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3 Stats You Need to Know For Better Communication

Here's a cheat sheet that will answer the question running around in your head: “What is the best way to communicate this?” Consider these three stats for better communication.
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6 Tips to Overcome Virtual Meetings Fatigue

We should be thankful that the technology of virtual meetings has allowed us to stay somewhat connected to the world around us. But at the same time, we’re starting to feel the fatigue that comes with staring at tiny boxes of people on our computers.
Do You Know the Three "L's" of Technology for Kids?

Do You Know the Three “L’s” of Technology for Kids?

It’s time for us to get honest about the fact that technology is going to be a part of our children’s lives for the rest of their lives.
New Communication Opportunities From Covid’s Second Wave

New Communication Opportunities From Covid’s Second Wave

When it comes to pushing through this final stage before the vaccine and herd immunity kicks in, here’s five important things to consider regarding second wave communication.
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10 Best Practices For Worship Sound Techs

Running worship sound has demands on all sides, opinions aplenty, an ear to the Pastor (the real head Sound Tech), an ear to the worship leader/band, and an ear to the Holy Spirit, this role requires a saint, a sound technician, and a servant – all wrapped up in one.
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Thom Rainer – Nine Tech Trends Every Church Should Master

Tech trends aren't just news, they should be part of a church's tool kit. Churches today must be aware of tech trends -- and they should master them.
The Ultimate DIY Guide To Mobile Church Equipment

The Ultimate DIY Guide To Mobile Church Equipment

It doesn’t have to cost you 25 grand or more to put together a mobile church setup. (That is what one company was charging for their smallest system.) It just takes knowing what equipment you need and where to get it.
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Great Last Minute Christmas Gifts for Church Musicians

Whether you are a worship leader looking for great last minute gifts for your team or you know a church musician, check out this list to bring something bright to the end of their year.

3 Keys to Digital Engagement Every Church Needs to Know 

There are two types of digital engagement churches need to focus on if they want to survive—and grow—in 2021. But almost every church I’ve seen during the pandemic has completely ignored one of them.
How To Reach a TikTok Teen With Your Church's Message

How To Reach a TikTok Teen With Your Church’s Message

What exactly is a TikTok Teen? They are young people who are hyper-engaged with social platforms online (especially video app TikTok, as the name would suggest).
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Help! My Small Groups Are Tired of Zoom Meetings!

If you’re like most pastors, your small groups are tired of Zoom meetings. If people are working remotely, they are in a series of Zoom meetings all day long. As Nona Jones said, “The problem is that even though the meetings are different the experience is the same.” Zoom Fatigue is real.
Review: Optoma EH416 Projector - Power, Not Price

Review: Optoma EH416 Projector – Power, Not Price

While some 1080p projectors claim to offer impressive features, they tend to be overpriced and to fall flat. The Optoma EH416, however, is packed with great features which make it one of the most valuable projectors on the market today.
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Do Virtual Churches Actually Exist?

Do virtual churches actually exist? Certainly, Christians can get online and watch a pastor preach on a live video stream. They can join a group chat. And God will use these things for good. But that doesn’t mean we should call these activities churches.
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Christmas Gift Ideas: 5 Video Production Books

Learning video production can be overwhelming, especially if you don’t have a mentor who can talk you through what you need to know and...
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7 Christmas Fellowship Ideas by Zoom

We’ll miss being with our families, but we’re grateful for the opportunities Zoom presents. In fact, here are some Christmas fellowship Zoom ideas we might not have considered otherwise—even if we simply record a Zoom greeting and send folks a link as a “video Christmas card”
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Lessons Learned: Why Churches Will Continue Live Streaming

The pandemic has forever impacted the way we do church, and I would strongly encourage you to continue live streaming – even if you’re back in the building.
Apple's Big Sur and M1 Chipset Upgrades: Proceed with Caution

Apple’s Big Sur and M1 Chipset Upgrades: Proceed with Caution

There’s a lot of excitement about Apple‘s Big Sur and M1 Chipset upgrades. I recommend ‘caution’ on moving forward too quickly on adopting either one. Here’s why.
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10 Proverbs for Consuming and Contributing on Social Media

Some abandon social media because the cost is greater than the benefit for them, and I applaud the decision when one concludes that for himself and makes appropriate adjustments. For me, the benefit still outweighs the cost. With that said, here are 10 Proverbs for wise social media use.
Beyond vMix - 8 Excellent Live Streaming Apps

Beyond vMix – 8 Excellent Live Streaming Apps

Different broadcasters have different needs but with today’s live streaming apps, it is easy to get professional results without spending a lot of money.
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Family Minister’s Experiment: 80 Minutes a Day on TikTok

Since kids and youth spend so much time hanging out here, I thought it would be a good idea for me to be there, too. So, I performed an experiment: 80 minutes a day on TikTok.
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