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Code for the Kingdom is launching a Global Hackathon this October

After hosting local hackathons across Silicon Valley, Seattle, India, and Austin, Code for the Kingdom is launching its first global hackathon on October 2-4, 2015. Featuring 12 host cities, participants will create technologies using a Christian perspective to tackle challenges facing our communities. Show More Summary

Did you hear what Open Church is doing in 2015? (infographic)

I am excited to announce that after spending 4 years with Open Church getting the right relationships in place, now is the time to build the infrastructure needed to help Christians globally collaborate, learn from each other, and share resources. Show More Summary

What Ministry Conferences Are You Attending in 2014 & 2015?

Church Relevance’s list of 2014 & 2015 church conference recommendations has been updated to over 80 ministry conferences throughout 2014, 2015, and even 2016. It is not too early to start planning which ones you can attend. So check...Show More Summary

Open Church is Hiring a Program Director

Open Church helps Christians collaborate, learn from each other, and share resources. We accomplish this in 2 ways: Manage a database directory of people, resources, & research. Increase access to the database with standardized approaches to cataloging, licensing, archiving, distributing, & technology. Show More Summary

8 Ways Churches Can Use SMS Text Messaging

What is the best way for a church to communicate with its congregation? There is a good chance it is SMS text messaging. It is a fast way to reach almost anyone. Consider the alternatives. Postcards and direct mail also reach almost anyone but at slow pace. Show More Summary

Measuring the Intangible with 6 Symptoms of Discipleship

Guest Writer: Ben Savage When you work with church leaders for long enough, you begin to identify common themes and challenges. I have been involved in lay leadership in several churches and have worked with hundreds of pastors overShow More Summary

How to Increase Spiritual Fruit in a Digital World

In June 2014, I spoke at Biola Digital Conference about how can we increase spiritual fruit in a digital world. Biola University has been kind enough to make this video free for you. View it and my notes below. How do we increase spiritual...Show More Summary

4 Reasons to Consider Custom Church T-Shirts and Water Based Printing

Growing up most church t-shirts I saw were simply wearable souvenirs commemorating the last youth retreat or something you attended. While this souvenir approach isn’t going away, the potential of a custom church t-shirt has grown to be a valuable tool used for identification, security, professionalism, and promotion. Show More Summary

Texting Your Way to Healthier Church Communication

What’s the best way for your church to communicate to your congregation? Well, it depends on the church. The world is increasingly a complex melting pot of subcultures. Some churches thrive using social media while other churches need more traditional communication channels. Show More Summary

Thank You June Supporters

Special thanks to Church Relevance’s June supporters. They help fund the work and research that goes into the reference lists that Church Relevance has come to be known for. Call-Em-All // Church Community Builder // Church Office Online...Show More Summary

The Geneva Bible: 1560 Edition by Hendrickson Publishers

Touted as the Bible of the Protestant Reformation, Hendrickson Bible Publishers offers a facsimile of the University of Wisconsin’s edition of the 1560 Geneva Bible.    The Geneva Bible was the first English Bible to fully be translated from the original languages. Show More Summary

Resources to Check Out

Two new resources have been added to our sponsors to check out – Rock RMS (a free church management software) and the Digital Bible Platform (a free Bible API with over 1,600 volumes). Bible Digital Bible Platform Church Management Software:...Show More Summary

Those Who Make It Possible

Special thanks to April’s sponsors: Church Management Software: Active Faith // Church Community Builder // Church Office Online // Elexio // Shelby Systems Church Websites: Ekklesia 360 // FaithWebsites Communication Tools: Call-Em-All...Show More Summary

6 Ways Technology Helps Make Disciples

Technology is a tool that when used well extends our natural reach and ability. In fact, these words are an example of how the internet and text can extend far beyond the reach of my voice. At the same time, when used poorly, technology can enslave its users. Show More Summary

9 New Focuses of Open Church

As I mentioned in Open Church’s 2013 Recap, the direction of Open Church took several dramatic turns this past fall. Originally, Open Church was intended to be a platform that aggregates and distributes free resources. Now after much...Show More Summary

Revamped Top Church Blogs List

The 11th edition of the top church blogs list is out. But it is no longer called the top church blogs. In fact, the name, the criteria, and the metrics have all been revamped for the better. The previous topical scope prevented too many great blogs from being included. It is now 300 blogs, which […]

Some Resources to Consider

Special thanks to March’s sponsors: Church Management Software: Active Faith // Church Community Builder // Church Office Online // Elexio // Shelby Systems Church Websites: Ekklesia 360 // FaithWebsites Communication Tools: Call-Em-All...Show More Summary

To Those Who Made February Possible

Church Relevance is made possible by a handful of sponsors. I am extremely appreciative of their support. Be sure to check out the list below and consider them the next time you need what they offer. Active Faith (Fellowship One) Fellowship One has long been a powerhouse of church management software. Now as part of the Active [...]

Join Water Sunday & Rally to Save Those Lacking Clean Water

On March 23, 2014, let’s have churches rally on Water Sunday to give clean water to those in need. The Need By now most of us how serious of a problem this is. Every day 5,500 people die because they do not have safe drinking water. In fact, diarrheal illness, caused primarily by contaminated drinking [...]

How Christians Can Help Syria

Syria is hurting. The national military and multiple rebel groups are warring against each other. It is hard to tell what truth is because, in times like these, each side tends to spin reality into a favorable story for themselves. But while the full story is unclear, we do know that some things are true. [...]

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