Archive for May 2011

Getting to Know SoChurch
No Comments » May 31, 2011

Getting to Know SoChurch

We talk with Ben Forsberg of SoChurch to understand what their software does and whether churches really benefit form implementing a custom networking tool.

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Creative Missions Helps NY Churches Communicate
1 Comment » May 27, 2011

Creative Missions Helps NY Churches Communicate

For the past week a team of creatives has been helping churches in the Albany, N.Y., area. It's called Creative Missions and it's pretty awesome.

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Jolt!: Get the Jump on a World That’s Constantly Changing
No Comments » May 26, 2011

Jolt!: Get the Jump on a World That’s Constantly Changing

A new book from Phil Cooke tackles your personal roadblocks and helps you move forward with purpose. It's a jolt any church communicator could likely use.

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Office Hours: Media & Social Media Reading
2 Comments » May 25, 2011

Office Hours: Media & Social Media Reading

Our own Justin Wise has online office hours and takes your questions. Today he talks about media in ministry and social media reads.

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The Church: A Cultural Institution No More
6 Comments » May 23, 2011

The Church: A Cultural Institution No More

Once upon a time the church was a cultural institution. But no more. And that means we need to change our approach.

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Praying for Osama bin Laden
17 Comments » May 20, 2011

Praying for Osama bin Laden

A Catholic church in West Palm Beach, Fla., is planning to pray for Osama bin Laden. It's sparking headlines in the media and protests within the church.

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Are People Talking About Your Church?
5 Comments » May 18, 2011

Are People Talking About Your Church?

One church attempted to break the world record for simultaneous arm wrestling. Another was doing a massive service project. But people were talking about both.

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Holy Flash Mob
7 Comments » May 16, 2011

Holy Flash Mob

More than 2,000 people bursting into choreographed dance grabs 700,000 views on YouTube. And a church did it.

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Authentic is the New Awesome: Nadia Bolz-Weber
7 Comments » May 11, 2011

Authentic is the New Awesome: Nadia Bolz-Weber

Denver Post profile of a tattooed Lutheran pastor emphasizes authenticity over, well, about anything else.

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poll-results Article
1 Comment » May 10, 2011

Church Websites 101 Poll Results

Incredibly, nearly half of you were satisfied with your sites. Another 37% were insecure and 14% really need some help.

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examples Article
1 Comment » May 9, 2011

Mother’s Day Post Mortem

Historically Mother's Day is rooted in peace and justice. While many churches offer mom tea or flowers, some went a little deeper.

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Cultivate 2011 Roundup
No Comments » May 9, 2011

Cultivate 2011 Roundup

Lessons and wisdom from the Cultivate Conference: Links to the best notes, how to find what other people are saying, we're not experts and a thank you.

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Church Websites 101: Remember the Real World
2 Comments » May 4, 2011

Church Websites 101: Remember the Real World

For all the effort you're going to put into this virtual website, remember that it’s all about connecting to real people.

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Church Websites 101: Get It Done
4 Comments » May 2, 2011

Church Websites 101: Get It Done

A lack of momentum is the number one thing that will kill your web project. It sounds silly, but you have to plan to get it done.

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