Should You Rethink Your Church Announcements?

Sep 29, 2016 1:40:30 PM

Imagine if every play, concert or sports game was preceded by a lengthy monologue of related events. How long would it take before you tuned it out?

Not long.

Yet, many churches are guilty of doing exactly that. They begin each service with church announcements, a chronicle of committee meetings, bake sales, baptisms, church trips, etc. that every member must sit through before they can begin to worship.

It’s time to reconsider the tradition of church announcements. It’s 2016, and there are better ways to share information - ways that won’t delay the start of services and potentially drain the energy in the room.

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5 Proven Ways Pastors Can Relax in Front of the Camera

Sep 22, 2016 9:30:32 AM

There’s something about a camera lens that absolutely unhinges some people.

Even pastors at ease in front of large congregations can be paralyzed when they see the unblinking eye of a lens staring back at them. That not only makes for an awkward live stream, but it can actually hurt the experience for the people in the audience.

There’s no surefire way to turn someone into a natural in front of the camera, but there are ways that can help anyone relax and forget about the lens, at least for a little while. Below you’ll find several simple tips:

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How to Choose the Right Microphone for Your Pastor

Sep 15, 2016 11:19:29 AM

If you’ve been live streaming services or other church events, you realize the importance of audio quality. Few things can ruin a broadcast more thoroughly than bad sound. We’ve written before about ways to improve audio without getting into equipment, but this post deals with the types of microphones your church should use during services.

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Does Live Video Streaming Hurt Church Attendance?

Sep 13, 2016 11:41:08 AM

When a church is deciding whether to stream its services, one of the most common concerns is if going online will affect in-person attendance on Sunday mornings. This post addresses that concern head-on, showing how live video streaming is actually an important step to grow and strengthen your church community.

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What You Need to Know About BoxCast's "Exceedingly Enough" Podcast

Sep 7, 2016 4:36:52 PM

Dear listener,

Shepherding a child's heart to know and follow Jesus is simultaneously wonderful and challenging. When my son Thaddeus was born four years ago, one of the ways that I embarked on this journey was by writing him daily devotionals from the pages of Scripture.

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