Let’s face it, in a world where we’re hearing, “Do whatever makes you happy,” more and more, we need more nice and Likeable people.
Bible Study Apps
There are several Bible study apps that work well on an iPhone (or any other phone). Of course, the Bible from Lifechurch.tv is great, but I like the suite of apps from Olive Tree. You can add commentaries to it on a purchase by purchase basis and sync across all your devices.
Don’t forget, our electronic devices are tools. We should never let them become distractions or detractors, but they can be useful.
Here are 3 things to do with your smartphone while you’re sitting in church this Sunday…
I see it all the time. A Facebook profile that should be a page. A Facebook page that is dormant or only posts things that are also posted on someone’s profile. For a lot of people, this may not matter that much. For a church or business that’s using Facebook as a key part of their advertising and marketing strategy, it matters.
As I’ve looked around Facebook and seen the pages I like and follow and as I’ve talked with other churches and learned along the way, I’ve come to some conclusions about Facebook and social media. Some conclusions about how to best utilize it and how to make it look excellent without shelling out a ton of money.
Here are a few tips for businesses, churches, and anyone wanting to better use Facebook (and most other social media networks as well)…
It seems we live in a day in time when people want to say what’s on their mind.
It also seems like we live in a day and time when less and less is becoming “correct” to actually say.
I’ve seen it recently with athletes, entertainers, hollywood stars, pastors, and young leaders…
Every week I create a lot of content. On any given week I…
- Guest Blog
- Post to Instagram
- Record podcasts
- Do interviews
- Manage social media networks
- Manage other blogs
That’s a lot to keep up with!
One of the questions I often get is, “How do you create all of the content? How do you stay on top of it?”
Then he added, “Son of man, let all my words sink deep into your own heart first. Listen to them carefully for yourself. Then go to your people in exile and say to them, ‘This is what the Sovereign LORD says!’ Do this whether they listen to you or not.” (Ezekiel 3:10, 11 NLT)
Anyone who creates content…
We all have something important to say.
I really do believe that. For those of us in church work, our message is not only important, but life changing. It’s the message that we want everyone to know and no one to miss.
Working with people and being around people, we can often find ourselves in discussions and in situations where we have to be pointed in our discussion. We want to be people that are clear in what we say. Maybe it’s from a stage when we’re addressing a particular issue, preaching, giving announcements, or maybe it’s just in everyday conversation.
No matter what you’re communicating or where you’re communicating it, don’t fall prey to these 3 communication killers…
Less can be more
You only get 140 characters
Like in twitter, sometimes less is more. I’ve learned this lesson in many conversations I’ve had recently. You see, I like to talk. I’m learning, though, that sometimes I can learn more by saying less. Just listening can go a long way in us learning and others understanding that we care.