This post will detail the use-case, installation, and operation of a J-Tech A/V Network Matrix Switch as a video router within the building at Greenwood Baptist Church in Weatherford, TX. Most modern buildings have some sort of video distribution system in them running alongside, or even through their data network. This church building needs to… Read More


From Here to Maturity is a book about Overcoming the Juvenilization of American Christianity, written by Thomas E. Bergler. In this post, I’ll review the book along with a short evaluation for its use in Small Group Ministry in a Local Church, like Greenwood.   Overview of From Here to Maturity This book begins with… Read More


What does my home technology look like? Since I spend a lot of time keeping up with and interacting with the world of technology people ask me that question frequently. It’s probably different than you think. What My Home Technology is Not Pastors do not choose their job because of the earnings potential so I… Read More


This post details how we created a ProPresenter install in a Small Room. You will get an inside look at the details of what we did, how we did it, and what equipment was purchased. Let’s start off with a “before” picture: This room will be used for large-group time for our Middle School Ministry.… Read More


Today I want to show you How to use an iPad or Tablet in a local church. At Greenwood we have somewhere in the neighborhood of 20 iPads that are put to use every weekend. In this post I’ll detail the many different use cases for iPads or Tablets that we’ve found. Kiosk for Registrations… Read More


In this post, I’ll detail how I use planning center workflows for first time guests. You may choose to apply these concepts in different ways, or even by means of a different software. I’ll be making some detailed comments about how to do things in Planning Center People, but the general concepts can be transferred… Read More


SurveyMonkey in a local church is a really good idea. Today I’d like to outline 3 of those uses, and show how to set up each use-case. SurveyMonkey isn’t the only service available, but it is easy to use, and offers a valuable free plan that gives plenty of features. SurveyMonkey in a Local Church… Read More


Today I want to share my experience with the WordPress All-In-One for Dummies book. This book is aimed at people who have absolutely no experience with wordpress (the website software). In other words, if you have no idea what wordpress is, this is the place to start. I got my copy from my local library… Read More


Like most of you I have several ideas for Church Tech to Implement in 2018. Now that Easter is over, I feel like I can move on to other ideas until Christmas rolls around. Today I want to share some of the tech ideas that I am hoping to implement at my church in 2018.… Read More


Odds are someone has asked you to recover data from a failed hard drive. Now, they probably didn’t know that’s what they were asking. But when the computer they handed you failed to boot properly, you knew that hard drive was toast. So how do you recover data from a failed hard drive? Step One… Read More