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2016 Look Back: Church Website Series

Last May I wrote a series of blog posts about church websites. I looked through Wordpress and Squarespace and detailed my experience sharing some advice on managing church/ministry websites on these platforms.

Here’s a look back on my church website series:

 

I would love to hear what technologies and best practices that you are using with your church website!  

 

Speaking at the Future of the Church Summit

I'm excited to announce that I will be speaking at the Future of the Church Summit in Loveland, Colorado this October! This has been an event that has intrigued me since I first heard about it and I'm excited to be participating alongside of my Dad. The event will be very conversational in nature and I would love for you to join me as we dream about the great opportunities ahead for the future of the church. 

Here are some of the things you will learn at the events:

  • Current trends in faith and religion in America

  • Why church attendance is declining and what can be done to reverse the trend

  • Different models for being the church

  • New approaches to ministry to reach the people not attending your church

The event is being held at Group Publishing's headquarters in Loveland, Colorado and one of the most beautiful places I've ever been with an incredible view of the mountains. I would sure love to see you there! To learn more about the event click the link below.

Announcing the Social Media Summit for Churches on June 4th

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Social Summit Logo

I'm excited to announce that I will be hosting the Social Media Summit in coordination with my friends at Faith Social.  In one 90 minute session, we have brought together seasoned experts in social media and digital ministry to share strategy and best practices for church leaders to better engage their members and grow their ministry through social media. This event is the perfect opportunity for church leaders to deepen their understanding of Social Media in Ministry without even leaving their desk.  This online event is FREE and will take place on Wednesday, June 4, 2014 from noon-1:30pm CST.  I hope to see you there!

For more information and to register now click here.

Take a look at some of our speakers and our incredible sponsors for this event:

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Discount on eConnect Conference

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iConnect

The eConnect Conference is going to be here before we know it!  In case you're not familiar with the Conference here are the key details that you need to know:

eConnect Conference

January 29-31, 2014

GROUP PUBLISHING HEADQUARTERS

LOVELAND, CO

You can get more details by clicking here.

I'm most excited to be able to share this special discount code with you for $50 off:

The code is:    SpecialOffer        (one word; case sensitive)

If you register by January 10th you will still get the early bird rate and get the cost down to just $149.  This event will be great for you to attend whether you know very little about technology or consider yourself an expert.  Group offers a very warm and conversational space for you to learn and engage with other ministry leaders about utilizing online tools for ministry purposes. I'm really looking forward to this event and hope to spend some time with you there!

Book Tour - Twitter and YouTube Techniques

Twitter and YouTube can both be entertaining ways to pass time but did you know they can also be invaluable ministry tools?  Twitter is an incredibly unique network and requires a unique strategy to be used effectively.  YouTube is the #2 search engine on the internet with 800 million visitors each month so understanding the basics of this network and some video best practices can greatly enhance your ministry by reaching thousands online no matter your group’s size or budget. Session Interviews with Sean Cannell, creater of YouTube for Churches and Matthew Barnett, Pastor of Dream Center Los Angeles.

Twitter & Youtube Techniques - Social Media Guide For Ministry Day3 from Nils Smith on Vimeo.

If you have not purchased the Social Media Guide for Ministry you can find it on Amazon here.

If you have purchased and read the book if you would please leave a review on Amazon here.

If you have any questions about this session please leave a comment and I would love to answer any question that you might have.