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2015 STATE of the MEGACHURCH REPORT: Recent Shifts in America’s Largest Protestant Churches

Leadership Network & Hartford Institute The Beck Group by Scott Thumma, Ph.D. and Warren Bird, Ph.D. Amid reports from America’s largest Protestant churches of scandals or decline after pastoral transitions, many have speculated about their health and future vitality. Our 2015 survey of megachurches, the fifth such survey since 2000 that our two organizations have created and fielded, directly addresses this topic of vitality and […]

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Top 5 Churches That Use Social Media Best

Mars Hill Seattle (marshill.com) – Beyond the sometimes polarizingly, yet magnetic personality of teaching pastor Mark Driscoll (@pastormark), the church has a very sizeable audience engagement on not just Facebook and Twitter, but also podcasting, Instagram, Pinterest, and YouTube, said Chuang. The private church-based social network The City (http://www.onthecity.org) traces its origins to Mars Hill. LifeChurch.tv based […]

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TOP 10 Reasons to Use Google Hangouts for Churches

Unlimited Post/Video Length Edit Your Posts/Videos Hangouts On Air Hangouts – normal hangouts are a great way for staff meetings and devotionals Over 250 Million Users have “upgraded” to Google Plus. Visibility – Google Plus increases your church’s visibility and ranking in search engine results Add someone to your circles without asking for permission Google’s “Data Liberation” gives […]

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One Handy Trick (Recurring or Scheduled Events) when using Google Hangouts for Churches

This is a handy and helpful trick for recurring and/or scheduled events when using Google hangouts for churches: If you want to repeat the same event each week, click the down-pointing arrow in the “Details” pane of your event, then click “Duplicate event.” This will give you a slightly different bit of iframe code to […]

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5 More Ways to Use Google Hangouts for Churches

Stream your sermons and bible studies LIVE on YouTube, record it and publicize it via this powerful social video network Hold an interactive Bible Study and ministry meetings that can also be recorded Have interactive Counseling sessions where legally applicably Broadcast special events, conferences, webinars and online training Podcasts done quickly with the MP4 file created […]

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LIVE Online video production for #CHURCHES

Thursday, July 23 at 11am PT / 2pm ET     Join Alden Fertig, Director of Product for Ustream to examine what you need to create compelling, high-quality streaming videos, regardless of your skill level or budget. We’ll look at all the elements of video production, including cameras, microphones, lighting, capture devices, and connectivity requirements. […]

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Why Multisite Churches Get Stuck?

Most of the 8,000-plus multisite churches in the United States are stuck at one or two additional campuses because they don’t know how (or aren’t willing) to make the organizational changes necessary to fully deliver their church to multiple locations. The majority of multisite churches are still functioning like a mono-site church with campuses instead […]

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FIND 1: Churches that want to reach young people have no young people involved

Churches that want to reach young people don’t actually have young people involved in any visible roles. No young staff members teaching from the stage. Few young greeters or leaders of groups. No young musicians or singers. Little if any imagery of young families on their websites. (Relevant imagery on church websites is hugely lacking… […]

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