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Important But Inadequate: Navigating The Paradox Of Online Church

Online church is extremely important, but it is also woefully inadequate. This is a paradox we need to embrace. The downsides are real, but the upsides are worth it. So how do we take advantage of the good while reducing the bad? Here are a few ideas.

Why The Church Must Embrace Its “Long Tail” Of Small Congregations

Small churches are the engine that drives the body of Christ around the world. It’s not that big churches don’t play an important role. They certainly do. But the role of small churches can’t be denied. Small churches are the Long Tail in the body of Christ.

How To Pre-Schedule A Facebook Post

Technology is always changing. There was a time when printing a new bulletin every week was a cutting-edge technical advancement. Now, the online bulletin is quickly becoming the standard.

How To Create An Online Bulletin Using Google Docs

Technology is always changing. There was a time when printing a new bulletin every week was a cutting-edge technical advancement. Now, the online bulletin is quickly becoming the standard.

Clarity And Hope For The Church In Christian-Minority America

You can live a vibrant faith in Christ even when it is a minority expression. There are strong, healthy, missional churches in the post-Christian pockets of the country and the world. In fact, those churches are often stronger and more mission-minded because we have to be.

Simple Tips To Have a Better Zoom Call

Our church uses LinkTree for our online bulletin because it’s so easy for anyone to set up, and just as easy for church members to navigate. In this video I show you how to set up and use LinkTree, by actually creating an account with a live screen-capture.

If Big Givers Don’t Come Back To Church

Recently, a reader asked, “What should a small church pastor do if big givers refuse to give anymore?”

My answer? Focus on three key areas where we should be focusing anyway.

Simplification, discipleship and generosity.