Peter Frank

Peter Frank serves as Senior Marketing Manager of Church Supplies at Concordia Publishing House. 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 18-month-old shows him new things on the iPad.

  • 2017 Churchgoer Giving Study: New Findings, New Surprises

    2017 Churchgoer Giving Study: New Findings, New Surprises

    This post was written by Richard Bauer, e-Giving Ambassador for Vanco Payment Solutions, and originally appeared on the Vanco blog. Vanco Payment Solutions is the exclusive e-Giving...

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  • 6 Steps to a Comprehensive Easter Communications Plan

    6 Steps to a Comprehensive Easter Communications Plan

    Ash Wednesday is just about a week away, which means there are less than two months until Easter. Have you started planning your Easter communications yet? I realize for some churches,...

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  • 5 Google Tools You Should Be Using on Your Church Website

    5 Google Tools You Should Be Using on Your Church Website

    Websites have a rather interesting history. At first, they were difficult to create and required a certain understanding of HTML. Then tools were introduced that made it easy to create...

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  • 7 Tech Trends for Churches to Watch for in 201832:54

    7 Tech Trends for Churches to Watch for in 2018

    In the world of technology, it seems to be the trend to make big and bold predictions. Remember when tablets were going to replace all computers? Or when smart watches would be more useful than smart

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  • 7 Tech Trends for Churches to Watch for in 2018

    7 Tech Trends for Churches to Watch for in 2018

    I’ve always enjoyed reading the annual blog posts and articles about predictions for the coming year. There’s something fun about seeing if they come true, although I rarely see...

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  • Making the Most of a Quiet Week in the Church Office

    Making the Most of a Quiet Week in the Church Office

    Welcome to one of my favorite weeks of the year: the week between Christmas and New Year’s. At Concordia Publishing House, this is a short work-week bookended by two holidays and an...

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  • Easy Social Media for Christmas Week

    Easy Social Media for Christmas Week

    We’re less than one week away from Christmas—is your social media ready? While Christmas provides some great opportunities for your church to share the Gospel with your community, it...

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  • Launching a Church Wide Bible Study with Church360° Unite56:31

    Launching a Church Wide Bible Study with Church360° Unite

    This webinar covers the core features of Church360° Unite and showed how it can help you communicate to your congregation in a variety of practical ways. Peter Frank, Senior Manager of Concordia Techn

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  • 7 Hidden Excel Tricks You’ll Wish You Had Been Using Sooner

    7 Hidden Excel Tricks You’ll Wish You Had Been Using Sooner

    There are many fantastic tools within Excel that many people have never used. Here are my seven favorite Excel tools that you can start using today. It’s been quite a while since I wrote a

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  • How to Manage Your Church’s Email Lists

    How to Manage Your Church’s Email Lists

    Even in the age of social media, email still proves to be more effective than social media when reaching people. In the last five to ten years, email providers, email clients, and...

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  • Simple Steps for Planning for Next Year’s Offering Envelopes

    Simple Steps for Planning for Next Year’s Offering Envelopes

    The fourth quarter of 2017 is just around the corner, and in addition to Thanksgiving, Advent, and Christmas, this time includes one of the most stressful tasks in the church office:...

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  • Maintaining Facebook Privacy as a Church Worker

    Maintaining Facebook Privacy as a Church Worker

    Last week, I explained several reasons why your church Facebook page should not replace your church website. The last reason I mentioned was that despite Facebook having a huge number...

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  • 5 Reasons Why Your Facebook Page Doesn’t Replace Your Church Website

    5 Reasons Why Your Facebook Page Doesn’t Replace Your Church Website

    It’s a trend among some churches, especially smaller ones, to have only a Facebook page and not a website. In some ways, this makes sense. Facebook pages are easy to set up, they are...

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  • Sharing Excitement about Your Communication Strategy

    Sharing Excitement about Your Communication Strategy

    This is the fourteenth and final post for our training course Church Online Communications Comprehensive. After covering everything from setting church goals to writing persona...

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  • Saving Time in Your Online Communications

    Saving Time in Your Online Communications

    When the Church Online Communications Comprehensive started thirteen weeks ago, the discussion of online communications started with a focus on strategy. Since then, the topics have...

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  • Understanding Search Engine Optimization

    Understanding Search Engine Optimization

    Last week, we dove into the topic of social media and how you can use it to direct people to your church’s website. This week, we’re going to talk about the number one way to bring...

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  • Utilizing Social Media in the Church to the Fullest

    Utilizing Social Media in the Church to the Fullest

    Fifteen years ago, social media was not even an idea, much less an integral part of communication strategies. Even ten years ago, there were a lot of questions about whether social...

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  • Establishing a Communication Hub for Your Church

    Establishing a Communication Hub for Your Church

    A couple weeks ago, we talked about how a content framework consists of a home base (your website), a media empire (blogs and emails), and outposts (social media). This week, our focus...

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  • Building a Great Website for Church Communications

    Building a Great Website for Church Communications

    In this week's session of the Church Online Communications Comprehensive, we're going to switch our attention from the theoretical to the practical. We've spent enough time talking...

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  • Making the Most of Each Communication Channel

    Making the Most of Each Communication Channel

    This session will start to get into the hands-on aspects of communication. We’ll dig more into the nitty-gritty of what church communication consists of and how to successfully...

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