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January 18, 2019
246 - What Is "Church Tech" In 2019?
The Church Tech scene has changed and evolved over the past ten years -- what does church tech look like, today?Talk of church websites and basic sound design were once a premiu...
January 11, 2019
245 - Resolving New Year Resolutions
What are your New Year resolutions?This week Eric, Jeremy, and Blessing talk about attitudes and approaches to New Year's resolution success. We hope our conversation is helpful...
January 04, 2019
244 - ChurchMag 2019
You can read a personal note from Eric, here, as we discuss big changes coming to ChurchMag this year.Do you have any comments or questions?We would love to hear from you. :)Sho...
December 28, 2018
243 - New Year Planning
The New Year is upon us -- what are you planning for the New Year?From our own personal goals to new ways to approach New Year planning for organizations and teams, Eric and Ble...
December 20, 2018
242 - The Coffeecast
With the business of the holidays around us, simply pour yourself a nice hot cup of coffee and enjoy Eric and Blessing geek out over coffee.Tell us about your favorite coffee, h...
December 14, 2018
241 - Smartphones During the Holidays
The holidays are here -- what are your smartphone habits like?Does it matter?This week we talk about our smartphone use at family affairs and holiday events -- with some smartph...
December 07, 2018
240 - Tips on Holiday Social Media Use
The holidays can be a mixed bag of both stress and relaxation and can often lead to us being a little emotionally -- fragile?With that in mind -- along with keeping our mental h...
November 30, 2018
239 - Tips on Tech Purchases
Making technology purchases at a brick and mortar or online can be equally challenging -- but for completely opposite reasons. There are many things to take into consideration, ...
November 22, 2018
238 - Black Friday Edition - 2018
It's the 5th annual ChurchMag Black Friday Edition Podcast!You can listen to previous episodes here: 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017.This year we take a different look at Black Frida...
November 16, 2018
237 - Blessing Picks A Laptop... or Tablet?
This week on the podcast we talk tech as Blessing considers his options for a laptop... or maybe a tablet?Join in the fun and share your thoughts, too! We would love to hear the...
November 09, 2018
236 - Marketing to Churches, Doesn't Make It Christian
This week the crew launches into a conversation with everyone flying blind.What started out as a cautionary exclamation of online snake oil salesmen, may have actually ended wit...
November 02, 2018
235 - When Blessing is Away, We Will Play
This week on the podcast, Eric and Jeremy find themselves without Blessing -- so they play Minecraft!Eric takes a tour of the ChurchMag Minecraft server and Jeremy discusses Ext...
October 25, 2018
234 - What About Online Groups?
There are several different ways you can join online groups. Via Facebook, Twitter, Slack, Discord, and more!Are you a part of any online groups?What do you look for in an onlin...
October 19, 2018
233 - Goodbye Google+
Google hid major Google+ security flaw that exposed users’ personal information and now Google Plus is shutting down.So what's next?Twitter? Instagram? Could we see The Death of...
October 11, 2018
232 - Eric Gets REAL Internet
Eric finally has good internet!After having a hard time with internet connections for almost eight full years, the information superhighway has finally paved it's way to Eric's ...
October 04, 2018
231 - Unsubscribe
Do you need to unsubscribe from some things? (We sure do!) This week we talk about unsubscribing from newsletters, but we're "subscribed" to many other things as well -- a...
September 28, 2018
230 - Creating Content
This week on the podcast we talk about the process of creating content. We talk about the process of creating content here at ChurchMag, but also the general concept of content ...
September 20, 2018
229 - What Do Church Tech Teams Easily Overlook?
We have been recently been talking a lot about church tech volunteers: Volunteerism [Podcast #226] & A Day In The Life of A Church Tech Volunteer [Podcast #227]. And this...
September 13, 2018
228 - When Your In the Eye of the Storm
With hurricanes on the mind, we talk about emergencies, stormy weather, and how it relates to church tech. And while we're talking about storms, here are a couple of resource...
September 07, 2018
227 - A Day In The Life of A Church Tech Volunteer
What's it like when you move to a new area, find a new church home, and start volunteering again? And what about church leaders? What should their approach be when dealing wi...
August 31, 2018
226 - Volunteerism
This week we talk about church volunteers! While we do talk a lot about church tech specifically, many of the fundamentals surrounding gaining volunteers and being a voluntee...
August 24, 2018
225 - The Podcast Podcast
We were feeling pretty meta, so we went full-on meta with this week's podcast. We talk about the podcast on the podcast. Crazy, we know, we hope you enjoy the ride -- we s...
August 17, 2018
224 - What Are Your Favorite Apps You Can't Live Without?
This week we talk about some of our favorite apps that we just can't live without. What apps do you love and can't imagine living without? Tell us! We want to know! Mes...
August 10, 2018
223 - Has the Information Age Made Us Lazy?
The edges of the internet are hardly in view with the depth and width of knowledge streaming from the World Wide Web. From fun facts to hard truths, scientific study to goofy Sc...
August 03, 2018
222 - Social Media Carbonite
How long ago must a social media message count against someone? Is there a statute of limitations on what we say and share online? Have we created a situation whereby ever...
July 26, 2018
221 - Organization Culture
ChurchMag Senior Staff Writer Chris Wilson joins us again! (Be sure to catch last week's episode as we talk about email newsletters.) This week we talk about culture withi...
July 19, 2018
220 - Let's Talk Email Newsletters
ChurchMag Senior Staff Writer and ChurchMag Newsletter extraordinaire Chris Wilson joins us this week and talks email newsletters. While MailChimp is our favorite, the concep...
July 12, 2018
219 - Happy Birthday, YouVersion!
Happy Birthday to the most distributed Bible app in the world! Can you believe it's been 10-years since YouVersion was first released? Do you remember the first time you d...
July 06, 2018
218 - IGTV: How to Approach New Media
Have you heard of IGTV? It's Instagram's latest addition to their mobile media creation suite -- just released a few weeks ago. We not only talk about IGTV (is that the best ...
June 29, 2018
217 - A Very Video Gaming Episode
If you're looking for a more serious look at Church tech, then you might want to skip this episode. However, if talking about gaming and things like the Summer Steam Sale, GOG, ...
June 22, 2018
216 - Social Media Controversy and the Church
This week we talk about what we are all talking about on social media. When it comes to controversial topics, when should the Church speak up? How should the Church speak up?...
June 14, 2018
215 - Awesome Church Social Media with Some Simple #TBT
This week on the podcast -- as promised -- we are talking about using #TBT to make your church social media a little more awesome. As mentioned in the podcast, here is a list...
June 07, 2018
214 - Do You VBS?
Are you ready for VBS? What curriculum or theme are you using this year? Or did you let it die? We talk about VBS -- and a little tech this week. Blessing does have a supe...
June 01, 2018
213 - How Real Can We Afford to Be On Social Media?
Blessing Mpofu delivers this weeks topic and things get pretty real as we discuss how honest and raw churches, ministry leaders, and ourselves can be when sharing on social medi...
May 24, 2018
212 - Are Warranties Worth It?
Blessing Mpofu joins us again! (This is fun.) Jeremy kicks things off talking about his new Pixel phone, which leads us to the conversation of warranties. Are they wort...
May 18, 2018
211 - This Is Blessing Mpofu
We are excited to finally have Blessing Mpofu on the podcast this week! Blessing has been blessing ChurchMag readers since 2015 and has more recently become a Senior Staff Wr...
May 10, 2018
210 - Nate Smoyer Ultimate Mega Mix Tape
This week on the podcast, we invite Nate Smoyer on the podcast for the second time -- you can catch him here previously. Nate is an amazing guy and we're sure you'll enjoy th...
May 04, 2018
209 - Church Email Pet Peeves and the Power of MailChimp
This week on the podcast Eric, Jeremy, and Phil talk about some of their biggest church email pet peeves and talk about some of the great ways you can level up your church email...
April 26, 2018
208 - Ben White: World Famous Christian Stock Photographer
When you see his face, you may very well recognize him. Is he on your church website? Maybe the latest Christian publication you read? Or perhaps your favorite blog? It's ...
April 20, 2018
207 - Christian Video Game Cheese
Why is it that so much Christian media is -- lame? From movies to video games (not so much with music anymore), anything within the Christian marketing genre is stereotypical...
April 12, 2018
206 - Facebook Hearings & Church Tech Education
This week has been full of headline news -- "Senate fails its Zuckerberg test", "'Um, uh, no': Zuckerberg not keen to reveal own personal info", and many others. One observat...
April 06, 2018
205 - Facebook's Data Disaster & Your Church Member Data
We kick-off this episode with John Wilkerson's comments he shared regarding our podcast a few weeks ago -- Publisher vs InDesign? -- and then dive head-first into the Facebook d...
March 30, 2018
204 - Easter Complete: Treat Yo Self!
It's almost become a tradition, it feels like. We take the podcast time around Easter to remind all of you that have been working so hard for the "Super Bowl Sunday" of church s...
March 22, 2018
203 - Publisher vs InDesign?
This week on the podcast we talk about, we touch on a subject we've talked about before -- discussing church tech. We talk about a specific example -- a case example if you w...
March 16, 2018
202 - Being Mindful of Mobile Media Consumption
Technology is always around us -- do we turn it off often enough? And what about social media? Are we consuming it -- or is it consuming us? You can join in on this week's...
March 09, 2018
201 - Katie Allred Talks Facebook Groups
We are excited to talk with Katie Allred this week! She is the co-founder of the very awesome Church Communications Facebook Group. With over 15,000 members, it is easily the...
March 01, 2018
200 - Drew Dixon Talks Video Games
This week on the podcast we level-up in two different ways. First, we hit our 200th episode! And the second way we leveled-up? We have the very cool Drew Dixon on the podc...
February 23, 2018
199 - Home Automation Meets Church Automation?
Have you heard about home automation? It's basically the Intenet of Things becoming a reality with things like Google Home, Echo, Alexa, and others. Your coffee maker, TV, co...
February 15, 2018
198 - Your Church Website is an Outreach Tool
We haven't been this excited about a podcast episode in a very long time. This week we have a very special guest -- Chad Hugghins from CV Outreach. CV Outreach is a North ...
February 09, 2018
197 - What Would Jesus Tweet?
What would Jesus tweet? While we didn't ask that questions specifically on this week's podcast, that pretty much summarizes the episode. We spend so much time as church techs ta...
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