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3 Lessons From Being Dangerous

“Now I know just enough to be dangerous.”<p>It’s a common refrain from pastors served by Creative Missions. A team of creative professionals served …

Philips Announces SDK And Open API For Hue Lighting System

We’ve seen Philips’ Hue lightbulbs do some pretty cool stuff, but things are about to get crazy. Philips revealed that they have some open APIs and an iOS SDK for the Hue connected lighting system.<p>The official SDK for Hue means that third-party apps and hardware can pick up where Hue left off and …

Tech Trends in 2013

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Hands On With Google Chromecast

Google Chromecast<p>Chromecast<p>Super Tiny<p>Limited Setup<p>Remote Free<p>Powered by USB<p>Standard HDMI<p>Easy Installation<p>From Phone to TV<p>Control from Anywhere<p>Google …

8 Apps You Don't Want To Miss

Apps You Don't Want To MIss 7/27/2013<p>Hipstamatic Oggl<p><i>Swiftkey</i><p>Drive Assist<p>Google Play Games<p>FindIt<p>Walk Up<p>Dollarbird<p>BreakupText<p>It can be tough to keep …

10 Must-Try Mobile IFTTT Recipes

10 IFTTT Mobile App Recipes You Have To Try<p>Backup Contacts To a Google Spreadsheet<p>Share Photos Uploaded To a Specific iPhone Album on Facebook<p>Have …

Google Debuts 'Views' for Adding 360-Degree Photos to Google Maps

Google launched a community site called Views, allowing users to easily share 360-degree panoramic photos to Google Maps, on Tuesday.<p>The images, …

The Why

My story is not much different from a lot of other young entrepreneurs. Armed with a vision of how I could do it better, a lot of passion and the right amount of insanity, I set off to do something with an over 90% statistical chance of failure: start my own business. It was an amazing experience. …

Surprised by Growth

In the earliest days of LifeChurch.tv, our best technology was the air conditioning. And it barely worked.<p>Since that time God has used our church to …

3 Steps to Building Your Online Presence With Ron Edmondson

Ron Edmondson is quick to tell you that he is first and foremost a pastor. And, while that is true, he also has a strong online presence that …

Engage With Twitter Users in Your Community

To connect with people outside the church, Allen Hendrix, the minister of communications at Broadmoor Baptist Church in Shreveport, La., used the …

Develop Social Media Guidelines

Church leaders frequently ask me how their staff can make the most effective use of social media. They see the potential, but also the pitfalls, and …

Idea Starter: Provide Drinks and Snacks at Kids' Spring Sports Events

As baseball, soccer and other sports start up again in the spring, get acquainted with local families by providing Gatorade and other drinks and …

How Technology Can Drive Discipleship

The day I was working on this column, someone asked me how the church could fully leverage technology for discipleship. I hear that question a lot, …

10 Ways to Make a Big Impact on a Small Budget

Do big events have to mean big budgets? We talked to almost 30 church leaders who answered an emphatic “no.” The same leaders affirmed that their …

How to Foster Creativity

Louis Pasteur once said, “Chance favors (only) the prepared mind.” Unfortunately, many have given up on the notion that their minds can formulate …

Creativity

Shadowing Builds Volunteers

<b>The Church:</b> Living Stones Church, Reno, Nev.<b><br>The Challenge:</b> Help people connect with the mission of the church.<b><br>One Key Idea:</b> Allow new volunteers to …

Try This: Create a Computer Lab for Local Students

Set up computer stations at the church that kids from local schools can use for free at specified times after school or on weekends during the …

Yes to Smartphones in Church?

Twitter and Facebook can be great tools for connecting to your audience throughout the week, but what about Twitter, Facebook, and other tools <i>during</i> …

Want More Visitors? It Has to Get Personal

<i>“People still respond to the things of God, when the things of God are viewed by us as important enough to talk about.”</i><p>Have you ever had that nagging …

5 Tips for Faithful Follow-up

Proactively following up with newcomers can transform an introduction into a relationship. <b>Carmel Baptist Church</b> in Matthews, N.C., developed a …

5 Breakout Practices to Uncage Your Ministry Vision

How do you discover, develop and deliver the unique vision God has for you? How can you know you won’t die a carbon copy when God has made you an …

Get Your Church on Facebook

<b>1.</b> Log in to your Facebook account (if you don’t have one, it takes five seconds to sign up for a free account), then go to</b> …

How Your Church Can Reverse a Negative Reputation

<b>“If it weren’t for those __________ churches…”</b><p>I will never forget that statement.<p>I was in my mid-20s serving on a board of the local non-profit. We …

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5 Ways to Engage in Community Running Events

Community running events, which often draw thousands of participants, can provide churches with creative and relevant opportunities to serve and be a …

Try This: Lawnmower Challenge

Encourage small groups or individual attendees to commit to mow a neighbor’s lawn once a month. Focus especially on helping single moms and seniors. …