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Communication & Marketing Social Media

6 Ways to Listen on Social Media

?Are you listening to me?? When these frustrated words come from your wife?s mouth, it doesn?t matter what you?re doing, you stop and give your undivided attention. At least, I know that now. A few years ago, just coming off our honeymoon, I wasn?t so wise. But, as every husband reading this probably guesses, it […]

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Leadership

One Weird Trick that Will Make You a Better Leader

?What is he thinking?? That had to be the thought going through the disciples? minds as they felt the hands of Jesus scrub their dirt covered feet. Sure, Peter was the only one that said anything to Jesus, but they all had to be thinking it. I love the story of Jesus washing the disciples? […]

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Worship

This Congregation is Waiting to Be Led

The music is playing. Hands are raised. Tears stream down a few people?s faces. The band is rocking a power ballad and it?s clear there?s something special happening in the room. Real engagement. Is this real worship I?m describing? Or is this a Justin Bieber concert? I think if we were unashamedly honest, most of […]

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Creative

Stop Being Unbelievably Creative

This is the story of how our creative team tried to ride a manatee to the moon. The assignment was simple: a short promo illustrating the multisite model of our church. We have had multiple campuses for more than a decade, but there were so many new people coming that it was an appropriate time […]

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Communication & Marketing

You’ll Never Believe What this Congregant Actually Heard

Have you ever played a game called ‘Telephone’? As a kid I would sit in a circle with my friends and one person would choose a phrase. That person would then whisper it to the person sitting next to them until it reached the last person in the circle. The last person would then say […]

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Technology

10 Things You Need to Say Yes to Right Now

We?ve all heard that tech people have the reputation of saying no all the time. Personally, I think that is an unfair stereotype. I believe that most tech people say yes to almost everything people ask us to take care of, tech-related or not. Whether it’s because we love to serve or we are afraid […]

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Leadership

This Leader Encouraged Her Team to Fail

Dread. It?s the sick, hollow feeling deep in your gut that makes you believe your insides are trying to eat their way out. Dread is exactly what Cindy was feeling as she walked into her manager?s office Monday morning. She had been trying all weekend to figure out how to explain the circumstance to Natalie. […]

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Worship

When a Worship Set Blows Your Mind

How often have you asked, ?How do we top what we did last week?? The question seems innocent enough. In fact, I don?t blame you for asking. All of our churches are after excellence. We all want to do our best.? We?re creative worship leaders. We want to find creative ways to tell our story. […]

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Creative

10 Things Graphic Designers Love

When I started in graphic design I really had no clue what I was doing. I know there are funny horror stories on Clients From Hell about people using MS Paint or something like it. I don?t think I ever used Paint for design, but I?m pretty sure I started off with something just about […]

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Creative Social Media

Learning from BuzzFeed

You can?t logon to Facebook today without seeing something from Buzzfeed. Be it a list of celebrities who have a doppelganger (who is also a celebrity) or a ?which color of unicorn is your favorite movie?s best friend?? type of quiz result, you see links pointing back to Buzzfeed. Every day. Every hour, I?d wager. […]