3 Technologies That Will Change The Future Of The Church

3 Technologies That Will Change The Future Of The Church

When people think of science fiction, many picture what the future could be like in a negative way. Artificial intelligence is going to take over the world and we are all going to have all of our meals out of a straw. Of course there are examples of positive advantages of the future but for some reason it is in our nature to fear the unknown or make the unknown scary. What if instead we look at the technologies that we know are coming and see how we can use these in a positive way? Technology... Read More
Social Media Is Waiting For You To Connect

Social Media Is Waiting For You To Connect

A few weeks ago, I sat at a lovely dinner and listened as the folks talked about how they had met. Most had found each other through social media groups; in fact, very few of us had actually initially met in a traditional, “in-person” setting. Everyone at the table was actively involved in local church fellowships in various communities, yet I noticed something was missing in their conversation. As they praised the power of the newest social platform, the message loudly proclaimed... Read More
Does Social Media Matter For Ministers?

Does Social Media Matter For Ministers?

Quick question. If you want to engage with your community, what do you think is the best way to do that? There are a variety of good things you could do (helping out with a community event or volunteer at an area school are good ones). However, I believe the most effective strategy you can have at reaching your community, especially those who don’t go to your church or are involved in your ministry is to be on social media. Social Media is no longer a novelty or cutting edge activity for... Read More
Smartphone Apps To Boost Productivity

Smartphone Apps To Boost Productivity

Ever since I got my very first smartphone (Palm Treo, to be exact), I was completely engulfed in how productive this little handheld device could make me. In the palms of my hands I had access to my email, phone, calendar notes and even some games I could play when bored in meetings (but if you play games during your meetings, make sure the volume is off . . . lessoned learned). Times have changed a lot since my very first Palm Treo. But the smartphone and smart devices have stayed consistent.... Read More
How You Can Create A Facebook Call To Action

How You Can Create A Facebook Call To Action

Facebook has been making some changes lately. One of those changes is a call to action button. You can find them in two specific places: in videos you post and right on your cover photo of your Facebook Page (note: the call to action button does not appear on group pages or your personal pages). I actually discovered these buttons by accident. As I was posting some videos on the ministry social media accounts I manage, I noticed something pop up every time I uploaded a video directly to... Read More