Is your church on the Internet, yet?
It might seem to be a silly question to ask on a church tech focused website, but many churches do not have a good online presence yet. If you follow the wisdom of Michael Hyatt from his book Platform, you need to make your first and strongest online presence your home website. And when you have a fully running website that shows off your staff, ministries, volunteers, and an active and consistent blog, then you can say you have a strong online presence.
Want to see how many articles are posted on the web every day?
The digital age, i.e. the invention of computers, the Internet, email, smartphones, and tablets, has completely reshaped how nearly every business does business. If you want to get in contact with a company because a refrigerator went bad, you could try to call customer support or send an email, but you have to do a ton of hunting for the right person to contact. The alternative is that you could go on their Facebook page and tell them you are upset and most likely you will be received with a sales associate or customer support right away.
That is just one of the many ways communication management has changed. Here are some more statistics.
MIT has developed a tool that helps you visualize your Gmail called Immersion. It analyzes your emails and not only shows you whom you have frequently interacted with, but also how the people you email with are interconnected.
Anyone you have had contact with more than three times is termed a collaborator and you can see at once who your biggest collaborators are. The bigger the circle, the more interaction.
Very insightful, very interesting. Here’s an example (labels removed): Continue Reading…
Blogging is all about serving.
Serving is a word that you often hear in Christian circles, but that’s still not very popular. Leading, now that’s a concept most of us can get behind. But serving, that’s a whole different ball game.
Yet if you want to grow you blog, it’s all about serving and not so much about leading.
One of the best parts about ChurchMag is the community of people that have come together around this concept that we can be nerds, have geek fun, talk about our faith as it integrates with technology, and equip others to do better ministry with the little tidbits of info that we find across the Internet. To promote this concept of networking within the community, we came out with a list of the Top 20 Church Tech Blogs to feature some of the best blogs doing it well.
Within this process of making the list, I came across some interesting data that you should know about. While there is no further research that has been done beyond the many hours of creating the formula and finding the results of the survey, there are some bold stats that you should be aware of: