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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.

Designing for the Mobile Web

By Rev. Bill Johnson | Mar 29, 2016 9:00:00 AM

It’s hard to believe that it’s been almost nine years since Apple introduced the iPhone, arguably the first mainstream smartphone. (There were other companies that tried, but Apple was the first to truly break in to the general market.)

Since then millions of people have purchased iPhones and Android-based smartphones. Those folks are often texting, Tweeting, and Facebooking, sometimes sending email, rarely making phone calls, but most of all they’re surfing the web, all on their mobile devices.

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How to Design a Logo for Your Church

By Ann Ciaccio | Mar 24, 2016 9:00:00 AM

A logo is considered an essential part of an organization, be it business or non-profit. But what about congregations? Should they have individual logos?

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How to Plan Your Holy Week Communications (+ FREE Marketing Kit)

By Amanda Lansche | Mar 8, 2016 9:30:00 AM

A consistent communications campaign has the power to inspire immediate recognition. It’s like hearing those first notes of a song on the radio while you scan through the stations. Just one a few seconds of the song (or one glance of your communications) can be enough to remind people of the bigger picture!

Creating a coordinated set of website banners, emails, social media posts, and more might sound like a lofty goal for Holy Week, since it’s right around the corner. But doesn't have to take a ton of extra work!

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3 Simple Formulas for Crafting Better Social Media Posts

By Seth Hinz | Feb 4, 2016 9:00:00 AM

“Write something,” says Facebook.

“Make me!” I say.

Staring at the social media text box—all I see is a blank space where hours go to die. You have something great to share, you really do. But without the proper framing, your great idea could disappear into the social media abyss.

So I thought I’d share some of the “secret / not-so-secret” formulas that help me stay focused.

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3 Effortless Ways to Encourage Reflection During Lent (+ FREE graphics kit)

By Amanda Lansche | Jan 29, 2016 10:30:00 AM

During Lent, we spend time reflecting on our sins and need for a Savior, celebrating our Baptism and the salvation won through the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ! It’s a great opportunity to reach out to your members and community, encouraging people to set aside time for reflection.

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7 Shareable Christmas Graphics for Your Church (Free downloads!)

By Amanda Lansche | Dec 21, 2015 2:00:00 PM

We know you’re busy, so I’m going to keep this short and sweet!

Your members are probably busy, too. Think wrapping presents, baking cookies, parties with family and friends—it’s a (hopefully) fun sort of chaos this time of year.

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3 Ways to Show You're Thankful for Your Members (Plus, a free graphic!)

By Amanda Lansche | Nov 26, 2015 9:00:00 AM

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!

Today and this weekend, take a moment to reach out to your church members with a heartfelt thank you. Here are just three ideas to show your members how much you appreciate them.

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10 FREE Social Graphics (and How to Make Them!)

By Amanda Lansche | Nov 12, 2015 1:00:00 PM

Social graphics are one of the biggest trends in social media right now. By social graphics, I mean an image with text, patterns, design, etc. on it. These little works of art communicate an idea with just one glance when plain ol’ text might get lost.

Plus, including an image can really help your posts get noticed and shared. Did you know that on Twitter, tweets with a image get 89% more favorites and 150% more retweets than those without one? That’s crazy!

So, you know that saying about teaching a man to fish? Well, I’m going to give you a fish, a pole, and a quick fishing lesson!

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7 Easier Ways to Choose a Color Scheme

By Amanda Lansche | Nov 5, 2015 9:00:00 AM

Have you ever looked at one of those color picker tools, only to feel suddenly paralyzed by indecision?

That little rainbow circle offers endless color options (literally millions). Try not to hyperventilate. When you’re called on to design the church newsletter, emails, flyers, or even the website, I know the task of choosing colors can be overwhelming!

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