TECHNOLOGY Archives - Church Executive


Using data to make better ministry decisions

Our goal with this discussion is to focus on the most relevant data points that can gauge the health of your ministry. Our panelists will also focus on how innovative churches are making their decisions through data — and the ways to enrich an empowered discipleship by leveraging technology. What are some of the most […]

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Church metrics powered by cloud technology

In this discussion, the panelists provide their definition of what a metric is, how to interpret it, and how it relates to ministry. They also provide Salmon Sims Thomas’s top 10 sustaining metrics for churches, as well as the benefits of cloud computing and their Intacct dashboards. Can you define metrics? How do they pertain […]

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Beyond online giving

digital giving

What executive pastors need to know By Jayson D. Bradley You know you need a digital solution for giving at your church. But with all the options out there, online giving is becoming old-hat. How do you land on the right solution? And once you’ve found it, how will you get your church to actually […]

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Technology, engagement and growth

North Point’s 4-step engagement process By RaeAnn Slaybaugh Photos by Garrett Lobaugh Not many people can speak firsthand about the growth of one of America’s largest and fastest-growing churches. But Rick Holliday — Executive Director of Ministry Services at North Point Church in Alpharetta, Ga. — is very blessed in this regard. That’s because Holliday […]

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Saved by the Sensor!

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5 technology experts explain (in plain English) how these small, easy-to-install innovations can save your church’s life — or, at the very least, its budget Recently, Church Mutual partnered with Hartford Steam Boiler (HSB), a Munich RE company, to offer a state-of-the-art sensor technology program to houses of worship. It makes a lot of sense, […]

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Volunteer-friendly AV equipment: expert advice

volunteer equipment

By Jason Davis Running a department full of volunteers can be a double-edged sword. We’re taking pro-level equipment and putting it in the hands of people who have just hours’ worth of training on them — and yet expecting pro-level results. Realistically, practices and trainings can only go so far. Moreover, the correct selection of […]

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A mobile-first approach: 3 ways to drive discipleship

mobile discipleship

By Scott Romig When’s the last time you checked your phone? Recent studies have found that the average person touches their phone 2,617 times a day! The image of people wandering around, heads buried in their mobile devices, perilously unaware of their surroundings has become something of a cultural strawman. Last year, Chick-fil-a franchise owner […]

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When Children Are at Risk

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Proactive, proven strategies for protecting the kids in your care   Q: What are the biggest risks and liabilities facing churches in the area of protecting children? D’Ambrosio: The days are over when ordering a background check on a new volunteer was the ultimate ‘extra-mile’ effort of an ultra-careful church. Today, a background check is […]

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Penny wise & power smart

How to be cost-conscious — & environmentally responsible — with your wireless audio equipment What are you spending on disposable batteries every year for wireless mics, lavaliers and in-ear monitors? Have you considered a rechargeable solution? The ability to purchase batteries (and charger) just once — and yet equip your church for years! — is not […]

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Plot your church’s growth with your ChMS

By Sam Batterman You know your church needs a church management system, or ChMS. But do you know why? Most churches see their ChMS as a tool to automate common tasks — attendance management, event scheduling, contribution-tracking, or email communication. Using a ChMS this way is like clearing a riverbed: things move faster and smoother, […]

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