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Almost every week, I receive an announcement about a new service or software offering for churches. It’s exciting, because we now have so many resources to choose from. As churches, we now have the ability to provide tools for our congregations that take full advantage of the internet. Companies are providing online Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solutions that help churches track, train, and communicate with their attenders. I

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Church websites have come a long ways over the past few years. Designs that looked great 3 or 4 years ago are now are outdated and hard to use. It’s tough for churches to keep up because of their limited budgets and limited time. With the increasing number of mobile users, websites must also look and function great on different screen

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UPDATE: Since this post was published, the camera name changed to Mevo (initially it was Movi). Links have been updated in this article. They also announced Facebook Live integration. See my full review here I’m always looking for technology solutions that will help smaller churches. I’ve been trying to find a cheap robotic camera solution or multi-cam solution for our

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Last month, I was excited to win a new WordPress theme from churchthemes.com. They just released their newest theme, appropriately named Maranatha. Within a week, I was able to update our church website to use the new theme. Here’s a quick look at our new website. Keep reading to learn more about this great new theme for WordPress. I’ve been

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One of the biggest hurdles for live-streaming in smaller churches is the high cost of video equipment. Video switchers are not cheap, especially ones that work in HD resolutions. Roland has introduced a new switcher, the V-1HD that looks promising for smaller churches. It has four HDMI inputs, and it is under $1000.  It’s their first product that offers true

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Over the years, I have used most of the Church Presentation Software programs. Each has their strengths and weaknesses, but they all help churches communicate more effectively using video screens. I have spent the last few days trying out the latest version of Proclaim, the Church Presentation Software by FaithLife. It’s an interesting program, and I think it would work

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WordPress is a great tool for developing websites. I manage several websites for local businesses, organizations, and churches, so I am always looking for ways to simplify and streamline how I manage the sites. Here are a few of the tools I use to make my life easier. InfiniteWP InfiniteWP allows you to manage all your self-hosted WordPress sites from

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Drone maker DJI has introduced a new 4k Osmo handheld video camera that you need to see. This could be used for church videos and home videos, and it’s under $700.  I’m really impressed with this. Check out the video and see why.

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Register using the Coupon Code: FAITHENGINEER for $20 off any ticket (even group ticket of 4+) The SALT Creative Arts Conference looks great for creative, worship, and technology leaders in your church. The tickets are almost gone, so you will need to register soon (check out the coupon code listed at the top of this post for a discount). I’m

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I’m excited about the new AppleTV.  We use one at home frequently, and we also use a couple of them at church for our Small  Group Ministry. It is incredibly easy to stream videos from your iPhone or iPad to an AppleTV.  We also use RightNowMedia at church for many of our Small Groups, so the AppleTV works great with the

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Almost three years ago, I shared how to create an app for your church. Our church uses the mobile app service como.com (note: affiliate link). With Como, you are provided with a CMS and set free to figure out how to set it up. It is a bit time consuming to figure out (especially for a church that isn’t tech savvy), and the church

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