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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.

Why Your Church Doesn't Need a Website (Part 1)

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

In 2001, I was called from seminary to my first parish, a small congregation in a suburb of Atlanta. One of the first things I noticed was they didn’t have a website. A church today must have a website, I’d been told. You can’t do ministry these days without a website or you don’t really care about reaching people with the Gospel.

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How to Reach Your “Offline” Members with a Blog

By Amanda Lansche | Jan 21, 2016 9:00:00 AM


Some people simply aren’t online much. Maybe that’s the case in your congregation. But that doesn’t mean a church or pastoral blog would be a waste of time!

Even with a “offline” congregation, a blog can still be a success. Try these 3 ideas to make the time spent generating blog content worthwhile. 

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5 Steps to Write a Solid Blog Post

By Amanda Lansche | Jan 11, 2016 10:00:00 AM


Once you’ve gone to all the trouble of setting up your brand-new blog, you might sit back, gaze at it in admiration, then suddenly feel a sense of panic as you think “What now?!”

Obviously you want to write a solid post, one that benefits your readers and maybe even gains you a few subscribers. To do so, try these five basic steps:

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New Year’s Resolution: Find Time to Blog

By Amanda Lansche | Dec 31, 2015 9:00:00 AM

Today is the very last in 2015. As the clock turns over into the new year, what ministry efforts are on your mind for 2016?

If you do not already have a church or pastoral blog, consider putting one near the top of your list! “I, (state your name), do hereby resolve to blog as a ministry effort in 2016.”

Well done. I’m proud of you.

Of course, it’s one thing to make a New Year’s resolution and entirely another to follow through Here are 5 ideas that can help you finding time to maintain a church or pastoral blog in 2016.

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How to Better Your Writing—for Blogs, Emails, and More!

By Hannah Osborne | Nov 9, 2015 9:00:00 AM

I remember the first “book” I ever wrote. It was about three pages long, size 16 font and double-spaced, and was about a little girl who moved away from her best friends, only to find that they each sent her a letter a week after she moved! It was truly heartwarming. Friendship conquers all, and all that jazz.

I almost have my Bachelor’s degree in English, so I’m practically a writing expert (insert audience laugh track here).

Really, though, I do know at least a little bit about writing, so I can offer a tad of advice to budding and struggling writers.

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Are Blogs a Must-Have for Pastors?

By Amanda Lansche | Oct 29, 2015 9:00:00 AM

Halloween is this Saturday! Between drinking pumpkin spice lattes and planning my eight-month-old’s costume (he’s going as a baby Ewok—adorable, I know), I’ve definitely caught fall fever.

But I’m sure you know that October 31 isn’t just Halloween. It’s also the anniversary of the Reformation! It’s the day Martin Luther sparked some major changes in the Church nearly five hundred years ago. 

Why would I blog?

So what does Martin Luther have to do with you having a blog?

Well, in honor of Luther’s “post” that led to a whole lot of change, I’d like to talk about why posting to a blog might be a must-have form of ministry outreach for a pastor. 

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How to Make a Strong First Impression with Your Church Website

By Peter Frank | Oct 26, 2015 9:00:00 AM

When my family and I went out of town recently, I wanted to look for a church to visit. I immediately went to Google.

Although you could blame it on the fact that I’m a millennial, I am definitely not alone in relying on the internet (not a phone book) to find a place to worship these days.

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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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Why Pastors Should Blog

By Amanda Lansche | Oct 1, 2015 3:45:00 PM

Today, I hosted a 30-minute webinar on why pastors should blog along with Peter Frank, manager of Concordia Technology Services. We talked with nearly 70 attendees about why blogging matters for pastors and shared ideas on how to start and maintain a successful pastoral blog!

We encouraged pastors to harness the power of blogs as a ministry tool by posting regularly online to connect with members, other pastors, and even strangers.

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Why Pastors Should Blog (Free Webinar!)

By Amanda Lansche | Sep 24, 2015 10:00:00 AM

Why do I need a blog? Good question!

Some people use blogs as online journals, while others post on topics like fashion or technology. As simply a place to write and share, blogs have almost limitless applications! For pastors, they are a great ministry outreach tool.

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