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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.

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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3 Ways to Entertain Your Kid Ministries with (or without) Technology

By Hannah Osborne | Feb 29, 2016 9:00:00 AM

My six-year-old cousin knows how to use an iPad better than me. And I’m twenty-two years old. From the time he was three, he knew how to unlock his mom’s phone. Before he could read numbers, he was punching in her passcode so he could play games.

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How to Improve Ministry Staff Communications Using the Cloud

By Katy Munson | Feb 11, 2016 9:00:00 AM

If you’re reading this, I probably don’t have to tell you that communication is vital, especially for your church staff and ministry teams.

That’s why you’re here—you care about your message and how you share it. One of the greatest influences on how a congregation’s message is shared comes from how the church staff or ministry team communicates with one another.

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How to Help Millennials Avoid Biblical Misunderstandings

By Hannah Osborne | Dec 3, 2015 9:00:00 AM

In the age of the Internet, countless interpretations of the Bible are easier to access than ever. Sites like Amazon boast thousands of published religious books. Bloggers write post after post about religion in the modern age.

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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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Define the Audience of Your Church Website

By Peter Frank | Oct 8, 2015 9:00:00 AM

Before you write just about any document, you have to think of your audience. Who are you writing for? If I send a text to a friend, it’ll be different from a text I send to my parents. Even for a daily, unimportant task like this one, we automatically consider our audience.

The same goes for your church website.

Who do you want to reach with your website? In other words, what is the purpose of your website?

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9 Ground Rules You Need to Set in Your Church Office

By Peter Frank | Sep 7, 2015 9:00:00 AM

I’ve always enjoyed going in church offices.

As a teenager, I became very involved in activities at my church, in everything from the youth group to mission trips to even attending meetings with the Board of PR Communications. It’s safe to say I visited the church office more than most people my age.

The office was closed on Sundays, making it look dark and gloomy, but during the week, it had such a friendly and happy feel. Our church secretaries, Mrs. Geighes and Mrs. Moll, would smile and greet me, asking what was new with me and how my family was doing. Then they’d happily go back to their work. I thought it must be a really fun place to work!

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