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The New and Improved Pastors.com

I love Pastors! And I love serving and connecting with Pastors through the greatest website in the web wide world for them - Pastors.com. In January of 2010, I was taken aback by a phone call from David Chrzan, Chief of Staff at Saddleback Church in southern California. We talked for an hour about blogging, online publishing, pastoral ministry, Wordpress, and many other related topics. Then he invited me to attend Radicalis, Saddleback's leadership conference, and I gladly …

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The Relaunch of Church Tech Today

I'm a bit late in reporting this, but I've recently finished a project helping Lauren Hunter to relaunch ChurchTechToday.com. She broke the news over a month ago but I've been a bit busy with some unforeseen projects to write about it. …

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Communication Is What We DO

This post is a bit of a rant, but not a mean one. I spend a LOT of time on the phone and on the internet connecting with church leaders. I've observed, in the wild, the communications strategies of hundreds of churches, and I keep noticing that the very basic principles of messaging and communication are often missed. Let me give you some examples of what I mean... I see church websites that are poorly designed. It isn't just aesthetics, which on the whole tend to be a …

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Clever Church Websites from Clover

I'm not a fan of flash-based website design, but Clover Sites pulls them off quite well, and they've built a sweet way to manage the site from the backend to boot. They essentially offer very well-designed templates from which your church can choose. You can manage the content of the site yourself, such as adding pages and documents, re-arranging the navigation, adding video and other media, etc. I think the sites, though sweetly designed, lack a little in the way of …

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Why Your Church Website Should Cost More than $100

Probably a lot more! You probably should know that this article is inspired by three different interactions. One, reading Niki Brown's article, Why Logos Should Cost More Than $300. Two, reading Jacob Cass' Why logo design does not cost $5. Third, a common question I hear from Pastors, "how do I convince my church to spend money on a website when they don't see the need? …

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