Church Management Systems: ChMS 101 [Podcast]

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Ever since Steve Caton was on the ChurchMag Podcast, we've wanted to have him on again to talk about the basics of Church Management Systems (ChMS). This interview/discussion goes over the basics of ChMS'. It's an introduction. A class '101' on what they are, what they are not, and how helpful they are for churches and church leadership. If you are not using a ChMS, this is a must listen. If you are already using one, Steve talks about some fundamentals of ChMS' that you may find ... Continue Reading

Leadership Lessons from Ms. MacNair’s Sunday School

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Do you remember Sunday School? Graham crackers and goldfish, flannel boards and puppet shows, Bible songs and Christmas plays — most of us who grew up in the church (or are raising our own children in it) have some nostalgic memories of childhood Sunday mornings. You probably remember some of the lessons, too. You were learning good Biblical principles and life lessons in those classes. What you might not have realized is that you were also learning vital leadership principles. Even the simplest ... Continue Reading

Premium WordPress Themes by 7Theme [GIVEAWAY]

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Looking for a new premium WordPress theme, but you've searched through all the usual suspects and would like something new and fresh? Maybe it's time you took a look at this new find—7Theme. 7Theme offers over 100 themes and many different basic WordPress services that may be of interest to you. There is one thing I know you'll be interested in, and it's the 3 7Theme premium WordPress themes we're giving away! ... Continue Reading

WordPress 4.0 “Benny” Released; Bloggers Rejoice!

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The newest iteration of WordPress, the world’s greatest blogging platform*, has been released! Codenamed “Benny” in honor of Benny Goodman, WordPress 4.0 is all about “seamless, content-first publishing” according to a short video created to introduce the new software, which you can watch at the bottom of this post. But what does that mean? Here are three (and a half?) of biggest changes that are being touted about “Benny” that would fall along these lines. ... Continue Reading

A Cool Little WordPress Editor Feature

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Maybe it's just me. Maybe I've been under a corner of the Internet rock that has caused me to overlook this WordPress Post Editor feature. But ever since I've found this wonderful button, I've found copying and pasting formatted text—from both word processors and websites—a whole lot easier! Let me show you. ... Continue Reading

CoSchedule — Social Media Editorial Calendar

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Are you looking for a way to expand your social media presence without spending a lot more time and effort? If you're using WordPress, I think CoSchedule can help! CoSchedule calls itself a social media calendar for WordPress — but I think of it as an awesome way to super-charge your blog's social media presence without spending hours and hours you should be curating and creating excellent blog content. CoSchedule is an EPIC WordPress plugin for churches, ministries, nonprofits and pro ... Continue Reading

KidCheck’s New Mobile Child Check-In App

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Having a secure children's check-in system is an essential element in providing a safe place for kids and peace of mind for parents. But yet many child check-in systems can be overwhelming and difficult to use, making it hard for both parents and organizations using these systems. That's why systems like KidCheck is such a solid solution, offering both ease and ease of mind with a system that doesn't compromise safety and security. In fact, KidCheck is bringing secure children check-in systems ... Continue Reading

ChurchMag Spotlight: Steve Caton [Video]

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Church Community Builder is an online church management app that helps church leaders do what they do best: Lead. But who's really behind Church Community Builder? What's the face behind the logo and the heart beyond the code? I had the chance to talk to Steve Caton from Church Community Builder to find that out... ... Continue Reading

Three Premium WordPress Themes from ThemeFuse [GIVEAWAY]

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We love the awesome team over at ThemeFuse any day of the week, but here’s why you should love them today. They’re giving away 3 free WordPress themes licenses to our readers! Have you checked out ThemeFuse yet? If you haven’t, you’re in for a real surprise. Your WordPress blog could be so much better than it already is, and with no extra work on your part. The 3 lucky winners will get to choose and download their favorite ThemeFuse.com Wordpress theme for free because we’re giving out three ... Continue Reading