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3 More Bible Studies on Jesus
Earlier I wrote about three great Bible studies on Jesus, but since then I’ve discovered 3 more wonderful studies on Jesus that I just had to recommend to you. Why so many studies about Jesus? Jesus is the hero of the Story. He is the what the Bible is all about and what we should be […]
Digital alters everything, everywhere, for everyone
"My two-year-old is teaching my one-year-old to use the iPad," a Christian writer tweeted recently. As these two young 'digital natives' grow up, they will barely distinguish between online and offline, face-to-face or virtual. They will be unaware of that strange world just 20 years ago, which was almost untouched by digital media. They may never see, except in a museum, such ancient artifacts as typewriters, rotary-dial phones, or film cameras. Their use of digital will be totally instinctual, a seamless extension of minds and fingers. As the years pass, they will effortlessly handle digital tools and platforms yet to be invented. Digital has transformed our societies faster than any previous media revolution. And it is transforming evangelism and discipleship too. Read more...
Listening for My Language - #6979
We need to meet people where they are with a testimony out of our life that relates to their lives. Thousands came to Christ on this Day of Pentecost; the day that each one heard them speaking in his own language. Would you ask God to show you today how to speak the language of the people around you; to reach them with the words, the music, the issues, and the testimony that they will understand?
How Do I Find a Good Church?
One of the questions I am most frequently asked is “How do I find a good church?” This question has taken on added significance in recent years because of the massive impact televangelism has had on our culture. In all too may cases, worship has been replaced with entertainment, and fellowship has been transformed into individualism. […]
How to Find a Church: 7 Things to Look for
So, you’re in a new city or a new town and you need to find a church, but how do you do that? If you grew up in church, picking one was pretty easy; you just went wherever your parents went. Even if you left your parents’ church for a new one, you probably chose the […]
Bible Verses About Love
In a 70′s era television show, a young boy was talking about his relationship with a girl and said, “I like her, but I don’t like, like her.” In the show, the quote made sense, but is there a better way to indicate our feelings of affection? The fact is, using a single word to […]
The value of a YouTube channel for nonprofits and churches
If you are a church or nonprofit, a YouTube channel may be an appropriate and valuable addition to your advocacy. Here's an infographic that may encourage you:
Email lists can still be very effective
Email remains the best way of maintaining contact with an opted-in list of friends or supporters. Facebook, Twitter and other social media area great at building relationships, finding new contacts, and enhancing your profile among your affinity group or community. But to ensure a specific message reaches people who have asked to hear it, an email list remains the best way in most circumstances.
Vital new book THE SOCIAL MEDIA GOSPEL - Sharing the Good News in New Ways
You may know Meredith Gould as the person behind the #chsocm Twitter hashtag, for discussing all things church/social media. So Dr Gould knows her stuff! She is an established author, sociologist and social media consultant, with digital experience going back to the beginning of the Internet. But this is not an academic book – it's highly readable, laced with whimsical humor – and provides a valuable introduction to any church leader or member who is considering whether, or how, to start out or develop a social media strategy.
Christian failure to communicate effectively with outsiders
Our biggest failure has been to frequently fail to reach unchurched outsiders. Yet this is possible, if only we would do it appropriately. Sheridan Voysey writes: "A fascinating experiment has been taking place in Australian Christian radio. The result is that between 40-70% of the audience listening to these stations have no connection with church...