How to Handle Your Teen & Tween’s Tech

How to Handle Your Teen & Tween’s Tech

Thank you parents of St. Mark’s for having me tonight. I enjoyed our time together. As promised, I have included tonight’s presentation for you to view. You may also download a PDF version of the presentation which contains active hyperlinks to the sites and solutions referenced in my presentation.… READ MORE

How to Customize Your Social Media Accounts

How to Customize Your Social Media Accounts

Have you wondered what size images you need for your twitter background or your YouTube channel? Jerod Clark with Church Juice published a phenomenal tool to help you customize your social media accounts. He breaks down the image sizes and gives you some stats on display sizes so you know how to best optimize your images for the majority of your visitors.… READ MORE

3 Church and Social Media Infographics

3 Church and Social Media Infographics

Over the last year, several infographics on church and social media have emerged. The first was a study of 250 randomly chosen churches conducted by Buzzplant (and subsequently featured on Mashable). A second one appeared in November, 2012 by Alan Witchalls. It was an adaptation from other source material, but helpful nonetheless.… READ MORE

A Personalized News App that Works!

A Personalized News App that Works!

I always love technology that works for me. When it comes to reading the news, I haven’t found a better personalized news app than Zite (iPhone/iPad and Droid). The longer you use it the more tailored to your preferences it becomes. Zite explains it best on their site:

Zite evaluates millions of new stories every day, looking at the type of article, its key attributes and how it is shared across the web.

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Balance of Boundaries and Customer Service in IT

Balance of Boundaries and Customer Service in IT

This past week at the national CITRT event of the Church IT Network, Clif Guy at Church of the Resurrection and I were discussing the delicate balance of personal boundaries and customer service in IT. How do we coach our employees on how to interact with the IT Team.… READ MORE

Church Membership Systems (ChMS) Shootout

Church Membership Systems (ChMS) Shootout

Are you looking for a new church membership system? Have you ever wanted to see some of the best side by side in quick succession? Well, in keeping with the open and responsive nature of the Church IT Roundtable event (CITRT), we have put together a last minute “shootout” of four major or emerging ChMS solutions.… READ MORE

Technology is Not Always the Answer

Technology is Not Always the Answer

Many times, I encounter staff who believe if we purchase or develop software that it will make everyone’s life better. But I have learned the hard way that technology is not always the answer. Bill Gates once said, “The first rule of any technology used in a business is that automation applied to an efficient operation will magnify the efficiency.… READ MORE

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