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Whether your congregation is large or small, young or well-established, you are using technology as a tool for ministry. Technology is part of our everyday lives – and our spiritual lives are no...

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A bit dated-for example, the new technology overview was written in 2009-this training resource, from a team of legal and financial experts at Christianity Today, offers a solid primer on best...

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The author of The Social Church, Justin Wise, teaches organizations how to build larger online audiences. He is also part of the continuing education faculty of Luther Seminary’s KAIROS program....

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We now know that people first get to know your congregation through your website. We also know that there is an abundance of web development resources. The quality of these resources vary greatly....

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“Connected - Lifelong - Interactive - Holistic”. These are a few of the descriptors for the ecosystem of faith formation imagined by researcher and teacher, John Roberto. Drawing upon years of...

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This article addresses several mistakes congregations make when installing audio, video and lighting (AVL). Kumorek explains how to avoid these common mistakes. For 10 years, Jim Kumorek has served...

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Many times, when you become aware of a software need for your congregation, you have no idea where to start. That problem has now been solved. This nonprofit organization provides unbiased reports,...

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This excellent hearing loop resource is a service of Hope College. Its purpose is to provide a public service to institutions, including congregations, with comprehensive information regarding...

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When technology is integrated with the vision God has for a church, powerful things happen in worship. That is the grounding principle Herring starts with. This author has years of experience in...

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What makes for a good congregational website? Of course, “good” may be in the eye of the user. Yet, there are some commonly accepted standards. This blog from Illinois-based ReFrame Media provides...

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The New Media Project explores a relatively uncharted aspect of congregational communication; namely, the relationship between Christian theology and electronic communication, especially social...

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Lutheran pastor, the Rev. Keith Anderson, isn’t afraid of smartphones, instant messages or Twitter. Indeed, he has experience using social media as a tool to teach youth essential practices of the...

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The dizzying array of social media outlets can send even the savviest congregation into a tailspin. Before that happens, grab this potent but brief resource from social media pastor Nils Smith....

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A free downloadable e-book, this approachable introduction to church management software (ChMS) covers the basics, including definitions, such as “web-based” vs. “on-premises solutions.” Find 10...

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Formerly Christian Computing Magazine, this free, monthly e-zine is for church staff and volunteers engaged in the technical-side of congregational life, from accounting to worship. It offers...

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In {{one chart | http://www.mbsinc.com/wp-content/uploads/chms-chart.png}}, Nick B. Nicholaou, president of Ministry Business Services, Inc. (MBS), visually summarizes 34 church management software...

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This quick and credible overview without a sales agenda is a helpful introduction for congregations considering church management software (ChMS). It highlights the get-started basic questions: How...

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Wallis Metts, Jr., Ph.D., professor of communication at Spring Arbor University, Spring Arbor, Michigan, is also an associate pastor at Countryside Bible Church in Jonesville, Michigan. Metts’ free...

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Congregational leaders tasked with finding church management software (ChMS) soon learn they can’t find the best answers without knowing the best questions. Finding this deceptively simple and...

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The target audience for this online community of IT professionals includes congregation information technology staff and IT professionals who volunteer for their congregation. The website...

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