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  • Should My Church Use Screens in Worship?24:55

    Should My Church Use Screens in Worship?

    Should your church use screens during worship? Here’s how worship arts director, Andrew Osborne recommends you go about making that decision.

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  • Four Free Productivity Apps Your Church Staff Can Use Today

    Four Free Productivity Apps Your Church Staff Can Use Today

    There is no shortage of things to do, especially at a church. Rather than working more hours in the church office, learn how to use free online tools (Airtable, Asana, IFTTT, and Slack) that will help

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  • The Digital Magazine as the New Church Newsletter

    The Digital Magazine as the New Church Newsletter

    In our information-saturated landscape, many have asked the question “how do we communicate well with our church’s members?” The answer to that question is, of course, multi-faceted and...

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  • Free and Discount Online Resources for Churches

    Free and Discount Online Resources for Churches

    In churches we are used to operating on a shoestring budget.  We have to make the most of every dollar and sometimes, every penny. What I want to provide are a few things that are...

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  • 4 Tips for Using Google Chrome Efficiently

    4 Tips for Using Google Chrome Efficiently

    I love finding tricks and "secret" ways to do things easier. When I was growing up, my brothers and I played lots of video games together. I remember always trying to look online and...

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  • Using Slack to Better Team Communication

    Using Slack to Better Team Communication

    If no man is an island that goes double for churches. It would be downright impossible for one person to do everything. Now, the bigger a church gets the more staff and volunteers are needed to do...

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  • 5 Tips for Photoshop Newbies

    5 Tips for Photoshop Newbies

    Are you new to Adobe Photoshop? The program might feel overwhelming at first, especially if you aim to be self taught. Trust me when I say that I have been there!

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  • 4 Ways for Church Workers to Keep Up with Technology

    4 Ways for Church Workers to Keep Up with Technology

    As Christians we believe that God's Word is unchanging. Our God doesn't flip-flop or change His mind. When He gave us His Word, it was final and infallible. In contrast, we humans tend to change...

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  • 8 Tips and Tricks for Microsoft PowerPoint

    8 Tips and Tricks for Microsoft PowerPoint

      October is not only Pastor Appreciation Month, but it is also conference month! Well, at least for the Kansas and Michigan Districts. Which means, I just sat through a whole bunch of PowerPoint...

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  • Email Etiquette Tips for Churches

    Email Etiquette Tips for Churches

    My mom writes about two emails a month, while my sister writes about a hundred a day. (Their days look very different!) Wherever you fall within this spectrum, it’s important to make sure you and...

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  • 6 Ideas for Bringing Your Sermon Home

    6 Ideas for Bringing Your Sermon Home

    Every pastor has thought about it: How do I take the sermon from just Sunday morning to my people during their weeks? Fortunately, with today’s technology it is easier than ever before with a...

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  • How to Improve Your Church Newsletter Workflow

    How to Improve Your Church Newsletter Workflow

    Church newsletters often include copy from a number of contributors, like the pastor, youth director, and volunteers. Likely, they send all that copy in Word documents. And if you design the...

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  • How to Use PowerPoint Effectively

    How to Use PowerPoint Effectively

    PowerPoint can be an effective tool and a helpful presentation software for your church, given its familiarity and accessibility. Here are some very basic ideas for using this program in a way...

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  • Top 7 Features of Canva’s iOS App

    Top 7 Features of Canva’s iOS App

    Canva brings high-quality graphic design within reach for anyone. Their on-trend designs, beautiful stock photos, and easy-to-use interface have made the web application very popular, especially...

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  • 6 Designer Tips for Word: Using Themes, Styles & Templates

    6 Designer Tips for Word: Using Themes, Styles & Templates

    Microsoft Word gets a bad rap when it comes to design tools. When you think of designing in Word, do you see pixelated clip art and hot pink Comic Sans? Thankfully, it’s not 1999 any more! While...

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  • How to Use Video to Share Stories in Your Church

    How to Use Video to Share Stories in Your Church

    People love stories. Look around you, everywhere you turn you see a story being told. Your Facebook or Twitter feed is full of small stories from people’s lives. Books, movies, music; they all...

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  • 7 Apps for Mobile Photo Editing

    7 Apps for Mobile Photo Editing

    The Instagram app (sometimes fondly known as Insta) was originally designed with simple editing features. You selected a photo, applied one of a few nonadjustable filters, and posted. Done!

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  • How to Take Quality Photos for Your Church Directory

    How to Take Quality Photos for Your Church Directory

    Okay, I’ll be honest. Taking high-quality photos for a church directory is not as easy as pie. Nevertheless, it is possible, even for a nonprofessional. It just takes a little extra patience,...

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  • Hands-on with the HTC Vive

    Hands-on with the HTC Vive

    A few months ago, I detailed the different virtual reality headsets coming to the market in 2016.  Thanks to a timely birthday/Father’s Day combo (thanks, kids!), I was able to get my hands on an...

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  • How to Avoid Being Labeled As Spam

    How to Avoid Being Labeled As Spam

    You're someone who needs to communicate with a large list of church members, volunteers or church workers. Yet, there are systems in place that track and monitor your emails to stop what appear...

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