Church communication tools: keeping youth in the loop

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Millennials are exposed to a bewildering array of social, cultural and commercial influences, each one pulling them in a different direction. Average daily screen time among 18-to 24-year-olds is close to 10 hours, 61 percent of which is spent on desktop and mobile devices.

And yet, despite spending all that time interacting with friends, watching videos, researching homework, consuming news media, shopping and countless other activities, a hefty portion of Millennials still describe a ‘fear of missing out’ on updates and events affecting their peer group.

How do you make a meaningful connection with a generation overwhelmed by choice? Where do community youth groups fit into the landscape of the so-called “digital native”?

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Media duplication: how to determine your church’s equipment needs

Thousands of churches and religious organizations use CDs and DVDs as the primary means to distribute important content. It’s for good reason, too: CDs and DVDs are inexpensive to produce and user-friendly for even the least tech-savvy viewers and listeners — whether they’re at home, in the car or at the office.

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Step up your streaming game

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From newbie to pro, here’s some equipment advice from the experts

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The St. Andrew’s mission for new video displays

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When St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church in Mahtomedi, MN decided to upgrade its audiovisual system, it included extensive research into new video screens.

Having rented projectors for special services in the past — and because the sanctuary has an abundance of natural ambient light — church leaders knew projectors weren’t the best fit.

“We didn’t really want to take this beautiful space and darken it order to see something,” explains Dale Bakken, Director of Buildings and Grounds.

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Not streaming yet? 3 excellent reasons to get started

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“Streaming” — the constant flow of digital media across the Web — has become a key form of communication to audiences and viewers around the world. It’s a rapidly growing field which Teradek aims to democratize — not only for professionals, but also for everyday people … especially church leaders. Here’s why streaming makes so much sense in houses of worship.

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LED display walls: 101

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To discuss what an LED display wall is — and how it can enhance the worship experience and your church’s financial bottom line — we must first understand what an LED is.

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Church signs: expert advice, from selection to operation

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Church signs: expert advice, from selection to operation

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A pastor’s perspective

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How technology can help you respond in times of risk and crisis

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Bring-your-own-device polices

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Key considerations for developing one at your own church

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Should your ministry “friend” job candidates on facebook?

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By Dan Watson Many employers know that the fastest way to learn about job applicants is to Google their names and see what pops up on social media sites such as Facebook, LinkedIn or Twitter. While social media might be an excellent source of information, you should be aware of the legal and ethical issues […]

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