Welcome To The Digital World People are spending an outstanding amount of time online. According to the Global Digital 2019 report, internet users are spending over six hours online every day. That’s more time in one day than most people spend at church in a month! If your church isn’t using the … Read more about Ten Reasons Why Your Church Needs A Website
What does “digital ministry” mean to you and for your church? Is your church using the world wide web to share the gospel, or does your church’s message cease to exist after the sermons are said and the bulletins recycled? At Faith Growth, we believe that all churches need an online … Read more about What Is Digital Ministry?
Though some people may disagree, running a small business is similar to managing a church. Unlike a small business, the church already has a strong foundation to build upon; however, you still need to increase the community’s awareness and support of your church if you want your congregation to … Read more about An Interview with Christopher Harris
...even when they make mistakes on the church's website. Not to call anyone out, but I do want to help ensure that you [church leaders and staff] aren't making the most common mistakes I see on so many church websites. Watch the video below to hear the top two pain points I see way too often. … Read more about “To err is human, to forgive divine. All people commit sins and make mistakes. God forgives them…”
Nothing looks more unprofessional than a low resolution image stretched out across a computer screen–even cute little Timmy dressed in his Sunday best. To save you from that embarrassment, we've listed of our favorite websites for free stock images that you can use on your church's website. … Read more about Stock Photos for Your Website
Today is Baked Cookies Day. My pop culture-trained mind automatically goes to the scene in Bruce Almighty where Bruce (aka Jim Carey) is wrapping up his interview with a local bakery and ends on the note, "I think a great city is a lot like a great recipe really. Put in some hard working … Read more about …a great [website] is a lot like a great recipe.
Behold, I am doing a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert. Isaiah 43:19 Editor's Note: This is the first post in a series of two. Part 2 is here. Also, this post was updated at 4:45pm 6/21/12. The Journey … Read more about My Digital Journey, Part 1
David Hansen (@Rev_David) wrote such a great post about Three Things That Are Killing Your Twitter Feed, I felt it needed some follow-up. When destructive and unproductive behaviors emerge, our interior lives may need an alchemical shake-up so attitudes spawned such bad behavior can be transmuted … Read more about Three Attitudes That Are Corrupting Your Twitter Feed (and Your Soul)
I have enjoyed my time in Waco. I always enjoy catching up with colleagues and and learning about their ministries. The conference also severed as an important networking event for the ministry of Faith Growth. It was a time to inform everyone of the great websites and social media … Read more about Tri-Synodical Theological Conference Wrap-Up
UPDATE: I now know my room number. The tweetup is in Marriott Courtyard Suite 226. Next week I will travel to Waco, TX to attend the Tri-Synodical Theological Leadership Conference of the ELCA churches in Texas and Louisiana. I am looking forward to catching up with my … Read more about Tri-Synodical Tweetup – #3synod12
Social Media is all the buzz these days. For those in the church this new technology leaves us wondering how to use this tool as a means to support our ministries. There are questions of mastering the technology, engaging the conversation, social evangelism, social media polices, Facebook … Read more about Communication in the Church of the Future
This response was written to a blog post on the ELCA women site. Original post Don't Find Me Facebook by Emily Hansen on Jan 7th 2010: I must respectfully disagree – what you describe is not the experience that I have had since I joined fb on my b-day this past year. I try to challenge myself … Read more about Facebook – Yes!!