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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.

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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Church Communication & Vocation

By Katy Munson | May 24, 2016 9:00:00 AM

Vocation,or those roles to which God has called us to love and serve our neighbor, is at the heart of our lives as Christians. God uses means, or those things we encounter in our daily lives, to care for and communicate with His creation.

He works through what we often consider ordinary. Literally, the word vocation means “calling.” He works through the gifts and talents He’s given us, including those in the area of communication, both within the walls of the church and outside of them.

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Helping Parents Protect the Smartphone Generation

By Andrew Osborne | May 23, 2016 9:00:00 AM

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Being a father of a young child, I assumed my days of keeping an eye on my kid’s media use were a long way off. Having a three-year-old daughter has quickly changed my mind. Part of me loves seeing how intelligent and natural my daughter is at using technology like my cell phone, but another part of me is a little terrified.

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6 Steps to Finding the Right Church Administrator

By Ann Ciaccio | May 16, 2016 9:00:00 AM

“Administrator” – Sometimes I think that title was set up as a catch all for those positions which don’t fit anything else. And the variety . . . from business to technical to managerial . . . the title covers them all. Most importantly, they are the foundation of any group which runs efficiently and effectively. 

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6 Ways Technology Can Improve Volunteer Training

By Katy Munson | Apr 7, 2016 9:00:00 AM

Vacation Bible School has a long history of doing things creatively. When looking at ways to recruit and train volunteers for this ministry, why not follow in that vein?

It might make sense to recruit volunteers and then train them for VBS or any other event or need your church may have. Yet, training information is important to have when recruiting.

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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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AlphaGo and the Future of Being Human

By Rev. Bill Johnson | Mar 16, 2016 9:00:00 AM

Had we talked three or four years ago, I’d have told you that there were some tasks computers were exceptionally good at completing, like calculations or repetitively crunching scenarios.

I’d have also told you, though, that there were some things they weren’t very good at doing, and probably never would be, simply because of the amount of variables involved, such as driving a car, reading emotions, or pretending to be human.

On some level, that changed this week.

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How to Hire a Church Communicator (+ FREE Job Description Template)

By Jenn Eickman | Mar 10, 2016 11:00:00 AM

Now that we know what a church communicator is and why you need one, what’s next? It’s time to find a church communicator that best fits your congregation. Follow these five steps to successfully hire the right person!

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How to Define the Role of a Church Communicator

By Jenn Eickman | Mar 7, 2016 9:00:00 AM

Last week, we touched on the reasons why your church needs a church communicator. Today, I will attempt to define the church communicator role.

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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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