How to Launch Your Church Website with WordPress

How to Launch Your Church Website with WordPress

I’ve been designing church websites since 1998 when there were no content management systems for the average organization. Our current church website has been listed among some of the best on the web. Every page was hard-coded html an uploaded to the server...
How to Grow Your Sunday Attendance Using Social Media

How to Grow Your Sunday Attendance Using Social Media

When I was a kid, my grandparents owned a small, community store in Browning, Kentucky where I grew up. It was the hub of social activity a the end of each workday. Commuters from town would stop for gas and maybe an ice cream cone and would catch up on life with one...
The Very Best App for Taking Notes and Getting Things Done

The Very Best App for Taking Notes and Getting Things Done

I’m an app nut, the point of annoying my wife and my staff with a barrage of invites to try new tools all the time. I’ve used, either on my own or collaboratively with my team: To do apps: Todoist, Wunderlist, Things, Trello, Omnifocus, and others....
A Lesson for Church Leaders from Ted Cruz' Direct Mail Mishap

A Lesson for Church Leaders from Ted Cruz' Direct Mail Mishap

Cruz doesn’t see it as a mishap, and “won’t apologize” for it. But as a leader and church communications guy, I think he blew it when he used a direct mail piece designed to apply social pressure to potential voters in Iowa. In case you...
4 Ways You Can Use Social Media for Good

4 Ways You Can Use Social Media for Good

I just wrote an article for one of the best websites on the net for small group ministry, SmallGroups.com. Here’s the intro: No one can deny the popularity of social networking. It’s everywhere. It’s the cloud we breathe all the time without even...
Before Your Church Starts Using Social Media…

Before Your Church Starts Using Social Media…

Should churches utilize social media for the mission of carrying the gospel to the ends of the earth? Yes! But after a decade or so of helping churches and leaders utilize blogging and social networking for ministry I’ve come to a solid conclusion that every...

The 3 Big Questions of this Social, Digital Age

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...
30 Quick Social Media Tips for Churches and Nonprofits

30 Quick Social Media Tips for Churches and Nonprofits

God invented social media, so church, you ought to use it! Nonprofits who hope to change the world? You too! I’ve written plenty about the theory and philosophy behind using social media. In fact, I wrote a whole book about using social media to spread the...