Technology

How GE Exorcised the Ghost of Jack Welch to Become a 124-Year-Old Startup

I love this quote about recruiting programmers to work at GE.

Waldo and her team found they could make headway by telling prospects that they would have a chance to develop trains and power equipment rather than some inconsequential social-networking app. “I had a candidate in the early days,” she recalls. “She came in and said, ‘I’m sitting there trying to figure out how to put a Pinterest button on something, and I get this phone call from GE, and you’re talking about making aircraft engines fly more efficiently.’ ”

I wish more companies would think this way. Trust me, we already have enough photo sharing apps to last us a lifetime.

via How GE Exorcised the Ghost of Jack Welch to Become a 124-Year-Old Startup – Bloomberg Business

The Definitive Checklist for Launching Your Church Website

I don’t if there’s anything quite as nerve-racking as launching a website. You’ve put a ton of work into the website, and you hope that everything works. Of course, “hoping” that everything works isn’t really a great way to launch a website.

The Definitive Checklist for Launching Your Church Website

However, you can do more than just “hope” everything goes well. You can use a website launch checklist to make sure you got everything covered. Using a website launch checklist, you’ll be reminded to check for bad links, design flaws, and basic elements like images.

If you’re looking to launch a website or do a checkup on your website to make sure it’s up to date, I’ve compiled The Definitive Checklist for Launching Your Church Website below to help you get started. (more…)

5 Digital Trends That Will Dominate for the Rest of 2015

Digital trends in 2015 have been really crazy for those of us who run social media for our organizations. From the introduction of Periscope, to the announcement of Instagram ads, the influx of new tactics and ways to promote are astonishing. I think the rest of the 2015 will continue this streak of growth.

5 Digital Trends That Will Dominate for the Rest of 2015

Within 2015 we’ve seen some digital trends start to fade and others never really take off. However, there are some digital trends that started strong and have continued to dominate through the summer. Recently, I sat down to look at this digital landscape and identify what I think are the top five digital trends that won’t slow down in 2015. Of course they are some digital trends that always dominate (rise of mobile use, senior citizens adopting social media), but here are five digital trends that I think were new to this year and are worth exploring. (more…)

Why We Don’t Have an Online Campus

I love the idea of an online church campus. Maybe it’s the idea that people from all around the globe can take part of our worship service. Or the fact that this is a great way to reach our shut-ins and people who aren’t ready to walk inside one of our campuses.

Why We Don't Have an Online Campus

As much as I love the idea, I still have questions about online church campuses that remained unanswered. Are there limits to online campuses? Are there some things that online campuses can’t replace? (more…)

5 Things I Tell Parents about Technology and Their Kids (Part 2)

In part one of this series, we covered the technical advances we’ve made (smaller devices, unlimited internet and internet everywhere) and how the web has changed as well (1.0, 2.0 and 3.0). Now that we have an understanding of where we stand, how does this affect our kids?

Five Things I Tell Parents about Technology and Their Kids Part 2

I believe that there are five ways that our kids are being influenced by technology and the internet. As parents, we need to examine these influences and determine how we engage our kids and help them have positive interactions online. (more…)

5 Things I Tell Parents about Technology and Their Kids (Part 1)

Recently, I had the opportunity to speak at a few conferences on the subject of technology, social media and how it’s affecting our kids and what parents can do about it. I was surprised and delighted by the response of parents and ministers who wanted to better understand this subject.

5 Things I Tell Parents about Technology and their Kids (Part 1)

Since these conferences weren’t recorded, I thought I would compile the presentation and deliver them to you in a two part series. In part one, I’ll cover how technology and the web has changed in the last 30 years. These changes will set up part two, in which I will cover five significant ways that technology is impacting our kids and what we can do about. Here’s part one: (more…)

5 Awesome Ways to Quickly Improve Your Church’s Website

We need a new church website! I hear that battle cry often from churches who are frustrated with the current state of their website. I don’t blame them, building and maintaining a church website can be a difficult process.

5 Awesome Ways to Quickly Improve Your Church's Website

However, there are some small steps that you can use on your website that won’t require a complete overhaul. Instead these small steps can give your visitors a better user experience and give your website some clear direction. These steps will also ensure that your visitors know what you want from them and it will increase the chance that your visitors will respond. Here they are: (more…)

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