Using tech properly is a topic that is of great interest to me. I love how tools can affect us for good and bad. It’s important for churches not to blindly use tools or do things because others are doing it even when they are “good things.” We want to know how we can truly leverage these tools for the church and get the most out of them.
So I was very interested to hear about the SAMR framework on the out of school podcast and I realized this could be a useful tool to analyze how your church is using tech and to reflect on how we can use it better.
Back in 2011 we launched the ChurchMag Authors Network. In the past few years it has served us well, been lots of fun, and seen at least one re-boot.
But times have changed.
ChurchMag has been under new ownership for a year now, we’ve got a new logo finished, and the full redesign is almost ready for launch. While a number of cool and exciting things will be coming to ChurchMag this year, another change is bing made: The ChurchMag Authors Network has come to an end.
Now, let me introduce you to the new ChurchMag Authors Guild (this feels like we’re starting a new Batman trilogy or something…):
After you watch this video, you’ll do one of two things:
- Never pay for a promotional post on Facebook.
- Never pay for a promotional post on Facebook, again.
This is one seriously eye-opening video. A video that every social media manager for churches, ministries and nonprofits need to see before wasting any money on Facebook:
October Jones could just sit and do nothing during his daily commute.
But he doesn’t.
Instead, he turns a would be boring commute into something amazing by drawing cartoon character heads on Post-it notes and photographing them. The results are too much fun:
Spotify is about delivering the music you love, the greatest hits, and new discoveries?
They also claim to to be “the best place to discover music.”
I beg to differ.
Part of the revamp of ChurchMag includes more than just what it looks like, and the same can be said for the ChurchMag Newsletter!
In addition to the monthly newsletter, we are giving you the chance to sign-up for some Power-Ups:
While going through a container of old devices, I ran into my old love: my Palm Tungsten T5.
This stylus-equipped slab PDA was a beast; it hearkened back to a time I haughtily believed that PDAs and cell phones could never be combined correctly. It was an upgrade to my beloved m500, and rocked a 416 Mhz chip, an impressive 320 x 480 16-bit color screen and — gasp with me here — 256 MB of memory.
I was the man. Seriously. It was around 2004, and when that device hung in its Sena leather case on my belt, you couldn’t touch me.
Discipleship has become extremely confusing.
Where do we start? Who do we disciple? How do we disciple? Is there a formula? Do we really even need discipleship?
Discipleship has become an intimidating word in Christian circles. I believe discipleship has become far too confusing and intimidating.
It’s been a while since I was this excited about a Church Tech Snack Pack. There’s a lot of yummy goodness this week, enjoy!