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


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


Scaling Discipleship with Technology is not my first choice. But sometimes it can be necessary. For example, we had a service where we baptized 62 people, 21 of whom made a decision for Christ that day. We are not a giant church, so I needed to scale this process by leveraging technology. I greatly prefer… Read More


Some of you may be asking questions about the usefulness of wearables in ministry. Hopefully after reading this post, you will have some answers! Smart Watches – the Best Wearables for Ministry These are the most common wearables I think. This category is often the most visible, and invisible at the same time. You can… Read More


Today I want to show you how to backup ministry computers, and why you should. I think you’ve heard that I’m very big on backing up computers in case of a tragedy. But why should you do it? Why You Should have a Backup Plan Hard drives die. Spinning disks die after 3-5yrs, and Solid… Read More


Planning Center People is a Church management software plus other helpful stuff. I’ve really come to appreciate this piece of software after using it for about a year and a half. What is Planning Center People This is an Internet, or cloud-based, system. It is not installed on a server that you host yourself. This… Read More


keyword attack

This story happened at my buddy’s church so I’m not using any names or locations. How did he know anything was wrong? People started asking why they weren’t going to the right website when they clicked on the church site in google. My buddy started looking into it, and found out that a church had paid… Read More


social media ministry

I use social media in several ways to do ministry. Primarily I use Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. I’ll probably take the dive into SnapChat soon, but haven’t as of this writing. Twitter. This is my personal way of connecting with people. Who do I try to find? People I would like to meet in my… Read More