone involved in managing your church's online presence, this episode is a goldmine of practical tips and strategies. If you're eager to make your church website stand out, captivate your audience, and reach more people online, then this is a must-listen episode. Join Jono and Mark as they equip you with the tools to elevate your church's digital footprint. Don't miss out!


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