Minecraft Theology: 04 Giving Diamonds

04 Giving Diamonds

One of our newest beta testers, Tim, joins me in looking at what has been happening on the Churchmag Minecraft Server and in the process, we discuss what community can look like digitally. Tim shared his own thoughts on joining the servers and we get to hear his heart. What do you think? ... Continue Reading

Who Are Your Advocates? [Infographic]

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Employee advocates is a unique conversation that not a lot of businesses know about. The idea is, it is better for your businesses when you have people advocate for you beyond yourself. Yes, share how great your company is, but we expect that. What we do not expect is when someone else says it and we give more value to that. So for an employee that spends 40 hours a week with you and still wants to advocate for your company and work, you have a winner. For churches, this is as important, but ... Continue Reading

The Power of the #Hashtag [Infographic]

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The topic of hashtags is great because it is this whole world for churches to explore on what it means to engage in a conversation with people. There are several universal hashtags for Christian, of which I look into personally with #chsocm, #churchtech, and #churchmedia. It gives people the ability to talk about a topic and you the opportunity to peer into the conversation. But I wonder if having a hashtag for your church could be useful. I actually talk about this topic in my eBook By The ... Continue Reading

By the Numbers: How Churches Are REALLY Communicating Online [Infographic]

By The Numbers - Infographic

The church has had the capacity to be on the Internet for over 25 years, yet it seems we have failed to do anything very substantial for most of it. In the recent years, an explosion of churches have begun to make a digital presence online with website and social media, but are we being very effective with our energy and content? Here are some datapoints for you to explore on what 100 of the largest churches are doing online with their ministry presence. If you want the full data, get my latest ... Continue Reading

UnProgrammed: 01 Church Tech Ministry Could Lead The Charge Against Porn

Church Tech Ministry Could Lead The Charge Against Porn

I love the heart of church tech people. We want to serve the church corporately and serve well. We also love being super technical with our programming, communication, graphics, sound boards, projectors, and everything else. But sometimes we get lost in the serving and technical aspects that we lose the ability to be with people. Every other ministry has a personal connection and I feel like church tech misses this mark sometimes. One place the church tech ministry could engage and serve on an ... Continue Reading

By the Numbers: Datapoints

By The Numbers - Datapoints

The past month, I have put in about 50 hours worth of time to not only construct a research project, but also to gather data and find some sweet nuggets of content to share with people. I am going to get into what this project looks like, but before that, I wanted to share how we got to that moment. The beginning of 2015 seems to be the perfect meeting point for me in my blogging career. I have let go being an editor, moved to full time with ChurchMag, and begun blogging as a Staff Writer on ... Continue Reading

By the Numbers: Analysis

By The Numbers - Analysis

Yesterday we looked at the By the Numbers research project that I have been slaving away at and for those that enjoy the tl;dr style of recapping: I don't want to base my social media and web recommendations for churches based off of opinion or individual experiences, so I am compiling data so the Church can do better online ministry. Today we will look at the analysis outcomes for solid data to be presented. You won't get all the data unless you purchase the eBook, but I did want to share ... Continue Reading

By the Numbers: Observations

By The Numbers - Observations

The project design has been constructed, the seemingly endless amount of data has been mined, and I am beginning to crunch the numbers. And let me say, I have found some great points after looking at over 250 social media accounts and 100 websites for churches. The simple fact of the matter is, there is no set standard, but there are a lot of churches producing great content. Even as I write these words knowing that the series is coming to a close and my latest eBook has been released on ... Continue Reading

Minecraft Theology: 03 Time to Mine

03 Time to Mine

I recognize my last video in the Minecraft Theology series was very impersonal even though I started off the series stating we would be getting almost VLog personal. So I jump into how church technology and gaming not only came into my life, but how it highlighted and became the source of my calling. Did gaming ever play a part of your life? ... Continue Reading

Why Content Is Not the Focus of Social Media

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Dave Shrien, host of the Church Marketing Podcast, wrote this tweet a last Tuesday asking people about social media for churches and where they spend most of their time as social media managers: https://twitter.com/daveshrein/status/585605736807399426 I instantly sent my reply that I took most of my time to create structures and engage with other people, which I will get into of what that means later in this article. I then decided to scan the replies of what people responded with and found ... Continue Reading