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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.

Jenn Eickman

Jenn is a free-lance communicator who has worked with churches and nonprofits. After studying Communications at Iowa State University, she received a Masters of Public Administration from Drake University. Jenn is passionate about sharing the love of Jesus Christ and continues to be in awe how the Lord led her into the field of church communications. She enjoys deep discussions, playing piano, reading, and knitting, along with rooting for the Iowa State Cyclones with her husband.
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Am I Too Old to Reach College Students?

By Jenn Eickman | Apr 4, 2017 9:00:00 AM

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3 Dangers of Over-Communication

By Jenn Eickman | Jan 19, 2017 9:00:00 AM


Think all of the ways a person, group, or ministry can communicate information at your church. More than likely your church has a website, a bulletin, church announcements (both verbal and slides), a monthly newsletter, and possibly social media and emails.

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10 Common Mistakes To Avoid When Using Facebook

By Jenn Eickman | Dec 20, 2016 9:00:00 AM

Facebook is a fantastic tool for church workers. It allows us to interact with our members and communities outside our church walls in ways that we never could. While Facebook is extremely helpful and easy to use, we church workers can sometimes make some common mistakes that can be easily avoided with some prior thought.

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How to Successfully Make Controversial Changes in the Church

By Jenn Eickman | Oct 20, 2016 9:00:00 AM

Change is a difficult thing to accept for a lot of people. People are creatures of habit. I know this first hand because every Sunday growing up we sat on the same side of the church—almost in the same pew.

People don’t tend to enjoy when their habits or traditions are abruptly uprooted—especially at church.

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4 Quick Tips for Facebook Pages

By Jenn Eickman | Sep 15, 2016 9:00:25 AM

I don’t claim to be a Facebook expert, but there are 4 quick tips I believe any user could find helpful for Facebook Pages.

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Technology Training in the Church

By Jenn Eickman | Aug 23, 2016 9:00:00 AM

Change is hard. Change is inevitable. Embrace change. Help others embrace change.

We all know that technology changes weekly, daily, and even hourly. The way we communicate and connect with others seems to change on a dime—and sometimes in ways we would have never expected.

It is our job as communicators to connect with and communicate to an age range of tweens – 90+.  Many of our members embrace the technological world and its changes. Many use smart phones, computers, tablets, can text, or video chat. But let’s not forget those that are timid to change or learning new things. Technology can be overwhelming and at times even terrifying.

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Church Communication & Graphic Design

By Jenn Eickman | Aug 1, 2016 9:00:00 AM

I have a confession....I am church communicator, but I am not a graphic designer.  <gasp> Don’t get me wrong, I try, but I have no formal training and have grown my skillset through videos tutorials, blog posts, and communication/marketing discussion groups.

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4 Things to Consider When Using Photographs of Children & Youth

By Jenn Eickman | May 19, 2016 9:00:00 AM

In a previous post, I touched on some helpful sites to find stock photos. I believe there are many great opportunities to use stock photos; however, one place where I’d rather see candid pictures is a church’s social media stream and website.

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6 Free or Cheap Stock Photo Websites for Churches

By Jenn Eickman | May 5, 2016 11:00:00 AM

It can be a challenge to find quality stock photos and graphics for free or on a budget. Today, I’m going to share some of my favorite places to search for artwork to use in ministry.

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How to Conquer Website Mapping

By Jenn Eickman | Apr 5, 2016 9:00:00 AM

In 2015, I rewrote and mapped our church website. I learned a lot throughout the process, so I wanted to share what I found most helpful.

Before I begin, what exactly do I mean when I say website mapping? According to this webinar from the LCMS Michigan District, “Sitemaps are one of the key ways people interact with your website. They help organize and structure your content in meaningful ways. Without an effective sitemap the people who visit your church website will be lost and confused.” Essentially, a sitemap is the logical, organized layout of your website content.

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