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Good blogs to follow for improving your church’s website

 
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Published on: 10/9/2013
Last modified on: 4/28/2014
by Kevin Duncan @kevinjduncan on Twitter

If you are a reader of this blog, you likely have an interest in church or faith-based websites. Maybe you are about to start on one or maybe you are looking to improve the one you have. Either way, you are looking, reading and trying to learn.

The great news is there are numerous blogs/websites out there dedicated to helping churches further the Kingdom of the Lord through technology!

I will try to regularly update this list as I find new ones to share. Here they are, in no particular order. Enjoy!

#9

Steve FoggWebsite | Twitter

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Info: Steve Fogg is the Communications Pastor at Crossway Church in Melbourne, Australia. His stated goal is to help others “communicate clearly and simply.” He does this by blogging frequently about churches and social media.

Example: A post titled The Magic Formula For Social Media Success explains how there is no magic formula. Steve offers strategies for those who are willing to put forth the effort.

How I found it: FaithContext.


#8

78p.tvWebsite | Twitter

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Info: 78p.tv started with a couple college students volunteering at youth group and evolved into a calling. Their websites states their hope is to “help ministries better use church tech, whether that is hardware, software, blogging, social media, audio/visual equipment, mobile devices, or developing empowered teams and strategies.”

Example: A post titled What I Hate About My Blog looks at how technology evolves and eventually becomes irrelevant, and what blogs can do to keep their writing from becoming irrelevant. It’s a good read.

How I found it: Google.


#7

Church JuiceWebsite | Twitter

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Info: Church Juice is an educational tool for churches in all things communication. “Whether it’s writing case studies, blogging about the latest trends, creating resources based on best practices or helping you one-on-one, we’re here to energize church communications.”

Example: When Facebook announced its new photo-sharing feature, Jerod of Church Juice looked at how it could be useful to churches once it becomes available.

How I found it: ChurchMag.


#6

Communicate JesusWebsite | Twitter

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Info: According to Steve Kryger, his blog for Communicate Jesus exists to “glorify Jesus by serving his people.” He does this by writing on topics such as church websites, social media and more.

Example: 13 compelling church welcome videos looks at numerous “welcome” videos for church websites and analyzes why they stand out.

How I found it: ChurchMag.


#5

Church Marketing SucksWebsite | Twitter

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Info: With articles going all the way back to 2004, Church Marketing Sucks’ mission is to “frustrate, educate and motivate the church to communicate, with uncompromising clarity, the truth of Jesus Christ.”

Example: With nine years worth of material to choose from, you don’t have to look far. Comic Sans is NOT Okay provides basic tips on how to properly use fonts in your church bulletins, newsletters and websites.

How I found it: ChurchMag.


#4

Christian Web Trends BlogWebsite | Twitter

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Info: As a web design, hosting, and search marketing company, Christian Web Trends’ stated goal for their blog is to “help Christian individuals and organizations make better use of communications technology in their churches, schools, ministries, businesses, and personal lives.”

Example: In Do we “Measure what We Treasure” Online and at Church?, Paul Steinbrueck discusses why churches should evaluate how their website and social media presence is helping them meet their stated church goals.

How I found it: Google.


#3

FaithContextWebsite | Twitter

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Info: The personal blog of Darrel Girardier, FaithContext focuses on “helping churches utilize social media and technology in advancing their mission.” As such, the topics Darrel discusses are detailed and varied.

Example: What to Do If Your Church Twitter Account Is Hacked gives an excellent step-by-step tutorial (with photos) detailing what to do if your account is ever compromised.

How I found it: Google.


#2

Church Tech TodayWebsite | Twitter

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Info: Church Tech Today’s goal is to be “a place to discuss how technology can truly impact the Church in positive ways.” Topics include church websites, social media and software.

Example: In 4 Technology Options that Might Kill the Church Bulletin, Lauren Hunter asks “what happens when printing costs rise, volunteer help is down, and people look less and less to paper and more to their iPhones?” It’s an excellent discussion piece.

How I found it: Google.


#1

ChurchMagWebsite | Twitter

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Info: ChurchMag explores “how the Church, ministries, and non-profits use technology to effectively fulfill their mission to the world.” And what started as a small blog much like this one in 2008 has grown into one with a monthly readership in the hundreds of thousands.

Example: For church’s interested in creating their own app, 5 Features Your Church App Should Have, a guest post written by Jeremy Smith of 78P.tv, discusses the functionality you should be sure to include.

How I found it: Google.

And speaking of ChurchMag…

…in June it published a list of 30 Church Tech Blogs you should read. I’ll be using it as a starting point when updating this list of mine in the future.

Did I miss any?

If you know of a blog I should add (or if you own a blog I should add), let me know about it on Twitter. Or, send me an email.

My hope is to regularly update this list so it can be a comprehensive resource to all who may find it.

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