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Tech Friday: Email Newsletters, Getting Organized, and Pinterest

Webinar: Top 3 Tech Trends Impacting the Church [Leadership Network] This looks to be a good (and free) webinar next Thursday, May 16 at 2:00pm. They’ll cover the latest information on Social Media Engagement, Mobile Implementation, and Crowd Mobilization. We registered as it looks to be good. (Hat Tip to VBMB’s Glenn Akins for the link!) Why Email Newsletters Won’t Die …

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Leadership Gathering recap in tweets, pictures, & video

We had a great Leadership Gathering at Eagle Eyrie this past weekend. We posted over 90 photos over at our Facebook account. There were also several folks who tweeted the event. Their highlights are below! http://storify.com/VaBaptists/leadership-gathering-of-virginia-baptists-2013

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Monday Musings: May 6, 2013

A Delightful Afternoon at Lakewood Manor [Hermeneutics in High Heels] Rev. Katie McKown, Pastor of Scottsville Baptist Church, visited Lakewood Manor this past Sunday. While at this Virginia Baptist retirement home, she encountered many Virginia Baptists! [Read the full post] The Secret Pain of Pastors [Church Leaders] …That’s the dream job. You can read the Bible all day, pray, play …

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Tech Friday: Google Glass, Grief on Twitter, and mobile Facebook

Why We Take Our Grief to Twitter [Relevant Magazine] Written in the wake of the tragedy in Boston, this article looks at how community was formed, or rather found, through Twitter. Grief, among other things, has the ability to reveal our commonality rather than our differences. From the article: Yet, the author points out that as quickly this phenomenen arrived, …

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Monday Musings: John Chandler, Welcoming Churches, Dying Churches, & Encouragement

The Discipline of the Writing Life – A Writers Write Interview with John Chandler [AndiLit.com] Our very own Dr. John Chandler released three new books. Learn more about John, his writing process, and his books in this excellent interview. [Read the full interview] Autopsy of a Deceased Church: 11 Things I Learned [Thom S. Rainer] I was their church consultant …

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Tech Friday: Facebook, Photography, Podcasts, & Text Messaging

Forget the DSLR, Your Smartphone Is All You Need [Mashable] This article is geared towards business, but the central point remains: your smartphone can take great photos. 3 Best Practices for Growing Your Podcast on a Budget [Church Tech Today] Interested in podcasting? Here’s a quick run-through of how to get going. 5 Innovative Ways Churches are Using Text Messaging …

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Monday Musings – Salaries, Warning Signs, Communication, & Hospital Visits

Pastors and Pay: A How-To Guide for Negotiating Your Salary [ChurchLeaders – h/t Ken Kessler] It seems awfully unspiritual to talk about pastoral remuneration, especially during the candidating process. After all, if the Lord wants you to minister somewhere, hasn’t he promised to provide for you? And didn’t George Mueller pray meals to the front door of his orphanage? Why …

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Tech Friday: Emergency communication, design inspiration, mobile, & Vine

Just a few headlines for this week: Your Church Needs a Platform to Respond to Tragedy  [Church Marketing Sucks] With the tragedies that have occurred this week in Boston and Texas, please give some thought about how your church will respond when tragedy hits closer to home. 25 Church Websites for Design Inspiration [Vandelay Design] Looking for a new website design? …

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April Board Meeting recap in pictures and tweets

We’re wrapping up Day 2 of the April Board Meeting. We are incredibly thankful for this group of laity and clergy who are invested in the work of God’s Kingdom. Here’s a glimpse of the meeting viewed through the eyes of Twitter: (Note that the last tweet contains a link to 37 pictures posted over on our Facebook page.) “My …

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Tech Friday: WiFi in church (Part 2)

Last week we covered some of the basics of WiFi security for use in church. We concluded that the first concern is securing your church’s network; not doing so could lead to all sorts of bad things including data loss, financial loss, and criminal/civil liability. With that in mind, having a WiFi connection in church can be a great ministry …

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