Is Soul Care Missing From Church Tech? – Christian Article

The church technology ministries around the world are in a beautiful place within the Church because they get the chance to serve with a level of humility and sacrifice that I rarely see elsewhere. The ministry is designed so that if you do everything right, you never notice we are there, but without us, hundreds and thousands will not hear the message being brought from your church. This servant heart is from our desire to support the Church in areas…

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Slaying Online Trolls and Other Magical Beasts – Christian Article

//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/js/adsbygoogle.js (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push(); THERE ARE ANY NUMBER OF MAGICAL BEASTS LURKING ONLINE IN OUR SOCIAL FEEDS. The internet has all manner of trolls, snipes, Rick-Rollers, Soothsayers, and Calvinists. Not long ago, I sat down with Justin Dean of That Church Conference and former Communications Director at Mars Hill in Seattle to talk further about handling online trolls and magical beasts. It’s episode 28 of The Seminary of Hard Knocks Podcast. Check that out if you’re interested in hearing more…

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Facing My Communication Fears: What Happens When? – Christian Article

//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/js/adsbygoogle.js (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push(); Years ago, as part of my recovery from an eating disorder, I read the book by Thom Rutledge, Embracing Fear: How to Turn What Scares Us into Our Greatest Gift. I learned a lot about my fears and how it’s not the fear that’s the problem, but how we respond to it that is the issue. Ever heard of paralyzing fear? Well, essentially that is what fear can do, if we let it. Stop…

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Publisher, Papyrus, and Ministry People – Christian Article

That moment you come to church and see a Publisher masterpiece! [Oximoron alert!] You strive for consistency and pixel perfect designs, you have a style guide and your assets are perfectly organized until that one day a ministry leader shows up with a printed brochure for her ministry (mind you she even used her own home printer). And dare I to say the word Papyrus… Oh and white space would be very offended to see such a piece. EYE-BURNING HIDEOUS.…

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Why Your Creative Team Doesn’t Need a Budget – Christian Article

//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/js/adsbygoogle.js (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push(); Fifty dollars a month. That’s all a church in Seattle has decided to invest in communication. Fifty dollars! (pause for dramatic effect…) A month! The number may change from church to church, but I’ve heard it too many times. No budget. Three summers ago, my husband and I and our then 5 and 2 year olds decided to go on a 60-day road trip from Annapolis, MD to California and back. We visited many…

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Take a Moment and Do This. – Christian Article

//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/js/adsbygoogle.js (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push(); This morning, I found myself yet again thinking about the next piece of information I could share. Until this song started playing: (Hint: this is a good time to starting playing the song before you read the rest.) “Your presence is heaven to me. Your presence is heaven to me.” I was overwhelmed with a sense of peace that only the Prince of Peace can give us. Completely enveloped in Jesus’ presence. In awe.…

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Why Your Content Might Not Be Enough – Christian Article

//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/js/adsbygoogle.js (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push(); Since the internet and age of information has begun, it seems that human-kinds ability to crank is moving faster and faster. For people looking to create a platform & capture an audience, for a while (a long while) the rule of the land was that, Content is King. As long as your content was out there, it was consistently produced, and the quality didn’t waver too much, then you had what you needed to…

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Sunday U Magazine – 4 Social Media Posts Anyone Can Do Every Day – Christian Article

//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/js/adsbygoogle.js (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push(); One of the top social media questions I hear is, “We currently only post about 2-3 times a week at our church. We want to post more, but what should we post about?” Posting on social media daily can seem like a daunting task, but it doesn’t have to be. If you are only posting a few times a week, this means you’re likely only posting promotional content, which isn’t healthy for social media…

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Sunday U Magazine – 5 Content Ideas for Your Church Blog & Social Media – Christian Article

Coming up with content to share from your church blog or social media can be a daunting task sometimes. I always encourage church communications leaders to look at what they already have to work with before dealing with the struggle of coming up with something original and new.   Here are five quick ideas for content you can share today: 1. Share articles that you’re learning from. Show your church that you aren’t in this alone, that you are learning from…

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