Spice Up Your Church's Social Media for Advent
Interested in how best to use social media to engage your community? Want to spread the word about your church without spending a boat-load of cash? Wondering how to invite those nine-in-ten Americans who say they celebrate Christmas to your church this Advent?
Pastors and congregations across the country want answers to these questions and more, but effective strategies can seem nearly impossible to find on a limited church budget.
Over here at SALT, we've come up with an idea to meet these challenges with style and grace: SALT's Customizable Short Films.
As you may have noticed, many tech-savvy churches are using short films on their websites, in worship, and on social media - but these films typically cost buckets of money to make. SALT’s Customizable Short Films, on the other hand, are beautifully produced, theologically inspiring, and extremely affordable (we even have a sliding-scale pricing model based on the size of your congregation).
Hundreds of churches across the United States and Canada have used SALT's Customizable Short Films to spice up their websites, worship services, and social media. Each one-minute film - tailored to "feel like your own" with your church name, contact info, and worship service details - essentially acts as a lovely visual calling card: members of your community share the film's link with their wider network of friends on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, etc., along with an invitation to worship. The film adds the spice; your people add the love!
Here's an example:
The purchase of this Advent Calendar Customizable Short Film comes with a FREE printable version of the lovely illustrated calendar shown in the film, designed by Penelope Dullaghan, an award-winning illustrator who has worked with Crate & Barrel, the New York Times, Starbucks, Oprah Magazine, Target, Vegetarian Times, Papyrus, Panera Bread Company, and more!
We dare say this gem of a calendar would be perfect to reproduce en masse for everyone in your church to practice their faith at home with simple acts - day by day - until God's new world is born on Christmas Eve.
Here are a few stills from the shoot to give you a glimpse of the calendar's content:
If you're interested in purchasing SALT's Advent Calendar Customizable Short Film, click here. If you're interested in purchasing the downloadable, reproducible Advent Calendar itself, click here. And if you have any questions, or would like to preview the content of the calendar, contact us here!
And finally, here's another Advent Customizable Short Film you might like, "God's Revolution of Love." This one features SALT's fantastic new Advent coloring posters, pages, and devotional booklet. The possibilities are endless!
The SALT Team