12 Days of ChurchMag Christmas: Favorite ChurchMag Article

Favorite Churchmag Article

This is the sixth day in a series of the 12 Days of ChurchMag Christmas. To catch the rest of the articles, check out the landing page here. ChurchMag currently has over 14,000 articles in archive with several more coming out every single day. With this kind of volume, it's hard to say just one is your favorite. Yet there is always something amazing being published here, whether you need to nerd out, combine tech with theology, or see some new software ideas your ministry can employ. Check out ... Continue Reading

12 Days of ChurchMag Christmas: Favorite Church Tech Blog

Favorite Church Tech Blog

This is the second day in a series of the 12 Days of ChurchMag Christmas. To catch the rest of the articles, check out the landing page here. 2014 seems like an explosion of coming out of church tech blogs. Maybe that is because I have been doing the Top 30 Church Tech Blogs, maybe it is because I'm networking, or maybe the world of tech and church are colliding and we are getting more opinions and better reporting! (I hope it's the third.) Today, we wanted to share our favorite church blog. ... Continue Reading

Desk: A Simple & Powerful Publishing App

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Back some 10 years ago when I started blogging I struggled with the whole process of things. I wasn’t keen on writing (I didn’t hate writing anymore, as I did when I was a kid), so finding the time to sit down and hammer on the keys till I had a full article was a pain in the neck. Especially, with all the distractions of the Internet at hand! Over time, I learned some strategies and methods to help me with the process of writing so it was more pleasurable to make articles so the process of ... Continue Reading

Desk PM [GIVEAWAY!]

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To put it simply, Desk PM is a bridge between a writer and their online platform. This hawt little Mac app wires-up to a multitude of online platforms and helps writers focus on what they love to do best: write. Desk PM removes all the clutter. Removes all the distractions. Removes all the noise. And presents the writer with a beautiful canvas that's just waiting to be crafted upon. Presenting, Desk PM ... and we have a few copies to give away! ... Continue Reading

30 Days of Blogging for Churches

30 Days of Blogging for Churches

We moved to upstate New York about a year ago and naturally, we started searching for a church soon after. Once again, I experienced first hand the importance of a solid, up-to-date digital presence for churches. Sadly, I encountered too many churches that had outdated sites and missing crucial info, like times of worship, the address, and things like that. But a website is only the start. Most churches could benefit greatly from having a blog. ... Continue Reading

Becoming a Better Writer Series: Purpose Driven Writing

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[This is part of an ongoing ChurchMag series, A Dutch-Girl’s Guide to Becoming a Better Writer.] There are many forms and sorts of writing: short stories, fiction books, newspaper stories, articles for magazines, blogs, you name it. And within those forms, the styles vary widely as well. It’s interesting to see for instance how much the Dutch newspaper style varies from the American approach. No matter the form or style however, the best writers have one thing in common: they are purpose ... Continue Reading

Optimize Your Blog for Content Distribution [Infographic]

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Being a blogger, professional or personal, has to do with so much more than just putting your random thoughts or feelings onto a website. Honestly, that is the baseline purpose of social media networks. For those that have taken the plunge into blogging though, you are looking at organizing your content, creating great design, and figuring out how best to get your content in front of eyes of people that will care, engage, and act after reading your content. Curious how to start learning to ... Continue Reading

Should You Jump On That Viral Web Hype?

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Every day, there are trending topics on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and whatnot. Some fade within hours, some last a bit longer, and some make it to weeks, or even months. To name just a few examples of the latter, think Gangnam Style, the Ice Bucket Challenge, and the Harlem Shake. When such a hype presents, the big question is: Should you jump on that hype? It may be tempting if you have a blog, to draw some extra traffic by using a hype that's already there. Or in your church or youth ... Continue Reading

PenPath: Helping Authors Track Their Impact

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I love writing, and one day, I’d like to be a writer full-time. For now, however, I’ll keep cranking out blog posts on my lunch break, which is fine, except that this doesn’t give me much time for the business side of writing. I have no time to track my posts to see what went well and what post was entirely ignored. This may sound boring—and it is!—but it’s really important to learn how to write in a way that engages an audience in an active and passionate way. That’s why I’m so excited about ... Continue Reading