Statistician sees ParishOS as future of church’s data collection

By Tali Folkins   The Anglican Church of Canada’s statistician says he hopes a new electronic tool for gathering parish data will allow the church to see itself with greater clarity. ParishOS is an application developed for the church by Luke Johnson, a Canadian Anglican web developer, on the basis of work by the Rev. … Continue reading “Statistician sees ParishOS as future of church’s data collection”

Bible app brings Week of Prayer to on-the-go people across the globe

Bring the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity to your phone, computer or tablet – wherever you are – with the Bible-reading plan now available via the YouVersion Bible app. Users can explore the theme, “they showed us unusual kindness,” taken from Acts 28:2, in a digital format. The app, which has already been installed … Continue reading “Bible app brings Week of Prayer to on-the-go people across the globe”

An emoji for forgiveness? It’s on the way…

Photo: Forgivemoji Hundreds of people voted for their #forgivemoji favorite when the campaign was launched and exciting design suggestions very submitted. A coalition of peace-building organizations in Finland has launched a campaign to crowdsource an emoji that symbolizes forgiveness. The idea was created by the Evangelical Lutheran church of Finland, which is also one of … Continue reading “An emoji for forgiveness? It’s on the way…”

Holy tech! Churches try new ways to connect

By Caroline Bullock   “At first we didn’t really know what social media meant for the church and fell into the trap of simply chasing the number of likes and followers on our Facebook page,” he says. But when a parishioner credited the Facebook page for her decision to return to the church, then he … Continue reading “Holy tech! Churches try new ways to connect”

Maria Dixon Hall: Just because you can preach doesn’t mean you’re a communicator

FacebookTwitterEmailPrint For an organization in which the word is central, the church does a poor job of communicating, says an SMU professor and consultant. She has some advice on how church leaders can do it better. MONDAY, AUGUST 26, 2013 Human beings are storytelling creatures, moved and motivated from birth by the power of stories, … Continue reading “Maria Dixon Hall: Just because you can preach doesn’t mean you’re a communicator”