Category Archive for: Blog

What is the best way to communicate to my members?

Clear, concise and regular communication is extremely important in any ministry or organization. One of the great things about communication in ministry, is your members are typically very interested and engaged in your message already. They are looking for ways to help and are often already telling their friends, families and co-workers about many of…

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Three Ways to Increase Giving in Your Church

Tithing and giving are important to any ministry, and pastors are always looking for ways to encourage their members to show support through financial donations. Consistent giving is important for day to day church operations, building programs, missions and future plans. Here are a few ways that you can build awareness about the importance of giving…

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Three C’s of Choosing a Projector

Not a month goes by that someone doesn’t ask me to give them advice on picking out a projector for their sanctuary or classroom. Of course, I’m happy to help when and where I can, but it’s also a tricky question. No two rooms are alike and no two projector placements are alike. There are…

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7 tips to help make your Facebook site jump off the screen

Like it or not, Facebook is the giant… the behemoth (first time I’ve used that word in a blog!) in the marketing world. Want to get a message out to your congregation, donors, constituents, Facebook should be your first tool of choice. In fact, at IFR, it’s been a good week when our Facebook pages…

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Six no-no’s for your social media campaign

I thought we’d share an interesting article about what NOT to do when trying to work with social media. I understand that by its very nature, social media is supposed to be organic and authentic. But if you are trying to use social networking to get your message out, your really need to read the…

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Gov. McDonnell’s “Year of the Entrepreneur” Video Project

  Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell recently made a visit to Lynchburg to participate in a roundtable discussion about his “Year of the Entrepreneur” campaign, as well as to sign legislation to ease government regulations on creating new businesses. Held at Central Virginia Community College, the discussion featured local politicians and business owners, who highlighted the…

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IFR’s production appears on ABC’s Nightline

Innovative Faith Resources received national coverage on ABC’s Nightline on May 1 when one of its productions appeared on the program. The production, Bod4God, was created for Pastor Steve Reynolds, of Capital Baptist Church in Annandale, Va. Reyonlds came to IFR, asking the team to produce a 12-week DVD series based on his book Bod4God,…

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Why should you use Twitter?

I’m asked a lot about social networking/media and if it really is a good thing for ministries and churches to jump into. I think that most people are familiar with Facebook and have embraced that world both personally and professionally. But for many, Twitter is still a little mysterious. Is it worth it?  Here are…

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Big Hats and BBQ: BCA 2012

Innovative Faith Resources is excited to attend the Baptist Communicators Association conference this year. We are here meeting some great people in the ministry communications industry as well as learning some great new strategies to bring to our clients. This years conference is being held in Fort Worth, Texas, home of big hats and BBQ.…

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Facebook Timeline: Some Things to Know

So, it’s that time of year again, when Facebook has decided to change its layout and at the same time confuse and possibly frustrate some of its users. As of this week, the new “Timeline” layout will be mandatory for all brand pages. This includes churches, businesses and other organizations that use Facebook pages. But alas, we…

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Filling a need

When a church or ministry contacts Innovative Faith Resources, it means there is a need. Whether the need is a promotional video or marketing campaign, the project requires an excellence that IFR can provide in its work. Innovative Faith Resources is composed of a team that has creativity and vision as well as the skills,…

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Growing

It’s hard to believe Innovative Faith Resources kicked off just this year. Since January 1, we’ve produced all sorts of media, marketing, branding and financial services to dozens of ministries across the nation. This organization is growing so quickly. Starting in 2012, we will have a total of seven full-time employees. This growth has provoked…

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