Church Tech Snack Pack #042

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You can almost feel the momentum building up for the end of the year as Summer leaves us behind and we quickly approach the Fall. Some great links this week! Check out the yum, yo: ... Continue Reading

YouTube on the Go [Infographic]

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Like everything else on the web, YouTube is getting used on mobile devices more and more. If you were in doubt that the Internet is becoming more mobile (smartphones and tablets) and less stationary (laptops and desktops), here's further proof. YouTube on the go: ... Continue Reading

Church Usher Training Video

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The video below is from Chick-fil-A and was “created to remind us that everyone we interact with is a chance to create a remarkable experience.” While it was produced as a type of training video for their employees, I think many church usher teams (as well as anyone on church staff or volunteers) should consider sharing this and/or made this a part of their training process. ... Continue Reading

Shareable Quotes and Images from Tim Challies

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If you're looking for something awesome to post on your church's Twitter, Facebook or any other social media account, be sure to look at some of the awesome stuff Tim Challies has been sharing. Every time I see it pop-up on Facebook, I am immediately impressed with the design investment that has been made to create these. Here's a sampling of some the work: ... Continue Reading

One Survey to Rule Them All [Giveaway]

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Hey YOU! Yeah, that’s right. I’m talking to you. The awesome dude (or dudette) reading ChurchMag. I’ve got something to say to you. Ready? Thank you. No, really. I’m so glad to be part of the ChurchMag community and write about church and technology. If it weren’t for you, dear reader, it wouldn’t be possible. Now, I’ve got ONE question for you. How can we help you? ... Continue Reading

Are Facebook Pages Still Worth It? [Infographic]

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If you are someone that has any vested interested in social media for your ministry, you may have heard that you need to go all in with Facebook because their are now 1.23 billion active people on there. Then you might have also heard that it is worthless to even try because if you do it all wrong, you could put all that time and effort into creating a great page only to reach 2-3% of your audience, where other social networks you can reach more people easily. Then others state that you should ... Continue Reading

What Happens If You Like Everything on Facebook?

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How many things do you normally "Like," "Plus," or favourite a day across various social networks? For some people the answer maybe next to nothing, but for the majority of us it's probably a few each visit at least. Did you know that those metrics are often used to determine what you see within that social network? It's true, and with few exceptions (Twitter being a notable one), your activity will influence what you are shown in the future. After all, if you liked Jeff's last post then you ... Continue Reading

What Do We Do About Digital Church Gossip?

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I have worked with several different churches as the youth director for eight years of my life. In that time, I have grown to love and hate the church environment as a full-time staff person. The one thing that has made me jaded above everything else is the church gossip. What started out as simply telling rumors about fellow congregation members over coffee and donuts, made a startling change to gossiping via prayer requests. The idea that we share other people's business that we probably do ... Continue Reading

Find the Saddest Tweets You Ever Tweeted

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Sad Tweets is a hilarious online Twitter app that will “discover the saddest, most lonely tweets you ever tweeted.” If anything, this online app will deliver you a healthy dose of Twitter humility, as it pulls all your tweets that have gone without a favorite or retweet. But there's more to it than that. As it dramatically fades tweet after tweet, it plays dramatic music in the background. Hilarious! ... Continue Reading