Odds are someone has asked you to recover data from a failed hard drive. Now, they probably didn’t know that’s what they were asking. But when the computer they handed you failed to boot properly, you knew that hard drive was toast. So how do you recover data from a failed hard drive? Step One… 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 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


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