10 Musts of Using Instagram [Infographic]

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Instagram for churches? Yes please! Something that drives me to a ministry more than anything is the ministry's ability to show faces of congregation members and their families enjoying a service or how a ministry is impacting and serving in the community. Can you imagine the impact a great photo could have? It would tell the relief a family has because your church gave selflessly at a Fall Feed the Homeless drive. It could show that moment of joy after a baptism. And it should reveal what ... Continue Reading

In An Internet Minute [Infographic]

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If anything, the Internet has increased in volume and traffic last year from 2013. It would seem there is no slowing down. Whether you want to show people what you are doing or start discussions online, being online will help one or more aspects of your ministry. The web is continuously growing, here are a couple of the growth areas: ... Continue Reading

Instagram Instaguru [Infographic]

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Instagram is one of those social media platforms that I tell churches to just use. I don't care if you are doing it because you want to increase engagement or focus on promotion, this network needs to be considered for your top 3. The visuals that make this network work, the vast user base that goes with it, and the ability to tell a whole story in a single, simple post is amazing. But don't take my word for it. ... Continue Reading

Outraged by a Christian Blogger’s Evangelism

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It's true, I am very upset at a couple of Christian bloggers and their articles on evangelism, but not for reasons that you might think. Honestly, the articles themselves were theologically inline with my worldview and I saw no errors there. But as this article has demonstrated in the headline, it is utilizing Buzzfeed's "get your attention" manipulation. You know the headlines: This child fell in a dumpster and you'll never guess what happened next. This child asks for only one gift ... Continue Reading

Facebook Ads: Do They Even Work? [Infographic]

Facebook Ads: Do They Even Work?

Advertising online for churches is not something I want to sell you on right now, so this entire article assumes that you are onboard with the concept. Instead, I would rather have the conversation of which area of advertising online is better for churches, Facebook or Google? Yes, there are others but these two are the big impacters who are getting it right the most. In some ways, it is comparing apples to oranges, but in the more generalized sense of online advertisers, we can define which is ... Continue Reading

How Does Google Adwords Auction Work [Infographic]

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I am currently working on an eBook for ChurchmagPress.com to set your church up with success for creating a digital ministry and one of the bigger aspects that simply gets missed on church tech websites is advertisements. The process is actually quite easy to start and yet complex enough you could spend many hours there to get the most for your buck. Here are great facts from the infographic below to help your church consider if using Google Adwords is for you. ... Continue Reading

12 Days of ChurchMag Christmas: How You’ve Been Blessed by ChurchMag

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This is the twelfth day in a series of the 12 Days of ChurchMag Christmas. To catch the rest of the articles, check out the landing page here. The final 12 Days of Christmas is something I especially wanted to do. While we have been sharing our favorite things about tech, Christian blogs, and entertainment, we do need to take today to truly focus on our blessings. So this article is our own personal experiences of how we have been blessed by Churchmag, its contributors, and our ... Continue Reading

12 Days of ChurchMag Christmas: Favorite Christian Blog

Favorite Christian Blog

This is the eleventh day in a series of the 12 Days of ChurchMag Christmas. To catch the rest of the articles, check out the landing page here. Christian blogs seem like they are a dime a dozen with everyone having an opinion about their faith at some capacity. That being said, this also means that we have a wide variety of content out there to read. So whether you are looking for someone that aligns with your denominational views on Scripture, want to hear about Christian marriage or ... Continue Reading

12 Days of ChurchMag Christmas: Favorite Movie

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This is the tenth day in a series of the 12 Days of ChurchMag Christmas. To catch the rest of the articles, check out the landing page here. This year has been a great one for the movie industry and honestly, coming up with my favorite was more difficult than I thought. Whether you are sitting in the theatre with a box of popcorn or at home streaming off of Netflix and Amazon Videos, you had a great selection. I agree with every single one of these answers below: ... Continue Reading

12 Days of ChurchMag Christmas: Favorite Mobile App

Favorite Mobile App

This is the ninth day of the 12 Days of ChurchMag Christmas series. To catch the rest of the articles, check out the landing page here. Whether you are Android or Apple, a device without apps really is not worth much. And if you are like me, you are always looking for that latest and greatest application to make you more effective with time and tech. Below is a list of our favorites, though we do not guarantee availability on all platforms. ... Continue Reading