Digital Discipleship can be a bit of a hot button topic. I want to suggest a few ideas for how to use digital technology to enhance discipleship in your personal life and at your local church. You can also read my post about how Digital Technology Disrupts Discipleship. Three articles on digital discipleship mentioned in… Read More

Something I’ve come to rely on is a monthly small group leader email. The email has a few advantages over other forms of communication that make it effective for delivering information. First, unlike social media it isn’t algorithm dependent – which means everyone will see it. Second, it can be longer than a text message.… Read More

Digital Evangelism might trigger some very different responses. Today I’d like to outline a few different types of digital evangelism that we use at Greenwood. Digital Evangelism with CV Outreach We partner with an organization called CV Outreach. From our end, it is super simple. The folks over at CV Outreach design ads utilizing our… Read More

Replace a Hard Drive

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This isn’t like replacing an engine or something that requires special tools. If you can follow directions and you have a small Phillips-head screwdriver, you can do this! Main Story: About 10-12 times a year I replace a hard drive on Windows or Mac devices. I’ve become pretty comfortable with the process, and the main… Read More

Network or Cloud Storage? That’s one of the many questions facing the tech person at a small church. This post will help you learn the difference between the two, so that you can decide which option is best for your context. Spoiler Alert – We use both options at Greenwood. What is the difference between… Read More

This summer I’m teaching through Psalms in my small group Bible study. I thought I would share some tips for reading Psalms that can help you in your devotional reading, and in leading a group through reading Psalms. Reading Psalms is different from reading other books in the Old Testament. Some helpful distinctions are listed… Read More

As 2020 nears, I have realized that I’ve been “in ministry” for about 20 years. My oldest child is now 10. I decided it was time that I write out some of what I have learned so that my children (in the future) can read my words about my experience in churches. My hope is… Read More

Phone System Help

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This week we help a listener with a possible phone system solution. We also talk about Big Tech’s new emphasis on privacy and the implications for the church. Main Story: VOIP phone systems like 8×8 can be cost-effective solutions for your church, non-profit, or small business. Please check out Carbonite Online Backup Solution Big Tech… Read More

After using the system for 3 months I’m ready to share my Elexio Community review. Spoiler alert, it’s mostly great! We dove into the Elexio system with both feet and use pretty much everything they have to offer. For a church of our size I really like it. If I had a multi-site church of… Read More

You can upgrade the firmware of your network equipment on your own. You don’t need any special training, you just need to be careful and follow a few simple rules. I’m here to give you some direction for upgrading your network devices. If you follow this advice you can save hundreds of dollars! What Network… Read More