The Easter Social Media Kit

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You can have your church website ready for Easter, but how are people going to find out your church in the first place? It's not as if uploading some Easter photos to your church website banner and making sure the service times are correct will suddenly cause a spike in traffic. You need to share some things on social media! Better yet, provide cool resources to your church members via your church's social media account, so they can share it with their friends. Taking the time to put together ... Continue Reading

Get Your Church Website Ready for Easter [Podcast #43]

Get Your Church Website Ready for Easter

Is your church website ready for Easter Sunday? We not only talk about some fundamentals to consider when preparing your church website, but the fact that many of the elements needed should be in place any and every Sunday. Listen in on this week's ChurchMag Podcast and start getting your church website ready! ... Continue Reading

Church Tech Snack Pack #062

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Easter is less than two months away, so it's time to get ready! This Sunday on the ChurchMag Podcast (Friday for subscribers), we'll be talking about getting your church website ready for Easter. You'll also find some more Easter-centric links in this Snack Pack (there were some last week as well), but first, this insightful tweet about Facebook last week: ... Continue Reading

Introducing: ChurchMag Staff Writers

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Towards the end of 2014 the idea began to brew about establishing Staff Writers for ChurchMag. These would be regular contributors who have a passion and unique strengths surrounding Church tech and creativity. Like the newspaper days of old, each Staff Writer would be given a “beat” to cover and would write at least one post per week with a commitment of one year. Since the beginning of the year, this team of Staff Writers have been following through with all kinds of awesome. So as I ... Continue Reading

Is Your Kid Ministry Check-In Current?

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Earlier this month KidCheck announced several new improvements in their secure children's check-in system. It's normal for apps and tech solutions to get updates. Many years ago, updates for Windows—for example—came in Service Packs that were released every few years or so; and even these were not major improvements. Fast forward to today, and both operating systems and everyday apps get major updates and changes. Sometimes it's the design and sometimes it's important functions. Regular updates ... Continue Reading

Free vs Paid Church Websites [Podcast #42]

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Does it matter if your church website is a “freebie” or you us a free tool like Wix or Weebly? What if you get a package deal from one of those church websites you see advertised on the web? Maybe the best thing to do is have a fully customized website built by a designer? Or maybe—just maybe—it isn't the amount of money you invest into your church website that makes the difference... ... Continue Reading

Church Tech Snack Pack #061

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February is still plenty cold in many parts of the world, so Springtime feels a little bit like a fairy tale of sorts. But the truth is, budding flowers and Easter is going to be here before we know it. In this week's Church Tech Snack Pack, we've included a few links to help you start thinking about it. But first, some wise words from Chuck Scoggins about Lent: ... Continue Reading

Church Tech with Mike Sessler [Podcast #41]

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There's hardly anyone more techie about Church tech than Mike Sessler. Mike is a “innovative visionary,” “ingenious problem solver,” and “team builder.” Jeremy Smith interviews Mike about a number of different issues that are important and vital to Church tech, including the popular question: Should my church be providing a live video feed? This interview—and the usual tomfoolery—is all included in this tasty edition of the ChurchMag podcast: ... Continue Reading