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Peter Frank

Peter Frank serves at Concordia Publishing House as the Senior Manager of Marketing Technology, which includes leading Concordia Technology Solutions (CTS), the church management software division. A graduate of Concordia University Wisconsin, his background in theology, business, and computers gives him a unique perspective on technology in the church. Married and the father of two children, he is frequently humbled when his young children teach him something new about technology.

Recent Posts

Texting in Church360° Unite

By Peter Frank on Jun 3, 2020 1:00:00 PM

The Concordia Technology Solutions team is excited to announce the release of texting to Church360° Unite. This exciting new feature allows you to send mass text messages to the members of your church who have opted in to this form of communication. This feature is included free of charge with your current subscription.

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How to Embed a Video onto Your Church Website

By Peter Frank on Apr 2, 2020 3:00:00 PM

Videos have become increasingly common on church websites, especially as more churches are recording or livestreaming their services. While the simple option for sharing on your church website may seem to be to upload the video directly to your site, there are a lot of advantages to uploading a video through a 3rd-party website like Facebook or YouTube and then embedding it onto church website. I'll explain why that is and how to do it in this blog post.

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New Features: Add Cells and Rows, Change Cell Types

By Peter Frank on Dec 5, 2019 8:00:00 AM

The Church360° Unite team is excited to announce some big changes to the Edit Page experience. Not only has the Rich Text Editor been upgraded, but we are introducing the ability to add rows and cells, as well as the option to switch the type of cells to change the type of content that is displayed.

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Improvement: SSL Certificates

By Peter Frank on Dec 3, 2019 3:30:00 PM

Have you ever noticed the small lock icon next to the URL on certain websites? The lock icon indicates that the website is secure because it utilizes an SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) certificate.

What is SSL?

According to SSL.com, "SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) and it's successor TLS (Transport Layer Security) are methods used to secure and encrypt sensitive information like credit cards, usernames, passwords, and other private data sent over the Internet. Website pages secured with SSL and TLS are those branded with the HTTPS in their URL address."

This has been an important level of security for online form submissions for a number of years, but has also recently started to affect SEO (Search Engine Optimization) for websites, which impacts where in search rankings your website will show up.

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New Feature: Social Media Links in Theme Footer

By Peter Frank on Apr 3, 2019 5:15:00 PM

Social media has become an important tool for organizations to reach their audiences, and that is especially true for churches. We are excited to announce the release of a new feature in Church360° Unite that allows you to quickly add links to social media accounts in the footer of your website.

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Adding Pages to Groups in Church360° Unite

By Peter Frank on Feb 2, 2018 12:00:00 PM

The Groups feature in Church360° Unite is a powerful tool that allows you to create a separate site within your site. A group leader can add standard pages like Events, Discussion, and Members to a group, as well as additional unique pages.

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Videos from This Month’s Training Webinars

By Peter Frank on Sep 22, 2017 7:30:00 AM

This month, we hosted six training webinars for Church360° Unite. Watch the videos below to learn more about the core features of the software.

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Event Notifications and Reminders

By Peter Frank on Dec 17, 2014 9:00:00 AM

Last month, we introduced a new feature in Church360° Unite that allows you to invite other users to an event. This month, we’re introducing a new feature that will take events another step forward.
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Evites for Easier Event Planning

By Peter Frank on Nov 19, 2014 9:00:00 AM

Evites are a new Church360° Unite feature that allows you to send email invitations after creating an event.

Each invitee will receive an email invitation asking them to RSVP. Once they respond, after selecting “I’m going” or “I might go," they will be added as a participant to that event.

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Easily Upload Users with CSV

By Peter Frank on Oct 15, 2014 9:00:00 AM

We’re always listening to our customers’ feedback, and a lot of people have askedk for an easier way to invite people to become users. We will be continually improving that process, but we just added the ability to upload a CSV file that should greatly decrease the time it takes to invite new users. Here’s how it works:

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