Facebook Groups for iOS: Deleted

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I have never been so excited to review an app in my life. "Why are you so excited, Phil?" you ask. Because I can finally deleted this stupid app. Strong words, I know, but certainly deserved. I'm not sure what Zuckerberg's strategy is exactly, but he's continually taking up more of my phone's real estate with frustratingly mediocre apps. ... Continue Reading

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

How to Lose Your Readers’ Trust

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As a blogger, the implicit trust of your readers is a precious commodity. That’s especially the case for your loyal readers, the people who follow your blog via email, RSS or other ways on a regular basis. Holding on to that trust that, honoring it even, is essential if you want to continue growing your blog. At the end of the day, it’s your long-term loyal readers who will spontaneously promote your blog after all, simply because you add value to their lives. But it’s easy to lose the trust ... Continue Reading

Have You Lost ‘That’ Joy?

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Remember the first time you figured out that you love to ___________. What is it? Computer code, graphic design, an instrument, video editing? Maybe you're like me and your profession includes much of what gives you joy. Things that you enjoy doing. But even then, we can hit a point when the joy dissipates and even disappears. Something like this maybe: ... 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

Should You Rewrite Old Blog Posts?

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Blogging has been around for a while now and some of us have got quite a few years of experience to brag about. That experience also translates in tons of old blog posts, sometimes even distributed amongst various (dormant) blogs. I’m in the process of revamping a dormant blog to see if I can bring it back to life. Since I changed the theme, I have to go through all blog posts to make sure they in the intended style and format. In doing so, I’ve reread many of my older posts and I’ve noticed ... Continue Reading

Church Website Re-Design Inspiration [Images]

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How's your church website? Do you have the right information on it? Can guests find what they need? Jonathan Malm covers these questions and more in his ebook, Rethinking Your Church Website Strategy. While reading through it, pastor Matthew Carpenter took some very, very creative notes that he shared with us on Twitter: ... Continue Reading