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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.

Your Church’s Complete Guide to Instagram’s New Features

By Hannah Osborne | Nov 7, 2017 3:00:00 PM

Instagram has made a lot of changes in the past two years. This photo-sharing app has come a long way from its early days of square photos, heavy filters, and jagged borders. What used to be an app that was used to share photos to other social media sites has become a standalone app that many people use as their primary social media account. Millennials and Gen Z-ers especially are locked in on Instagram rather than Facebook.

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The State of Social Media in 2017

By Rev. Bill Johnson | Jan 12, 2017 9:00:00 AM

If there’s one constant in the world of technology and communication, it’s that things change.  This is especially true when you have technologies that involve communication and where rapid development is rewarded with public interest, market share and, hopefully, profit.  It’s probably not a surprise, then, that the landscape of social media continues to shift rapidly, and it’s easy to get lost in the details.  Whether you’re a church beginning to dip your toe in the social media world or a seasoned professional trying to discover the next right thing to focus on, it’s important to have a high level view of the terrain going forward. 

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7 Apps for Mobile Photo Editing

By Amanda Lansche | Jul 25, 2016 9:00:00 AM

The Instagram app (sometimes fondly known as Insta) was originally designed with simple editing features. You selected a photo, applied one of a few nonadjustable filters, and posted. Done!

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The Best Ways to Use Instagram for Your Church

By Amanda Lansche | Jun 13, 2016 10:30:00 AM

I have a lot of apps on my phone. I’ve crammed most of them into folders and relegated them to the last page, since I only open them once in a blue moon. But Instagram? That little app sits in the bottom row on the front page (a place of honor, since it’s right where my short fingers can reach it when using my phone one-handed). 

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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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Instagram for Churches

By Hannah Osborne | Sep 21, 2015 9:00:00 AM

I am completely obsessed with Instagram. It’s probably because I have narcissistic tendencies and enjoy posting pictures of myself or my delicious dinner.

Like Twitter, Instagram has a younger demographic than Facebook. It’s a social networking app that only contains pictures and captions. Celebrities, bloggers, and teenagers fill the app with photos of their friends, their food, and their faces (Instagram is the home of the selfie).

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