Good Steward Awards 2013: Technology (Special Needs)

Grace Church (Eden Prairie, MN)

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Mission-critical

How to manage privacy and social media risk for religious and non-profit entities

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Have phone, will travel

FaithBasedCommunicationNetwork

Fresh ideas for a tried-and-true connection tool

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Think globally when it comes to notification technology

By RaeAnn slaybaugh When a church group travels within the United States, cell phone-based notification technology comes in handy in a variety of ways — for last-minute schedule changes, transportation issues, lost people, security concerns, safety announcements (weather threats and so on), and the coordination of daily events (meeting times and locations, important messages/instructions). What […]

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2 reasons your church must be mobile

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Faster than a speeding bullet! More powerful than a locomotive! Those two iconic phrases remind me of the rise of social media and mobile access.

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Web Exclusive: Why the church must embrace the technological revolution

By Mark Brooks The message of the Church is eternal and never needs changing! Yet, how we do Church must continually change. We’re living in the midst of a technological and communications revolution, and we must embrace it or be left behind.  Here are some thoughts. We live in the 21st century, which is driven by […]

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The top 3 website flaws

By Kelly Meeneghan As a decision-maker in your church, having full control over the website is critical. Website visitors place a large reliance on a positive online experience. More than anything, they want optimal reliability, functionality and attractiveness. To this end, our company recently conducted research among more than 1,300 U.S. consumers to gauge their […]

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Apps have come to church

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Apps are seen as an “innovative way for churches and ministries

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Churches might not own their websites

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Think you own the new website that you just paid a vendor to create? Consider the following scenario. First Baptist Church hires a Web developer to create a new website. The developer designs a website with a new contemporary look that the church is proud of, complete with great graphics and content. A few months later, the church sees that the new website of Trinity Christian Church in the next town over has much of the same graphics, artwork, and even some of the same text and other content. First Baptist discovers that Trinity hired the same developer to create its website, and the developer simply re-used much of the same stock material. Was the developer permitted to do so? If First Baptist did not enter into a contract giving ownership of the website content to First Baptist, the developer was fully within his rights to re-use the same materials.

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Twitter and the church

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Although you have probably heard the word Twitter many times, chances are that it remains an abstract concept in your mind. So let’s begin by first describing what it is and then we’ll look at how churches like yours are embracing this tool as a means to connecting with their followers.

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