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Church Tech Snack Pack #031

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This was an exciting week at ChurchMag this week, as we released our first ebook! If you haven’t checked it out yet, start with this first link in this Church Tech Snack Pack: The Essential Social Media Content Strategy Guide We ARE SO EXCITED to announce the release of our first ebook resource! You Recharge […]


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Why Net Neutrality Is Important to Church Tech

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With full 1984 doublespeak the FCC calls it “Net Neutrality,” but there is nothing ‘neutral’ about it. In fact, small businesses, nonprofits, ministries and churches could find themselves stuck in the slow lane of the information superhighway; or to the furthest extreme, completely blocked by Internet Service Providers (ISPs). Forget about live streaming your church […]


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The Essential Social Media Content Strategy Guide

The Essential Social Media Content Strategy Guide Release

[ GET IT HERE ] Say ‘hello’ to the very first ChurchMag digital product! What you’ll find here is the sweetest thing since sliced bread. Actually, I don’t know if bread is sweet. Rye bread is pretty gross. Anyway, back to the point at hand. ChurchMag is chock full of great social media content. Best practices, strategies, tips, […]


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Church Tech Snack Pack #030

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As I mix-up this week’s round-up of links, I can smell my wife’s chocolate cake baking in the oven. So this week’s snack picture was a no-brainer. Now, grab a cup of coffee, Mountain Dew, or whatever your beverage of choice is, and enjoy this round of linkage: Google Play gets PayPal Well it’s about […]


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One Essential Question Every Social Media Addict Forgets To Ask

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Hi, my name is KC and I’m a social media addict. Twitter is my preferred drug of choice, but Facebook is a close second. Even Google+ will do in a pinch if I need a fix. Sorry, but I’m only ever on LinkedIn if I’m looking for a new job. With Facebook’s perpetual changes, Twitter’s […]


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Church Tech Snack Pack #029

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The Church Tech Snack Pack has been on hiatus for a few weeks, so I thought I would come back featuring the only candy I miss from the United States. What’s your favorite candy? Now I am getting hungry … good thing it’s almost lunch time! Now on to the links… 7 Essential Qualities to […]


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ChurchMag’s Secret World Domination Campaign

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Due to a security breach we bring you this special announcement. As you may have heard, we are quietly growing another biometric arm of the ChurchMag machine. This prototype limb will change the game and expand ChurchMag’s influence in cyberspace. We will reach new readers and content creators for the greater good. To stay up-to-date on future […]


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ChurchMag’s Secret World Domination Campaign

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Due to a security breach we bring you this special announcement. As you may have heard, we are quietly growing another biometric arm of the ChurchMag machine. This prototype limb will change the game and expand ChurchMag’s influence in cyberspace. We will reach new readers and content creators for the greater good. To stay up-to-date on future […]


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How To Keep Your Work-From-Home Employees Happy With Video Conferencing

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Working from home is a very attractive option for employees. They can be close to their family and still earn a comfortable salary. As a result, companies have actively started offering telecommute options to workers. Over the last few years, flexible work options have become so popular that more than 20 percent of employees are […]


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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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Christian Dating Website Offers Free Mobile Purity App [Videos]

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These latest videos from Tripp and Tyler are hilarious. Weird. I know. Tripp and Tyler make a funny video? That’s like Google offering Internet search. Sheesh. Christian Tingle Can’t see the video in your RSS reader or email? Click Here! [YouTube] And another… Can’t see the video in your RSS reader or email? Click Here! [YouTube] Favorite […]


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Facebook Fun for Churches Part 1: Pages and Groups

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Late last year, I changed roles at my church. I moved from being a student minister to being the discipleship pastor. This change has brought me a lot of different responsibilities, one of which includes developing our social media presence. Now, I’m not totally new to social media, but I never used it strategically. Now […]


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25 Facts About the Internet from the Past 25 Years [Infographic]

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Can you believe it ? The Internet has been around for 25 years! The infographic timeline, below, outlines 25 amazing facts about the Internet over the past 25 years. I would highlight what stood out to me the most, but there are so many. Take a look for yourself: [Click for Larger] Okay. Hold on. […]


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Free & Easy Facebook Ads

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Facebook is a social media giant—not an invincible one, but a formidable one—and it’s a fairly wise investment whenever you spend money on Facebook ads. However, not every event has a budget that would allow for such an expenditure. From my church’s experience, we purchase ads for our community-wide fireworks celebration because we have nearly […]


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5 Social Media Marketing Design Essentials

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Creating cohesion and consistent branding is essential for marketing products and services, even within social media. In fact, you could probably argue that it is even more important, since your brand is floating in a giant sea of images and icons. Social media is a crowded space, and churches, ministries and nonprofits need to be […]


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Steve Jobs and the Bicycle of the Mind [Video]

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In the video below, Steve Jobs reflects on an impressionable story he read when he was twelve years old on mankind’s efficiency of locomotion. I think you’ll be inspired, too: Can’t see the video in your RSS reader or email? Click Here! [YouTube] “For me, the computer has always been a bicycle of the mind.” Tweet […]


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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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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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Our Hearts as Church Techs

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I’ve heard a lot of talk recently about issues relating to our hearts and wanted to address this head-on. We are born into a war zone, pure and simple. This is the ancient and ongoing war of the ages that has been raging for centuries in the unseen world of the spiritual realm. It began, […]


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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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Decimate Writer’s Block: Never Run Out of Blogger Fuel

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You are sitting at your desk staring at a blank screen. A deadline is looming and your to-do list is growing like a hoarder’s collection of newspapers. You put your hands on the keyboard and lightly tap your fingers in hopes that somehow words will appear on the page in coherent sentences. Nothing happens. Nothing. There […]


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Designing Your Church Website for the Unchurched

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I recently finished reading the book Deep and Wide by Andy Stanley. The main premise of his book is about “Creating Churches Unchurched People Love to Attend”, which just happens to be his tagline for the book. After reading it, I was really challenged to see how we could relate that to our church websites. What would […]


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Internet Easter Eggs [Infographic]

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While little kids search for Easter eggs, today, how about going on an Easter egg hunt yourself? On the Internet! Here’s a fairly comprehensive list of Internet Easter eggs hidden across the web — check these out: Easter Eggs: Hidden Gems on the Internet [Click for Larger] Do you know of any Internet Easter eggs […]


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Hello Bar for Church Websites

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What’s the single most important thing you want visitors to see on your church website? Often, there might be a specific announcement you’d like to draw attention to. For instance, if there’s a major fundraising event, or perhaps a concert coming up, you want visitors to be instantly aware of it when they land on […]


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