Church Website Re-Design Inspiration [Images]

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How's your church website? Do you have the right information on it? Can guests find what they need? Jonathan Malm covers these questions and more in his ebook, Rethinking Your Church Website Strategy. While reading through it, pastor Matthew Carpenter took some very, very creative notes that he shared with us on Twitter: ... Continue Reading

3 Preaching Tips for Reaching a Post-Modern World

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Every preacher wants to be preaching the word with impact. And while our world tries to drown out the life changing message of the Scriptures, we must not fail to effectively communicate. Failing to communicate the Good News is not an option. Here are 3 preaching tips for reaching a post-modern world: ... Continue Reading

Get Your Church on the ‘Digital Highway’

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Pope Francis recently spoke about the “digital highway” when he urged the church to be a welcoming place to our Internet neighbors. Who are they? 97% of people 18-29 in the U.S. are on the Internet 93% of people 30-49 in the U.S. are on the Internet 88% of people 50-64 in the U.S. are on the Internet 57% of people 65 and older in the U.S. are on the Internet Where is our country today? Online. So shouldn’t the church be there? ... Continue Reading

Instagram Instaguru [Infographic]

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Instagram is one of those social media platforms that I tell churches to just use. I don't care if you are doing it because you want to increase engagement or focus on promotion, this network needs to be considered for your top 3. The visuals that make this network work, the vast user base that goes with it, and the ability to tell a whole story in a single, simple post is amazing. But don't take my word for it. ... Continue Reading

The Future of Social Media

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Social media is here to stay. It isn't going anywhere. Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube—these are some major social media players, today. You see, while we talk about how to get the most out of Facebook, Google+ and the likes, these strategies and overall future of social media is pouring through our fingers like grains of sand. These social media channels are here today—and while important—will be gone tomorrow. ... Continue Reading

4 Common Myths About Gamers

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As a gamer, there are several stereotypes that you have to constantly deal with. While some of these stereotypes have faded away, there are still a few that just won't seem to go away. The truth of the matter is, gaming isn't just for kids anymore. Many of those who grew-up playing Super Mario Bros. are well into our 30's and we enjoying gaming as a family and on our own. It's a permanent fixture in our culture. Here are four common myths about gamers that I would like to dispel for you: ... Continue Reading

‘Rookie Smarts’ by Liz Wiseman [Saturday Morning Review]

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This book pretty much confirmed what I had experienced myself years ago. I started working in a large hospital many years ago and had five different positions in 8 years, each successful if I say so myself. The amazing thing was that I did not have a background in health care, nor in management, nor in HRM. Yet I performed well in each of these disciplines. The reason? Rookie Smarts. ... Continue Reading

Church Tech Snack Pack #057

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The Church Tech Snack Pack is back! Are you ready for an awesome 2015? We're halfway through the month of January and I already feel like I am behind. How are you faring? Now on to the links! ... Continue Reading

Logos, Brands and the Cross

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I am always game for a little Seth Godin goodness in my inbox. It almost always seems like something that can be applied to all sorts of marketing and communication — for my business or the church. In a recent post, Seth Godin outlines the difference between a logo and brand: ... Continue Reading