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Chess Clock Jenga [Video]

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Having been a youth worker for nine years, I was always looking for ways to have games and activities for every week’s youth group that was not too messy but memorable and fun. Sometimes I was limited by space and other times I simply did not have the manpower to do big activities. So Family […]


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Psychology of Color: How Colors Impact What We Purchase [Infographic]

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When you go to McDonalds, did you know that they try to get you to hurry up and order with the colors in their logo as well as the design of their menu? Starbucks is pushing “premium coffee” just by showing you their green mermaid even before you figure out the cost of a Venti. […]


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Effective Storytelling with Social Media [Infographic]

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If you are running the blog for your ministry, the social media account for your church, or some kind of marketing for your brand, you need effective storytelling for who you are representing. How do you share a church’s story that might include hundreds or thousands of people over five, ten, or one hundred years? Even more […]


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The World as 100 People

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Jack Hagley took the statistics from 100people.org and has created a wonderfully visual design of what our world would look like if it was put into a 100 person sample. Honestly, the research is old (1990 and 1992) so note that there are variations and errors in the infographic, but it truly does take you […]


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How to Become a Google Plus Wizard [Infographic]

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“Google+ is a ghost town” “Only people on Google+ are those that use GMail.” “I can’t seem to get any connection there. It’s obviously dead. What’s the point.” I certainly am no Dustin Stout in my evangelistic pushing for Google+, but I’m also not a fool like those that will remain nameless that I copy/pasted […]


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History of Windows XP Original Wallpaper [Video]

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Do you know the story about Microsoft’s famous rolling green hills image that they use as the default background on their operating system software? The image is called Bliss and is featured on the now retired Windows XP OS. The photographer that took the image is Charles O’Rear just north of San Francisco and he […]


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Go Ahead, Ask the Internet

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Have you seen the latest HTC One commercial? (It’s below if you haven’t) We have Commissioner Gordon (Gary Oldman) telling us that it does not matter what they say about the phone because it is not a smartphone that they should have to try to sell to you. It sells itself. And if you are […]


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iPads and Kids: More Mobile Than Ever [Infographic]

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Technology is a funny thing to the latest generations in that it has completely integrated into the lives of college students, teens, and children. For adults, tablets were not created till they were teenagers or later, so it is a whole new world (and probably a bit scary). Unlike some, I do not see mixing iPads and […]


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Using Caution with Social Media

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Social media is but a form of communication for us to be able to engage people in a different medium where people are. When used well, this web application can be the instrument of major success with increased attendance at your events, more visibility for your church, and clever ways to celebrate your staff, volunteers, […]


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Are Digital Devices Destroying Relationships? [Infographic]

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Have you ever used your phone to text someone or update your Facebook status while having a conversation with someone? Maybe you were brave enough to do it during work and in a meeting with your boss? Have you had arguments due to phone use? The infographic below labels this disrespect for face-to-face conversations and […]


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Corporate Digital Marketing: Hitting the True Goal

Corporate Digital Marketing - Hitting the True Goal

Some would say that the goal of digital marketing is website traffic, social media likes, reshares and engagement, or just a general improvement of brand. While these are all good things and stuff that should be sought by any digital marketer regardless of your company’s dealings, for churches and ministries, this is not the ultimate […]


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Google’s Roadmap to World Domination [Infographic]

When you talk about the company of Google, you are now talking about more than just the search engine that was created more than two decades ago. In fact, you are talking about more than just an online company with email, search, maps, social media, and online video. Hopefully for many ministries, this is your […]


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Google’s Roadmap to World Domination [Infographic]

When you talk about the company of Google, you are now talking about more than just the search engine that was created more than two decades ago. In fact, you are talking about more than just an online company with email, search, maps, social media, and online video. Hopefully for many ministries, this is your […]


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Double Your Facebook Likes In Just 5 Minutes Per Day [Infographic]

Normally I post infographics because I love the facts that they bring to ChurchMag readers. This will not be one of those posts. Instead, I would like to refer to this infographic as the LIES that people tell for you to engage with social media. “It only takes 5 minutes.” “You can connect with millions […]


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Google Juice 101: How Links Pass Authority [Infographic]

Link Authority is the concept that came about with the construction of Google. If you have 100 good links from websites to your site, you will be ranked higher (or have to pay more with advertisements) on Google than someone that has 10 links. Here is how this infographic defines how links pass authority in a good […]


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How Content Marketing Affects Search Engine Rankings [Infographic]

For those that do not live and breathe online marketing, content marketing is the use of created content through blogs, websites, and social media, as one of the main vehicles to promoting a brand, service, or product. When I read on ThinkRadiant’s blog that they have created new tools for their WebTools service, I have […]


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Why Women Are The Real Power Behind Social Media [Infographic]

When I think of technology and which gender is more invested, I instantly think of men. (We even talk about this topic for Church tech in a Feb 2014 episode of the Churchmag Podcast.) But social media goes against the grain with women actually using social media more than men. You know how I tell […]


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5 Things A Blog Editor Needs To Focus On

Earlier this month, I wrote on how churches should consider hiring a blogging editor instead of a blogger. I recognize that many church leaders may know the qualities a church blogger should have, but might not know some of the key differences between that position and a church blogging editor. I would like to help […]


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Tech Wreck Tuesday: Take Your Own Stupid Advice

I love to give out advice to people and in my own eyes, I see that as a problem. Take what just recently happened to me. I always talk about the need to backup. I’ve talked about it several times on my own website and even a separate Tech Wreck Tuesday dedicated to this, so […]


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12 (Plus One) Minimal Doctor Who

New and old Doctor Who fans know about the Doctor, his ever changing face, and the magic that accompanies him around Christmas. But it isn’t about the current look of the Doctor that is important, but what he represents with needing relationships, pushing for greater discovery, and enjoying the moment no matter if it is […]



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Your Church Needs A Blog Editor

Numerous times churches and ministries have asked me, how do we get a blog running. Through the formal consulting process, we would look at their needs, goals, resources, and approaches that have already been made. More times than not, I have told them that they needed to hire someone. This could be a person that […]



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Church Social Media: Focus on Engagement [Infographic]

The best part about being a social media specialist for my ministry is the ability to not only regularly engage staff, volunteers, and those that might be interested in the ministry, but the ability to respond to comments, questions, and content that others post on social media with our hashtags or directly onto our account. […]



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Little Avengers

What happens when the cuteness of Japanese cartoons meets the Avengers? You end up getting adorable crime fighters. Yes, I know. How dare I call Hulk cute or Black Widow adorable. If either were next to me, I’d run the other way. But look at these cartoons and tell me you can resist the Little […]



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Doctor Who Companions Minimalism Art

The Doctor simply cannot do what he does without the companions that come along with him. I believe he’d go mad of boredom if he was not with someone (and probably dead because of how many times he has been saved by the companions). Since the continuation of the story recently, there have been six […]



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Marvel HQ Buildings [Infographics]

So, you surfing the net when you should be working? Well let me help your ADHD for the next 20 minutes with these AWESOME Marvel Headquarter buildings. Seriously though, my 16-year old self would have a hay day with this! Enjoy… So, which one you moving into? [via Myles Talbot]



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Super Flat Mario Bros.

For the Mario Brother addicts out there that have many memories jumping over Koopas in Super Mario Bros., using the magical flute in Mario Bros. 3, or shooting the Blue Koopa shell in Super Mario Kart, this is for you. These are so good, I want to frame them. What’s your favorite? [Images via Steven […]



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Doctor Who Valentine’s Day Card

Need a special Valentine’s Day card? Here are a couple of Doctor Who examples that you might love. This is for the super geeky or bow tie enthusiasts and their special someone. Which would you give to your special someone? (Note: If you want to buy them, they are only $3 for all 8 here.) [via James […]



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Build (LEGOs) with Chrome [Video]

If you are between the ages of 20 and 55, you probably have some kind of memories with LEGOs. For some like myself, that was the majority of your pre-teen years, making cities, castles, and sci-fi scenarios. I do not discredit those under 20 with playing with LEGOs, but the invention of Minecraft probably had […]



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