It’s not easy when you are subscribed to Spotify but your best friend is on Apple Music and the leader of your worship team is on YouTube Music. You may think you are talking about the same version of the song only to discover you’ve been practicing the wrong parts. Or worse still, one person in the group can’t even find that song. What do you do share songs across music streaming services?
Do you track your Bible reading? Have you considered using Notion to track your Bible reading? Well that’s exactly what Theology Nights has set about doing in 2020. I know that other ChurchMag writers like Jesse and Blessing are big fans of Notion so I was interested to learn more about Notion and how I might like to use it for my own Bible reading tracking.
Sermons can be a great source of inspiration. But if you have a poor memory, like I do, it’s easy to forget the information and application. For a long time I took basic notes, which was fine, but I wanted to do better. Which lead me to discovering the best way to take notes during a sermon: Sketchnoting.
My church is bi-lingual. We have a lot of English speakers but also Polish speakers since we’re in Kraków, Poland. Because of that, we have to do some clever things both in the service and online to suit both groups. This means making our church website flexible for different audiences is critical. I hope in sharing our use case you might get inspiration or ideas for your own.
Have you ever seen something and then thought… “Wait! We can do that?” That’s exactly how I feel when I see Jason Mayfield’s videos when he customizes his Bibles, or as I like to call it Bible hacking.
I discovered Jason when I was trying to make heads and tails of all the different types of ESV Journaling Bibles (I’ve been looking for a Bible where I can easily add notes and highlights). Jason’s video helped explain the differences and then it took me down a long rabbit hole of his videos. Check out this video on how he prepared his Bibles for use.
In many church communication blog articles and Facebook groups, I’ve seen a common recommendation: “Use Unsplash photos for your church social media and website”. I’ve done it myself and will again in the future. But there are some very good reasons why your church shouldn’t use Unsplash. And, the more I see Unsplash photos being used, the more true they become.