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Going Social to Plant Churches

Wires

There is a formula for launching a church in America. Collect lots of money. Spend lots of money getting the word out. Turn the big crowd of strangers into a church. It's easy... if you have lots of money. But c'mon, church planters are hackers by nature right? It's possible to get the word out in a better way, …

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7 Tips For Better Social Media Connections

Big Cup o' Joe

In the world of social media, there's a common scenario that goes a little something like this: FOLLOWEE TO NEW FOLLOWER: Hi! Thanks for following. Check out my services and my blog, and like me on Facebook! In other words, I don't know you or care who you are. I just want you to know me and buy my …

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The Ultimate Church Membership Database Software [Updated]

Elvanto - Best Web-based Church Management Software

doesn't exist. Or at least I didn't think it did, until I discovered Elvanto. I'm updating this post. You can read about the dilema I was in, and then below, why Elvanto is my new favorite solution... There are plenty of choices. Their ads run in major magazines and in the sidebars of popular blogs, but the …

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The Growth of Social Media [Infographic]

The Growth of Social Media

Can you effectively lead a church without being on Facebook? It may not be such a dumb question, in my opinion. Can you lead, teach, and shepherd without technology? Sure. But can you infiltrate the culture with the gospel while walking in a circle of avoidance around the culture? To put it another way, can you …

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Why You’re Annoyed by Social Media Discussions

Napoleon Dynamite Likes Your Church's Social Media Skills

Just a note: This is one of those self-reflective, more-to-myself-than-to-you posts. Come on. Die already - social media conferences, social media blogs, and conversations about social media conferences and blogs. Are you with me? (I actually enjoy conferences, but I'm trying to appeal to the side of you …

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What the Greatest Minds In Church Communications Know

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Very little... in a good way. Last night, I sat in a big room at Saddleback where I was surrounded by geniuses in the field (speakers and panelists from Cultivate 2011 as we held three brief conversations about three different themes: How do we keep things simple? How do we keep things social? How do …

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Facebook Versus Everything Else

This is a random thought. It's not backed up with research - it's just the product of my own hunch about the web. Facebook represents kind of a one world order when it comes to information and socialization. You can live inside of it and not really interact too much with the outside world. You can blog there, …

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Top 10 Christmas Social Bookmarking Icon Sets

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You Need to Know Jeff Gibson (@insightable)

There are those people who support us in various ways, helping us reach our goals. But sometimes someone comes along who simply makes us think long and hard about everything. Jeff is one of those guys to me. You may not have heard much about him across the social media spectrum, primarily because he's given …

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The 3 Big Questions of this Social, Digital Age

Connections

I've decided to connect with a lot of people in a lot of different ways. I also read a lot of stuff, mostly online but also in print. And I try to write and share great content along the way. The problem is, each of these is never-ending. In other words, there will always be something else to read, someone else …

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