One Too Many Casseroles

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Frequently when a family member or close loved one passes away, there is support coming from many directions. Flowers being sent with nice cards, text messages received, and phone calls had with other family members. I've often heard, "We don't need anymore food. We have one too many casseroles as it is now." After attending many funerals and delivering many meals, here is what I've found: ... Continue Reading

Sharing the Hope of Christmas with Live Streaming

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I was 28-years-old when the holidays felt a little less “merry and bright” than usual. Mimi - my mom’s mom, the female version of Santa, herself, the stocking stuffer, present giver, Christmas pie baker – wasn’t there. For the first time in my life Mimi wasn’t there for Christmas. Her body was degenerating, as well as her mind, so she couldn’t make the drive. ... 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 Sadly, I encountered too many churches that had outdated sites and missing crucial info, like times of worship, the address, and things like that.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

The Internet Reformation

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We stand on the shoulders of the giants that come before us. Perhaps you’ve heard a variation of this statement before. It’s easy to take for granted the accomplishments that others have made before us that pave the way for our own work. Right now it’s possible for you to compose an email, send it to someone on the other side of the world and receive their response, faster than you can get in and out of a diner for breakfast. We take advantage of this everyday, but seldom stop to acknowledge the ... Continue Reading

Church Website Content — Foundry #1

ChurchMag Foundry Church Website Content

This is our first ChurchMag Foundry—and we're super excited! We received a number of applications when we announced the Foundry a few months ago, and decided we would kick it off with Sam Arthur from Second Baptist Church. The area of help that Sam was looking to get from Kenny Jahng, was with a content redesign to make the church website look nicer, work better, and require less time to manage. Let's jump in! ... Continue Reading

Online Church: Where to Begin

Online Church Leaders Screen

What do you think of when you hear the term, ‘online church?’ For most, online church is a fancy way to say, ‘video streaming’ or ‘church streaming.’ In other words, live video feeds made available to watch online, in realtime. That is where online church started. That’s the roots behind it, but that is not ‘online church.’ Online church is actually what it sounds like: Church that is online. You have worship time, preaching, teaching and sometimes even communion! But more important than these ... Continue Reading

DJ Chuang: All About the New .church Domain [Video]

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When DJ Chuang emailed me about the upcoming .church domain extension, I knew I wanted him to share his knowledge with you. All the legal information and multiple dates and stipulations can get really hairy. Thankfully DJ is a really smart guy who is passionate about helping churches get their .church domain name! While some churches may not think they need to consider purchasing a .church domain, you may even want to consider investing in it for a few good reasons: ... Continue Reading

Why WWDC (and That Sort of Thing) Is Like Church

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I'm an Apple fan boy; and like all good Apple fan boys and girls, on the 2nd of June 2014, I sat down to watch the WWDC (that's the Worldwide Developers Conference which Apple has every year) and see and hear the latest wonders to be announced from Cupertino! As usual, there were lots of cool and funky announcements and OSX Yosemite and iOS 8 looks all nice and shiny... However whilst watching it, and thinking about it all afterwards, was just how much like it was to a 'modern' church service! ... Continue Reading

Branding the Gospel

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This is a difficult post for me to write. Mainly because I'm a huge fan of branding and identity within businesses. I love the task and craft of developing an image for someone that is easily memorable, and so this post shouldn't be received as an issue with branding as a practice, but rather as branding in the context of church, the Gospel, and Christianity in western culture. ... Continue Reading