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I’m excited to announce the launch of a new project. I have a passion for helping other churches, and I’ve been crazy busy the past six months helping churches navigate the new world online ministry. I want to help more churches, but I am limited in my time. So I am launching a new website focused on helping smaller and

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Over the last six months, many pastors and church leaders were forced to learn how to do livestreaming, video recording, and video editing. For many, this has been a difficult time of learning. While iMovie and Windows Movie Maker are fine to get you started with home videos, you will quickly discover that they both lack many crucial features that

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I haven’t shared before about the Blackmagic ATEM series of livesteam mixers, but they work great for small to mid-sized churches. Don’t let the name fool you, they offer great equipment at a low cost. There are now three different models to choose from, the ATEM Mini, the ATEM Mini Pro, and the ATEM Mini Pro ISO. So, you may

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I know I haven’t shared any new posts in a long time. But with the current COVID-19 crisis, I have been busy helping several local churches start livestreaming and set up their online giving solutions. I wanted to share a few tips for churches starting out. My goal is to help churches who have never even thought about livestreaming. There

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For pastors and church leaders, one of the quickest ways to connect and share information online is live video. Whether you use Facebook live, Instagram live stories, or live stream through your website, we now have the opportunity to reach large audiences quickly. However, I’ve noticed there is a huge difference in the quality of videos online. When I watch

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I’ve been wanting to spend some time with the latest release from Churchthemes and I finally got the chance. After installing the Saved theme on a test site and playing around with it, I’m really impressed. Lately, I’ve setup several other church themes on WordPress, including several from Themeforest, and I’ve found myself missing the simplicity and consistency that Churchthemes

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One of the most popular posts on this blog was one I shared ten years ago about podcasting for churches. Since that time much has changed, and yet I still receive questions on a regular basis about how to create a podcast for sermon audio. I wanted to share the basics of how you can start sharing your sermon audio

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This looks promising. Sermonary is a new online tool to create, arrange, and present your sermons. I have been using XMind, a mind-mapping tool for several years, but I plan on trying this out.   I already backed this on Kickstarter, and there aren’t a lot of spots left to get early access.  I like that it is an online

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A growing problem in many families is learning how to monitor your children’s usage of mobile devices. Between cell phones, tablets, laptops, and gaming systems, it seems like our children are constantly being tempted to spend more and more time online. So as a parent, how can we monitor and protect our children? We need to ask ourselves if we are

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Over the last few years, I’ve recommended and used WordPress as a great solution for websites. WordPress is no longer just for blogs, it’s a great solution for churches and small businesses as well.  You can get started with WordPress.com which is the entry level version that is hosted for you. However, if you really want to explore the power

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When the iPhone 7 was released, I took advantage of a generous trade-in promotion from Verizon to pick up the brand new iPhone 7 Plus.  Now that I’ve had it for a few months, I wanted to share my thoughts about it. Size I was really worried about going to the larger plus-sized phone from my iPhone 6. I’ve never

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