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How can you use technology to help you do a better job in your ministry? What’s available and how do you decide what’s right for your church? There are so many considerations, it can get overwhelming.

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The Ultimate Church Live Streaming Equipment List

The Ultimate Church Live Streaming Equipment List

What type of live streaming equipment should you use for church live streaming? If you want to create a professional live stream, your smartphone won’t provide the quality or features that you need. For pro video and sound, you need pro equipment.
How the Pandemic Has Changed Church

How the Pandemic Has Changed Church

Economies have been shaken, social structures have been re-arranged, and worship gatherings have all been impacted deeply. The pandemic has changed church.
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Pandemic or Not: 7 Ways to Keep Your Church Connected

Due to the instantaneous nature of text messaging, there’s been a significant increase in the number of text messages churches are sending in an effort to stay connected.
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Top 5 Reasons Why Microsoft Teams is a Must-Have Tool for Churches

Microsoft Teams is the ultimate staff communication and collaboration hub. It contains everything you need for effective and efficient remote working.

Live Streaming PLUS Captioning Equals Deeper Church Engagement

The fastest-growing churches have already begun live-streaming their services as a way to grow, connecting with an audience that was not be able to physically attend due to distance, age, or disability, and that includes video with captioning.
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Beyond Live Streaming: How to Stay Connected

Beyond Sunday worship services you might also wonder how to have community with the church when you’re not physically together. Here are some other options to stay connected with your congregation when you’re unable to connect in-person.
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5 Ways Your Church Can Use Text Messaging to Reach More People

One reason why we’ve failed to reach this younger generation of people has to do with the way we communicate about who we are and what we believe. I'm talking about text messaging.
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Just Do It – What Your Church and Nike Have in Common

How many times do you think you've seen the Nike swoosh logo and read the phrase Just do it? A few hundred? A thousand? Imagine you asked your church this Sunday to fill in the tagline that goes under the swoosh logo—do you think 100% of people would be able to do it from memory?
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In-Ear or In-The-Sanctuary: You Can Set Up a Killer Personal Monitoring System

Today, entry-level personal monitoring systems feature wireless in-ear monitoring (IEM) systems including transmitter, bodypack, receiver, and earphones are far less expensive than the equipment that first came on the scene in many mega-churches nearly 20 years ago.
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The State of Our Theology in 2020 Is Pretty Concerning

In its 2020 State of Theology survey, Ligonier Ministries uncovered rampant confusion about basic Christian beliefs and a continued need for clear biblical teaching.
Digital Presence That Defies the Ordinary

Digital Presence That Defies the Ordinary

When I think about the church's digital presence, my mind returns to the same principles that guided the building committee years ago.
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Streaming Video Is NOT the Same as Church Online

Church online is direct-to-camera. Church online is interactive. Church online is an intentional effort to disciple a growing online congregation. Streaming video is passive.

MojoTxt: Powerful Texting, Built for Churches

MojoTxt is powerful text messaging tools keep you connected with your entire congregation – anytime, anyplace!
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What You Can Learn Every Time You Unsubscribe Email

My email purge is reasonably straightforward: I filter my inbox, searching for emails originating from a mailing list. At the bottom of each message is the word I'm searching for: "unsubscribe." But what can I learn from the process?
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What Does A Church Website REALLY Cost?

You've been asked to get all the information on what does a church website cost? You can make an informed decision on whether the cost of a church website is worth it for your church.
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7 Secrets When You Preach to a Camera

You feel their energy. You read body language to know if they are engaged. You know if you are going too long or if you are connecting or not. And then covid hit. Now you preach to a camera in an empty room.
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How to Have a Better Website in One Cup of Coffee

In about the time you can finish your morning cup of coffee, there are some universally-effective things you can do to have a better website. Here are five tips to enhance your church’s website.
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Screentime on Steroids? Here’s Help!

Gone are the days of notebooks, pads, pencils, textbooks, and workbooks. It's screentime on steroids. Most if not all these items have been replaced with glowing pieces of glass.

Sleep: The “Tech” Every Leader Needs

Many leaders, especially pastors, try to lead without getting adequate sleep and live with a sleepy leader’s brain. When we don’t get enough sleep, our brains don’t work as well. Thus, we don’t lead at our best.

The ULTIMATE Guide To Church Stage Lighting

Every person I interviewed about the best choices of church stage lighting told me the same thing: The industry standard is now LED lighting and it is timeless.

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"Somebody who is a very good negotiator can tell you exactly what they do when they negotiate," says Steve Cunningham. "Similarly, if we are living out [Jesus’] commands, we can tell you exactly how to do it."