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Does your church experience a drop-off in tithes and offerings during the summer months when many members go on vacation? What about in the winter when some of your members head south to escape the cold? Have you ever had to cancel Sunday services …
Is it me? Are we just trying to figure out ways to make people believe we're not their grandmother's church anymore? In a quick internet search of five of some of America's largest congregations, I found an amazing array of staff titles that could …
Less Is More - And Less "Less is not only more; it is, more importantly, less." I've been taken with the idea of "less is more" for some time now. Simplicity can be elegant. Of course, like anything taken to extremes, less can drift into minimalism and risks becoming more …
Twitter & Mobilization "Twitter's most powerful feature is the ability to mobilize people to give, serve and share." Since 2007, I've been finding new ways to leverage the power of Twitter. From reaching large groups of not only people I know, but the people they know, …
Twitter Now Ranking Your Tweets Twitter's new ranking value isn't about winning at tweeting. Narcissists everywhere just experienced a pang of fear as Twitter announced a new initiative to "rate" all tweets. All kidding aside, Twitter really will be using special algorithms to …
Making Your Church Website Mobile Friendly It's hard to go anywhere (including church) where people are not pulling out their phones for more than calls. We're clearly a mobile culture with habits now firmly entrenched in anytime, anywhere access. Churches must, at a minimum, make a mobile …
Infographic: Social Media Trends Churches Must UnderstandAn up-to-date look at how certain social media trends should be understood by churches looking to engage a mobile, on-the-go culture. Scroll your mouse over the graphics and this interactive Infographic will reveal the data! Feel free to add your …
Ministry Tools: Evernote, Dropbox & BasecampI recently held another Evernote training session at my church, this time with the Volunteer Ministry staff. In listening to their desired outcomes, it became clear that they needed to consider using more than just Evernote. I recommended that they …
Christmas Gift Ideas for Tech Arts LeadersThey're behind-the-scenes guys and gals who show up early and stay late to ensure every service goes as smoothly as possible. They sit in the hot seat behind the audio console where hardly a service goes by without one person telling them it was '…
Jeff Jarvis, author of What would Google do? says, "It seems as if no company, executive, or institution truly understands how to survive and prosper in the internet age—except Google. So, faced with most any challenge today, it makes sense to …
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Social media workshop - Part 1

Howard Brown of CircleBuilder teaches you how to take your Internet ministry up a notch, including tips on improving your Web site and utilizing social media. This workshop was presented at a recent Society for Church Consulting summit.

 
Social media workshop - Part 2

Howard Brown of CircleBuilder continues his presentation on social media and Web site creation.

 
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