How Turning off Web & Social Media Increases Creativity!

How Turning off Web & Social Media Increases Creativity!
The source of burn-out is too much of anything, no matter how good! We all get there at one time or another – burn-out, writer’s block, stress, whatever you want to call it. The best way to get your creative groove back is to step away from what or where you spend all your creative energy. You must simply drop the mic and walk away. Sorta like quitting coffee, the first couple of days you have to get through the withdrawal headaches, but then you begin to forget about it. You actually start to enjoy doing other things… Why I’m unplugging the next two weeks: To restore my tired...
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How Landing Pages Market Your Church and Grow Your Audience

How Landing Pages Market Your Church and Grow Your Audience
What Exactly Is A Landing Page? Think of it as an online flyer. It is typically a single web page with a very clear product offering and call-to-action for that product. Here is a quick crash course in great landing pages. Simply click on the three examples: > Industrial Strength Marketing > Landing Page Conversion Course > PeaPod Clear Products, clear offers, and clear call-to-action. Simple right? How Can A Church Market and Build An Audience with Landing Pages? Another name used for landing pages is “Squeeze Page”. The page is designed to squeeze the viewer into a conversion...
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6 Reasons for A ‘Web First’ Church Influence Strategy

6 Reasons for A ‘Web First’ Church Influence Strategy
What Is A Church Influence Strategy? It is Great Commission thinking. It is about being strategic to increase the influence of your church in the world. In a day where Christianity seems to be dwindling in the market place — Churches, Ministries and Non-profits alike would greatly benefit by developing a ‘Web First’ influence strategy. Here are six very good reasons why: 1. First Time Guests First visits happen online. There was a time when first time guests pulled into your parking lot, entered your Welcome Center and was greeted by a smiling face and friendly hello. Today, it is...
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5 Important Tasks to Start the New Year

5 Important Tasks to Start the New Year
Happy New Year 2014! I love fresh starts. The first of the year is a great time to reset. Here are 5 easy but important tasks to get the new year started off right… 1. Update Your Social Networks – If you are web social this is a good time to assess the impact and decide if you need to add or delete some social profiles. Need some inspiration? Watch the video in this post > #1 Reason Why Every Church Should Be Social Networking If you’re not web social I’ve got news for you. Your grandparents are looking for you on Facebook! Just about everybody is on one or more social...
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The Schedule Is Changing…

The Schedule Is Changing…
Change Can Be A Good Thing According to my analytic reports it is time for a change in my posting schedule. I try to post one article per week and up to now my posting day has been on Thursdays. Starting next week I will be changing the weekly post day to Tuesdays. The reason is simple, my target audience is more web active on Tuesdays and I want to be available when you are active. I hope this will benefit you and grow our readership. My next Post: Case Study: What To Do with a Pet Alligator? Did anyone every bring you a baby alligator from Florida?  This is exactly what happened… (more on...
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UNPLUG: Find Time for a Digital Fast

UNPLUG: Find Time for a Digital Fast
As you are reading this I am on “Day 6” of my personal digital fast. I can’t tell you how it’s going because I wrote this post last Friday (I’m on a digital fast remember!).  I imagine by day 6 it will be going great. Sorta like quitting coffee, the first three days you have to get through the withdrawals but then you begin to forget about it. Why Take a Digital Fast? To restore my tired eyes, brain and clicking finger. Get out and soak in hours of sunshine, fresh air and blue sky. Reminisce about what the world was like before computers. Spend more quality time with my...
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“Why Your Church Needs A Website” Guest Blogger: Brian Harris

“Why Your Church Needs A Website” Guest Blogger: Brian Harris
Josh Driggers found his new church home — Glynwood Baptist Church, Prattville — after the military moved his family to the area. The church had something he and his wife thought was important: an active Internet presence, both on the church’s Web page and Facebook. “Our thoughts were if a church doesn’t have these, then they aren’t trying to reach young families,” he said. “I would also say that (having a website is) not only reaching young families, but (also) letting people know you are trying to stay culturally relevant in today’s society. It is important to never change the...
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Sharing Christ on the Web

Sharing Christ on the Web
By far, the most important reason you want to have a web presence is to share Christ with others. The web is the largest mission field in the world. It is your furthest reach, your greatest opportunity and your largest audience. You never know when someone will find you and engage you in a conversation about Jesus Christ. Most mornings I like to share a verse of Scripture on all my social communities. Yesterday morning I shared, “But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:19 What an encouraging verse! This morning I opened Twitter...
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Web Years Are Shorter Than Dog Years!

Web Years Are Shorter Than Dog Years!
I remember when I turned ten years old, I was introduced to the mathematics of “Dog Years”. My dad said, “Just think, you are about seventy in dog years!”  He then explained that one human year is roughly the equivalent of seven dog years. As a young boy I found that thought very intriguing. Do you remember the first time you heard the phrase “Dog Years”? How fast is the web evolving? If dog years are seven to one, then web years must be about twenty to one. The internet is evolving at a dramatic pace. I recently read that the internet is doubling in size every 18...
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Pastors Can Dramatically Increase the Impact of Their Sermons

Pastors Can Dramatically Increase the Impact of Their Sermons
Pastors spends many hours each week studying and preparing sermons for their upcoming services. Once a pastor has preached his sermon, it will likely get tucked away in a notebook gathering dust on a shelf. At best he has influenced a few dozen people during the service and maybe several of them will share an interesting point or two with some acquaintance. I realize these numbers rise or fall base on actual church attendance but you get the point. Many weeks a pastor will preach his heart out without seeing a single response. Seems like a lot of work for little payoff. Now what if a pastor, with a...
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