Content Creation vs. Content Sharing [Infographic]

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Do you have a social media strategy? Yeah? Good. But what kind of content does your church shoot for? Content creation or sharing? Content creation is posting around what your church has to offer. It's me focused. Content sharing is focusing on others. I don't think it needs to be one or the other. ChurchMag has a strategy right now to push a 50-50 with the two types. And it's working. The infographic below has great data for you to use and it can be simple to apply it to your own content ... Continue Reading

The 2015 Top Church Tech Blogs [Podcast #70]

Church Tech Blog List Podcast - 2015

We've been publishing the top Church tech blog list for a number of years, now, but we've never dedicated an entire podcast to it—until now. :D On this week's episode, we get a behind the scenes look at the list—along with the usual fun—and some social media pet peeves from Kristy and John. Check it: ... Continue Reading

Top Church Tech Blogs [2015]

Top Church Tech Blogs - 2015

We asked for submissions so that we could put together a new list of ChurchMag's 30 Top Church Tech Blogs and you guys did not disappoint. With over 25 new submissions, we have never had a more powerful and accurate list (the 2012, 2013, and 2014 lists). The stats have been compiled and the results are in. My tip to you: network with these people, add them to your RSS list, subscribe to the curated Twitter list (via @ChurchMag), and engage with them regularly. ... Continue Reading

Finding Online Church Content from Your Teaching Series

Identifying Online Content From Teaching Series

Series have become a norm. Whether it is a small group or teaching series, at some point, churches have these. A sermon or teaching series makes for great source for online content. The challenge is identifying online content from these series. So, where can you find some of this content from your series? Here are suggestions: ... Continue Reading

UnProgrammed: 05 Creating Vs Exploiting Content

Creating Versus Exploiting Content

When you create content, you are drawing from a well of inspiration, whether it is photography, videography, or blogging. That's tough because you are starting from scratch. The alternative is that you take news and talk about it, even though you do not know much about it. And you blog because it's a hot topic and exploit this "you must click it" article. What are your thoughts? Am I overreacting? ... Continue Reading

Do You Like Blog Comments?

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One of the trends you’ve probably noticed around the web for a while, has been the disabling of blog comments. It seems like the new trend in social media circles. In fact, at one time, there were strong advocates of having comments on their blogs and have now since taken them off. The main reasons for this seems to be along these lines of: ... Continue Reading

Evernote Is My Favorite Long Form Writing App

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For all things simple, including my ChurchMag​ infographic articles, quick opinion pieces, and inspirational video posts, I simply use the WordPress​ native app. Easy, and so distraction free, that anything else would be silly. But I have been getting into longer form articles (read 700+ words) as well as ebooks (9,000+ words) which require something more. Microsoft Word is not cloud-oriented (I don't have Office 365) and WordPress has been known to lose too many documents if you take too long ... Continue Reading

UnProgrammed: 04 My One Blogging Hack

My One Blogging Hack

I'm not a life hack kind of guy typically, but this blogging hack is my slip of a strategy to not only get great content out to you, but also to keep going when I am super busy in life. So that one hour I did today has already been started when I had the idea half-baked... ... Continue Reading

Know Where to Share [Infographic]

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When I did social media and digital consulting for churches, one of my favorite things to experience when we first were creating their digital strategy was the different types of mediums they were already creating as well as allow them to dream what they want to do beyond their current adventures in communication. I always started with their strengths in a strategy and push them to see what else they could do. So if the church and staff are great at photography, videography, blogging, or ... Continue Reading

We Are Taking Submissions for 2015’s Top Church Tech Blogs!


We are officially assembling the fourth annual ChurchMag Top 30 Church Tech Blogs list. We wanted to put together a top 30 list formula that was as objective as possible and added little to no subjectivity to the project. The formula finds the most popular Church tech blogs on the Internet through an array of data points including social media followers, blog traffic, and RSS feeds. While we rework the algorithm to update it from 12 months ago, we would love to hear your recommendations. We ... Continue Reading