Bruce Wayne & Me: Creativity without the Rope

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I’ve been reading a lot about writing and creativity lately. Currently, I’m going through Show Your Work by Austin Kleon, and I found this quote that immediately sparked something in my mind: “We’re all terrified of being revealed as amateurs, but in fact, today it is the amateur…who often has the advantage over the professional. […]

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How It Feels When Your Phone Is Dying [Video]

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Not going to lie, I’ve experienced this several times in the last two weeks. Can you imagine driving 30 minutes home after a hard day’s work, your phone downloads the latest episode of your favorite podcast and two seconds into listening, it dies. What?! No!! Enjoy this fun video by Buzzfeed dramatizing it in video […]

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Design Basics: Color Theory [Series]

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[ Be sure to read more from the Design Basics series. ] Color can give vibrancy and life to your design—but did you know that it can also bring a lot of extra meaning to it? Color can be a really powerful tool when used properly—so let’s take a look at how best to do that.

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How to Measure Instagram Traffic [Infographic]

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Instagram officially became the biggest social media platform behind Facebook and YouTube. If you are not on it for your church or not actively using it, you are leaving traffic/visitors/people off your platform. Normally, I don’t promote adding another social media to your list you have to post to, Instagram is different, get on it […]

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5 Ways Churches Miss the Mark with eLearning (and How to Fix It)

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Many churches today have an online presence. Churches have websites, are involved in social media, and church marketing has reached a new level by applying online marketing standards. An area where many churches have struggled online has been in the arena of eLearning. Many churches are getting frustrated with the lack of congregant engagement with […]

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The Spark Planner: Kindling the Fire of Organization


The Staff Writers at ChurchMag try to find niches in which we can become experts, and lately, I’ve been fighting to claim the “sweet notebook” beat. In the last year, I introduced you to the Passion Planner and Spark Notebook, the BASICS Notebook, the DreamWeaver Planner, and most recently the BULLET Journal. Pretty exhaustive, isn’t […]

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Pablo 2: Pablo Gets Extra Fancy

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Buffer has become a staple of many social media managers lives. The ability to schedule messages for their optimum times and not have to rely on a timer to send a social media update when you want is key for many people to make sure they can reach people most effectively while still maintaining some […]

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25 Design Tips for Beautiful Image Graphics


Is your church slacking when it comes to creating quality professional looking graphics? Obviously, you missed this post about Canva. In a nutshell, Canva is an online design platform that can transform a rookie to a professional designer; the platform can help people with no experience with tools like InDesign or Photoshop. To get the […]

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Is Mobile Photography Ready?

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From the early days of mobile phone photography, people have been documenting their daily lives. I was a part of that early generation of mobile photography users. My how times have changed. Looking back, those early cameras we were so excited about were so HORRIBLE. The image below was from one of the first color […]

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