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.

Corner Room Music Releases Psalm Songs Vol. 1 [Giveaway]

As a worship leader, songwriter, and lover of music, I get really excited when independent Christian songwriters reach out to me and ask me to review their music. (Not that I don't love writing about church technology all the day long . . .) The Psalms hold a special place in most of our hearts. They speak a language that is raw, real, and open; they seem to gush with the heart of God through his most faithful servants: Moses, Asaph, David, Solomon and the Sons of Korah. How is it possible that they still relate so closely to our lives today? ...

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April News & Thanks

Spring is here and VBS is just around the corner. Middle and High School ministries are about to wrap up and you might even be planning a summer vacation or sabbatical. Even though things are busy at your church, it's always a great time to retool and refine. At ChurchTechToday, we continue to press on and aim to assist churches in finding the right church tech info at the right time. ...

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Top 5 Leadership Styles [Infographic]

Leadership styles can vary greatly from person to person, depending on the organization and its structure. Churches are not exempt from the leadership styles of the senior pastor and leadership team. The best organizations smoothly guide their church staff and volunteers; the worst organizations have disgruntled pastors and leaders who aren't so happy about the leadership under which they work. Here are five leadership styles along with an insightful infographic to help educate you about leadership styles that exist: ...

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5 Great Church Volunteers Resources

We all know that volunteers are the lifeblood of any church. If churches had to pay each of their children's ministry teachers, small group leaders, women's and men's ministry leaders, and vacation bible school teachers, they'd be up a creek, fast. Some churches keep their staff incredibly lean and rely predominantly on volunteers while other churches have more robust staff members and fewer volunteers; either way, volunteers need to be screened, training, and thanked. Below are five resources aimed at helping your church lean in to the volunteer management process. ...

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Catholic-Focused Church Software Options

While each Christian denomination has slightly different needs, Catholic churches have unique needs that are unique to their faith and require their own specific church software to adequately handle and 'speak' the language of Catholicism well. Over the years, several Catholic-focused church software solutions have emerged to serve this branch of Christianity specifically. ...

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Top 8 Social Media Trends to Watch Out For in 2016 [Infographic]

It's increasingly hard to keep track of all the social media trends. For churches, keeping ahead of trends isn't perhaps the number one goal; however, keeping a pulse on what's going on in the world of social media can be helpful both to connect with church members through the most popular networks as well as keep current in overall church communication. While most still think of social media in terms of Facebook, Twitter, and all the other networks, the infographic below delves into other technologies that are easily leveraged by social media. ...

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The Future of Online Schools [Infographic]

The future of online schools is exciting. Technology growth and internet speed has made it easier then ever to trade the traditional classroom for a virtual one. No longer confined by location, you can obtain a degree from the school of your choice in almost any topic. This opens great possibilities of continued education for church staff and volunteers. As you look over the following infographic, consider how far education has come. Note the trends toward interactive education and how the church could approach ministry with this type of focus. ...

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March News & Thanks

With Easter behind us and VBS in front of us, it's safe to say that spring is a busy time of year for churches. Don't worry, you'll be able to rest in July (well, maybe). We look forward to helping you with all aspects of your church technology goals as spring leads to summer. He is risen. He is risen indeed! We want to give a big thanks to these incredible companies below for sponsoring ChurchTechToday. If your church is looking to enhance, improve, or change your giving options, mobile tech tools, church management software, and/or communication tools, I encourage you ...

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Solving Fund Accounting Problems for Churches

Tim Goetz has always been good with numbers. Growing up in California’s Central Valley, he would end up getting an accounting degree from nearby Fresno State. Afterwards, he worked for a little over two years as a financial statement auditor at Deloitte and Touché, becoming the Fresno, CA office’s internal control specialist. In early 2007, Goetz felt pulled in another direction and he went to work at one of Fresno’s largest churches, The Well, as an Executive Pastor. He quickly realized something big was missing in all of the big accounting programs — something they all couldn’t do that churches needed ...

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Holy Week Timeline [Infographic]

"Holy Week" is the historical name given to the last week of Lent and the final days of Jesus' earthly life. Involving a large number of events and people, the period between Palm Sunday and Easter can be difficult to imagine. BibleGateway has created an infographic to help. ...

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