We all know the story of the three little pigs. Each one built a house: one of straw, one of sticks and one of bricks. One technology met the test while the other failed because the pigs did not want to put the time and effort it. Two piggies were bacon (depending on which story [...]
Every house (or church) needs a layout and a floor plan. Before your house was built, someone hired an architect to design the basic layout of the house. How does someone get into the house? (doors) What is the flow of the floor plan? (foyer -> living room -> kitchen or dining room and so [...]
C.C. Chapman and Ann Handley have developed a wonderful metaphor about content in their book, Content Rules (which I highly recommend!) Think about a campfire. What do you think about? We remember the times around the fire with friends, telling stories and staying warm. It creates a sense of “instant community” and camaraderie. There are [...]
Ready or not, mobile is a growing trend that your church needs to deal with. Many churches have barely launched websites let alone reach out to those in your community using mobile messaging and applications. Many people believe it is just a fad. The data suggests otherwise…
How can churches use Storify to pull together content from social networks to create a cohesive story with tweets, posts, photos and videos from all the sources across the web to spread the word.
50% of churches do not have an annual stewardship campaign. EPIC FAIL! Churches need to cast a vision of why to give and allow people to support causes that matter. Here are some ways to do that.
Churches can learn a lesson from the digital revolution in Egypt. A digital movement can be generated using the social media tools now available. The power is in your hands. Use it wisely.
Many times, getting all the materials ready for Sunday Morning worship can be a hassle. People are e-mailing songs, announcements, sermon outline changes, slides or any number of things or running around with USB drives to get everything ready. Here is one tool that can help…
Too many take the “Field of Dreams” approach in their events, thinking people will “auto-magically” come to any event. Churches need to take advantage of many of the Social Media tools to make their event a success. Here’s a “how-to” to help you.
Churches need to focus on the individual’s experience at every touchpoint we interact with them. Words are not enough. Visuals help. Meaningful, relevant experiences are what will connect someone to Christ and your church.