5 Easy Steps to an Effective Multi-Site Communications Strategy

5 Easy Steps to an Effective Multi-Site Communications Strategy

A quick Google search for the term “multi-site church” yields quite a few results in the way of managing multiple church campuses—but hardly any when it comes to communicating effectively across them. Could it be that churches have adopted a “one size fits all” approach across their church body? Perhaps. Many churches today have done well in adopting multiple communication channels to appeal to the wide range of needs and preferences among their diverse members. But what happens when those ... Continue Reading

Best Practices in Using Twitter


I've been active on Twitter for 5 years now. That surely doesn't make me an early adapter, but it's fair to say I've long left the newbie stage behind me. Still, even for experienced users, Twitter can be a tough social medium for engagement. It's easy to tweet, certainly, but to get clicks on your tweeted links, favorites or even retweets, that's a whole different ball game. It's one of the reasons why I dig research on best practices in using Twitter. Buffer, the company behind the Buffer ... Continue Reading

9 Technology Podcasts I’m Enjoying Right Now

Churchmag Podcast-11

I love podcasts, I've been listening to them for more than five years and making them for a couple of years. The ability to consume them anywhere, anytime, makes them my most favorite of mediums. I've done video podcasts before, I don't like them. I consume podcasts when I'm doing administrative work, mowing, in the car, and doing dishes. Sometimes I need a little entertainment, sometimes I love a bit of facts and professional ideas. Many of my podcasts vary in length from 10 minutes an ... Continue Reading

The 2015 Top Church Tech Blogs [Podcast #70]

Church Tech Blog List Podcast - 2015

We've been publishing the top Church tech blog list for a number of years, now, but we've never dedicated an entire podcast to it—until now. :D On this week's episode, we get a behind the scenes look at the list—along with the usual fun—and some social media pet peeves from Kristy and John. Check it: ... Continue Reading

A Short Guide to Calculating Landing Page ROI [Infographic]


ROI stands for Return On Investment. So whether you pay for a company to create the best church website or use free WordPress plugins, you are spending a lot to make sure your website gets tons of traffic. Whether that spending is financial or time and energy, we need to be good stewards of our resources and therefore need to be effective with the ROI, especially from the traffic that Google can give us. In fact, Google is powerful for us at ChurchMag as well. The day that I write this, I ... Continue Reading

Church Tech Snack Pack #087

Snack Pack 87

It was an exciting week for us with the release of the Top Church Tech Blogs of 2015 being released! The blogs were collected, Jeremy Smith tallied, tweaked, and made his scores—and alas—the results are in... But first, a quick reminder from Chris Wilson: ... Continue Reading

Minecraft Theology: 11 Getting Wood

11 Getting Wood

I need to gather a bunch of different types of wood for my Let's Play project to build some Italian Apartments. The topic for this episode is to discuss what it means to appreciate others. The idea of appreciation is truly under-appreciated. So when you incorporate it into a digital presence for Christians, I truly don't feel like we are giving our all as to how God expects. In a world of instant tweets and emails, we need to improve ourselves. How could you make a small change to your digital ... Continue Reading

Google Changes Their Logo (And Why Churches Should Be Watching)


If you didn't know, Google just changed their logo this month. In a 10 day period where they gained a parent company, had the largest jump in their stock, and other additional changes, it would seem that Google is still rapidly evolving even though it is gigantic. They have a YouTube video that we have below to explain why they have made this change: ... Continue Reading

Top Church Tech Blogs [2015]

Top Church Tech Blogs - 2015

We asked for submissions so that we could put together a new list of ChurchMag's 30 Top Church Tech Blogs and you guys did not disappoint. With over 25 new submissions, we have never had a more powerful and accurate list (the 2012, 2013, and 2014 lists). The stats have been compiled and the results are in. My tip to you: network with these people, add them to your RSS list, subscribe to the curated Twitter list (via @ChurchMag), and engage with them regularly. ... Continue Reading

The Social Media Pet Peeve Podcast [Podcast #69]

The Social Media Pet Peeve Podcast - Image

A few weeks ago we asked you all what your biggest social media pet peeves were—and you answered! On this week's podcast, we share your social media pet peeves, our own, and discuss. :D If we didn't mention your own social media pet peeve on the podcast, be sure to let us know using the #cmagcast hashtag and we'll be sure to include it on a future podcast. Now...let the fun begin!!! ... Continue Reading