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New Year’s Resolution: Find Time to Blog

By Amanda Lansche | Dec 31, 2015 9:00:00 AM

Today is the very last in 2015. As the clock turns over into the new year, what ministry efforts are on your mind for 2016?

If you do not already have a church or pastoral blog, consider putting one near the top of your list! “I, (state your name), do hereby resolve to blog as a ministry effort in 2016.”

Well done. I’m proud of you.

Of course, it’s one thing to make a New Year’s resolution and entirely another to follow through Here are 5 ideas that can help you finding time to maintain a church or pastoral blog in 2016.

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Developing a Content Framework for Church Communications

By Peter Frank | Nov 30, 2015 9:15:00 AM

The meaning of the word “content” has evolved over the last few years. It used to mean something that was contained, like the contents of a jar, or the chapters of a book. Now, content has the broader definition of being “a substance of significance.”

In the digital world, content is not only words (like this blog), but also images and videos. In fact, even something as abstract as an idea can be considered content.

The value of content is not defined by its container, but rather by its quality. True content can have many different containers, and the implementation and purpose of the content can change with each container.

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How to Better Your Writing—for Blogs, Emails, and More!

By Hannah Osborne | Nov 9, 2015 9:00:00 AM

I remember the first “book” I ever wrote. It was about three pages long, size 16 font and double-spaced, and was about a little girl who moved away from her best friends, only to find that they each sent her a letter a week after she moved! It was truly heartwarming. Friendship conquers all, and all that jazz.

I almost have my Bachelor’s degree in English, so I’m practically a writing expert (insert audience laugh track here).

Really, though, I do know at least a little bit about writing, so I can offer a tad of advice to budding and struggling writers.

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Are Blogs a Must-Have for Pastors?

By Amanda Lansche | Oct 29, 2015 9:00:00 AM

Halloween is this Saturday! Between drinking pumpkin spice lattes and planning my eight-month-old’s costume (he’s going as a baby Ewok—adorable, I know), I’ve definitely caught fall fever.

But I’m sure you know that October 31 isn’t just Halloween. It’s also the anniversary of the Reformation! It’s the day Martin Luther sparked some major changes in the Church nearly five hundred years ago. 

Why would I blog?

So what does Martin Luther have to do with you having a blog?

Well, in honor of Luther’s “post” that led to a whole lot of change, I’d like to talk about why posting to a blog might be a must-have form of ministry outreach for a pastor. 

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Why Pastors Should Blog

By Amanda Lansche | Oct 1, 2015 3:45:00 PM

Today, I hosted a 30-minute webinar on why pastors should blog along with Peter Frank, manager of Concordia Technology Services. We talked with nearly 70 attendees about why blogging matters for pastors and shared ideas on how to start and maintain a successful pastoral blog!

We encouraged pastors to harness the power of blogs as a ministry tool by posting regularly online to connect with members, other pastors, and even strangers.

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Why Pastors Should Blog (Free Webinar!)

By Amanda Lansche | Sep 24, 2015 10:00:00 AM

Why do I need a blog? Good question!

Some people use blogs as online journals, while others post on topics like fashion or technology. As simply a place to write and share, blogs have almost limitless applications! For pastors, they are a great ministry outreach tool.

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