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How Your Church Can Leverage Five Trends in Retail

July 11, 2013 8:00 AM

I am currently helping a large, nonprofit Christian retailer go through a visioning process. Recently, a retail consultant led a two-hour meeting I attended. These points are heavily adapted from that conversation with some additional thoughts on how they...

Seven Digital Tips in a "Post-Website World"

March 14, 2013 8:00 AM

David Bourgeois, a professor at Biola University, is author of the forthcoming book, Ministry in the Digital Age: Strategies and Best Practices for a Post-Website World. He recently presented a webinar with the Christian Leadership Alliance on several topics covered...

Risqué Texts are a Legal Risk for Youth Ministers

February 7, 2013 8:00 AM

This video, the first in a series by Richard Hammar on six legal risks for church youth pastors, describes a new concern for churches: Recent cases of youth ministers "sexting" with youth group members. View this entire video series on...

Cyber Risks at Church

July 31, 2012 8:00 AM

Church websites, Facebook pages, electronic fund transfers, online databases with sensitive information—churches using digital tools face new methods for operating, as well as new risks. And like all risks, the potential liabilities associated with technology use require a good...

8 Ways Churches Are Using Pinterest

June 4, 2012 8:00 AM

Imagine if you had access to the world’s largest bulletin board—a place where you could exchange ideas and images from around the globe. That’s one of the major benefits of the increasingly popular website, Pinterest. Unlike sites such as...

Staying Afloat Amid Information Overload

September 29, 2011 8:00 AM

The flow of information never stops for the Rev. Dr. Todd Adams, the associate general minister and vice president in the General Assembly of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). He fields up to 150 emails a day. He...

Social Media Background Checks

August 16, 2011 8:00 AM

Editor's note: Mike McCarty is an "Ask the Expert" on our sister site ChurchSafety.com and the founder and CEO of Safe Hiring Solutions, a professional provider of background checks for churches, nonprofits, and other organizations and individuals. Recently Mike...

The Pluses of Google+ for Church Leaders

July 18, 2011 10:58 AM

Google+ is the latest entry in the ocean of social media. As a church leader, you need to know the potential this has for your leadership and church. The interface has drawn a number of comparisons to Facebook, and while...

Get $1,000 for Your Church's Communications Campaign

July 18, 2011 8:00 AM

Our friends over at ChurchJuice.com are offering three $1,000 grants to churches planning--or already doing--unique, interesting, and effective communications work. The deadline to apply for "The Juicys" is August 5, 2011. As ChurchJuice.com puts it: We want to recognize and...

Social Media Agreements—A New Normal?

July 5, 2011 8:00 AM

The Kentucky Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church has an interesting rule for the clergy in its member churches: We see something questionable on your social media pages, we retain the right to affect your ordination process. Not only...

Using Social Media During Disaster Relief

May 26, 2011 8:00 AM

Editor's Note: Relief efforts continue in Joplin, Missouri, following Sunday's horrific tornado, which killed at least 117 people and left extensive damage in its wake (the area remained on edge during the early parts of the week as predictions...

Report: More Older Americans Prefer Giving Online

May 13, 2011 9:41 AM

The Chronicle of Philanthropy has a brief but interesting article about new research on the demographics of online givers. In short: Most people, no matter what their age, now prefer to make charitable donations online, according to a new...

Free Tickets to Cultivate11

April 13, 2011 8:00 AM

Cultivate11, a two-day event geared toward helping church leaders think deeper about communications with staff, lay leaders, congregants, and the community, is just around the corner. It's scheduled for May 4 and May 5 in Huntington Beach, California. Want...

Can Social Media Get a Church Sued?

March 8, 2011 8:00 AM

Recent incidents involving alleged misuses of social media in both the public and private sectors have government officials and business executives scrambling to implement social media policies for employees. Church leaders should take the opportunity to do the same...

Easy Ways to Boost Church Website Traffic—Part 2

November 16, 2010 8:00 AM

Editor’s Note: Last Thursday, we introduced Part 1 of “Easy Ways to Boost Church Website Traffic,” with freelance business and technology journalist Joe Dysart offering us some ideas about ways churches can generate more traffic to their websites. We also...

Easy Ways to Boost Church Website Traffic—Part 1

November 11, 2010 8:00 AM

Editor’s Note: Joe Dysart, a freelance business and technology journalist in Manhattan, recently offered us some ideas about ways churches can generate more traffic to their websites. Outside of the standard answers—an updated, well-crafted site design, a presence on...

The State of Social Media, Part 2

December 15, 2009 9:00 AM

Editor’s Note: Drew Goodmanson, co-founder and pastor of San Diego’s Kaleo Church and a church web consultant, conducted a research project earlier this year on the state of social media for churches. In Part 1, Drew explained the research...

The State of Social Media, Part I

December 8, 2009 9:00 AM

Editor’s Note: Drew Goodmanson, co-founder and pastor of San Diego’s Kaleo Church and a church web consultant, conducted a research project earlier this year on the state of social media for churches. In Part 1, Drew explains the research...

The 2010 Wish-List

August 28, 2009 12:02 PM

Despite the lingering effects of the current economic maelstrom, next year’s church budget will soon become reality, and the need to disperse funds will be here. Since a church budget should be assembled and managed wisely, it helps to...