Church / NonProfit Discounts for Hosting, Apps and More!

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Did you know that many web services offer discounts for nonprofits and churches (basically anyone with a 501c3)? At the church I work for, we didn't realize that many of our favorite services offered nonprofit discounts. I decided to do some research and tweeted at several companies for answers. Here's what I got: ... Continue Reading

Becoming a Better Writer Series: Finding the Right Tone

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When it comes to writing, there are tips and tricks that are relatively easy to teach, like correct grammar or using paragraphs. But there are also important aspects that are harder to explain. Rhythm for instance, which you can try and learn by applying rules, but which is also a matter of instinct. And there’s tone. ... Continue Reading

What We’ve Learned About Podcasting [Podcast #39]

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Have you thought about starting a podcast for your church, ministry or even yourself? On this episode of the ChurchMag Podcast, we each share a number of things that we have learned and mistakes that we've made publishing a podcast. For those of you that are already publishing a podcast, be sure to add your tips in the comment section at the end of the post. Now, without further delay—and a short hiatus—the ChurchMag Podcast is back: ... Continue Reading

Wearing an Oculus Rift for 1-Year [Video]

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Troy Hitch, an acclaimed innovator in storytelling, had a great write-up on LinkedIn several weeks ago. It's tongue-in-cheek, of course, and he brings up some excellent points. Here's the video he put together, making his announcement (I love what he says at the end): ... Continue Reading

7 Offline and Online Tools for Easy Church Promotion

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If your church has some great outreaches planned, but you’re wondering how to let people know, remember that you have many avenues available to you for getting the word out. This article will provide you with event advertising ideas far beyond just a sign on the church lawn. Many of these strategies are applicable to weekly services as well as one-time events. ... Continue Reading

4 Myths About Online Giving

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As the Director of Business Development for a faith-based online and mobile giving provider, I spend most of my days talking with pastors and church leaders about the ways in which technology can transform the “giving culture” at their churches. During these conversations, I am often struck by how hesitant many church leaders are to engage with digital giving tools. Despite the fact that less than 7% of transactions in the United States are conducted via cash and check, many thousands of ... Continue Reading

4 Keys to Being Heard

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Imagine if, every morning, I pulled into the local Starbucks to get my morning coffee, stood in line, got up to the counter, took a deep breath … and then shouted at the top of my lungs, “Quad Americano with extra room!” How happy do you think the employees would be to see me every day? Yet we do this exact kind of thing all the time. Think about online comments left in all capital letters. According to Dr. Albert Mehrabian, communication is 93% nonverbal — and this applies to more than just in ... Continue Reading