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At $347,000 Per Baptism Maybe It’s Time To Rethink Church

Posted by on Sep 25, 2013 in Church Growth | 0 comments

A title that catches your attention – I could not resist getting this information to you. Has your church taken time to look at the cost of parishioner or conversion acquisition costs? More importantly should these tools be used in the church? I have a lot to say about this subject – But you should first look at this article and then leave a comment. Click Here ChurchBrand Architects Your Urban Church Marketing...

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10 Reasons Why I Prefer The iPad Mini Over The iPad 2

Posted by on Sep 25, 2013 in Technology | 0 comments

By Scott Williams Let me start this post off by saying, “I’ve had every version of iPad and iPhone that has ever existed.” My last iPad was the White iPad 2 which I rocked with a portfolio type Skinny Case. My iPad has always been my Technology Swiss Army Utility Knife of choice. I use it for web surfing, speaking, researching, reading books, music, videos… Recently I left my iPad 2 in my rental car at Thrifty in Tampa, FL. (That’s crazy because I travel a lot and this has never happened.) Unfortunately it was not recovered and...

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Project Management with Asana

Posted by on Sep 25, 2013 in Technology | 0 comments

Project Management with Asana

We at smallbiztechnology.com use Asana as one of the key tools to manage our editorial process and all of our projects. It helps that it’s free for 30 users or less – but we’d pay for it – if we had to as well. I like it because it’s easy to add tasks and assign tasks. But the other features it has such as tagging, dates, sub-tasks and more – make it invaluable. Recently Asana added even more features – translating to awesome benefits for teams. Sometimes you delete tasks and need to find them and get them back – Asana has...

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Welcome

Posted by on Sep 25, 2013 in General | 0 comments

Welcome

Welcome to my church marketing blog. I will be the first to admit I have not been the best at keeping this blog updated. I promise to do better in the future. As you can see we have a new design. Thanks to Nyghel for the header design and to Bryan Veloso for the great code. I started this blog because I was distressed about the number of Urban churches that were behind the curve when it comes to marketing and branding. I would often see in my travels, multiple logos or ineffective billboards without any true ROI. I felt led (church slang...

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11 Questions Church Leaders Should be Asking

Posted by on Sep 25, 2013 in Church Growth, Marketing, Social Media | 0 comments

11 Questions Church Leaders Should be Asking

Here is a great article from church consultant Tony Morgan.  Tony has served on the senior leadership teams at NewSpring Church (Anderson, SC) and  Granger Community Church (Granger, IN). With Tim Stevens, Tony has co-authored Simply Strategic Stuff, Simply Strategic Volunteers and Simply Strategic Growth–each of which offers valuable, practical solutions for different aspects of church ministry. His newest book, Killing Cockroaches (B&H Publishing), was released in 2009. The article is an incredible read, and a conversation all...

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Happy New Year

Posted by on Sep 25, 2013 in General | 0 comments

YouTube – Melinda Watts WINNER OF GOSPEL DREAM 2008 Happy 2009. First Video of the Year. Tis So Sweet to Trust in Jesus. This is a repost – but as we move into this new year, it is so important to realize that we can only be successful if our trust is in Jesus. What is more profound, is there can be a peace and a sweetness to believing and trusting in Him. As you make your resolutions – be resolved to help others – to believe in yourself – and to push your dreams to the limit. The economy has recessed and maybe...

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Why Aren’t You Blogging

Posted by on Sep 25, 2013 in Marketing | 0 comments

I got this link today from a new blog I have subscribed to called the Pew Review. He has a great book coming (shameless plug). If you have every wondered about blogging or sharing your thoughts on line. Even if you have been just contemplating blogging, this blog will inspire you. In this video Seth Godin and Tom Peters- 2 of the foremost authors and entreprenuers of our time, discuss the psychology behind blogging. If only one person reads what you write, the sheer experience and process of blogging will assist you in life. I usually...

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Pastor’s Intro to Social Media

Posted by on Sep 25, 2013 in Church Growth, General, Social Media | Comments Off

Pastor’s Intro to Social Media

Thank You for Stopping By - All over the country ministry leaders and Pastors are trying to figure out how to maximize this new things called Social Media. Many have heard of the wonders of Facebook Twitter and Youtube. But the small question still remains. How Do I Use It and Be Effective Well I have done It Just For You: Introducing The Pastor’s Guide to Social Media   In this e-book – I go on to describe   How to Set-up a Twitter Page Which Programs to Use with Twitter 15 Plugins – You should have on Your WordPress...

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Under Construction

Posted by on Sep 25, 2013 in General | 0 comments

Under Construction

I am sure most of you have noticed there have been a lot of changing going on here on the website. We are under construction, a realignment of our mission, if you will. We will be adding new sections, taking down some old ones. With any change it can be messy, and normally I would test all of this on a different site and when I had it the way I wanted I would launch. But this time I wanted to invite you in the creative process as we make these changes. Trying something different. Trying to jump in the song before I know the words. So hang on....

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The Pain of Growth

Posted by on Sep 25, 2013 in Church Growth | 0 comments

Excerpt from LeadingSmart.com | by Tim Stevens, Executive Pastor Last week I was asked, “If our church is going to double in the next two years (from 500 to 1,000), what will it take?” Here is what I shared… * Some of you won’t have as much access to the senior leader. This has to be okay with you. o Ask: Are you more committed to maintaining the tight-knit staff size and your proximity to the pastor? Or are you more committed to the church growing? * Some of you are doing okay as a leader in a church of 500, but that’s not going to...

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