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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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  • Evernote for Pastors, Church Offices, and Ministry Teams

    Evernote for Pastors, Church Offices, and Ministry Teams

    Before computers became integrated with our lives, the big office complaint was about paper. A good deal of our communication and information storage involved paper. How to store that...

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  • My Handy-Dandy Communication Form (and Why it Didn’t Work)

    My Handy-Dandy Communication Form (and Why it Didn’t Work)

    On my job description, it says, “Develop templates for media, agendas, and the like to assist busy ministry teams and lay volunteers in creating better message-driven content in a more...

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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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  • 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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  • The Value of Tracking Church Attendance (and How to Do It!)25:26

    The Value of Tracking Church Attendance (and How to Do It!)

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  • Getting Ahead for Advent and Lent by Planning Them Together

    Getting Ahead for Advent and Lent by Planning Them Together

    For pastors, Advent and Lent can feel more like survival times than planning times. Midweek services, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Holy Week, Easter. . . . It can be overwhelming....

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  • The Reformation and Technological Change in the Church

    The Reformation and Technological Change in the Church

    “Immortal God, what a world I see dawning. Why can I not be young again?” The Dutch scholar Erasmus wrote these words in 1517, enraptured by the possibilities created by the...

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  • Defining and Measuring Success In Your Church

    Defining and Measuring Success In Your Church

    Success is one of those words that people seem to use without giving much thought to what they’re saying. Whether we talk about success in a personal or collective sense, we often times...

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  • An Overview of Copyrights for Churches (Part 2)

    An Overview of Copyrights for Churches (Part 2)

    While the copyright law inthe US provides several rights exclusively tothe rights holders of acreative work, the law nonetheless allows use of works, even those covered by copyright,...

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  • An Overview of Copyrights for Churches (Part 1)

    An Overview of Copyrights for Churches (Part 1)

    This article is intended to familiarize you with the basics of copyright as it relates to churches.  Because copyright is a legal issue and the intricacies of your situation might...

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  • How to Measure the Goals of Your Church

    How to Measure the Goals of Your Church

    Utilizing the proper measurements — and checking and rechecking them can benefit us in so many areas of our lives. As we watch our children grow from infancy, they are subject to constant...

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  • How to Successfully Make Controversial Changes in the Church

    How to Successfully Make Controversial Changes in the Church

    Change is a difficult thing to accept for a lot of people. People are creatures of habit. I know this first hand because every Sunday growing up we sat on the same side of the church—almost in...

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  • 6 Ways to Prepare Your Church for Advent

    6 Ways to Prepare Your Church for Advent

    I have to confess. For a church season that is focused on anticipation and preparation, I don’t have the best track record when it comes to anticipating or preparing for Advent (and Christmas)...

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  • Reformation 2016 Resources

    Reformation 2016 Resources

    As you may know, Reformation Day is coming up in just a few weeks.  While Reformation 2017 is going to be the big celebration (500 years since the beginning of the Reformation), there’s still...

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  • The Value of Tracking Church Attendance (and How to Do It!)

    The Value of Tracking Church Attendance (and How to Do It!)

    Church traditions are funny things. There are some traditions that have been a part of the Church for centuries. There are other traditions that are unique to church bodies or even individual...

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  • 6 Uses of Google Calendars for Churches

    6 Uses of Google Calendars for Churches

    A few weeks ago, I began to see a sight that brings joy to some and dread to others: back-to-school supplies. I tend more toward the joy end of that spectrum and have always appreciated the...

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  • How Christians Can Waste Less

    How Christians Can Waste Less

    The earth is the LORD’s and the fullness thereof, the world and those who dwell therein. Psalm 24:1 The concept of stewardship is that everything we have is God's, temporarily given to us to take...

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  • How to Use Smartphones in Youth Bible Studies

    How to Use Smartphones in Youth Bible Studies

    Smartphones are, arguably, the single most formative technology in the past decade. With the invention of these devices, anyone can have music, books, and unlimited knowledge (the Internet) at...

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