At the time of writing this, over 16,600 posts have been published on ChurchMag. Many people serving God’s mission in communities around the world have benefited. Before I get carried away, I will do a separate decade review later. This post is about a chapter of the bigger story. For now we look at the top eleven ChurchMag posts of 2019.
Before we get to that I must acknowledge something. Not so long ago I did a post on the top ten ChurchMag podcast episodes. A few days after it went live the episodes don’t rank the same. Other episodes that didn’t even feature in the top 50 have surged into the top eleven. With that in mind, it is possible that the posts might not occupy the same spots. The Internet, right?
Top Eleven ChurchMag Posts of 2019
Your Life Matters – A List Of Mental Health Resources For You And Your Church:
We can acknowledge the church could do better in the area of mental health. Jarrid Wilson’s passing sent notable reminder-shockwaves. Jeremy has been doing great work with ChurchAndMentalHealth.com. In this post, he put together helpful resources. Also very important as you think about your mental health and your church’s. Read it.
A Changing Of The Guard
This post by Eric has personal significance for him and me. This is where and when Eric announced me taking over ChurchMag. The broader subject deserves separate and more depth later. For now, see the post here.
Christian Gaming Streamers
Looking for Christian gaming streamers? This post highlights some you might want to check out. You might know them, or have a few of your own to add. Even add yourself. Check out the post here.
Notion Review After Changing From Evernote
Jesse changed over from Evernote to Notion. After good use of both he not only reviews Notion but compares it with Evernote. In fact, this post, had me switch teams. Looking for a note-taking solution or just curious? See more here.
Why You Should Use A Church Management System
Not only helpful if your church is considering a solution but also a good remind if you’re already using one. Data can be overwhelming. More than storing congregant’s contact information, Church management systems aren’t an option anymore. This posts says why. Read it here.
Why You Should Open An Unsplash Account For Your Church Brand
Benjamin’s post had an interesting take on church creatives and Unsplash. Many churches are using Unsplash as a resource. In this post Ben suggested using the platform as a way of serving other churches. I liked this post. You will also. See it here.
Church Tech Job Descriptions
The legendary Phil Schneider’s did a helpful series on church tech job descriptions. I’m sure many found it practical, as two posts from the series made it in the top 10. The post on the pastor’s role came ahead of the sound person’s role description. The respective posts are here and here.
When Someone Disagrees With Something You Said Online
Disagreements online have become a norm. This is something that’s with us daily. In one of my favorite posts this year, Allison unpacks how to engage online. This thoughtful piece is loaded with great thoughts and invaluable wisdom. Check it out here.
An Overlooked But Critical Function Of A Communications Director
The role of communications directors in churches and organizations is underrated. This is because there’s more to their work. Here’s the argument and more on what this critical function is also about. Read more.
Why Your Church Shouldn’t Use Unsplash
Chris says using Unsplash stock photos might not be a good idea for your church. He makes a compelling case that’s worth your attention. A must read as you think about your 2020 website redesign and content plans. More here.
The Simple SB7 Framework [Building A Storybrand Book Club]
Our book club did an in-depth review of Don Miller’s Storybrand book. Different writers did chapter-by-chapter walkthroughs. This series was one of 2019’s highlights for me. The two posts that rocked are, The Simple SB7 Framework–Chapter 3 and Using StoryBrand to Transform Company Culture–Chapter 1
Other Popular 2019 Posts / Honorable Mentions
Though these are podcast episodes, they got some good attention on the blog:
Other Noteworthy Posts
- Church Team Meetings: 3 Ways to Make Them Better
- Could Moving From Blog To Newsletter Make Sense For Your Church?
- Tips To Get Your Church Ready For The Christmas Season
- 5 Things Church Leaders Can Learn From Seinfeld
- Should I Use Canva For My Church
Yeah, these are the top eleven ChurchMag posts of 2019, and some… What were some of your most memorable or noteworthy reads / posts?