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Church Website on a Shoestring

Shoestring

How can we have a church website on a shoestring budget? The answer to the shoestring budget church website question starts with the basic who-what-when-where-why questions.

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Critical Elements Of Any Church Website

Twenty years ago, churches were starting to put pieces of what they did online, and a few basics emerged that are as critical to a church website today, as they were then.

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End of the World

Cubs End of The World

As the ‪Cubs‬ gear up for a 1-game playoff vs Pittsburgh tonight, “Doomsday” is also today, at least according to Chris McCann, leader and founder of Pennsylvania-based eBible Fellowship. It’s like the mere possibility of the Cubs going to the

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Fish Where The Fish Are

No matter who you’re trying to reach, or for what purpose, you need to go where they are.

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A Prayer

Ephesians 3:14-21

Sometimes a prayer, tucked neatly into the Scriptures, surprises me. I had just such an experience recently.

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4 Easy Church Lessons from Ron Popeil

Ron Popeil

I’m not embarrassed to admit that Ron Popeil, the Ronco guy, is one of my heroes. Inventor, entrepreneur, marketer, and the godfather of the TV pitchman has four easy lessons for churches.

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Skate Where the Puck is Going

Wayne Gretzky

Clairvoyance isn’t one of my spiritual gifts. I’ll go out on a limb and say that Wayne Gretzky, “The Great One,” didn’t have it either. He did have the ability to look at the players on the ice, and see

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Flying Cars Conference

Flying Car

I’ve been a featured speaker at a variety of different conferences. Some are technology conferences, some faith-based, some not, and whenever I do, people look at some of my past job experience (Director of Digital Communications, Director of Digital Media)

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It’s Supposed To Be Tough

Genesis 32:28

Reaching people across generations, across different communication tools, and becoming a missionary into a different communication culture sounds scary. It is. It’s not easy. The thing is, it’s supposed to be tough.

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Distracted by Math

I recently spoke at my own church in Grand Rapids, Michigan. As the church is preparing a new outreach to college students in the Fall, the pastor and I talked about the need for the church get a handle on

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Pioneers not Settlers

Settler's broken wagon wheel

I just remembered a moment from my recent speaking engagement in Wyoming. This one came out kinda off the cuff.

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