Let’s talk about CHMS, or Church Management Software comparison. Today I want to share a simple infographic that I created for a recent presentation in a staff meeting. Why Use an InfoGraphic for Church Management Software Comparison? This simple graphic was something I used while talking about the overall pros and cons of a few… Read More


I love the feeling of a brand new app. I actually enjoy figuring out all the ins and outs of new software. Then there are some apps that are so much a part of what our team does daily that it seems like we couldn’t function without them. So here is a list of 4… 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


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


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


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