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Before You Modernize Your Church Building

There are plenty of ways to modernize your church without having to ruin the history of the building by renovating it or tearing it down to build something new.

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.

Lessons Learned Fron the LastPass Hack

Using a password manager is important and the LastPass hack reinforces the need to use a password manager properly, both individually and corporately. 

The Human Firewall: Our Only Hope

In war against nefarious uses of the Internet, the human firewall is our only hope. The fate of the Republic is in your hands, literally, in your index finger. What, you think this language is too exalted?

Please: Protect Your Mac!

The myth that Macs don’t need protected continues to live and the bad guys know it. So you must protect your Mac.

Get the Most From Your Digital Bible

In this age of the internet and smartphones, having a digital Bible can be an incredible tool for evangelism and discipleship.

How To Juggle Communication Tech While Traveling

If you’re traveling for business or other reasons, there’s no reason you can’t keep the flow of communication moving like normal and manage tech while traveling.

7 Must-Haves for Church Websites

I wanted to share some of my experiences with you so you can learn from them and ensure that your church websites have these “must-haves.”

Strategic Data Protection – 3 Strategies

You won’t lose your valuable data if one of your devices gets destroyed and dies. Strategic data protection—backup, online storage, and digital wallet—will protect you well if you have a device failure.

4 Steps To Diffusing Social Media Tension

The key to diffusing social media tension comes from scripture: “do to others as you would have them do to you.” (Luke 6:31) Treat others with respect and model behaviors and values that encourage positive posting from your followers.

How I Use Technology for Sermon Prep

The following are some of the ways I use Logos technology for sermon prep (although much of what I write here is also transferrable to other Bible Software programs such as Bibleworks and Accordance).

Remote Ransomware Tries, Tries Again

Infamous ransomware groups, such as Akira, BlackCat, DarkSide, LockBit, MedusaLocker, Ryuk and WannaCry are now using remote encryption more frequently than ever before.

How Not to Hate Email

Use it according to YOUR terms, not everyone else’s terms. I’m by no means an email expert, but to help make your email life a little easier, here’s a few suggestions on how not to hate email:

Church Production: The Power of the Unseen

In the world of live church production, most have come to rely on their obvious senses when analyzing what’s going on. But there's more.

Video Switcher Basics

A video switcher brings everything together and allows you to manage multiple audio and video devices on the same box, managing any production is much easier than you think.

Is it Legal to Use an FM Transmitter for Church?

If you broadcast your church service with an overpowered FM transmitter for church, you risk $10,000 per violation, one day of operation, and perhaps up to $75,000.

Phil Cooke’s Favorite Travel Apps

I’ve experienced everything – missed flights, delays, cancellations, mechanical problems,  disruptive passengers, and even a bomb scare in the air. Over the years, I've come to rely on these favorite travel apps.

Church Volunteers Are Only The Beginning: Coaching Your Team Makes All The Difference

Just like employees, church volunteers need oversight. Here's how to ensure a stable, secure, and scalable environment capable of supporting the growth of your organization.

18 Ways To Ruin Your Reputation on Facebook

Facebook is a great way for you to build and maintain relationships with people both inside your church and in your community. Every time you post something, you risk ruining your reputation on Facebook.

So You Think You Can Preach? Try Preaching on Camera

In person, 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. But in a post-Covid world we will still need tips for preaching on camera.

Ashley Hales: What Happens When Pastors Ignore Their God-Given Limits

Dr. Ashley Hales joins “The Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast” to talk about the fact that God created the world with limits and how those limits, counterintuitively, lead to greater space and flourishing in our lives.

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