As we get to the end of another year, I thought it would be great to share the top 10 ChurchMag posts. Of course this has been a pandemic / COVID-19 dominated year. There are many things that have happened in the world and in church space but those reflections will be for another post. For now, here are the top 10 ChurchMag 2020 posts.[Read more…] about The Top 10 ChurchMag 2020 Posts – Most Read
The COVID-19 pandemic is the story of the year, and it will be the story that defines much of the 2020’s as a decade. It is so big that it is the backdrop of dozens of other stories and the launching pad for enough grievance pieces to give your sixty year-old aunt enough stuff to share on Facebook till she turns ninety.
One particular windmill that these grievance pieces attack is the closure of churches in several states across the US. I’ve seen an unending stream of articles, blog posts, and social media posts arguing that churches must be opened immediately. Even some of my agnostic / atheistic friends are offended by this outrage![Read more…] about Church Is Not Essential: Lessons From COVID-19
In an earlier post on what we should all know about church tech, we explored complexity. We touched on how broad “church tech” is. We also spoke about the importance of understanding of drawings line between disciplines. And, that it was critical for church leaders to understand this. Check out that post here. We now look at structure and systems in church tech. “Structure and systems” is not a phrase loved in every organisation.[Read more…] about Structure And Systems In Church Tech – You Should Know
As someone starting out in preaching, it’s important that I have a system so I don’t forget any important steps or process. In an earlier post, I showed how I create a board in Notion to track upcoming sermons. Today I wanted to show how I prepare a sermon using Notion and showcase a template I have created.[Read more…] about How to Prepare a Sermon Using Notion
Last year we went through Don Miller’s Building a StoryBrand book asking how it applied to Churches. Don is back with a new book and a Co-writer, Dr. J. J. Peterson, and I thought I’d look at Marketing Made Simple for Churches and whether it needs adapting.[Read more…] about Marketing Made Simple for Churches [Book Review]
I don’t know about you, but a year ago I would have struggled to think about doing evangelism online. I’ve got some friends that work in those fields and I always come back to the same questions with them. Does it work? Doesn’t it feel a bit weird? Are people who wouldn’t consider themselves Christ followers willing to explore faith online? How do you connect new believers to local churches? How can more people be involved in it?[Read more…] about Evangelism Online? How Can Churches Do It?