How to Create an Effective Facebook Group

Podcast IconFacebook Groups are all the rage right now and for go reason. A Facebook Group can be a very effective tool for your ministry to grow your community. That is why Tom invited Katie Allred back on the podcast.

Katie is a Web Content Manager at Brentwood Baptist Church and runs the very successful Church Communications Facebook Group page. At the time of this podcast, there are over 6,700 people involved with so much daily interaction.

Katie, along with Darrel Girardier, started the Church Communications Facebook Group so in this episode she and Tom talk about…

  • What she has been doing lately..including a weather story
  • The Why and How they started the Church Communications Facebook Group
  • Some tips on how to run your group effectively
  • A revelation Katie had about what God has been preparing her for over the years

Katie is a great resource and you can find her here.  You can also follow her on Twitter here ( She’s a great resource so hit her up and pick her brain.

What about you? What have you learned about Facebook groups so far? Share your thoughts below or on social media using #ymsidekick so we can all learn from each other. Also, share any thoughts you have about how God has been preparing you for this stage in your life or a future stage.

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Tom Pounder

A father of 4, Tom is the Online Campus Pastor as well as Social Media Director at New Life Christian Church in Chantilly, VA. He blogs, vlogs, periscopes and podcasts regularly about student and online ministry stuff. Check out his work at and on iTunes (search YMSidekick).

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