5 Ways To Gurantee Your Church Website Fails

5 Ways To Guarantee your Church Website Fails

My first car was an old BMW 533i. That car made me fall in love with the BMW brand, they are just a great car in my opinion. I have not had a beamer since then but recently was shopping for a used car. Surprisingly I found several new(ish) BMW’s in my low budget price range.

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VLOG - How Church Techies Can Minister To Leadership About Porn

How Church Techies Can Minister To Leadership About Porn

This is the seventh article in the series The Fight Against Porn series.

Filtering Internet at church is more than just setting up software for the church technology ministry. If we are owning the cause to fight against pornography, then we need to have a loving follow up conversation with people when they do look at porn. But how do you confront someone if they are church leadership? We have a couple of ideas for you to make the conversation go a little smoother.

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Case Study- Updating The Sanctuary Tech [part 1]

Case Study: Updating The Sanctuary Tech [part 1]

Below is a description of how Fort Bragg Seventh-day Adventist Church went from a system with some components dating back 30 years to a new easier-to-use and highly capable and integrated AV system.

When I visited the church earlier this year, I was dumbfounded at what I saw; a small niche had been built into the wall of the sanctuary and this is what constituted the tech area (see image below). It was made clear that this system was out of date when they acquired it and it’s been limping along ever since.  It was painfully clear that a new integrated system would be needed.  The church as a body was motivated and eager to upgrade and while it did take several weeks to design the exact system they would need, once it was proposed, the church board approved it immediately and the equipment was ordered.

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Designers Listen Up! Learn to Speak the Language of Your Leadership

The other week I wrote an article where I picked on pastors and church leadership a little when it comes to working with us not-so-easy-to-work-with designers.

Well it would just not be fair to let the creative fold off the hook in addressing issues when it comes to a healthy and functioning ministry relationship.

As stated in my article about the most overlooked church media the communication and understanding of the leadership for designers is paramount in effectively creating quality work for your ministry. To take it a step further – I would be so bold to say that most of the issues in this relationship are often caused by the designer or creative volunteer.

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VLOG - 3 Easy Blog Tips That Will Improve Your Content

3 Easy Blog Tips That Will Improve Your Content

If you are running a blog for yourself, your ministry, or your church, you are probably always looking for aways to improve the content and get more eyes on it too. For some bloggers, that means improving SEO. While SEO is good to an extent, there is a ceiling on it before it becomes too gimmicky and manipulative.

I want to give you three easy blog tips that will improve your blog’s content and get more readers to your site. These 3 tips are so easy you can implement them today and will immediately improve your traffic and content quality.

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What's your OS 2-01

What’s Your Operating System – Part 2

Last week, I opened up a two part series on Operating Systems and how they translate into potential real world scenarios. I picked apart a “closed” OS (like Apple’s walled garden), and what living a “closed” life looks like. Ultimately, it was counter productive to Jesus’ call for us to live our lives on mission for Him. This week I’ll pick apart my personal favorite kind of OS, the “open” model. Google’s Android (my favorite) is an “open” model. Again, I’ll take a brief moment to explain that what follows has no reflection on my fellow Android techies, but does have serious implications if we catch ourselves living live in an open OS. What is an open OS, and how does that translate into our practical theology? Stick around to find out. Continue Reading…

God Is Blessing This Blog

God Is Blessing This Blog

This month, we at seventy8 Productions decided that with new expenses because of increased traffic to our blog that we would need to increase our advertisement costs. First time I have done this in years.

So with the help of Beaconads.com, I added one more advertisement space as well as increased the price of all of our large ads by 33%. Within 90 minutes, the new ad was filled. Now, less than a week later, I have twice as many people on the waiting list to be advertisers than before I made the change to the website.

As a blogger, I do not plan to make a profit off of this, instead wanting to be the best resource for churches, ministries, and Christians around the world. We have the capacity to increase if we wanted to, but no reason, so we are going to show love to our advertisers and leave it. Counter-cultural, but that’s how the contributors and I have pushed it.

Honestly, this “problem” is a huge compliment to the quality of content that Jesse Gruber, TC Johnson, Tim Adams, and Steve Mindrup have been putting out. My thanks go to them directly. Great work guys!

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