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Church administration office templates and forms covering Christian youth groups, kids ministry, adult ministry, baptisms, baby dedications, camps, creche, attendance forms, tithing forms, etc. can be downloaded directly from this website instantly https://sellfy.com/churchsupportaustralia

Templates can be edited and printed, even by professional printers.
If you want something totally different or are after a document that’s not in the shop, contact me and we’ll whip one up in no time.

Fees are very cheap, as my importance is on the Church using their money to reach their community,rather than spend it all on staffing and resources.

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Church administration office templates and forms covering Christian youth groups, kids ministry, adult ministry, baptisms, baby dedications, camps, creche, attendance forms, tithing forms, etc. can be downloaded directly from this website instantly https://sellfy.com/churchsupportaustralia

Templates can be edited and printed, even by professional printers.
If you want something totally different or are after a document that’s not in the shop, contact me and we’ll whip one up in no time.

Fees are very cheap, as my importance is on the Church using their money to reach their community,rather than spend it all on staffing and resources.

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Church administration office templates and forms covering Christian youth groups, kids ministry, adult ministry, baptisms, baby dedications, camps, creche, attendance forms, tithing forms, etc. can be downloaded directly from this website instantly https://sellfy.com/churchsupportaustralia

Templates can be edited and printed, even by professional printers.
If you want something totally different or are after a document that’s not in the shop, contact me and we’ll whip one up in no time.

Fees are very cheap, as my importance is on the Church using their money to reach their community,rather than spend it all on staffing and resources.

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Church administration office templates and forms covering Christian youth groups, kids ministry, adult ministry, baptisms, baby dedications, camps, creche, attendance forms, tithing forms, etc. can be downloaded directly from this website instantly https://sellfy.com/churchsupportaustralia

Templates can be edited and printed, even by professional printers.
If you want something totally different or are after a document that’s not in the shop, contact me and we’ll whip one up in no time.

Fees are very cheap, as my importance is on the Church using their money to reach their community,rather than spend it all on staffing and resources.

Social Media for Church Leaders & Staff

Whoever posts on behalf of the Church, pastor or posts as themselves, they must remember that what is seen on their social media reflects them, Christ and it also shows the standard of the media ‘owner’. Everyone who posts is responsible for their posts and must make sure they have a high standard to follow.

A wise step for your leaders and staff is to have some guidelines and training for communication and social media, to keep them and members safe. Put a simple manual together and set staff up with information and guidelines.
For example:-

  • Give each staff member their own Church email address and encourage them to use it for church related work, as this helps them keep boundaries.
  • Don’t give out addresses or phone numbers of any members or staff without permission.
  • Stay away from video chatting one on one with a minor.
  • Chat on social media in groups, not one on one, with minors or those who are vulnerable.
  • Leaders to be an example and not living on their phone all the time while in the position of leader.
  • Don’t use snapchat or any app that can’t store evidence of conversation – for protection of all parties.
  • Be available to reply to questions, queries and quarrels on social media.
  • Create a closed Facebook group for Church Members only that people can post information that only Church members need to know such as prayer requests and a place where members feel safe enough to ask questions. Even a worship team group (for the worship team), leaders only group etc are great ways to make sure everyone gets connected and gets updates on things that are happening.
  • Have a Facebook page for the Church (not a profile, as this is against Facebook terms). Create events through this page (encouraging members to easily add friends to this event, to help spread the word) – NOT through personal Facebook account – as it won’t get extended publicity. Facebook pages posts can be set at a scheduled time to post, which makes it easier for the admin as they don’t have to set their alarm to get on at social media ‘peak’ hours.
  • Get a permission form signed, before posting photos of minors. Some use permission forms for all, to cover all bases. I definitely would if using photos on Church websites.
  • Don’t share any picture off the internet! You must think of ‘copyright’ with images etc and it is so easy to track down images with image recognition programs, so you must be very careful in what images you post. Create your own. There are some great apps out there and programs for designing your own posters.

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Church administration office templates and forms covering Christian youth groups, kids ministry, adult ministry, baptisms, baby dedications, camps, creche, attendance forms, tithing forms, etc. can be downloaded directly from this website instantly https://sellfy.com/churchsupportaustralia

Templates can be edited and printed, even by professional printers.
If you want something totally different or are after a document that’s not in the shop, contact me and we’ll whip one up in no time.

Fees are very cheap, as my importance is on the Church using their money to reach their community,rather than spend it all on staffing and resources.

Church Event Planning

EVENTS

Events are always put on at Churches and it’s a fantastic way to get the community in.

To get the information correct, have available electronic or hard copies of an Event Planning form. An example of a form would be:-

EVENT PLANNING FORM

Todays Date:-

NOTE:- Please Check the Church calendar for conflicts before you submit this form. Complete all required fields in the form below and submit it at least four weeks before your event date. The church office will contact you by email to confirm your date(s).

Event / Meeting Title ______________________

Occurance
Once
Multiple SessionsEvent Frequency*

Start Date ____________________________

Start Time____________________________

Finish Time___________________________

Overnight Yes/No

Preferred Location__________________________________________________________

Target Group______________________________________________________________

Cost to Attend_________________________
Or Offering___________________________

Open Invitation? Yes /No
Primary Contact Information

The person listed here will be contacted by the church office for event management.

Surname____________________ Firstname__________________________

Mobile Phone Number______________________________

Email____________________________________

Room Required

  • Sanctuary
  • Kids Church
  • Youth Hall
  • Kitchen
  • Dining Room/Cafe

Equipment Required

  • DVD Player
  • Projector
  • Third Choice
  • TV
  • Small PA
  • Sanctuary Sound System

Who is opening and closing the building?________________________________________

Who is setting up before and cleaning up after?____________________________________

Marketing

  • Signage (Signs, sign up sheets, etc.)
  • Invitation cards
  • Promotional items (pens, bags, t-shirts, mugs)
  • Books (payment books, brochures, programs, etc.)
  • Physical Media (CD’s, DVD’s,, etc.)
  • On screen graphics (Slides, Backgrounds, Videos, etc.)
  • Facebook Event
  • Twitter
  • YouTube
  • Email Contact List

Which ministries should be aware of this event?

  • Seniors Ministry
  • Womans Ministry
  • Mens Ministry
  • Youth Ministry
  • Childrens Ministry

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Church administration office templates and forms covering Christian youth groups, kids ministry, adult ministry, baptisms, baby dedications, camps, creche, attendance forms, tithing forms, etc. can be downloaded directly from this website instantly https://sellfy.com/churchsupportaustralia

Templates can be edited and printed, even by professional printers.
If you want something totally different or are after a document that’s not in the shop, contact me and we’ll whip one up in no time.

Fees are very cheap, as my importance is on the Church using their money to reach their community,rather than spend it all on staffing and resources.

Social Media

History

Back in June 2011, I created the community group “Aussie Christians on Facebook” group for Australian Christians only. After seeing the increase of isolation and hurting Christians and the potential of Social Media, I created this group to connect and create community in the online world, especially for those in isolation and in remote areas. From this group, Aussie Christian Prayer Warriors, Aussie Christian Jobs and other Facebook groups were birthed. The Aussie Christians group grew beyond 7000 alone and now is run by Liz Duffin, who does an amazing job. I learnt quite a bit about communicating and working with people in Facebook groups, in where you can find my notes below.

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Aussie Christians on Facebook became a safe place.

To become a member of Aussie Christians on Facebook, the admin would check the Facebook profile for evidence of being a Christian and being in Australia. This was to cut out spam and scammers. It also minimised the consistent self-promotion posts, that you often find in Facebook groups. We were there to support one another and sharpen one another.

Facebook Group Guidelines

IMPORTANT….Please Read….

Let’s all unite together across this nation and give God the glory and praise He deserves.

POSTING
~Think about your post before posting it…..
is it building up and sharpening one another
OR is it tearing down, will the subject cause friction/arguments etc.
~Please don’t point fingers at people or specific Churches, but point to the Father.
~Please do not post anything to do with Australian or overseas politics.
~Please be responsible for the posts you put on the group wall AND monitor the comments or respond accordingly.
~We are always going to find that we don’t all agree on everything, but please respond with love.
~Admin has the right to delete any posts they feel don’t line up with the bible or posts that are going to lead to discord.
~The centre of this group is God, Jesus, Holy Spirit, so any posts that take the group away from them can be deleted.
~ Also, no same-sex, safe schools or other posts which are associated with this topic.
~ No political posts at all
~ No international posts either, as this is an Australian Group, so Aussie Christian news only please.
~ You are more than welcome to invite your friends/family to this group, but they must be Born Again and Bible believing and practising.
~ Absolutely NO financial or sponsorship requests under ANY circumstances!!!!!

PROBLEMS
~Please make sure you read comments and posts correctly before reporting.
~If there is friction on a comment or spam post, please let admin know.

ADMINS
~Admins are always available for contact through private messaging on FB.
~Admins have the right to delete posts, comments and members if necessary.
~Admins can be found at:-
https://www.facebook.com/groups/aussiechristians/admins

STATEMENT OF FAITH
The Bible is the inspired and only infallible and authoritative written Word of God.
There is one God, creator of all things, eternally existent in three persons, God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit.
In the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in his virgin birth, in his sinless life, in his miracles, in his atoning death, in his bodily resurrection and in his ascension to the right hand of the Father.
In the resurrection of both the saved and the lost; the one to everlasting life and the other to everlasting damnation.
In the personal future return of Christ to this earth in power and glory.
The only means of being cleansed from sin is through repentance and faith in the precious blood of Christ and that regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential for personal salvation.
In the baptism of the Holy Spirit for all believers who ask and in the present day reality of the operation in the supernatural gifts of the Holy Spirit.
In the power of God to heal the human body in answer to faith and prayer.
In the observance of the ordinances of Christian baptism by immersion for all believers and the Lord’s Supper.

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How to keep the community going

Groups are becoming more popular than pages. I suggest if you do want to set up a group for your Church, check out this post here:- https://churchsupportaustralia.com/2015/02/18/social-media/

Here are some general tips for what you can do in your group.
1) Post often of what is happening at Church.
2) Interactive posts and more about how the group/church are impacting this nation.
3) Ask open question posts.
4) Do physical meet ups where you can and post about that.
5) Live videos – not the worship section, unless you have a licence.
6) Have some get to know you questions for members, even new ones, that they can answer and they can copy and paste, answer them and post them into the group.
7) Discussion questions re this weeks sermon etc?
8) Use something like Zoom for online bible study, prayer meeting or home group meetings.
9) Build relationships through messenger, by doing some pastoral care.
10) Live interviews between staff, members, etc.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask. 🙂

Social Media for the Church

Keeping up

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with the times is a way of keeping up with your congregation. I love social media and would do it for anyone, anytime! Apparently there are Social Media Pastors now!

FOLLOW

People love keeping up to date in what’s happening at their Church, they love seeing photos of their Church family and being invited to events. On the events, it’s a great tool for people to invite their friends that don’t regularly attend church, to events. These event posts can even be shared and that helps spread the word. The events have the ability to be linked to where people can get their tickets from and even show a map.

Most of the time people go on Facebook in the early mornings and in the evenings, so this is a great time to share posts with your Church. Now we have the fantastic ability of scheduling posts, so we don’t need to live on Facebook all the time.

Create a separate Facebook Group that only allows members in, so they feel safe and secure amongst the Church family. In this group, prayer requests, announcements, forms published etc can be shared amoung Church family only.

So what can you post on your Church Facebook page? Here’s some ideas:-

Church

ALSO….

– Youtube link of the song you are learning at Church (get them familiar with the song)

– Quotes from leaders in your Church

– Crowd shots (from the rear to cover privacy)

– People on stage shots

– Volunteers that work behind the scenes, so people know who does what and even include a bit of their story

– Testimonies- maybe a short video- these are powerful

IMPORTANT

DON’T PHOTOGRAPH KIDS WITHOUT PARENTS PERMISSION…….so many families are involved in the court system and you don’t know every child’s situation, so you need to protect them or have a consent form signed by the parents.

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Church administration office templates and forms covering Christian youth groups, kids ministry, adult ministry, baptisms, baby dedications, camps, creche, attendance forms, tithing forms, etc. can be downloaded directly from this website instantly https://sellfy.com/churchsupportaustralia

Templates can be edited and printed, even by professional printers.
If you want something totally different or are after a document that’s not in the shop, contact me and we’ll whip one up in no time.

Fees are very cheap, as my importance is on the Church using their money to reach their community,rather than spend it all on staffing and resources.

Conferences & Events

ROADTRIPPaperwork is needed when groups go to events, to ensure everyone is covered.

A form for taking Youth to Planetshakers is available here – but you can also edit it to suit the event you are taking a group of youth or kids to. REMEMBER – it is a sample form and will need adapting to your Church. The form can be downloaded from here:- Planetshakers Consent Travel Form

If you are going by private transport, you may want to get your drivers to complete this form:- Voluntary Drivers information Form

Assisting you – with years of experience.

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Church administration office templates and forms covering Christian youth groups, kids ministry, adult ministry, baptisms, baby dedications, camps, creche, attendance forms, tithing forms, etc. can be downloaded directly from this website instantly https://sellfy.com/churchsupportaustralia

Templates can be edited and printed, even by professional printers.
If you want something totally different or are after a document that’s not in the shop, contact me and we’ll whip one up in no time.

Fees are very cheap, as my importance is on the Church using their money to reach their community,rather than spend it all on staffing and resources.