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We’ve used Planning Center Online for church scheduling for several years. We use it now for scheduling our praise team, and we use it for scheduling the flow of our worship service each week. We’ve even used it in the past for children’s ministry volunteer scheduling. It’s a great product, and I wanted to share that they have just released

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Twenty years ago, I remember using my 14.4 kbit/s dial-up modem in my college apartment to connect to a server and download Mosaic on the first day it became available on January 23rd, 1993. It was the first real web browser (you can read about the history on Wikipedia). I started using the internet several years before that, but at the

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If you spend a large amount of time at your computer, it is helpful to consider applications that simplify repetitive tasks and simplify your workflow. Maybe it is my engineering background, but I am constantly on the lookout for apps that make my life easier. Over the last year, I have found these apps to be the ones I use daily. Most

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This entry is part 6 of 6 in the series Gear Update

I wanted to share the latest piece of gear that I have picked up for our church. Last week, I bought an AppleTV. This is a tiny little box that hooks directly to a TV or projector via a HDMI cable. It allows you to stream media from an iPod, iPhone, iPad, or Mac computer, and it is simple to

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If you use video clips during church, you’ll want to take advantage of this offer from WorshipHouseMedia. Each year, they offer some of their best stuff for free during Christmas. You’ll want to check the site to see what they make available each day. You have to get it on that day, but it’s worth your time and effort. Check

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I saw this on Engadget a few days ago and I thought this might be helpful to smaller churches interested in Live-Streaming. Logitech has created a wireless 720p Video Webcam that works with iPods, iPads, and Mac computers. A church could setup this camera in a convenient location to stream and record through a computer or laptop. Logitech also offers

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Several weeks ago, I had the opportunity to teach a class on Social Media for a local Church Association. I realized that over the past 6 years here on the blog I’ve compiled a lot of information, but it’s not easy to find. So I decided to make a page that contains links to many of the articles and services

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This entry is part 5 of 6 in the series Gear Update

A few weeks ago, I picked up a great little microphone for church. What made it really great was that it was under $25. The Audio-Technica ATR-3350 is a wired lavalier mic that works great with camcorders, pocketcams, and even iPhones. It is an omnidirectional condenser mic with a 20 foot cord. I picked up a Kodak Playtouch pocket cam on clearance

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One of the questions I get asked most often from other pastors is how to setup online giving. I’ve been looking into several of the different services and I wanted to share about Clover Donations.  I saw an article on ChurchTechToday and it made me check out this service. I have read about it in the past, but I had assumed that

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So, are you going to get one? My contract is up and I plan on switching to Verizon sometime in the next month. I’ve been on US Cellular for over 15 years, but have decided to jump over to Verizon because of better coverage when traveling and better 4G coverage. Jennifer has already switched and has an iPhone 4S and

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ChurchM.ag has just shared a list of the top 20 Church Tech Blogs. I´m humbled to share that FaithEngineer checked in at #12 on the list. This is a great list to find our more about utilizing technology in your church. ChurchMag is a great website that you’ll want to check out as well.

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