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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.

Establishing Planning Rhythms in Your Church Office

By Katy Munson | Jul 31, 2018 9:00:00 AM

Ben Franklin once said, “If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail!”

Although I’m one who loves a well thought out plan, I have a lot of growing to do when it comes to having a solid grasp on this. So, I’ve been reading, listening to podcasts, and trying to soak up any wisdom I can from those who do this sort of thing well. One recurring theme I’ve encountered is that of planning rhythms.

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Maximize Your Office Space to Increase Productivity

By Peter Frank | Nov 3, 2016 9:00:00 AM

Achieving productivity in the church office may seem to be as elusive for you as a World Series victory is for the Chicago Cubs. But just as they showed everyone last night, it is actually possible.

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How to Take Quality Photos for Your Church Directory

By Amanda Lansche | Jul 19, 2016 9:00:00 AM

Okay, I’ll be honest. Taking high-quality photos for a church directory is not as easy as pie. Nevertheless, it is possible, even for a nonprofessional. It just takes a little extra patience, planning, and know-how.

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Handover—Making Yourself Replaceable

By Kimberly Myers | Jun 6, 2016 9:00:00 AM

A quick online search about making yourself replaceable at work is likely to try to offer you articles about being irreplaceable or indispensable. While each of us brings a special set of skills and abilities to our jobs, we should all keep in mind that illness or sudden changes in life could mean that we have to leave our job to another person with little notice. So how can you prepare for someone else to take over?

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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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LinkedIn for Church Workers: How to Use It

By Ann Ciaccio | Apr 20, 2016 9:00:00 AM

Hopefully my previous blog post got you excited about the potential for networking and using LinkedIn as your network! In this post, I’d like to share how you can easily build your profile, build your network, and NETWORK.

If you already have a profile on LinkedIn, I’ve included some information for getting the most from it as well.

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LinkedIn for Church Workers: Why You Need a Profile

By Ann Ciaccio | Apr 12, 2016 9:00:00 AM

One of the most ingrained lessons I have learned over my career is the value of professional networking.

In its simplicity, a professional network is a valued resource for seeking employment, sales, and staying in touch with colleagues. At higher levels, a professional network is a valued tool for individual growth, support, education, and helping others.

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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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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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3 Reasons Your Congregation Needs a Church Communicator

By Jenn Eickman | Mar 3, 2016 9:00:00 AM

There are many reasons why a church needs to consider partnering with a church communicator, whether by hiring a full- or part-time staff member, working with a contractor, or utilizing a volunteer.

Today, I will focus on what I consider the top three reasons why your church needs a communications professional.

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