Church Tech Snack Pack #087

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It was an exciting week for us with the release of the Top Church Tech Blogs of 2015 being released! The blogs were collected, Jeremy Smith tallied, tweaked, and made his scores—and alas—the results are in... But first, a quick reminder from Chris Wilson: ... Continue Reading

The Social Media Pet Peeve Podcast [Podcast #69]

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A few weeks ago we asked you all what your biggest social media pet peeves were—and you answered! On this week's podcast, we share your social media pet peeves, our own, and discuss. :D If we didn't mention your own social media pet peeve on the podcast, be sure to let us know using the #cmagcast hashtag and we'll be sure to include it on a future podcast. Now...let the fun begin!!! ... Continue Reading

Church Tech Snack Pack #086

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I love me some cheese puffs (see the featured image?). The only problem is, they're not easy to eat while using a computer. Am I right? (I'm especially looking at you, white Mac keyboard...) Enough come the links... ... Continue Reading

The Evolution of the Text Message [Infographic]


Do you remember when you had to keep track of how many text messages you sent? We've come a long way. And while text messaging (SMS) is often overlooked as “aged” technology, it is a super effective for communication, marketing, and even sending your church tithe! From 1984 to today, here's a quick look at the history of text messaging: ... Continue Reading

30 Tips for Church Stage Designs

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The new e-book from Jonathan Malm, Set the Stage, is chocked full of philosophy and ideas for improving your church stage designs. Sprinkled throughout, are quick tips from some of the top stage designers out there. Check out the full collection here, then check out Set the Stage, to get even more help taking your stage designs from mediocre to great: ... Continue Reading

How Can We Help Fight Pornography? [Podcast #68]

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When we started recording this episode we weren't entirely sure what direction we would take. All we knew is that we were hoping to find our own unique niche and way to help aid in the battle against pornography within the Church. As we realized, Church techies find themselves in a unique situation as online, digital pornography has run rampant. So, as you listen to this week's podcast, think about how we—ChurchMag and Church techies—can aid in turning the tide against pornography. ... Continue Reading

‘Set the Stage: A Manifesto for Church Stage Design’ by Jonathan Malm [Saturday Morning Review]

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Jonathan Malm is not only the curator and creator of Sunday Magazine,, and Church Stage Designs Ideas, but also a prolific author—titles include Developing a Series, Rethinking Your Church Website Strategy,  Created for More, Unwelcome—and has just released a new book, Set the Stage: A Manifesto for Church Stage Design. If you have anything to do with your church stage design—or know someone who is—you've got to check this out! ... Continue Reading

2015 ChurchMag Fantasy Football League

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For the past few years (2013 & 2014) we have hosted the ChurchMag Fantasy Football League on Yahoo! And this year is no exception. Our first year we had several teams, and last year, we maxed out! So, as I sent out the team renewal notices, I see that the most space we'll have this year is 9 teams. So...if there are a dozen or more of you interested in joining this year, we may have to start a second league—which would be totally awesome. ... Continue Reading

Church Tech Snack Pack #085

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On this week's Church Tech Snack Pack, be sure you don't miss the ebook giveaway on Church Marketing Sucks,'s new mobile giving feature, and an excellent post by Jeffery Kranz on blog post titles for churches. These links—and more—along with some awesome tweets: ... Continue Reading