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Mother’s Day Is Bigger Than You Think

30 Apr , 2016  

It was a surprise to me when I first heard the research from Lifeway about Mother’s Day and the church. Upon reflection it makes sense, but I think most church leaders aren’t intentional about Mother’s Day as it is Easter or Christmas. But since it is the #1 non-religious holiday attendance Sunday for most churches, pastors should […]

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Missional Discipleship Via Social Media

26 Apr , 2016  

I was recently asked to speak at The Wesleyan Church’s Missional Discipleship Conference Online.   Here is my interview segment with Jeremy Summers of their Church Multiplication & Discipleship division. It was an honor to be invited into the conversation. I love what they are doing. Their efforts to build momentum are reflected in the […]

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STOP Using Social Media As A Megaphone

12 Apr , 2016  

You really don’t have an excuse anymore.  So just put down the megaphone. You can’t say this is all new stuff and you don’t know any better. Why? Because. . . They are all OLD.  Older than you think. Social media is NO LONGER a shiny new fad. Wikipedia launched may of 2001. That’s 15 years […]

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12 Thoughtful Ways To Make a Church Service on Mother’s Day Heartwarming and Impactful

4 Apr , 2016  

Did you know that the origin of Mother’s Day was from the church? Yes, a woman from a United Methodist Church started it at all and it became a national movement. So it’s definitely a church thing! So it is quite natural for you to plan your church service the week of Mother’s Day in […]

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Social Media Platforms: Home Sweet Home

30 Mar , 2016  

The more I work with social media networks and platforms, the more I realize that each one is quite different from each other. Here’s one way to look at it that I recently pulled together to help paint the picture of why and how social media platforms differ from each other:   Which newer social […]

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10 Easy Things You Should Be Doing After You Publish A Blog Post

25 Mar , 2016  

When you hit PUBLISH for you blog post, it ain’t over. Most bloggers make the mistake to think it is the finish line. NOPE. It is the exact opposite. When your blog post goes live, that is the BEGINNING, not the end of your content marketing activity. [Tweet That!]   10 EASY THINGS YOU SHOULD […]

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3 SURPRISINGLY SIMPLE  TASKS THAT WILL MAKE YOUR TWITTER FOLLOWING LIST SKYROCKET IN 30 DAYS

21 Mar , 2016  

Everyone is looking for shortcuts to build a Twitter following, but at the end of the day, you probably need to put in some elbow grease to get momentum going. Here are three easy, straightforward things to do on a daily basis on Twitter. I promise you if you do these three things for 10 […]

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7 Blog Post Types You Need To Try

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7 Types of Blog Posts That You Haven’t Written Yet (But Should)

11 Mar , 2016  

So many bloggers I talk to have a blog, but don’t blog (regularly, or not recently).  Writer’s block.  Lack of things to say.  So many excuses.  “Yeah, I should blog more,” is a very common response. The truth is, there are two ways to approach your own outpost on the web: Strategic vs. opportunistic. If […]

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Interview: Todd McMichen of Auxano on Church Vision & Generosity

10 Mar , 2016  

  Today we’re continuing the conversation with another person who helps churches raise money by getting church leadership teams. Todd McMichen is at Auxano and is the Chief Campaign consultant over there. Todd has served for more than 30 years in a variety of roles in the local church, doing everything from planting churches to lead […]

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The Day Justin Trapp Made Me Realize What Is Killing Me Slowly.

8 Mar , 2016  

Justin Trapp just talked about getting stuck in the classic entrepreneurial trap of trying to do too much yourself. Do you find yourself doing things yourself when you know you really shouldn’t be doing them? But, there’s a really good practical reason, right? Justin wisely noted: Speed is the enemy of delegation. [CLICK TO TWEET] Oh! […]

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