I’ve been lucky enough to speak at a number conferences. I’ve asked the question “How many of you have databases on your congregation?” Many have something. When you dive a little deeper though, the information they have is, well, small and basic. From the data and relationships you have in your church, can you truly say you really know your people?[Read more…] about Know Your People; Unleash Them For Mission
I’m one of the odd ones. I don’t just like admin, but I love admin when it works. When it blends seamlessly into the background. That is how most ministers or people feel about admin — they like it when it disappears. But church admin only disappears into the background when you’ve done it well. When you’ve been intentional about it.
Until then, church administration takes the wind out of ministers’ sails. Just mention the word admin and you are met with a groan. Alas, we all have to do some form of admin to effectively minister to the people God entrusted to us.[Read more…] about The Art of Making Church Admin Disappear
Regardless of the size of your church you don’t have the luxury of debating when and why you should use church management system (ChMS) or software. If anything, this post is helping you clarify the why. I’ll also suggest some self-diagnostic questions. We’ll also explore what should / shouldn’t be happening in churches already using ChMS. So, churches already using ChMS should also find this useful.
WordPress.org recently announced ETA of WordPress 5.2. I love updates because I like new shiny things. Besides that, they (should) mean better security and better performance. Before we cover things you could do to prepare, here are three things I’m particularly looking forward to in 5.2:
The Church Tech scene has changed and evolved over the past ten years — what does church tech look like, today?
Talk of church websites and basic sound design were once a premium that few churches could afford. Fast forward to today, and each of us hold more technology in our pockets than we could have ever dreamed possible.
So where does that leave us?
It’s no secret that we at ChurchMag are big fans of Church Themes (both the actual products and the people behind it). I don’t know if they’ve ever sponsored our site but several of us use their themes and church content plugin for our sites and have paid to do so (this is not sponsored content). So when I heard there was a “Church Content Pro” plugin coming out and they were switching to packages pricing, I was intrigued. Here’s why you should be excited about the changes.