SundayMag

A free online magazine for pastors and churches, exploring ways you can grow your church and engage your community from  Sunday to Sunday.

Leadership
Robert Carnes

7 Thought Leaders Who Influence My Work

I read a lot of books and blogs, and listen to many podcasts. There are many people who influence me in small ways. But it recently occured to me that there are a few of major thought leaders who have a more significant influence on my work.

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Communications & Marketing
Justin Dean

Why Sermon Transcription is a Must For Your Church

By transcribing your audio or video sermons you are able to reach even further than you thought possible by posting it on social media and your website and making it available to your entire community, and ultimately to the world

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Leadership
Carl Barnhill

6 Tips on Creating a Dynamic Service Flow

Your Sunday worship service is the hub for other activities at your church. It’s the main event. It’s the gathering for your entire church. It would make sense that you would want to pour the most time, energy, and money into creating this experience. It’s also the event you should spend most of your time planning.

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Social Media
Carl Barnhill

5 Video Elements that Will Transform Your Worship Services

No matter where you church is at in regards to executing a media-rich worship service, these 5 elements can add spice and engage your audience. Like any media element, if you use the same thing over and over, your audience may get desensitized to it, so be sure to change these out per series or every few weeks to keep things fresh.

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Social Media
Robert Carnes

Social Media is a Tool, Not a Goal

My father-in-law loves carpentry. He collects woodworking tools—he’s got a whole workshop full of them. And I enjoy working with him on a few carpentry projects. It’s actually taught me something valuable about marketing.

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Leadership
Carl Barnhill

We Don’t Need You

I’ve been guilty in the past of begging for volunteers. I’ve laid the thick guilt trip on from the stage before. I’ve forced the “Want to Volunteer?” slide on the Announcement loop every Sunday. I’ve seemed down right desperate. There was a point in my ministry when I realized something. I realized that we really didn’t need volunteers. People don’t respond to “need”. They respond to vision.

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