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Church Management Software (ChMS) is a self-explanatory term in itself. A ChMS is basically a system designed to help pastors manage, organize, and automate the daily operation of their church. If we want to elaborate on the purpose of this type of church automation software, we will find that it goes much deeper and way...
So, texting in churches? Where are we now?
You’ve most likely heard A LOT about including text messaging as part of a church communications plan. Some of what you’ve heard is in favor of including texting and some...
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Part II: Why and how your church should use Zoom to live stream your church services, especially in emergencies Why do you hold church meetings? To transfer information? Consider texting or sending an email instead. To socialize? Nice, but team-building activities are more effective...and more fun. That leaves situations where you and your church team really do need to brainstorm, discuss, and come to some decision. OK, a meeting it is. But everyone doesn’t have to be in the same physical location. Think about the time involved… 1 hr to...
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We share your communication challenges. Having been a church communicator, I’ve been there, trying to make contact, whether it’s a first-time chat with guests or sending relevant information to existing...
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We have been examining one of the biggest developments in church technology today: how to bring your church online. This is our third post in this series, following Jay Kranda's helpful videos regarding this issue as the basis. His analysis of church online really dovetails with my own experiences in helping churches develop online ministries. The first post presented an overall vision for church online and the second post discussed how to build a process, often called a funnel, so that people who visit your online resources are plugged into...
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In our previous post about church online, we talked about how your church can reach out to a new, digital mission field. I have been helping businesses, churches and ministries...
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Scott and Julie Lorino have been leaders in children's ministry since 2001. They have served as Adventurers club leaders, both at their home congregation of Houston Central Seventh-day Adventist Church and district-wide in the Texas Conference, as well. The Adventurers Club started as classes within the Adventist School system curricula in 1939 for children aged 4 to 9, but has evolved over the years to be a separate entity within local Adventist churches. For those of you who are not familiar with the concept, it may feel similar to organizations like...
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What’s next in the world of churches, marketing and technology in 2016? Two words: Church Online. Not to be confused by the phrase 'Online Church'. Keep reading... You may have...
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Over the past decade, United Baptist Church (UBC) in Hempstead, NY has been developing a digital communication strategy, to grow their church. Their main communication channels include a mobile app, a website and a Facebook page. They also utilize the PastorsLine (formerly crossMRKT) text messaging service. When Pastor Sedgwick Easley first arrived at UBC, the church did not even own a computer. In 2011, UBC started a website. From there, they continued to add new digital and print communications channels. They launched the PastorsLine (formerly crossMRKT) text message service in...
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Pastor Richie Halversen is a dynamic preacher and caring pastor at the College Drive Church and its plant, the Ridge. These are Seventh Day Adventist congregations located outside of Jackson,...
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With over 6.3 billion mobile connections in the world (based on one UN study), text messaging in developing and underdeveloped countries still trumps other communication methods (that we all may take for granted). The power lies in the ease of implementation of cell towers, in areas where traditional ‘pole and line’ networking would be economically unfeasible. One company, FrontlineSMS, was one of the first platforms to help harness the power of mobile technology for social change. Having seen how SMS was widely used in Sub-Saharan Africa in 2004, Founder Ken...
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