The Ultimate Social Media Outreach Tool

Faith Social Screens

I am really excited to introduce you to Faith Social! Faith Social is not only the ultimate social media outreach tool, but it is revolutionary. I've never seen something like this before. As much as we all talk about ‘social media teams’ and ‘social media directors,’ this is the kind of tool that puts the power of church social media into the hands of those that have more influence than any well crafted message sent out by your church. It puts church social media messaging into the hands of ... Continue Reading

5 Things to Check Before You Press Publish [Infographic]

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You may have just created the best blog article your church has ever seen. It's going to bring so many people into your church and ultimately souls will be won for Christ right? Even better, they will probably see on your website the youth camp, a marriage conference, or small groups and sign up for them too. Must be time to hit publish, right? Not yet. Below is a quick infographic checklist you should go over before hitting send on that article for the whole world to see. Why? Maximize the ... Continue Reading

Four Ways to Create Belonging in Your Church

Alone on a team

You don’t have to look far or long in the church world to hear someone talking about community. Yet despite all our talk of community and the rise of social media, loneliness is on the rise. According to the Barna Group, “Ten years ago, slightly over one out of 10 Americans self-identified as lonely. Today, that number has doubled—a paradoxical reality in the full swing of the social media age.” People are looking for a place to belong. What better place to belong than your community of faith? ... Continue Reading

9 Ways to Compete in a Competitive Online World

Go on the Internet

Thirty percent of the world is online.  That is equivalent to more than two billion people.  That is the population of China — twice.  If you still can’t grasp how big those numbers are, data collected by Go-Gulf shows how much time people spend on the Internet. The result: global time spent online is 35 billion hours every month.  That is almost four million years!  The only reason that’s hard to imagine is because it’s simply incredible. A user spends an average of 16 hours on the internet ... Continue Reading

My Best Blogging Setup Yet!

upside down desk

When I first started blogging, I had no predispositions about my blogging setup at all. I was more worried about sounding boring, having terrible graphics, or not getting enough content out to my viewers. Fast forward to today, over six years later, and I certainly have an opinion. For those of you working on a 13-inch laptop sitting on your lap while at Starbucks or someone else working on a Surface Pro that has to sit on a flat surface, or even someone that is using their home computer, let me ... Continue Reading

Rethinking Your Church Website Strategy

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Every year, I used to find myself redesigning my church’s website. It wasn’t because the design style was out of date. It wasn’t even because I was getting better at web design (though I was). It’s because I got bored with the site. And more than that, I felt like it wasn’t as effective as I wanted it to be. It just wasn’t getting the job done. It wasn’t until I stopped working for a church and started searching for a church that I realized what a website really needed. And as I began ... Continue Reading

How to Improve Your Engagement on Google+ [Infographic]

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Within all of the social media platforms online, none of the platforms compare to what Google+ has done for me. It was there that I met with Eric Dye over video chat and first chatted with Phil Schneider. It is there that I met everyone of my 78p.tv contributors. It is there that I have created my strongest digital relationships. If you tell me that no one is active on their, I will tell you you are doing it wrong. It is my biggest source of engagement. I may get more traffic from Pinterest and ... Continue Reading

Top Church Tech Blogs [2014]

ChurchMag 2014 Top Church Tech Blogs

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 40 submissions, this is the most diverse and strongest list we have had yet (the 2012 list). 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 on their content. ... Continue Reading

Jon Acuff Talks Social Media [Video]

Jon Acuff Talks Social Media Screencap

Jon Acuff may be the everyday Christian's practical and humorous advisor. The man just oozes wisdom in the most deliberate ways that help take you from doing something just because you think you should to an intentional way that honors God, furthers the mission of your ministry, and gives you peace about life. The video above is something that every pastor needs to watch. I don't care if they are the person running the church's social media accounts or has never sent a tweet or Facebook status ... Continue Reading

Mark Hamill Does Joker and Luke Skywalker Voice Dialogue [Video]

Mark Hamill as The Joker

Apparently I've been under a rock. A large, anti-geek rock that has prevented me from this common fact of geek-dom. If you didn't not know that Mark Hamill is the voice of The Joker from Batman: The Animated Series, let me lift this rock for you as it was done for me. Now that everyone knows, take a look at this clip of Mark Hamill doing a short dialogue between Luke Skywalker and The Joker whereby The Joker tells Luke that he's his father: ... Continue Reading