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  • Communicating with Your Staff at a Multi-Site Church

    Communicating with Your Staff at a Multi-Site Church

    For any organization, big or small, one of the biggest hurdles to overcome is the employees learning to communicate with one another. Most problems that occur within a church staff...

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  • Do We Become Less Human as We Interact with Androids?

    Do We Become Less Human as We Interact with Androids?

    On May 25, 2018, Quantic Dream released their much anticipated seventh game, Detroit: Become Human. (Warning: Link launches trailer, which contains swearing.) After spending a week or...

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  • Storytelling to Share the Gospel & Engage Your Church’s Community

    Storytelling to Share the Gospel & Engage Your Church’s Community

    Stories are some of the most powerful tools in a church communicator’s belt. They have the power to engage us in something beyond ourselves and pass life-giving faith from one...

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  • Protecting Your Family Online

    Protecting Your Family Online

    Because of their leadership with various communication channels, church communicators are sometimes asked by parents how to keep kids safe online. This article was originally posted on...

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  • The First Step in Purchasing Audio and Visual Equipment for Your Church

    The First Step in Purchasing Audio and Visual Equipment for Your Church

    Before electricity, churches were architecturally designed to carry sound and light into the worship space. While modern architects often factor natural sound and window fixtures into...

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  • Should Your Church Use the Messaging App GroupMe?

    Should Your Church Use the Messaging App GroupMe?

      I often wonder if one of the biggest challenges facing Church Communicators is deciphering the who, what, where, why, and how of church news and events. Our efforts are often divided...

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  • Building Meaningful Connections in a World of Tech and Isolation

    Building Meaningful Connections in a World of Tech and Isolation

    We live in one of the most connected ages in history. We can stay connected with friends around the globe and have unlimited potential to make new friends. News travels around the globe...

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  • Enhancing Your Church’s Video Streams with Multiple Cameras

    Enhancing Your Church’s Video Streams with Multiple Cameras

    There’s nothing quite like being in worship with fellow brothers and sisters in Christ, receiving God’s gifts and giving Him our praise. The beauty of Christian worship goes far beyond...

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  • Creating and Using a Social Media Content Calendar

    Creating and Using a Social Media Content Calendar

    My sixth-grade homeroom teacher stood over my desk. “Daniel, you didn’t get your agenda signed again.” Sigh. “Minus five points. You know this is worth five percent of your grade,...

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  • Choosing Communication Channels Based on Your Audience

    Choosing Communication Channels Based on Your Audience

    It seems there is a new communication channel introduced weekly, if not daily! Some have been long lived, like Facebook, and some were one-hit wonders only to fizzle out, like Vine....

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  • Understanding Vocation in a Machine-Filled World

    Understanding Vocation in a Machine-Filled World

    There’s a story that’s told of a wise man to whom a king was indebted. The king offered him his choice of any reward in the kingdom, but the wise man demurred. Instead he asked only...

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  • Should My Church Use Screens during Worship?

    Should My Church Use Screens during Worship?

    Maybe you’re at a church plant that is outgrowing its space, moving to a new location, and deciding to bring in new technology in the form of worship screens. Maybe your church building...

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  • Peace in the Chaos: Managing Stress During Holy Week

    Peace in the Chaos: Managing Stress During Holy Week

    This is not a usual Concordia Technology Solutions blog post. In fact, there will be very little discussion about technology at all. No trends, no flashing doodads, no talk about social...

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  • Segmenting Your Social Media Audiences for More Targeted Posts

    Segmenting Your Social Media Audiences for More Targeted Posts

    Social media is an interesting paradox. On one hand, it’s really easy to use, and its strength lies in the fact that almost anyone can use it. (Not everyone should, mind you, but...

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  • Harnessing Technology So It Doesn’t Harness Us

    Harnessing Technology So It Doesn’t Harness Us

    “Science Finds, Industry Applies, Man Conforms.” These words were deemed the unofficial motto for the 1933–34 World’s Fair in Chicago. More than eighty years have passed since that...

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  • Facebook Post Generator for Easter

    Facebook Post Generator for Easter

    It can be hard to give your members the spiritual care they need when so many things need to be planned during Lent! In times like this especially, we want to help you spend less time...

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  • The Next Great Debate: Will Video Be the New Norm?

    The Next Great Debate: Will Video Be the New Norm?

    Peter Frank and I get along pretty well. In fact, if we ever had the chance to meet in person, I am sure we would both be more than happy to get coffee together and talk technology,...

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  • 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 Questions to Ask Before Adopting New Technology

    6 Questions to Ask Before Adopting New Technology

    Technology touches all aspects of our lives. From the ways we work, play, create, and learn all the way to how we spend our final days, technology plays a significant role in what’s...

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  • Why Canva Is a Church Communicator’s Best Friend

    Why Canva Is a Church Communicator’s Best Friend

    Oh Canva, how do I love thee? Let me count the ways. . . . Okay, so Elizabeth Barrett Browning I am not. I do, however, have a long list of reasons why Canva is a church...

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