In initially approaching the writing of this article, quite honestly, I’ve wondered why there is even a need to pose and answer this question at all. Isn’t it silly or even borderline blasphemous to ask this question? As I’ve mused further, it’s dawned on me that, of course, not everyone thinks like I think and … Continue reading In the Age of Google, is the Bible still a Valid Source of Information?
One of the things I love the most about seeing Church be all that it should be is a healthy generational mix. Every time I see this in action it proves to me again that, at the core, the Church of Jesus Christ is a genuine family of belonging believers. Some churches or ‘movements’ may … Continue reading 5 Tips for a Senior Ministry in a Digital Age
In our highly visual, digital world of photography and film, in one sense becoming competent in these areas has never been easier. In another sense it can be quite intimidating and discouraging if you’re not sure how you can even engage. Sometimes the creativity and talent of others can shut us down because, via the … Continue reading 5 Easy Ways Your Church Can Make YouTube Videos
We’ve had the recent joy in our church of seeing several key members go off on long/short-term mission trips. The heartbeat of our Christian faith is this ‘going’ and ‘sending’ and so if you’re in a church engaged with the cross-cultural mission field, you’re in a good place! Each mission trip is going to be … Continue reading 5 Do’s and Don’ts for Sharing Your Summer Mission Trip on Social Media
Back at the beginning of the second quarter of 2016, Facebook launched their “live video streaming” service whereby you can now broadcast live film content immediately to your homepage and all of your Facebook friends. It was a clever manoeuvre from the social media giants to ambitiously ride the digital trend of motion picture and … Continue reading 5 Easy Ways your Church can do Facebook Live
I went to bed last night around 10:25pm. There was nothing unusual about that but while I was sleeping, just eight minutes later at 10:33pm, another terrorist attack, this time in Manchester, England, terminated the lives of umpteen young people, adults and children. This is the immediate and very relevant backdrop to this blog piece. … Continue reading Echurch – What the Future of the Church May Look Like
If you’re anything like me, you’ll have lyrics and melodies to hundreds of worship songs stored away in your brain from approximately two thousand weeks spent in church. I’m thirty seven now and have been in church all my life so the maths might be slightly different for you. The point is, if you have … Continue reading Praise and Worship – Stay with the Old or Write New Songs?
Online Personality: By Design or by Default? The online personality of any individual or church will either be by design or by default. In other words, you will have an online personality regardless of whether you strategically design one or not and, as with most things, we all have tendencies to default to what is … Continue reading Creating your Church’s Online Personality
Film Is Your Way Forward Did you know that, currently, one of the most prevalent digital trends across our planet is the effective use of film? High quality text and imaging continue to be important but the rise in popularity of the easily recorded/edited moving image is most definitely the way forward. One of the … Continue reading Making Church Videos on a Budget
Blogging is an amazing digital tool! Developing a church blog with excellence will enable you to better communicate and inspire your church family. The people that haven’t made it as far as your church yet, as well as the wider communities in which your church lives, can also be impacted by your church blog. In … Continue reading 8 Tips for an Effective Church Blog