7 Habits That Every Church Creative Should Pick Up This Year

Even the most passionate creatives can grow weary every once in a while. The tasks that you once loved at church start to feel burdensome. If you’re having these feelings, don’t worry. You can sharpen your creativity and get your edge back by picking up some new habits this year.

SOLVED: Live Stream Not Loud Enough

One of the biggest challenges with a live stream mix is that it is not loud enough. You’ve likely dealt with this problem, so let’s solve it once and for all.

Lead With What Your Church CAN DO With Chris Bell

PODCAST: When the pandemic started, all we heard about was new restrictions and what we couldn’t do. Chris Bell was immediately challenged to focus on what the church CAN do each day. Listen in as Chris shares ways that churches can apply this as we minister locally, regionally and globally…

Twelve Major Trends for Churches in 2021

While predicting future trends is never a precise effort, we do see enough data points to suggest these twelve trends are potentially powerful movements that will affect congregations, some for better and some for worse.

A Worship Disruption

It is time for a major disruption in the worship paradigm of the church. 2020 set the stage, and we’re ready for a change.

Simple Live Stream Sound Setup

There’s all kinds of strategies out there for improving your live stream mix. Most require you to use a different mixer for your live stream and set up a control room. This works well, but it’s not a viable solution for a lot of churches.

Four Types of Church Families in 2021

2020 has without a doubt, been one of the most challenging years for ministry. If your ministry is like mine, our Sunday morning crowd looks very different since we came back. In the following article, there are four groups of families who are a part of the changes.

7 Tech Hacks To Engage With Scripture More In The New Year

As we prepare to enter a new year, many of us will resolve to engage with scripture more. The most obvious way to do this is with a daily Bible reading habit. That’s an excellent place to begin. There are several other ways to stay focused on the Bible throughout…

Leading Worship in 2021

Those who lead and plan corporate worship each week are entering 2021 with mixed emotions of both hope and apprehension. Most of their churches are offering a hybrid approach of both gathered and virtual services that will continue well into the new year and beyond.

Setting Tech Goals For New Gear

If there’s one thing for certain in church technology, it’s that the electronic equipment that helps us share the Good News will need to be repaired, replaced, or upgraded at some point. While it is easy to set tech goals for some of the bigger projects, it is equally important…

Year in Review: Barna’s Top 10 Releases of 2020

As the world dealt with a global pandemic, and the U.S. suffered increased division over racial tension and a polarized election year, Barna continued conducting surveys—including tens of thousands of interviews—to study the intersection of faith and culture in our nation.


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