return to site checklist

Return-To-Site: The Technology Checklist

Various local, state, and federal governments are beginning to release plans for reopening workplaces, churches, and other public spaces. Different government entities are recommending different timetables, strategies and plans, so people everywhere are considering the steps that they must take to be prepared to “re-enter” daily life in their specific context. As church doors begin…

security in strange times

A Guide to Security and Privacy In Strange Times

During these unprecedented times of “social distancing,” “shelter-in-place,” and “stay-at-home” orders, everyone is having to learn or experiment with new technology and work habits. For many people, this will mark their first exposure to remote work and virtual settings. With these new realities comes a need to not only remember a few fundamental security tips,…

online giving

Online Giving Tips From the Pros

We “sat down” last Friday with two experts in the online processing space to discuss the current giving environment. During our conversation we asked them to provide any recommendations they felt were especially important for churches that wanted to be more successful with their online giving efforts right now. Our interviewees have many years of…

online giving

Crucial Giving Considerations in the Midst of Crisis

Over the past couple of weeks as we have talked with the many churches we serve, two primary questions have dominated our conversations. First, how can our staff and volunteers utilize technology to communicate, work, serve and minister effectively given the restrictions on our ability to be physically present? In additions to assisting individual churches…

serving in the storm

Serving in the Midst of the Storm

We are so excited to see the many churches who have stepped up in the last few weeks to transition to online services and a staff that works from home. You have continued the core functions of the church, including worship, teaching, prayer, and encouragement. You have let people know that the church can adapt and will…