April 25, 2015

About the author  ⁄ Lauren Hunter

Lauren Hunter is a freelance writer, consultant and blogger who loves the Lord and desires to encourage churches to better use technology to improve every aspect of ministry. Her blog, ChurchTechToday, was born out of a need to find a place to discuss how technology can impact the Church in positive ways.

5 Steps to a Solid Children’s Ministry Foundation [Free ebook]

Setting up, improving, and running a children’s ministry program is no small task. From curriculum to volunteer coordination to classroom setup to safety and security, there are many facets to the equation that add up to a successful program. Whether your ministry is brand new or centuries old, it is vital to evaluate from year to year to improve upon the well-being—both physical and spiritual—of the children your church serves. When parents bring their children to church, they are entrusting a part of their spiritual development to the teachers and staff. They’re also putting their child’s physical safety in the ...

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March News & Thanks

Thanks to all our great sponsor partners for the month of March! It’s always a joy to count our blessings, and we’re especially grateful for these amazing church technology companies who support ChurchTechToday. The companies below have a true desire to see the Church helped, edified, and grown through all available resources. Below is a quick list of each sponsor and their latest company news or blog post: Premier Sponsors Church Community Builder 3 Reasons Leaders Need to Prepare for Ministry Crises Cool Solutions Group 6 Questions to Challenge Your Church Facility Technical Know-How Elexio 3 Reasons to Nix the Creative ...

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Easter Resource Roundup

With Easter fast approaching, we thought we’d share a few resources with you as you prepare to promote your Easter services and look for last-minute resources to complete your service preparations. In the list of articles below, you’ll find insightful tips, free videos, graphics, devotional guides, a free ebook, and great tips on how to think through communicating Easter as an outreach to potential church visitors: Are Your Easter Service Times on Your Website? [Church Marketing Sucks] Free Easter Social Graphics [Church Marketing Sucks] Free Easter Download: Before the Throne of God Above [ChurchLeaders.com] Free Easter Devotional Guide [Billy Graham Evangelistic ...

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Today’s Tech: Kindrid Giving [Video]

This is the third in our “Today’s Tech” series of Google Hangout interviews with ChurchTechToday sponsors. Kindrid is a company rocking the “giving” boat with a new take on digital giving. Their focus is helping churches use mobile phones for giving via text and in-app giving. To learn more, watch my interview with co-founder of Kindrid, Leighton Cusack: Every Kindrid church customers receives the following marketing materials to get going: Customized slides, Customize contact card (for emailing out) Customized printable cards Video explaining how to make a first gift For all of the above, we provide both the finished files and the ...

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February News & Thanks

Thanks to all our great sponsor partners for the month of February! It’s always a joy to count our blessings, and we’re especially grateful for these amazing church technology companies who support ChurchTechToday. The companies below have a true desire to see the Church helped, edified, and grown through all available resources. Below is a quick list of each sponsor and their latest company news or blog post: Premier Sponsors Church Community Builder 3 Reasons Leaders Need to Prepare for Ministry Crises Cool Solutions Group 6 Questions to Challenge Your Church Facility Technical Know-How Elexio 3 Reasons to Nix the Creative ...

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Music and Ministry [Infographic]

Whether accompanied by organ, handbells or electric guitar, or not accompanied by an instrument at all, Christians have used songs and music to worship God throughout history. Let’s take a look at musical instruments in the Bible, the history of music and worship and how different denominations of Christianity use music today. History of Music and Worship in the Christian Church From Gregorian chants to electric guitar and everywhere in between, worship services have incorporated music throughout the ages. 112 A.D. Pliny the Younger writes a letter to the emperor Trajan stating that early Christians “were accustomed to meet on ...

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4 Methods of Increasing Communication with Your Church Members

Are you effective at communicating with the members of your church? How about with the entire community? When you have an important message to relay, you have to make it impactful. And you have to make sure it is making the target. In today’s world, your congregation and community are being bombarded with a continual stream of information. Some important, most not. Making your messages stand out from all of that noise is the new challenge facing church leaders. To do this you are going to need to reach your targeted audience, make sure that your message is relevant to ...

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Social Media for Recruitment [Infographic]

Previously, a company or church needed to place a print ad in a newspaper, hire a head-hunter, or put an ad in an online directory to find talent and fill needed positions. Today, social media is a great way to locate available talent. Social media recruitment stats: 92% of companies use social media for recruitment 45% of Fortune 500 Firms include links to social media on their career page sections. LinkedIn is #1 66% of companies use Facebook 54% of companies use Twitter ...

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January News & Thanks

As January comes to a close, we wanted to pause and take a moment to give a shout of thanks to our valued site sponsors who make ChurchTechToday possible. We’re blessed to work with some amazing church technology sponsors who have a true desire to see the Church helped, edified, and grown through all available resources. Below is a quick list of each sponsor and their latest company news or blog post: Premier Sponsors Church Community Builder ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas [Parody] Cool Solutions Group Today’s Tech: Cool Solutions Group [Video] Elexio 3 Reasons to Nix the Creative Ministry Names Want to sponsor ...

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Today’s Tech: Cool Solutions Group [Video]

Last month we kicked off our first Google Hangout on Air with DialMyCalls to give churches a better idea of what it looks like to communicate via voice, text, and email with a messaging solutions provider. This week, we’d like to share with you some valuable information about how to better steward your facilities through technology. I sat down with Tim Cool, founder of Cool Solutions Group, to gain a better understanding of what his company offers churches. Not only is Tim “cool,” he has some incredible insights and best practices for churches to better manage their facilities. His company ...

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