Archive for 'Technology'

5 Apps Every Church Planter Should Have

5 Apps Every Church Planter Should Have

Posted on 10. Mar, 2015 by .

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Google Docs (Free): Staff Meetings App We use Google Docs for our staff meeting agenda/notes.  It’s a free app and service.  The App works in conjunction with the Google Docs service that you can access on your laptop.  When we have staff meeting everyone logs on to the Staff Meeting Doc on their computer.   It […]

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Website Design Principles

Website Design Principles

Posted on 13. Oct, 2011 by .

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1. Design the website making people who have never been to your church your main priority. People who have been to your church are much more willing to click around your site to look for the information they want then people who have never been to your church. So make the stuff potential visitors want […]

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Graphic Design Resources

Graphic Design Resources

Posted on 14. Feb, 2011 by .

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So you don’t have a graphic designer… no problem.  There’s a ton of free stuff out there that you can take advantage of if you know where to look.  Check out these sites for free images for sermon series, bulletins, and websites. Creation Swap: most of the materials on this site are free.  Church creatives […]

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Website vs. Blogging as a Church Planter

Website vs. Blogging as a Church Planter

Posted on 11. Jun, 2010 by .

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For the past few years, it seems like you can’t be a church planter unless you have a blog. Recently several church planters I know have quit blogging. Either they got too busy with church stuff, ran out of ideas, or just lost interest in it. For me, I was one of those that got […]

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Great Graphic Design Without a Designer

Great Graphic Design Without a Designer

Posted on 08. Jun, 2010 by .

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When you’re starting out, chances are you don’t have a graphic designer in your core group. Further, since money is tight, you probably don’t have money to hire someone to do graphic work beyond a logo design, which by the way is a must (see this post on why it’s important).  Don’t you dare skimp […]

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Website: The New Yellow Pages

Website: The New Yellow Pages

Posted on 03. Jun, 2010 by .

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Think about what you did the last time you wanted to know the name, location, or phone number to get a pizza, find a mechanic, or check movie listings. Where’d you go for the information? If you’re like most people, you went to your computer or smart phone.  It’s quicker and easier than looking it […]

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Church Website Research

Church Website Research

Posted on 16. Feb, 2010 by .

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I recently came across a good article on church websites. They surveyed 70,000 people who attended over 100 different churches. They asked them questions about the church they attend and what role the website played in their decision to attend that church. It’s worth the read. Click Here to Download the .pdf -Website Wisdom – […]

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Introducing the Church

Introducing the Church

Posted on 08. Feb, 2010 by .

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The following is a great post on how you introduce your church to visitors on Sunday mornings as well as on your website. The post from Jonathan Dodson who planted Austin City Life. This post is from his blog: Church Planting Novice on January 16, 2010 titled: Introducing the Church.  Jonathan also recently wrote a book: […]

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Search Engines and Fleas

Search Engines and Fleas

Posted on 19. Sep, 2009 by .

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Whenever I think about getting the word out I think of this passage: How, then, can they call on the one they have not believed in? And how can they believe in the one of whom they have not heard? And how can they hear without someone preaching to them? And how can they preach […]

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SEO – Without It, Your Website Is Invisible

SEO – Without It, Your Website Is Invisible

Posted on 18. Sep, 2009 by .

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SEO, stands for Search Engine Optimization. Basically what this means is that there are some websites that are designed in such a way that it’s easier for search engines like Google and Yahoo to read all the material on the site. The easier it is for Google and Yahoo to index your content, the more […]

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