Letter from the Editor - Tweaks To The Blog

Letter from the Editor: Tweaks To The Blog

In March of this year, I wrote about a great philosophy that is starting to impact companies everywhere called the 1% change that you can read up here. Without rehashing the whole article again, the idea is you make simple changes everywhere to find huge success overall. And that is what I have been doing with the 78p.tv blog for the past month. You may never actually see the changes I have been making to the blog up to this point, but I have actually been trying to do at least four small improvements every week.

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Level Up Podcast - Episode 09

Level Up Podcast: 09 The Best Story Your Church Can Tell

The idea of telling stories is not something that can easily happen. Think about the message you or your pastor wanted to share at your last Sunday service you had. Could that same message have been done in a 15 minute podcast? Maybe in a 700 word blog post? How about a 140 character tweet? As Christian blogger and church techies, we are always looking for new ways to communicate the message of the Gospel through various mediums. It may be as Chip Dizard suggests, through a niche blog, or as Phil Schneider shared, with the grace and delicate touch of a bull in a glass shop. Whatever you are trying to communicate, make it the best story your church can tell.

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Church Plant Tech pt 1 (3)

Getting Creative: Using What You’ve Got

Planting a church from scratch nowadays is a difficult undertaking, but I can’t imagine what it was like in the book of Acts! Technology is widely available and cheaper than ever here in 2014. This article is here to help get you started with planting a church with little to no budget.

Utilize Free Services

There is a ton of free tech that church planters can start using strait away. From the get go, I recommend diving into a free ecosystem to help organize your plant. We at Missio Dei chose Google for their extensive free catalog, portability, and reliability, but there are plenty of free ecosystems out there that you can use.

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Wil Wheaton Says It’s Okay To Be A Nerd [Video]

I was the stereotypical nerd in high school. I loved working with technology, wanted a video editing system for my twelfth birthday, and was able to fully program a website by sixth grade (want an A in high school and middle school? Create a website and copy/paste the textbook onto it).

But I was also bullied because of my nerdiness. I’ve been shoved into showers, mocked for being introverted and smart, and shamed by girls for not being the athletic top dog. But as Wil Wheaton shares below, it does get better. Do not be ashamed for being a nerd. Maybe as a church technology ministry, we can fully adopt this model for the church and end bullying from the church to the school classroom!

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Contributor Quotes From June 2014

In March, we showed you how to repurpose your content and you guys loved it. So we want to start making this a regular thing where we pull out some great quotes from past blog articles into great quoted images to share across several social media networks. Take these and use these as you will.

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VLOG - Faith in a Mobile World

Faith in a Mobile World

If you are like me your are connected to a tablet or smartphone most days. But on the weekends and especially during church you are connected.  I remember earlier this year working at a church and all of the A/V people had Group.me app on our phones so when the lead pastor needed something changed he sent a group message.  This replaced a traditional phone on the pulpit in some churches.  (Growing up, I always thought that was the Bat phone or some cool phone.)

Times have changed and with mobile technology infiltrating every aspect of our lives it’s almost impossible to not check our phones while in worship.

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Level Up Podcast Bonus Level - Interview with Mike Sessler

Bonus Level: Interview with Mike Sessler

The bonus level is content we share on our Level Up Newsletter. If you want access to this content a month before we release it to the public, you can sign up for the podcast at here.

Mike Sessler is the owner of the website ChurchTechArts.org as well as the host of the widely popular podcast ChurchTechWeekly. Because of Mike’s nearly 200 episodes and 3,000 hours of experience, we talk with him on how churches could do podcasting easily and some ideas for you to engage well with your community through this medium.

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