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Welcome to the Concordia Technology Solutions Resources Center. Here you will find a collection of articles, ebooks, webinars, and other tools to help you leverage technology in your ministry.

  • Technology & Your Ministry

    Technology & Your Ministry

    At Concordia Technology Solutions, we believe that technology can help you accomplish the management side of church work, so that you have more time for the real tasks of ministry.

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  • Protecting Your Church Members’ Privacy

    Protecting Your Church Members’ Privacy

    If you’ve purchased anything in the last twenty or so years, you’ve almost certainly experienced it: that moment when you get to the register to purchase an inconsequential item,...

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  • Guidelines for Whether to Share Trending Social Media Posts

    Guidelines for Whether to Share Trending Social Media Posts

    In my last blog post, I walked through how to decide what to post on your church’s Facebook page. This time, we’re going to dig deeper and talk about when an event or crisis is going on...

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  • Balancing Academic and Faith Content on Your Christian School’s Website

    Balancing Academic and Faith Content on Your Christian School’s Website

    In February 2016, my wife and I welcomed our first child into the world. Two weeks later, we were sent into a panic. My wife had recently started a job with a local hospital on an...

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  • Coordinating a Short Video Shoot inside Your Church

    Coordinating a Short Video Shoot inside Your Church

    As many churches continue to see the value in social media for reaching out to their communities, it’s important that we use best practices for helping our content reach more people. As...

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  • Advice on Managing Your Church’s Facebook Strategy

    Advice on Managing Your Church’s Facebook Strategy

    Whether you love it or hate it, social media is here to stay. Facebook started back in 2003 as more of a college/dating-type site and has turned into something much bigger that...

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  • How to Find Joy in Your To-Do List

    How to Find Joy in Your To-Do List

    I’m always impressed by a good marketing strategy, and the folks at Netflix have shown once again they know how to market. On January 1, 2019, the day when New Year’s resolutions are...

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  • Setting Your Church’s Communication Priorities for 2019

    Setting Your Church’s Communication Priorities for 2019

    Happy new year! For many, on a personal level, a new year means quitting a bad a habit, starting a good habit, making new goals, being more intentional about everyday tasks, and...

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  • Pros and Cons of Slack for Churches18:36

    Pros and Cons of Slack for Churches

    Slack excels at the rapid exchanges between users that enable organizations to make decisions and communicate quickly. Should your church jump on the bandwagon and start using it?

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  • Pros and Cons of Slack for Churches

    Pros and Cons of Slack for Churches

    With the rapid-fire pace of web applications today, it seems there’s a new must-have product about every other week. Generally, these come and go and aren’t actually all that new or...

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  • Which Email Marketing Service Should My Church Use?

    Which Email Marketing Service Should My Church Use?

    More and more, church offices are utilizing web-based email marketing services for communicating with their congregations. Why are they doing this?

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  • 5 Ways to Implement Agile Methodology in Churches29:01

    5 Ways to Implement Agile Methodology in Churches

    Sometimes churches move at the speed of committees. So there’s a lot we can learn from the software development world’s use of agile methodology, in which prototypes are created quickly, tested early,

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  • 5 Ways to Implement Agile Methodology in Churches

    5 Ways to Implement Agile Methodology in Churches

    Have you ever worked on a project for a church committee where you’ve spent weeks meeting, planning, studying, and preparing to make a decision, then a few more weeks double-checking...

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  • Prioritizing Content on Your Church Website for Visitors

    Prioritizing Content on Your Church Website for Visitors

    In the past, the front door of your church was probably, well, the front door. These days, however, the first exposure visitors get to your church is probably via your church website....

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  • Creating a Welcome Email Series to Follow Up with Visitors24:06

    Creating a Welcome Email Series to Follow Up with Visitors

    In a highly automated society, people get kind of cynical about emails that are distant, non-specific, or feel like a formulaic letter. So how do we use email to establish a real relationship with our

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  • Creating a Welcome Email Series to Follow Up with Visitors

    Creating a Welcome Email Series to Follow Up with Visitors

    What happens after someone visits your congregation? At my church, the visitors sign a guest book and a day or two later, they receive a letter in the mail from the pastor—which is an...

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  • Communications for Last-Minute Church Events28:46

    Communications for Last-Minute Church Events

    Hear from Stacy Yates live as we chat with her about best practices for communicating about last-minute church events.

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  • Communications for Last-Minute Church Events

    Communications for Last-Minute Church Events

    Whether they’re potlucks, special voters’ meetings, or trunk-or-treats, last-minute events are bound to happen (sometimes more often than we would like!). The idea of driving attendance...

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  • Adjusting Your Schedule to Get More Productive and Creative28:08

    Adjusting Your Schedule to Get More Productive and Creative

    Knowing the “science of timing” can help us to prioritize when we dig into a particular project, based on when we are typically at our best for each kind of work. Hear what DCE and church communicator

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  • Adjusting Your Schedule to Get More Productive and Creative

    Adjusting Your Schedule to Get More Productive and Creative

    One of my greatest struggles working in a communications role for a church is finding the balance between executing existing plans or ideas and finding space for creativity and...

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  • Evernote for Pastors, Church Offices, and Ministry Teams20:12

    Evernote for Pastors, Church Offices, and Ministry Teams

    Do you use Evernote? Learn how churches can stay organized and work as a team by using the program. We'll hear from freelance writer and web strategist Lora Horn.

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