Part 3 of 3 – People, process and church tech

The Church Online Series

We have been examining one of the biggest developments in church technology today: how to bring your church online. This is our third post in this series, following Jay Kranda’s helpful videos regarding this issue as the basis. His analysis of church online really dovetails with my own experiences in helping churches develop online ministries. The first post presented […]

Church Online: The Steps

Our 2nd kid turned 2 yesterday

Our 2nd kid turned 2 yesterday. Yup, Benjamin was born on Valentine’s day in the back of our once functional Chevy Malibu, with God’s guiding angels and the Texas 911 operator. I am still surprised I did not faint (too many sitcoms?), but grateful it all worked out.   The funny thing is that, despite […]

The Shoe House

Building an Effective Communication Strategy for a Children’s Ministry

There are some ministries that can feel like the old woman in the shoe from the nursery rhymes. A children’s ministry is one of those. Generally, you have three audiences to work with: the kids, the staff and the parents. Over the last year or so, I had worked closely with the Houston Central Adventurers […]

52% of app users find push notes to be an “annoying distraction.”

52% hate push notes

If your church or ministry is using a mobile app to engage your congregation or an even wider audience, then push notes are a key mobile feature that you want to strategically deploy to communicate your message. A study by Localytics shows that app users who enable push notes engage with apps 3 times more in a […]

Bringing the power of membership and segmentation to your app

We are proud to announce the latest updates to PocketPew. We have an abundance of new features to make your mobile app more effective and engaging for your church or ministry. Membership Most of the new features involve using personalized accounts to access your mobile app. Instead of your users acting  anonymously, they are  now […]

Why rereading our top 2015 blogs will help your church’s digital strategy in 2016!

Digital Strategy

Recently, I reviewed the top posts on our websites. Overall, traffic is up and people are spending at least 2 minutes per visit. However, reviewing specifically what’s working and why, helps us plan better content for you in 2016. Here are our top 10 most popular posts of 2015, as well as the main takeaways […]

Grow Church Giving By Using these 5 Best Practices

So yesterday, we discussed the Hope United La case study, that showed you exactly how they increased giving by 80% while doubling the number of givers. Here’s another great resource to reference if you are trying to make this case at your local church. Based on working on the pilot project as well as my […]

This church increased giving by over 80%. Here’s how!

Hope United La

About three months ago, through a pilot project sponsored by PocketPew and, Frank and I worked closely with Hope United LA to revamp one area of their digital strategy by launching a mobile app. Barry and Suzie Crocker, Lead Pastors at Hope United, felt that they needed to do more by communicating more effectively through a […]

Meet Jordan

Meet Jordan

I am stoked to introduce you to Jordan Gillman and excited to show you why my collaboration with him is great news for churches and ministries like yours. I met Jordan in August  this year, indirectly through a top digital marketer for churches. We quickly realized our work covered similar areas. We both have helped many […]