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


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