Learn About WordPress Menus

Learn About WordPress Menus

I’ve started a new video series — I’ll try to do one each week, and they will be very short and simple demonstrations on basic technology skills. This week’s video focuses on WordPress menus. I expect to do quite a few on WordPress, as I use it every...
Want to Better Understand Technology?

Want to Better Understand Technology?

Do you want to better understand technology? Would it help in your business, nonprofit, or church? I talk to a lot of people about technology, social media, and how to use computers and software to be more productive. In the course of my work and social life, I meet a...
Twitter: How to Live Tweet an Event

Twitter: How to Live Tweet an Event

Have you ever wished you could attend a conference or event, but just couldn’t make it? Are you on Twitter? If so, you might be thankful for someone who lives tweets the event. Or you might be annoyed if it’s an event you have no interest in. Either way,...
Your Website is Great, But Where in the World Are You?

Your Website is Great, But Where in the World Are You?

Last week I had occasion to search a fairly large number of websites for vital information. All I needed was a street address. Not only were the street addresses not easy to find on many of the sites, they were buried two or three pages deep and, on a couple of sites,...
What’s Your Sign?

What’s Your Sign?

What does your sign say about your organization? It’s seen by a few or thousands, depending on your location. Would you buy an ad in your local newspaper or magazine and use the space in a way that confuses and/or alienates your audience? This church used their...
Thoughts from Leadership Summit 09

Thoughts from Leadership Summit 09

This past Friday, Christ United Methodist Church was a satellite location for The Leadership Summit, sponsored by Willow Creek Community Church. I attended the second day and live-tweeted the event from the church’s Twitter account. Here are brief thoughts from...
Social Media: Listen.

Social Media: Listen.

As I mentioned briefly in this post, last Wednesday I participated in a panel discussion at the monthly Social Media Expedition breakfast. I attend this breakfast each month on the first Wednesday of the month from 7:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. at various locations...
Methodists Embrace Social Media

Methodists Embrace Social Media

Thanks to The United Methodist Reporter for the excellent story, Twittering Churches: United Methodists Connect Through Social Networking,by staff writer Bill Fentum. Bill’s article highlights Methodist congregations that use social media sites such as Facebook...
Dear Church: Thou Shalt Broadcast

Dear Church: Thou Shalt Broadcast

Video can be a powerful communicator for your church or ministry, whether it’s a slickly-produced, expensive promotional piece or just a quick interview in the church lobby. Show your audience not just the facts, but the heart of your church, staff or event. Now...
Dear Church: Unplug Thine Ears

Dear Church: Unplug Thine Ears

Did you ever get in trouble because you stuck your fingers in your ears to avoid something you didn’t want to hear? Too many churches have their collective fingers in their ears with regard to the Internet and social media. It’s no longer enough to throw...