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


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