Facebook Groups are becoming a very popular way to connect with other people with similar interests. Groups are not a new thing; they have been around for a while on Facebook. “The main purpose of groups is to help Facebook users socialize around any topic or community.”
Groups aren’t just for your neighborhood watch groups or town garage sales, they are very useful for collaboration and resources. In the Church Communications world they are one of the best ways to connect with others, access resources, gain ideas, and much more.
Here are some of the best Facebook Groups for Church Communicators. I encourage you to check them out.
Group: Visual Church Media
Admins: Kendall Conner and Jeff McIntosh
Moderators: Joe Kelley, Kelly Conner, John Carlson, Joel W. Smith, Tristan Fuenmayor
This group is all about the visual side of the church and includes church communications. Visual Church Media is closed group, but accepts new members after verification process at any time. There is always great conversations happening in the group. Resources and ideas are shared freely and frequently. This groups also helps to generate ideas of what can be done in various church contexts. If you have anything to do with the visual side of the church this is a great group to be part of.
Group: Church Communications
Admins: Darrel Girardier and Katie Allred
Moderators: Ed Chavis and Brandon Rodgers
This is by far one of the best Groups for those in church communications. The groups is closed, but welcome new members at any point. This groups has a ton of resources that are shared on a daily basis. Ask a question and you are bound to get an answer and some great conversation. Make sure to check out this group if you haven’t already.
Group: Church Social Media Managers
Admins: Hunter Collier, Bill Aumack, and Jeremy Poland
Church Social Media Managers is another great group for Church Communicators. This group is closed, but welcomes new members at any time. Their purpose is to support those who run church social media pages. There is a lot of great content and resources shared.
Group: Social Media Sunday
Admins: Carolyn Clement, David Hansen, Joelle Colville-Hanson, Fran Rossi Szpylczyn
Social Media Sunday is a group dedicated to resourcing church communicators throughout the year, but especially in preparation for Social Media Sunday. The group is closed, but welcomes new members at any point. This is a great group for resources and other ideas for how to celebrate Social Media Sunday.
Admins: Barbara Carneiro
Moderator: Nandy Martinez
Like talking strategy? This group is one you want to check out then. The Church Communication Strategies group is a closed group, but welcome new members at any point. The group aims to explore and share church and ministry communication strategies. Resources are shared daily, support is given, and questions are answered. Great content all around.
Group: Church Photography Team
Admin: Dave Adamson
The Church Photography Team is a great group to check out if you are a photographer, or fill the photography role at your church. This is a closed group, but they welcome new members all the time. The group looks at strategy, purpose, volunteer team building, photo critique, etc. Resources are shared and there is always a great conversation that happens throughout the week.
Group: Church Storytellers
Admins: Eric Walley and Brian Mann
Church Storytellers is, “a community for storytellers in the local church – writers, filmmakers, photographers, artists, pastors, leaders – anyone passionate about telling stories for the Kingdom.” The group is a closed group, but welcomes new additions at any time. Their goal is to foster community, share insight and point people to tools that equip them in their work. If you want to learn how to tell stories better this is a great group to check out.
Admins: Richy Hirtle and Andrew Riis
This is a very unique Facebook Group, but one I have grown to enjoy. This is a closed group, but they accept new members at any point. Richy and Andrew are Facebook Marketing Guru’s and in this group they share their knowledge and resources. If you do Facebook advertising or hope to in the future be sure to find this group, it will help significantly.
Group: ThatCC Pro
Admins: Justin Dean and Van Baird
ThatCC PRO is a membership only Facebook Group, however it is well worth the membership to That Church Community. The knowledge shared is fantastic, as well as the daily support that surrounds this community. I highly recommend signing up for a That Church Community membership, if not for any other reason than to be part of this Facebook Group. There are so many perks that come with just the group itself: insights into upcoming events, giveaways for only PRO members, behind-the-scenes glimpses to podcast, webinars, etc. This group is by far one of my favorites that I am part of online.
Additional Groups you will want to check out:
These are, as the title suggests, regional church communication groups that have admins and moderators from those specific regions. These are great groups to get involved with. They allow for meet-ups, networking, shared resources and ideas. If you are in or near one of the following regions, check one of these groups out.
- New Jersey
- Central Florida
- Pacific Northwest
- SF Bay
These aren’t all the Church Communication Facebook Groups, just a sampling. Which ones have you discovered that we need to know about? Let us know!