A Better Way For Pastors And Churches To Use Social Media

A Better Way For Pastors And Churches To Use Social Media

by Sam Hoover Years ago, while sitting in a church staff meeting, our pastor confided to us that he’d like to write a book, and title it: “Confessions Of A Wanna Be Mega Church Pastor.” Despite our church being one of the largest in the city, and after years of faithfully serving the community—with a top-notch kids program to boot (we subscribe to the Orange curriculum, thankyouverymuch)—we hadn’t seen the growth we desired or expected. There seemed to have been an elusive tipping point just... Read More
Using Social Media To Promote Date Nights

Using Social Media To Promote Date Nights

by Tim Walker Most couples know they should date. But the reality of schedules, children with stomach viruses, money, and just the thought of the same old thing quickly become deterrents. After a while, you just quit trying. But time alone between couples is important. It keeps them connected. It reminds them of why they got together in the first place. It’s also why we include four Date Nights in our MarriedPeople Strategy Pack. And why we create these date nights to be fun and... Read More
Three Digital Life Trends for 2014

Three Digital Life Trends for 2014

March 11, 2014 — Today’s personal devices may be wireless, but digital users seem to be more tethered than ever. From computer to phone to tablet to television, Americans spend more time in front of a screen than ever and show no signs of slowing down. The effects of this widespread digitalization of life, for better or worse, are widely debated. But there can be no doubt about one thing: the digital life is here to stay, and it is changing everything. Work, faith, relationships, the... Read More

Can Facebook Graph Search Help Your Church? [Infographic]

by Lauren Hunter Whether you love it, hate it, or haven’t really used it much, Facebook Graph Search can help your church get discovered by those in your local area, much like searching the Yellow Pages. While the title of the infographic below is, “Can Facebook Graph Search Make You Money?” I thought it more applicable to the Church to focus on how Facebook Graph Search can help people find your church online. Graph Search uses the one trillion or so social connections on Facebook to provide... Read More
Crazy Busy by Kevin DeYoung, Part 4

Crazy Busy by Kevin DeYoung, Part 4

by Daron Dickens If you asked my wife right now to describe a few key things about me, she would say that I love story and I have an insatiable curiosity and appetite for information. Where does electricity come from? Whatever happened to Steve Avery? What is a circadian rhythm? How much water does a bathtub hold? She would actually say that I have an insatiable appetite for useless information, but I was trying to punch it up a little. At any rate, I think she would also say this is both a... Read More