Why Are Church Choirs On the Decline?

February 10, 2017

Church choirs are on the decline, according to the most recent study on the matter.

\A 2014 National Congregations Study found that fewer white Protestant churches of all denominations have choirs, though they continued to be prevalent in black Protestant congregations and Catholic churches.

Only 40% of conservative white evangelicals said there is a choir at service, down from 63% 14 years ago. For moderate or liberal Protestant congregations, the decline was from 78% in 1998 to 50% in 2012.

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How to Include New Voices in Your Church Communications

January 30, 2017

The members of a church are what make a church so powerful. Without the people who make up the body, a church would simply be a building or gathering place.  

Too often, however, we only hear a few select voices in a church’s communications.

Any sort of exclusion is not usually deliberate; to remain consistent and efficient, many churches rely on the same staff and volunteers to put together newsletters, bulletins, and social media posts. While it’s important to keep control of church communications to avoid confusion and ensure the right messages are delivered, there should be room for a variety of voices and opinions.

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How to Earn $100 from BoxCast

January 30, 2017

We know it’s true - there’s immense power in word-of-mouth recommendations.

Our team at BoxCast works hard to provide our customers with an amazing streaming experience. It’s our hope that if you know of an organization that needs to stream and can benefit from our complete streaming platform, you’ll consider sending them our way.

To reward you for your thoughtfulness, we’re happy to announce the launch of the BoxCast Referral Program. Here’s how it works:

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How to Choose the Best Live Video Streaming Solution

January 24, 2017

This post is based on The Buyer's Guide to Live Video Streaming. If you'd like to learn about additional key factors and features to consider when evaluating live streaming solutions, download the free guide.

The secret’s out: There’s immense power in live video streaming.

When organizations like schools, sports leagues, churches, or municipalities, decide to stream, they no longer confine their events to the spaces in which they're held; instead, streaming allows people to watch from wherever they are.

There are several different streaming providers to choose from. Evaluating each one and navigating the differences between them can be overwhelming. This post outlines six key features to consider when evaluating different streaming solutions.

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What are the Top 3 Conferences for Tech Pastors in 2017?

January 19, 2017

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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What Can Your Church Do to Attract Young Adults?

January 12, 2017

If you ever feel like your church struggles to attract and keep young adults as they transition into adulthood, you’re not alone. Churches around the world struggle with this same thing.

Many young people are less likely than older generations to be religiously affiliated or believers. Some can be resistant to outreach and others are even downright hostile to organized religion. Yet, their participation in the ministry is essential to the future of churches.

So what can you do?

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Do You Know What People Are Saying About Your Church?

January 05, 2017

Do you know what people are saying about your church?

Not what they’re saying in person or during the meetings of various church bodies, but online?

You should.

Just as the internet and social media help your church share its message with more people than ever before, these mediums allow anyone to publicly leave both positive and negative comments about your church.

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BoxCast 2016: A Year In Review

December 30, 2016

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Can These Tech Trends Help Your Church Reach Members?

December 27, 2016

In recent years, many churches have turned to technology to help them spread God’s Word. Though some would argue that the use of technology in ministry can be controversial, many others would argue that such a practice is unavoidable. In fact, as Pastor Carey Nieuwhof says in his book Lasting Impact, “if the change inside the church isn’t equal to or greater than the change outside our walls, irrelevance is inevitable.”

This post explores technology trends that are aiding ministries around the world to reach their communities in new and meaningful ways.

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The 4 Best Worship Leader Conferences in 2017

December 20, 2016

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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