We are so excited to release our newest app. InviteToPray is an interactive prayer journal within your all ready existing social circle. We’ve fully integrated with Facebook- the most popular social network on the planet! With InviteToPray you choose how public or how private you wish your prayers to be. No worries, although we integrate with facebook for quickly notifying users and friends, we decided that your privacy is far too important to allow Facebook access. All security is handled in-house!
Reflecting back, there are few times in my life that I had such clarity… the day I asked my wife to marry me and the day I was called into this ministry. My wife and I are soon to celebrate our 14th wedding anniversary. Thankfully, we have had many more wonderful years than bad ones. What I have learned through it is that in everything that we do, we have seasons. Not like the weather, but in life. Joy, exuberance, grief, disappointment and hope, along with many others, follow us in all walks of our lives.
The same can be said for our ministry. At GetSocialChurch, we have faced all sorts of trials but have also had many joys creating what God birthed in our spirits. I think it is exciting how God teaches us in steps. He never gives us more than we can handle. Honestly, I can tell you we wanted to be finished with this journey months and months ago yet He has taken His time. You see, everything happens in God’s timing.
We wanted to to reach one million people, He wants 50 million plus. We wanted to make something simple and get our product out, He wanted us to build it to His specifications to be used for His Glory. We wanted to listen to all the greatest marketers, “if you are not embarrassed about your product after you launch, you launched too late”, He wanted to show us that He is the #1 marketing coach on the planet. Understand this, we could take credit for traditional marketing methods but God wanted us to do things way out of the norm so that He would get credit where it is most certainly due.
One thing that I urge you to do in your seasons… Listen and Obey! God supplies everything you need to fulfill your purpose.Read More
I recently found a really cool video produced by Sagebrush Community Church which demonstrates the The Power of an Invite. As you know, this is one of our passions.
That is the power of an invite!
In Mark 4:8, the Parable of the Sower, Jesus describes good seed.
“But other seed fell on good ground and yielded a crop that sprang up, increased and produced: some thirtyfold, some sixty, and some a hundred.”
Imagine the possibilities that can take place by inviting someone to Church when God uses it for His Glory!
I’m sure ready to reach people for Christ by 30, 60, and 100 Fold! With InviteToChurch, we help you make this a reality. If you have signed up for our beta testing period, thank you!
If you want to sign up, please do so here: InviteToChurch- Church Growth System.
Tom and I have each been into many forms of marketing and advertising, both online and offline. We were developing systems to help businesses reach a broader market and were extremely good at it. That was before we knew that God had other plans for us.
One morning while at my local coffee shop I found myself praying while pretending to “work.” I was bored out of my mind actually… doing the same repetitive processes, web design, business consulting, keeping up with the latest search engine trends, and my favorite…Geo-data marketing that I did everyday that I was not flying airplanes. See, that even put you to sleep!
I was reflecting on my life that morning and asked God, “Is this it?” Now, I am sure many of you have asked that question yourself. I wanted something more, something bigger than who I am. I knew what Tyler was capable of, but what if I let God use me for His purpose in a way that I had never done…
I met Tom Osypian through a web forum about offline marketing. It later became a Skype group (affectionately known as the Wolf Pack) which meets daily to discuss new ideas, technologies, and provides a place where we talk openly about how to best serve our clients. Tom and I had worked together on a number of projects and our personalities seemed to really compliment each other. I was uncertain if Tom was a believer, but he always presented himself as such.
I remember that day well. Over a Skype chat, I told Tom that I felt an emptiness and that I was no longer fulfilled doing what I was. He told me that he was in the same position as well. Our conversation went on for quite awhile during which time, we discovered that we had each served in various forms of ministry throughout the years and that we each were feeling called to do what we had been doing for businesses, but instead, we were to do it for the Church.
Church Growth…. well that is almost laughable. What qualifies me to help with, of all things, the Church? Tom and I found ourselves asking each other that question many times over the last year and we now understand how God can use ANYONE to do his work first hand.
We asked ourselves based on our experience where Churches in general FAIL. The initial answer to that question was obvious right away… Social Media.
Where else in the World is there such a plentiful harvest and a hunger for knowledge than social media. At the time we began our company, there were 600 million people on Facebook, 250 million on myspace, 70 million on Linkedin, and over 100 million people on twitter. Only a very small percentage of churches have social media accounts, and even those which do, do not come close to the full potential of its power.
GetSocialChurch was founded Tuesday Nov. 16, 2010 by 2 guys passionate about Christ and technology. It is our mission to enable church growth through social media and to help missionaries throughout the world raise funds necessary for their calling. We use the latest technologies in Social media, Custom Facebook Pages, email marketing, lead generation, web design, video creation, After Effects, search engine optimization, Google places, and many more technologies to help grow churches.
Our initial thought was to build custom landing pages for churches using Facebook technologies. While it was a pretty neat idea, it was not what all God intended. Little did we know what we would be entrusted with, and what it will become.
more to come
We are honored by so many people who have decided to become beta users of our church growth system- InviteToChurch. We are thrilled to announce that church leaders from around the globe have signed up. Even more impressive is what is coming in the first addition. Our software engineers have really blown us away with their abilities, so we decided to push the envelope on our first release.
We are pleased that you see the value in using Facebook as a way to reach your community. It may seem a little overwhelming at first, but by maximizing your Church Facebook page, you can create a wonderful experience for both your members and your community. Lets take a looks at the benefits of a fanpage:
While reviewing each beta application, we noticed a number of applicants have one of two common Facebook setup problems.
We can easily help you get these errors fixed. Simply follow the steps below to determine whether your Facebook page was setup properly and if so, how to quickly correct them. The proper set up of your church’s Facebook account will insure installation and operation of our software during the testing phase.
When you login to your Facebook church page, do you login as your church (church is a person) , or do you login to your personal Facebook account?
If you login as your Church (as an individual or the same as you login to your personal account) proceed to Why You Should Not Setup Your Church As An Individual
If you log into your account under your personal Facebook, great job, but we are not out of the woods just yet, you need to check one more thing; Proceed to Why You Should Not Setup Your Church As A Group