Free Media Resources For Churches Created by Churches

Free Media Resources For Churches Created by Churches
I love it when I see anyone giving away resources for free. It tells me a lot about their heart and passion for what they do. Recently I stumbled onto a website that does exactly that – Gives away amazing resources! On Church Media Drop you will find free audio, video, games, logos, graphics, motion backgrounds, series packages, tutorials, etc. These are top quality resources that you would pay a premium for on other sites. The best part of Church Media Drop is they take the free media idea a step further by providing a platform for churches to submit and share the media they have created with...
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Not Knowing About These 6 FREE Resources Will Cost Your Church!

Not Knowing About These 6 FREE Resources Will Cost Your Church!
BUDGET TIP: Don’t Pay for What You Can Get Free! Let’s face it, most churches have tight budgets, and I would dare say marketing and web resources are not at the top of the list, so it is crucial that you review the six resources below. Tapping into any of these will save your church money.  These Are Game Changers! It is hard to find freebies, especially ‘Christian’ freebies, but these six resources are amazing and will prove very valuable for enhancing the image and ministry of your church: 1. Church Online Platform – http://churchonlineplatform.com Their Pitch:...
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2016 Best Web Site Building Platforms – Starting with Free!

2016 Best Web Site Building Platforms – Starting with Free!
How to Narrow Down the Countless Offers and Options for Building A Web Site If you want to build a web site there’s no shortage of options, starting with absolutely free and going up to custom platforms costing thousands of dollars. With so many choices available you could easy pick what seems to be a great offering, only to have it quickly become a huge regret. So let me help you cut through all the clutter of choices by offering you a short list of what I consider the top options on the market today. There are Basically Three Categories for Building a Web Site Most platforms and options fall...
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Electronic Media Policy for Computers, Social Networks, Email and Internet Use

Electronic Media Policy for Computers, Social Networks, Email and Internet Use
In recent weeks I have received multiple requests like the following… “Do you have an Electronic/E-Mail/Internet policy that could be used by churches. I am on the newly formed Personnel Committee and have been given the task of coming up with a policy.  We have computers in various locations as well as laptops and tablets that are used by staff and church members at times.  We have no problem, just want to protect our staff and the church.” Unfortunately, there is not a boiler plate policy template that would do much good because every church, ministry, non-profit or business has...
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Test Your Christmas Spirit – Fun Quiz to See If You’re A Santa or Scrooge!

Test Your Christmas Spirit – Fun Quiz to See If You’re A Santa or Scrooge!
Fun Way to Share Your Faith With Friends At Christmas! TestYourChristmasSpirit.com invites people to test their Christmas Spirit by completing any one of four different quizzes. Each quiz consists of ten multiple choice questions. Based on how many you get right, you are designated as one of five popular Christmas characters: Once you complete the quiz, the result page will tell you that, “You have the Christmas Spirit of…” whichever character matches your score. You can then add your score to the ‘Leader Board’ and share your results on social networks or by email,...
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5 SEO Tips to Help Foreign Language Sites Improve Google Search Results

5 SEO Tips to Help Foreign Language Sites Improve Google Search Results
Recently I got call from a Vietnamese pastor who was concerned that his church could not be found in Google search results. He ask me to review his site and offer any advice I could. By the way, I am more than happy to review any web site belonging to a church or non-profit and offer advice to improve your web presence. If you would like a review all you have to do is complete this request form > Free Web Score. Turns out that the entire site was written in the Vietnamese language. In this case you could not expect the site to show up in any English language search engine because search engines like...
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Simple Photo / Video Policies and Release Forms for Organizations

Simple Photo / Video Policies and Release Forms for Organizations
Recently, I had a local church contact me asking for advice on photo policies and release forms for children. This would relate to using children’s photos from events on social networks, printed pieces, web sites, etc. If you have not considered this before, please do so now because it is an important protection to put in place. At a recent youth camp, a mom was concerned about having pictures of here daughters published due to a situation with an estranged dad. She felt it was important to not publicize what here daughters were involved in and asked that we not publish their photos on our social...
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LWPRadio Interview: Greater Reach Through Web & Social Media

LWPRadio Interview: Greater Reach Through Web & Social Media
Recently, I was featured on a broadcast of Life With Purpose Radio, and interviewed by Dr. J. Robert White, Executive Director for the Georgia Baptist Convention. I was asked to share about the opportunities available to churches on the web. The interview is only about six minutes so please check it out and share your thoughts and insights as comments below. I have included both audio and transcript…   Listen to the Audio: https://webreadychurch.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/bdollar-lwpr-interview.mp3   Read the Transcript: Ron Lawson (Announcer):  Churches today must take every...
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The Best Tips for Live Streaming Church Services

The Best Tips for Live Streaming Church Services
Does your church have a vision to make your worship services available to even those that couldn’t make it?  It’s a great thought and there are so many ways to make it happen. I first setup the church I was working at back in 2008 to live stream their services using UStream.tv. It was a free service, ad based support, and is still available now. Our goal was simple…use our existing setup that was built for TV broadcasting to also live stream our service for cheap. Our setup included four cameras and a switcher. Because of this setup we were able to send out multiple feeds…basically a...
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New $100 Million Social App ‘Periscope’ Great for Church Ministry!

New $100 Million Social App ‘Periscope’ Great for Church Ministry!
‘PERISCOPE’ Have you hear of it yet? Props to Jonathan Jordan @jordan004 who clued me in this week to the shiniest new app on the social media landscape (amazing what can happen while you’re taking a 2-week vacation!). Periscope is basically a live broadcasting app that works from your smartphone (Apple or Android) and allows you to live stream anything, anywhere, anytime! Twitter Paid $100 Million to acquire the app for integration into the Twitter-sphere. It is now live and you can download the app here https://www.periscope.tv/. I have been playing around with it and I can...
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