...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.
Did you know the question, "how to pray" is searched on Google on average 18.1k a month? One of the top 5 searches on Sunday morning is, "churches near me." Today a large number of people's faith journeys will include an online component. In this video, shot on Good Friday 2017, I explore … Read more about Why Digital Ministry?
“So faith comes from what is heard, and what is heard comes through the word of Christ.” Romans 10:17 I was given the assignment of preaching on this text, and it was suggested I might “Talk about how it is important to hear the word spoken in person despite all the media platforms … Read more about Hearing the Word with Digital Ears…
Assessing Your Church Website as a Ministry Platform With our world increasingly moving toward digital, it’s imperative that churches have an effective online presence. By that I mean a dynamic, engaging church website that not only communicates what is happening at a church’s physical location but … Read more about Planning for your next church website
I recently lead a workshop at the ELCA Youth Ministry Network Extraveganza in Anaheim, CA. I am thankful for the invitation from the network to present. It was also exciting to be in Anaheim as the network re-launched the new Martins List. Faith Growth was responsible for developing the new Martins … Read more about When youth Wonder, They go to Google
On Reformation Sunday, October 25, 2015, churchgoers across the country are going to be on social media, sharing something from church that day. It is no coincidence that this is occurring on Reformation Sunday. One of the key tenants of the Reformation was getting the word out about God’s grace … Read more about Social Media Sunday 2015: What is your church doing?
The images below will help you understand the difference between using a single page to add content and developing Custom Post Types or repeaters for your new website. WordPress WYSIWYG Editor This is an example of our team page. It is just data entered using the WordPress WYSIWYG … Read more about Pages vs Custom Post Types in WordPress
Over the weekend I saw a pastor post on social media that all the visitors to his church in the last year had perused the church website before visiting in person. Why? Because church websites are a congregation's new front door. So the question become this: Is your church website inviting? … Read more about Harnessing the Power of WordPress for Church Websites
This week I am participating in the e-Formation conference put on by The Center for the Ministry of Teaching at Virginia Theological Seminary. Below are the slides and the audio recording of the workshop I led on live streaming worship and events in the church. I share my experience … Read more about Down and Dirty Intro to Live Streaming Worship
Editor's Note: This post is from a sermon preached by Jason on Reformation Sunday, October 28, 2012 at Zion Lutheran Church in Iowa City, IA. Scripture texts for the sermon are: Jer. 31:31-34; Romans 1:16-17, 3:19-31; Psalm 46; and John 8:31-36. Martin Luther nailed a document to the door of the … Read more about Reformation in the Digital Age