Seeing It First: Why We Love Blockbuster Premieres and Live Video

January 23, 2018

I love watching movie trailers. I especially love this time of year because production studios are pushing their big-budget winter blockbusters.

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The Top 3 Conferences for Tech Pastors in 2018

December 28, 2017

This post covers the top three conferences for tech pastors. It'a part of our series on church conferences.

The job of a tech director or creative pastor is not easy. You work endlessly but are rarely recognized for all that you do to prepare for each church service. In fact, it may feel like you only get attention when something goes wrong.

Many people with this role have found solace in conferences designed specifically to meet their needs and cover topics of interest. Below, we’ve listed three well-regarded conferences that are bound to leave you feeling refreshed and empowered in your important role:

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The 4 Best Worship Leader Conferences in 2018

December 20, 2017

This post covers four can't-miss church conferences for worship leaders in 2018. It's the main piece in our series on church conferences.

To be an engaging worship leader requires a special soul, one that, as Sovereign Grace Churches’ Bob Kaufin beautifully articulates, “magnifies the greatness of God in Jesus Christ [ ... ] by skillfully combining God's Word with music [ to ] cherish God's presence and to live for God's glory.”

It’s clear that this is no easy task. Many worship leaders find great strength in attending worship conferences to rejuvenate themselves as they continue to motivate the gathered church to sing God’s praise. Below is a chronological list of our top 4 worship conferences for 2017.

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The Top 4 Church Conferences You Need to Attend in 2018

December 11, 2017

This post covers four can't-miss church conferences for 2018. It's the main piece in our series on church conferences.

Church conferences have a unique ability to tap into our souls and leave us feeling recharged. There’s something innately special about being surrounded by thousands of fellow believers, all of whom work tirelessly every day to bring people closer to God’s Word.  

With hundreds of conferences each year, it can be difficult to determine which one is right for you. Below are the top four conferences we think pastors will find most worthwhile in 2017.

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What a White Noise Machine Taught Me About Live Streaming

July 14, 2017

You’ve heard it since you were a kid: “You get what you pay for.” Still, there’s a certain temptation to the idea that when you use something for free, you beat the system. Companies prey on that instinct when they tout that their products are “free."  

I fell for that trap. This post describes my experience with a free product and what it reminded me about the true value of things.

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Does Live Video Streaming Hurt Church Attendance?

March 16, 2017

This post talks about whether or not streaming your services hurts your church attendance. It's part of our series on church live streaming.

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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4 Bible Verses That Encourage Technology in Ministry

November 15, 2016

The link between ministry and technology is not immediately obvious. In fact, it can be easy to question whether technology has any place in the church at all.

Still, as ministries around the country continue to incorporate various modes of technology into their day-to-day operations, it becomes paramount to examine God’s Word on the subject.

Below are four Bible verses that encourage techology in ministry.

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The Top 5 Christian Movies Every Believer Should Watch

August 18, 2016

We all know the struggle of endlessly flipping through Netflix titles looking for the perfect way to spend a Friday night. The truth is it can be difficult to find wholesome Christian movies to watch with your entire family. If you’re trying to find a wonderful way to spend an evening, be sure to consider these five faith-rooted films.

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Why Your Church Should Be On Snapchat

May 31, 2016

I’m sure you’ve seen it lately — the white ghost in front of the yellow background. 

It seems like this white ghost is everywhere these days. That’s because Ghostface Chillah (the ghost’s official name) is the mascot of the fastest growing social media app: Snapchat.  

You might be thinking, “What does Snapchat have to do with my church?”

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7 Tech Companies Your Church Should Know

May 10, 2016

This post talks about a few of the companies that are helping churches engage and grow using technology. It covers companies helping churches with websites, live streaming, apps, and more. It's the main piece in our series on church tech.

It's been proven that churches that embrace change, including the use of technology in their services, are more likely to thrive and grow.

So, it makes sense that the world of church tech is expanding. Keeping track of all the new technological innovations can be tricky, so we’ve done our best to highlight the biggest movers and shakers. Below are seven church tech companies that have gone above and beyond to help churches in ministry.

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