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Discover how to leverage technology in your church

Technology should not transform ministry, but rather do the things that people don’t have to do so they can do what they do best.

Hannah Osborne

Hannah joined the CPH family in 2016, first as an intern, then as a copy editor, and now as a copywriter. She doodles Lamentations 3:22–23 everywhere, and she owns way too many throw pillows. When she’s not whistling while she works at her dream job, you can find her experimenting in the kitchen or laughing too loudly.
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How to Use Google Docs in Your Church Office

By Hannah Osborne | Apr 28, 2016 9:00:00 AM

Ah, Google Docs—arguably the greatest innovation for workflow and class projects. Gone are the days where drafts were sent back and forth via email, downloaded over and over again, until, finally, the document was completed. No, these rudimentary methods are no longer needed, thanks to Google Docs.

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How to Use Snapchat to Reach Millennials

By Hannah Osborne | Apr 18, 2016 9:00:00 AM

If you’re over the age of 30, Snapchat is probably a completely foreign word or, at the very least, an app of some kind that young people are using.

Here’s the concept: Snapchat allows you to share photos of your life, much like any other social media outlet. The difference is that you have one of two options: you can send the photo (with a brief caption or illustration drawn with your finger on-screen) to some of your Snapchat friends or post it to your “story.”

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How to Deal with Different Personalities in the Church

By Hannah Osborne | Mar 31, 2016 9:00:00 AM

When working with other people, you will inevitably run into those who are different from you—different in terms of work style, work ethic, and personality.

We are all unique, but those differences make us who we are. How we work, how we collaborate, and how we interact with others is often determined by our personality.

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How Writing Can Boost Your Church Website’s SEO

By Hannah Osborne | Mar 17, 2016 9:00:00 AM

SEO is a scary acronym.

Everyone seems to be talking about SEO, and it sounds important, but how does it fit in with your church? Isn’t having a website enough? 

Not anymore—now, your website must be optimized for search engines. It sounds like a time-consuming, expensive process, but improving your church website’s SEO is actually pretty easy. 

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3 Ways to Entertain Your Kid Ministries with (or without) Technology

By Hannah Osborne | Feb 29, 2016 9:00:00 AM

My six-year-old cousin knows how to use an iPad better than me. And I’m twenty-two years old. From the time he was three, he knew how to unlock his mom’s phone. Before he could read numbers, he was punching in her passcode so he could play games.

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How to Use a Screen in Worship without Worshiping a Screen

By Hannah Osborne | Feb 15, 2016 9:00:00 AM

I love new things combined with old. I love seeing age-old ideas expressed in new viewpoints, common assumptions presented in innovative forms, and outdated principles rethought in fresh ways. Unsurprisingly, I love seeing the Gospel presented in compelling new ways.

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How to Swap Sticky Notes for Online To-Do Lists

By Hannah Osborne | Feb 8, 2016 9:00:00 AM

If I don’t write down that I have to do something, I will immediately forget it. No joke. Whether it’s homework assignments, work duties, or personal chores, if it doesn’t get written down, it doesn’t get done.

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Mass Emailing Made Easy

By Hannah Osborne | Jan 7, 2016 9:00:00 AM

Sending out announcements, updates, and newsletters via email can be nothing short of frustrating with typical email host (Gmail, Outlook, Yahoo!, etc.). It’s difficult to quickly send information to large groups of people because these hosts aren’t built to do that; sites like Gmail place restrictions on how many people can be sent an email at one time and don’t allow a lot of customization as far as design goes.

While it is possible to successfully utilize these email platforms, other options for mass emailing exist. Read on to discover helpful sites and programs that make mass emailing easy:

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5 Ways to Create One-Page Church Newsletters

By Hannah Osborne | Jan 4, 2016 9:30:00 AM

Let’s be real—creating newsletters is a pain. Especially if you’re creating your document in Microsoft Word, where formatting can be a real issue.

Whether you make newsletters for print or email, it’s a struggle to keep your announcements down to a page or two. But if your newsletters are much longer than that, readers lose interest and resort to skimming or throwing away the paper completely. Here are some tips to keep your newsletters short and informative: 

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How to Help Millennials Avoid Biblical Misunderstandings

By Hannah Osborne | Dec 3, 2015 9:00:00 AM

In the age of the Internet, countless interpretations of the Bible are easier to access than ever. Sites like Amazon boast thousands of published religious books. Bloggers write post after post about religion in the modern age.

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