3 Bad Systems Your Church Desperately Needs

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Cogs

A bad system is better than no system at all. I love what I heard Andy Stanley said once, “Your system is perfectly suited for the results you’re getting.” It’s quite easy to have no system and therefore have practically no results. So, a bad system that produces “bad” results is at least a place […]


5 Reasons Why the Church Must Engage the World with Social Media

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Third World Smartphones

As we develop a driving philosophy of why to take up the mantle of social media engagement, it’s important to understand that the purposes for engaging the culture this way are the same purposes that led the church to engage with the world before the Internet ever existed. We engage because the world needs Jesus. […]


Books: Rewired – Using Technology to Share God’s Love

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Rewired

If God’s desire to enlarge His family matters… If people who are lost forever without the gospel matter… If the church of the future matters… We must learn to embrace the changes that are happening in our world. There is no going back. Our world is changing at an unprecedented rate. We are connected with […]


Five Commandments for Becoming a Media Savvy Pastor

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Video Camera

As a media consultant, I have the opportunity to help some of the largest churches and ministries in the country create effective, high quality media outreaches. In most cases, they are experienced, committed Christian leaders who understand the value and the power of the media.  But I also have the opportunity to spend time with […]


Who Invented Social Media? God Did.

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Creation of Adam

God invented social media. I know that might sound like a crazy claim, but I have a biblical basis for believing this. So I’m primarily speaking to those who believe with me that God is the creator presented to us in the biblical book of Genesis. Social media seems like a new term. Many people […]


5 Big Ideas About Shooting a Video About Someone’s Life Change

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Phil Cooke at ORU

No matter what video projects you produce, sooner or later you’ll shoot someone’s testimony about how their life was changed. It might be due to God, an experience at church, being the recipient of a nonprofit’s work, or even a consumer product – but whatever it is, it can be a powerful moment on camera. […]


One Thing That Will Increase Your Online Influence

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Lone Guy

Most bloggers, pastors, leaders and influences want to have an online influence. Not for their own glory or attention, but because they see an opportunity to inspire others toward positive change, and to share the Gospel with hundreds, thousands and even millions of readers. These people pour their lives, energy, time and even resources into […]


Leading Change and Sharing Christ in a Digital Culture

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Bobby Gruenewald

Bobby Gruenewald and YouVersion Bible App It’s not often that a local church leader is listed by Fast Company magazine as one of the 100 Most Creative People in Business.  But that’s exactly what happened in 2011 to Bobby Gruenewald, innovation leader, pastor, and a member of the Directional Leadership Team at LifeChurch.tv, based in […]


4 Ways to Improve Your Online Campus

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Church Online

I received an interesting note from Joe Hayes, head of the TV and video ministry at Redemption World Outreach Center in Greenville, South Carolina. At Redemption, the Sunday online worship service is succeeding way beyond expectations. Since so many churches have an online video feed of their live service on Sunday – and yet very few do […]


There’s a Big Difference Between “Opinions” and “Ideas”

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Opinion

The world turns on the power of ideas, and yet the social media world seems very often to revolve around shallow opinions. Social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and others encourage a 24/7 barrage of opinions on every subject imaginable. In my book “Jolt” I reveal that the average employee spends up to 40% of his or […]


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