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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.

Software Training for Successful Change

By Rev. Bill Johnson | Oct 2, 2018 9:00:00 AM

Perhaps you’ve heard this story before: a congregation invests a great deal of money in a new church management software, rolls it out to pastors, secretaries, and other users. Everything goes perfectly smoothly. The software is ready to help leaders collect information on the congregation’s attendance, finances, and everything else they want to know. 

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Why Person-First Language Matters

By Rev. Daniel Ross | Jan 9, 2017 9:00:00 AM


I read it in news articles. I hear it on newscasts. I hear it walking on the street. I have even heard it used in churches. I see and hear it everywhere, and it makes me cringe —Every. Single. Time. What is it? It is people using a characteristic (usually a disability) to define who a person is. And it is wrong.

Now, I am no Social Justice Warrior. Nor am I a guy who is on the extreme edge of being politically correct. This is not about that. So please, hear me out before you tune me out.

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How to Use Webinars for Member Training

By Seth Hinz | Sep 8, 2016 9:00:00 AM

I love a good productivity hack. I especially love one that increases the productivity of me, my co-workers, and the people we serve. That’s why I’m a big fan of webinars for training. We can provide live trainings on a wide variety of topics, record them, and make them available for on-demand viewing.

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Technology Training in the Church

By Jenn Eickman | Aug 23, 2016 9:00:00 AM

Change is hard. Change is inevitable. Embrace change. Help others embrace change.

We all know that technology changes weekly, daily, and even hourly. The way we communicate and connect with others seems to change on a dime—and sometimes in ways we would have never expected.

It is our job as communicators to connect with and communicate to an age range of tweens – 90+.  Many of our members embrace the technological world and its changes. Many use smart phones, computers, tablets, can text, or video chat. But let’s not forget those that are timid to change or learning new things. Technology can be overwhelming and at times even terrifying.

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How to Use Smartphones in Youth Bible Studies

By Hannah Osborne | Jul 5, 2016 9:00:00 AM

Smartphones are, arguably, the single most formative technology in the past decade. With the invention of these devices, anyone can have music, books, and unlimited knowledge (the Internet) at their fingertips everywhere they go. Teenagers, especially, have been exposed to these devices for a large portion of their lives.

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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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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 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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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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Webinars 101: How to Attend a Training Webinar

By Buffy Alvarez | Feb 23, 2016 9:00:00 AM

Here at Concordia Technology Solutions, we’ve used webinars for several years to offer training opportunities on our products and about technology in general. But if it’s the first time you’re attending a webinar, it can be a little confusing!

To help get you started, here are the basics of attending a training webinar.

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