Print Media Costs How Much?

Without giving away my age, I will admit that when I started out in ministry print media was at the center of the church communications world.  Nearly everything deemed worth communicating was printed.  Anything of real significance was communicated through a variety of print pieces usually including a specialty piece (brochure, postcard, etc.) and mentions in the big two (weekly worship bulletin and monthly newsletter).  While websites did exist, they certainly were not a central part of a Read More …

Ministry in 2014

Todd Rhoades, a prolific blogger on matters of faith, recently reminded his readers of the importance of churches doing ministry in the present using 2014 friendly approaches.  Not only is Rhoades troubled by congregations that behave more like what one would expect in 1984, 1994, or 2004, he also believes many congregations that have moved beyond those years but are not quite up to date are nuts: If you’re using the same communication methods, technology, music, delivery style, and format that Read More …

No More Sermons

David Murrow, author of Why Men Hate Going to Church and founder of Church for Men, recently asked a question worth considering:  "Are Sermons Becoming Obsolete?"  In that blog post he suggests something most know but don't often consider -- while lectures were once a preferred and popular means of communication, recent technological shifts have rendered them uncommon outside of two environments: universities and churches.  Now, universities are beginning to consider other options preferring to Read More …