3 Parts of a Great Church Website: part 3

In the first two parts of our Great Church Website series, we discussed how you can intentionally use your site’s headline to connect with broken people (like us). In addition, using great visuals (photos & video) can help show that the church is here for the world, and not for touting ourselves. In this 3rd… Read More »


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Use your Headline to Connect with People’s Struggles

“What’s your FCF?” (No, this is not some mysterious code to search for on your website). Actually, FCF is an idea, a theme for why you do ministry in the first place – and an important piece to your church’s overall communications. FCF stands for Fallen Condition Focus. and comes from one of the most… Read More »


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Social Media in a Selfie World

With over 2.8 billion users worldwide – over a third of the world’s population – social media is fast changing the way we communicate. In the U.S. alone, the percentage of adults using some form of social media, such as Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, or LinkedIn, has risen dramatically, from 8% in 2005 to nearly 70%… Read More »


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3 Parts of a Great Church Website: part 2

Why does your Church exist? Who are you here for? As mentioned in part 1, the church exists to bring God’s love to broken people – both inside and outside the family of God. As we take our cue from Jesus, we see that ministry is holistic and multi-faceted. Word and deed walk hand-in-hand, expressed… Read More »


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A Christmas Meditation

When the shepherds followed a bright star to Bethlehem and the Christ child, it was in response to a previous message delivered by angels: “Fear not.” We may wonder (as we wander): Why this message? Media theorist Marshall McLuhan famously declared, “The medium is the message.” By this he meant that the means of delivery… Read More »


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Ten Favorite Hymns

Scale the heights (and depths) of some classics with these 10 favorite hymns Great songs have a story to tell, with a power to transport us to heights of joy and through valleys of sorrows. This  specially true of many of the old hymns. As Marcus Jones, Digital Content Manager at Premier Christian Communications notes,… Read More »


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How to get Started on YouTube Live – Part 3

As mentioned in previous posts, YouTube Live is a great place to get started with livestreaming, and attract more traffic to your site. It’s never been easier to share your valuable story, and start growing your audience. And YouTube’s new mobile app provides a tab for sharing with your network directly on YouTube. Note: A… Read More »


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Streaming on YouTube and Facebook Live – Part 2

Are you harnessing the power of video and live streaming to attract people to your site? In a recent survey of marketing professionals, results showed that “… when both video and text are available on the same page, 72% of people would rather watch a video to learn about a product or service.” In other… Read More »


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Popular Passwords You Should Avoid

“Jesus is the answer to everything.” It’s an oft-quoted line in Sunday school classrooms, and a frequent focal point of your pastor’s sermons. Without expounding the theological implications, when it comes to accessing your Church’s website or other online accounts, the following caveat applies: “Beware of making Jesus your password.” Hackers Know Your Name Put… Read More »


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The Benefits of Live Video Streaming – Part 1

You’re disappointed because you’ve been called away on business and will miss the worship service. An unexpected illness or injury has you facing a season of recuperation, and it’s unlikely you’ll be getting out much. Maybe you’ve even been called away to military service, but would love to stay connected to your home church as… Read More »


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