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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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Sociologist Meredith Gould says she is “a passionate advocate for using social media tools for building community and deepening faith.” To that end, this Roman Catholic resource helps congregations...

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Melanie Mathos and Chad Norman are public relations and communication professionals who see contemporary social media platforms as effective communication vehicles. That premise leads the authors...

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Mark Stephenson, known nationally as the “Church Cyber-guy,” has been a volunteer leader since 1997 at Ginghamsburg UMC where he developed a website that hosts more than 50,000 visitors per month...

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Groundswell, a project of Auburn Theological Seminary, is an online community that provides digital tools and training for people of faith to mobilize and advocate using social media and the...

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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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How can social media impact the ministry and mission of Mainline congregations? Is there more to it than public relations approaches adapted from the business world? In this exploration led by a...

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Public relations professional Lauren Hunter is the founder of Church Tech Today, an online resource concerned with congregational use of technology as a communications tool. Hunter says Church Tech...

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Are the conversations youth ministers have about young people and social technology moving beyond assessing the negatives and toward understanding deeper needs for relational connections, often...

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With reason, research, statistics and stories-and without “Ain’t it awful” handwringing or “Isn’t it grand” hyperbole-the authors deliver a smart construct for understanding our new social reality....

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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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There was a time in the United States when you could drive into many a town and easily spot the tallest building. The tallest building, more often than not, was a local congregation’s building. ...

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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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“The Incarnation of God in Jesus is God’s ultimate expression of the goodness of bodily existence, and it is a powerful metaphor for what is needed to heal contemporary society’s increasingly...

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Church communication specialist and co-editor Tim Schraeder says Outspoken is a “collection of thoughts, ideas and principles that are shaping and inspiring the way some outspoken church...

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Lynne Baab’s overriding desires are that congregations become clear about who they are and what they believe - their values, principles, mission, and goals - and that congregations accurately...

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“In generations past, the access people had to the Bible was very limited. Today, this is no longer the case.” This free mobile application from the folks at LifeChurch.tv makes scripture available...

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As a church communications specialist, Yvon Prehn says her objective is to assist congregations that are seeking to “fulfill the Great Commission.” Prehn’s Effective Church Communications (ECC)...

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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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A lifelong learning program of Candler School of Theology The National Institute in Church Finance and Administration offers a series of one-week seminars designed to help participants gain...

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