Brace yourself for my Analysis of Easter 2018! Don’t worry I’m not evaluating anyone other than myself and the team effort at Greenwood this past easter. This will be a long and detailed post. So, if you aren’t up for that you can just skip down to the conclusion at the bottom. Analysis of Easter… Read More


Within the last 18 months we switched to a Cloud Based Phone System at Church. One of the most over-looked pieces of technology at a church is the phone system, and in this article I will detail how I implemented a cloud based phone system at my church. Sometimes these systems are also called cloud… Read More


Today I’d like to share one application for using big data in a local church. This post will describe how I determine the Crowd, Connected, Core, Leadership layers (where do these terms come from?) of our church (Greenwood) with big data. You might notice that the software I’m using is Planning Center People. You can… Read More


I believe we are at the point where every church should have a church wifi with captive portal. But what does that even mean? Find out below! What Church WiFi with Captive Portal means To give the most simple explanation, I’ll start by asking have you ever been to Chick-fil-a, or another casual dining restaurant?… Read More


From time to time I try and relate some of the scholarly conversation in Old Testament studies to a wider audience here on the blog. Paul S. Evans recently wrote an article for JBL titled, “Creating a New ‘Great Divide’: The Exoticization of Ancient Culture in Some Recent Applications of Orality Studies to the Bible.”… Read More


I recently read an article published in 2014 that was probably ahead of its time, called Big Data and the 21st Century Church. In this article Michael D. Gutzler outlines – you guessed it – how Big Data can be used for good in the 21st century church. What is Big Data in a Church… Read More


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Recently I was asked how Greenwood puts lyrics in live worship videos on Facebook Live. I decided to create a blog post to explain the process, since I’m sure more than one person has that question. Pre-Requisites to Showing Lyrics in Live Worship Videos You need a lyric presentation software like ProPresenter 6. You need… Read More


One of the most helpful features that I’ve found in my church management software has been the Planning Center Workflow feature. This feature is located within the people app, and is accessible both from mobile devices and computers via an internet browser. What is a Planning Center Workflow? Basically a workflow within Planning Center allows… Read More


Let me tell you a little story. I call it, Lessons Learned from a Bad Church Mailer… On January 8th I went to my mailbox just like any other day. I opened the door and reached inside, then pulled out my mail. As walked back up the sidewalk I thumbed through the mail. I noticed… Read More


On Sunday Mornings I have quite a few responsibilities so I’ve developed a Sunday Morning Tech Checklist. I’m not in charge of the musicians’ tech, but I am in charge of just about everything else that has to do with technology. I’ve found that it is very easy to overlook something when I’m rushed on… Read More