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


How does Jim Collins’ Good to Great apply to Christian ministry? Jim Collins book may not be aimed at ministries, but I’d argue that Good to Great 6 takeaways certainly apply to your ministry. One thing you should know about this book if you’re in a hurry. There are helpful chapter summaries at the end of each chapter to… Read More


Today I want to share with you the 6 main problems I’ve faced in working at a growing church. I’ve attended Seminary – I’ve even taught at Seminary. None of that prepared me for the practical challenges I’ve faced at work in ministry. To be fair, my degrees are in Old Testament so if you… 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


lean startup

I had heard so many things about The Lean Startup: How Today’s Entrepreneurs Use Continuous Innovation to Create Radically Successful Businesses by Eric Ries, that I had to read it for myself and see what all the fuss was about. Book Review My goal in reading this book was not so much to start up a great… Read More


preserve unity

A few years ago I was a part of a church split. Yep, rather than preserve unity we parted ways. I know this has little to do with technology, but it’s been on my mind this week. Nearly 10 years later With the benefit of hindsight and some personal growth in Christ, I’ve decided that… Read More


Today I’d like to talk about Easter Technology. This past Easter Sunday (well really the weekend) at Greenwood, we made use of several technological tools. That’s what I’d really like to talk about here. Facebook Ads We set up a facebook ad that was an image of an excited crowd during worship with the text… Read More


According to Wikipedia, the digital divide is an economic and social inequality with regard to access to, use of, or impact of information and communication technologies (ICT). The divide within countries (such as the digital divide in the United States) may refer to inequalities between individuals, households, businesses, or geographic areas, usually at different socioeconomic… Read More


security

Today I’ve been thinking about a new church website for greenwood.church, where I work. You see we’ll be launching a new website for the new year (finally). One thing I had not really thought about was digital security at church. But when I mentioned the idea of a new website to one of our media… Read More


phone and table

I came across an interesting article describing the way tech has disrupted 4 different industries. This article got me thinking, in what ways has technology disrupted the way churches worship, disciple or evangelize. So, I’ll deal with each of those issues in a separate blog post. Today I’ll address the way I’ve seen older models… Read More