Ponderings

The 3 A’s Driving Innovation Madness In Our Culture

21 Mar , 2016  

There are three giants of industry that are shaping and reshaping culture at a maddening pace. Our lives are slowly becoming less differentiated as we all buy the same things, expect the same things, use the same things, prioritize and spend our time in the same ways. Are we using technology on a mass scale […]

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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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Todd McMichen

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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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3 Things Every Organization Website Needs

4 Mar , 2016  

There are many things your website should have, do, offer, etc. but these three are non-negotiable: 1) Analytics: Nowadays this comes in 2 forms that are must-installs at the very least: Google Analytics – de facto standard analytics free service that is the basic fundamental option to install.  If you don’t understand the html mumbo […]

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Top 20 Apps I Use Everyday

2 Mar , 2016  

   The top twenty apps on my phone that I use everyday, every week, every month, for collaboration, communication, and productivity. Outlook Fantastical Slack Facebook / Hootsuite / Instagram Dropbox / Drive Downcast / OverDrive Mindmeister ScanBot Toggl UpWork Freshbooks Retype / Over / Adobe Post / Layout Waze What other app should I consider […]

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Interview: Justin Trapp of MinistryPass.com

1 Mar , 2016  

Today I got to sit with @JustinTrapp who is the founder of a church media resource site called MinistryPass.com. I love this resource that Justin has built because it is targeting the “small guy” in the church world — churches with 300 or less attendees.  That description is one that is shared by the majority of […]

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Your Church Needs To Consider Digital Payments - infographic inside

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3 Reasons Why Your Church Needs To Consider Mobile Giving For Offering & Tithes

29 Feb , 2016  

Are you still depending on people to pull out their wallets and checkbooks during our church service? Are you passing the offering plate down the line without any thought to what might be better, easier, preferred by those that are giving to support your church?  Does your entire offering time revolve around your church, staff […]

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doug turner - culture of ready - generosity interview with Kenny Jahng

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Gabbing About Generosity: Culture of Ready with Doug Turner

25 Feb , 2016  

Today I sat down with Doug Turner of Culture of Ready. He’s an industry veteran helping churches and ministries raise over $1 Billion during his tenure in this role.    One of the things that I really was looking forward to hearing about is Doug’s notion that communities that understand good stewardship and generosity don’t […]

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Download: “Get Your Tail To Church This Easter” Graphic

24 Feb , 2016  

One of the most popular images on my other blog is this one promoting Easter at church:    Every year about this time I get requests via email saying they found the image on my blog and could they get a copy to use in their church marketing promotion for Easter services. Here’s where you […]

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