Monthly Archives: November 2012

Yes, the Pastor’s Email Can Be Read By Others, if….

In my last article, I wrote about the problems of keeping church email lists up to date. A reader responded asking “Can our web administrator read the pastor’s church email?” …and because the answer is “yes, it’s possible” I thought … Continue reading

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“User Unknown” -the problem of keeping church email lists up-to-date

Over the past few years churches has been moving towards EMAIL as the first communication of choice, rather than postal mail.  This is a good thing, unless that email address goes dead, …and they often do.  Postal addresses rarely had … Continue reading

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Why People Visit, Join and Leave a Church

What makes visitors come to your church? Like your church? Decide to join your church? And what makes some members LEAVE a church? There’s a lot of anecdotal advice in books and blogs, –including here at my own site!  After … Continue reading

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Blue eyes in the Bible, and other misconceptions

The germ of this article started years ago when a teacher complained about a video depicting a “white-looking Jesus with blue eyes“.  What is Jesus “supposed” to look like? A few years ago, an anthropologist came up with this “likely … Continue reading

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How to (easily) place a Facebook “Like” Button on Your Church Website

Your church homepage should help members find and join your Facebook page. You could just put a simple link to your FB page on your church homepage with a FB graphic like this one, or you can do it the cool way … Continue reading

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Teaching with Bible Maps

Long time computer lab and Rotation Model Sunday School fans know how much I LOVE good classroom resources, –including those we can put on our walls. “BEIGE PAINT AND BLANK WALLS ARE NOT TEACHING TOOLS”.  It’s important to keep our … Continue reading

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