Lauren Hunter

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Lauren Hunter is a writer who loves the big picture of God’s journey we are all on together. In 2007, she founded ChurchTechToday, a website for pastors and church leaders to harness technology to improve ministry. Married to her high school sweetheart, Lauren lives in Northern California with her husband and their four children. Her latest book is Leaving Christian Science: 10 Stories of New Faith in Jesus Christ. She can be found online at https://laurenhunter.net.

The True Cost of Video Production in 2019 [Infographic]

Creating custom church videos was out of reach for most churches in the past. Today, things are quite different because the cost of cameras, talent, and technology have decreased. This is good news for the Church. A research from Cisco shows that by 2019, video traffic will account for 80% of all consumer internet traffic, up from 67% in 2014.

Top 11 Easter Videos From Worship House Media

Easter video and media can add an incredibly warm touch to your church services. Christian video producers are creating new videos weekly, and sites like Worship House Media, offer a wonderful selection of videos to add to your already excellent church services.

3 Keys to Church Member Retention

As a church leader, you know that each person in your worship services or small groups is valuable. You hope that each person will want to grow spiritually as a part of your church family. But you realize that people come and go. Every church will have losses. People move away or graduate to heaven. And it’s inevitable that some folks will leave the church despite its best efforts to help them belong. Sometimes God wants to replant them somewhere else. Sometimes it’s a matter of “fit.”

3 Ways to Communicate Differently on Easter

Easter is not a typical Sunday for more than just the message that you will be giving. Churches tell a different story than what is told for secular Easter -- it might be obvious, but I'll say it: churches need to communicate differently on Easter.

‘Unplanned’ Film About Planned Parenthood to Disrupt Abortion Movement

As one of the youngest Planned Parenthood clinic directors in the nation, Abby Johnson was involved in upwards of 22,000 abortions and counseled countless women on their reproductive choices. Her passion surrounding a woman's right to choose led her to become a spokesperson for Planned Parenthood, fighting to enact legislation for the cause she so deeply believed in. Until the day she saw something that changed everything.

YouVersion Adds Functionality to Alexa-Enabled Devices

Digital voice assistants have become a staple in many people's homes. You can play a favorite song in the kitchen, ask Alexa for recipes, even dim the lights. Now, Alexa can read the Bible out loud on command too. As voice technology saw explosive growth in 2018, YouVersion announced this week they are enhancing their Bible offerings for Alexa and Google Assistant.

3 Smart Speakers for Church Productivity

With the emergence of smart speakers like Siri, Alexa, and Google Assistant, how can these AI platforms assist pastors and church tech staff with productivity? Smart assistants, devices, and speakers do have features that could help with church administrative planning and personal organization tasks like calendaring, as well as providing conferencing features for small meetings.

5 Things The Bible Says About Paying Pastors or Church Leaders

The pastor's salary is frequently a source of contention. How much should a pastor make? On the one hand, people argue that they are to be servants and thus can serve within the church as pastor while working elsewhere. They will cite the Apostle Paul and say that he had a tent-making job, then claim that modern pastors must do the same. So, it’s a question that is on a lot of people’s minds. The Bible, however, clears up any confusion on the subject.

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