The Greatest Thing…Is Love

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Yesterday I got into an accident with a biker and another car. I was pulling across an intersection with a green light and the bicyclist pulled right in front of me. He swerved around me and we hit him slightly and then he slammed full force into the other car and broke the windshield. ... Continue Reading

The Mobile Landscape [Infographic]

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Youth pastors know this, hippers may know this, and parents with kids know that mobile devices are not the future, they are now. For churches, a mobile device should be more than a phone, it's the device to inform parents that their child in daycare is upset. It's the best communication tool for students in youth groups. And it is an untapped possible way of getting people to instantly engage with your community and congregation outside of Sunday and Wednesday nights. ... Continue Reading

The Incredible Pace of Online Spending

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We can talk about online spending. We can write about online spending. We can even make infographics about online spending. But until you see the dollars and cents rack-up in realtime, you haven't fully felt the impact at the amount of online spending. ... Continue Reading

Google Facts, Tips, Tricks & Stats [Infographic]

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If you dig through this enough, I am sure you'll find plenty bits of Google facts, tips, tracks or stats that you didn't know. I particularly like some of Google's hidden features—both forgotten and newly discovered. Here's an infographic for both Googlers and Nooglers. :P ... Continue Reading

Jim Yurchenco Shares Innovation Wisdom [Video]

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Jim Yurchenco, engineer of the original Apple mouse, says that one of the most important things a good designer does, is: “Exercise a large amount of self criticism.” But it doesn't stop there. You also need to be willing to do this over and over again. He has a lot of other inspiring things to say, too: ... Continue Reading

Thinking Digital with Justin Wise [Podcast]

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^THIS^ is what Justin Wise looks like when he's thinking digital. Pretty intense, right? It's what you would expect from someone who is awesome at what he does. Justin Wise is a West Des Moines, IA native who is the founder of Think Digital, an author, and is brilliant at social media. For your enjoyment, here is Episode Nine of the ChurchMag Podcast: ... Continue Reading

Tracking Content Marketing ROI [Infographic]

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Having done digital content marketing with social media, blogging, and advertising on Google Adwords, tracking content marketing ROI is NOT an easy thing and could take as much or more of your time than creating the actual ads themselves. For those that do not understand ROI, it stands for "Return On Investment." Let me be clear, no one has been able to nail down the perfect ROI and with walled web platforms like Facebook and Google SSH search results, it is getting harder to do. That being ... Continue Reading

Are You Making Star Wars or Star Trek Content?

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The war of the nerds between Star Wars and Star Trek has always been goofy (though having enjoyed both programs, I guess I get it). But the infographic below takes this difference in programming and created worlds and puts a unique spin on it for those that create content for websites or social media. Be warned, we are entering extra nerdy here. The question then is, which are you: a Star Wars or Star Trek content creator? ... Continue Reading

3 Ways To Deliver Sermons That Cut Through The Noise

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In a recent post on how long a sermon should be, church consultant Thom Rainer posited the insight that attention spans are not necessarily shortening. In fact he thinks a significant number of people want longer sermons, not shorter ones. In his survey he says 41% of people want shorter sermons and 37% think sermons should be longer. Who would have thought it? Regardless of how long you preach your church definitely wants you to be constantly up-skilling your preaching, especially if you ... Continue Reading