December 20, 2014

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.

How to Work a Room [Infographic]

Anytime is a good time to brush up on your social skills. It’s especially helpful to do so when the holidays approach and parties roll around. Whether you’re a seasoned party pro or more of a wallflower, these tips from Susan RoAne’s best-seller, How to Work a Room, are most helpful: 1) Prepare 2) Enter 3) Meet and Mingle 4) Breaking and Entering 5) Exit Gracefully and Move On And don’t forget to smile!       ...

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Today’s Tech: DialMyCalls [Video]

Today we’re launching a new Google Hangout on Air video series wherein we profile one of our site sponsors to give you a first-hand glimpse into what they offer and how it will be helpful to your church. During our first Hangout, I sat down with Chris Greene, National Sales Executive for DialMyCalls. In this call we address the multifaceted communication needs that face the church and how their solution helps pastors, youth leaders, small group leaders, and ministers of every kind communicate with church attenders via email, voice, text, and more. DialMyCalls has been gracious enough to offer ChurchTechToday ...

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ChurchTechToday Acquires ChurchTechy.com

I’m excited to share with you today that ChurchTechToday has acquired Stuart Dyckhoff’s church tech blog, ChurchTechy.com. After six years of blogging, Stuart has decided to hang it up and graciously offered to allow us to roll his site into ours and share some of his incredibly valuable content with our audience. I’m pleased to continue the “ChurchTechy” legacy by pointing this domain to ChurchTechToday. I’ll be sharing with you a smattering of Stuart’s insightful church tech articles over the next few months. We are grateful to Stuart for his passion to serve the Church. I’m grateful that Lauren and her team will be taking ...

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9 Seminary Deal Breakers [Infographic]

Heading to seminary is a big deal to say the least. From time and financial considerations to future ministry impact and career trajectory, picking the best seminary for your educational needs is crucial. The infographic below walks you through nine aspects of seminary life that each person should highly consider before selecting a school to attend. 1) Is the school’s theological vision compatible? 2) How will I be prepared for “the Church of 10 years from now?” 3) Will I fit in with other students? 4) How much debt will I incur? 5) How much do I like school? 6) ...

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5 Ideas to Help Build Communication Skills in Your Church

If you are finding it difficult to keep up with your congregates’ or messages are getting mixed up and misunderstood, you are doing your church an injustice. Take the time to figure out where you are missing out on your communication opportunities and change the way you engage to become a more effective church leader. One of the first things you should study is the types of messages you need to send each week and when and how you are sending them. This can make a big difference in the way they are being received. Here are five ideas to ...

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Church + Community [Infographic]

Tyndale University College & Seminary conducted a survey in the fall of 2011 to find out how churches and individuals, primarily located in Ontario, are involved in their communities. In all, 343 churches and 710 individuals responded to the survey. From the survey the following information was collected as priorities for ministry: 4 Ministry Priorities: 1) Ministries for the Congregation 2) Discipleship Programs 3) Meeting the Needs of the Greater Community 4) Outreach to People Who Do Not Attend Church In the survey Tyndale found several recurring challenges that individuals and churches face when reaching out and being part of the ...

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“Phone Tips” Set You Straight on Voice Communication

Did you know cell phones were just phones? Did you know how to correctly record your away message? These and other crucial phone etiquette tips are shared with humor and zest in the usual “Tripp and Tyler” style. These guys make me laugh every single time. If you haven’t discovered their YouTube channel, it’s never too late to check them out. ...

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Seeds Family Worship: The Word of God [Music Review]

As a worship leader, writer, blogger, and mom to four kids under 11, I LOVE new worship music that gets me pumped up and ignites my passion (and my family’s passion) for worship. I’ve long been a fan of Seeds Family Worship and their awesome scripture-infused tracks set to upbeat tunes that make you want to dance while sneaking in scripture memorization. It’s a win-win. Our church has used their YouTube videos with words for years for our mid-week kids program, so when Seeds reached out to ChurchTechToday directly asking us to review their latest album, Volume 8: The Word ...

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Worship Leader Magazine Editor’s Pick 2014

We here at ChurchTechToday are so pleased and thankful that Worship Leader Magazine has chosen our site as one of their Editor’s Pick of 2014. Worship Leader Magazine  is an invaluable resource to church leaders, worship directors, artistic directors, church tech gurus, worship team members, and more. We are thankful for their ministry and grateful that they’ve chosen our humble site as one of their Editor’s Pick resources. Please check out the link here to the full November/December Editor’s Pick Issue to read about many resources that can enhance your church’s ministry through worship and worship technology. We’re honored to ...

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October News & Thanks

We just can’t say thank you enough 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 ACS Technologies – The City 5 Keys to Planning Great Church Events Church Community Builder Cut Through the Noise with an Effective Communication Strategy Church Office Online Stop Spending So Much Money On Technology Elexio Cost vs. Value of Proper Church ...

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