About the author  ⁄ Lauren Hunter

Lauren Hunter is an entrepreneur, freelance writer, and founder of ChurchTechToday, where she encourages churches to better use technology to improve every aspect of ministry. She's also a wife to a pretty awesome coach, mom of four great kids, worship leader, and poet.

June News & Thanks

June was a busy but great month! We wanted to thank all our site sponsors for all their help in bringing forward challenging articles and insights into the church technology landscape. Each company listed below aims to serve churches with their Kingdom-minded solutions for ministry. I highly recommend you take a look at the church technology solutions they offer. Below is a quick list of each sponsor and their latest company news or blog post: Premier Sponsors  Church Community Builder CCB Unleashes New Powerful, Intuitive Church Software Design Elexio Mobile Church Management Strategies For Any Church Kindrid 2 Ways To Beat The Summer ...

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7 Top Church Website Companies

Summer gives us a chance to look ahead and dream about fall ministry opportunities. With ministries launching and school starting, your church needs to be ready. In today’s world, every church needs a website. This is just a fact of today’s society–the sooner you face that fact, the better. Many people visit a church’s website before they ever even step foot in the door. That’s why having a simple yet functional church website is necessary. Listed below, in alphabetical order, is a round-up of some of the top church website companies. Their focus is to serve the faith-based market, and they all do ...

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Disciplr Ministry App – A New Kind of Church Curriculum [Q&A]

In the past 30 years, the way churches find, compare and distribute curriculum hasn’t changed much. Learning styles have changed. Technology has grown. But, curriculum providers have struggled to keep up. The Disciplr platform aims to reimagine this process. To give teachers a single place to find and choose church curriculum, subscribe, and enjoy it in a digitally interactive format. We caught up with Jeffrey Kranz from Disciplr recently to find out a little about the company’s story and how they hope to change the way churches equip their members: How was Disciplr founded and what is the goal of the company? Disciplr ...

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May News & Thanks

We had a great roster of sponsors for May and wanted to give them a shout out for all their help in bringing forward challenging articles and insights into the church technology landscape. Each company listed below aims to serve churches with their Kingdom-minded solutions for ministry. I highly recommend you take a look at the church technology solutions they offer. Below is a quick list of each sponsor and their latest company news or blog post: Premier Sponsors Church Community Builder 3 Practical Principles to Retain Church Attenders Elexio 6 Website Tips To Keep Your Church Community Connected Kindrid 2 ...

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World Map of Christian Apps [Infographic]

Every wanted a world map of Christian apps? Well, here it is folks. Granted, new apps are created daily, so tomorrow this could be out of date. Nevertheless, today it’s good to go and chock full of incredible resources for Bible study, church presentation, church management, giving, networking, curriculum, media, kids apps, and prayer. This is only scratching the surface. There are plenty more Christian apps in these categories, with new tools and new categories forming all the time. But this map gives you a decent idea of what’s out there for the Church.   What are your favorite Christian ...

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5 Critical Guidelines for Children’s Ministry Volunteers [Free ebook]

Volunteers are the backbone of any ministry. Even a large church cannot run its children’s ministry solely with paid staff—they need to develop a solid core of reliable volunteers. In some cases, recruitment can be challenging. However, that does not mean you should ever compromise on your standards for volunteers. Your volunteers are the first line of defense in keeping kids safe and secure within your ministry. They should be people of good character who are spiritually sound and trustworthy, and who have been through the background check process your church has put in place. People want to be part ...

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Outreach, Inc. Acquires Christian Computing Magazine and American Church Magazine

Our church tech friends over at Christian Computing Magazine shared an exciting announcement with us today: Outreach, Inc., a world leader in church communications, publishing and media, announced the firm’s acquisition of Christian Computing Magazine and The American Church Magazine, published by Christian Digital Publishers, Inc. for the past 25 years. Christian Computing has provided tools and practical advice to churches and individuals seeking to better use technology in their ministry, and The American Church encourages and resources pastors who may be struggling to save troubled churches or are attempting to navigate the difficult process of starting or planting a church. ...

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Today’s Tech: SendTree

Does your church struggle to get people to engage with church events whether it’s the potluck lunch, the Bible study, or youth group? More and more, text messaging is becoming a wonderful tool to utilize to engage with more attenders. Today, I sat down for a video chat with Broc Seib, Founder of SendTree. SendTree is a new text messaging solution to help churches connect via text messages. With SendTree, you can send entire church-wide text messages, as well as group text messages for each ministry. They offer a pay by text model with a low $9 monthly fee to ...

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April News & Thanks

We’re so thankful for all our April sponsors and wanted to give them a shout out to show our appreciation. Each company listed below aims to serve churches with their Kingdom-minded solutions for ministry. I highly recommend you take a look at the church technology solutions they offer. Below is a quick list of each sponsor and their latest company news or blog post: Premier Sponsors Church Community Builder 3 Kinds of Insider Language That Keep People Away From Your Church Elexio 6 Website Tips To Keep Your Church Community Connected Kindrid The Value of Digital Giving via Text [Tweet “Want to sponsor ...

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Ministry Brands Builds Church Powerhouse, Acquires Shelby Systems

When Ministry Brands first entered the scene in 2012, they were flying under the radar. No one had heard of them–few have heard of them now. Yet while few have knowledge of this church technology up-and-coming powerhouse, they have been quietly behind the scenes partnering and purchasing church technology companies right and left to build something that hasn’t been done before: a collection of like-minded, Kingdom-focused church technology brands focused on serving churches and ministries around the globe with world-class innovative technology solutions. It’s radical, and it just might work. In early 2012, Ross Croley met Ben Sealey, the founder of ...

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