August's Small Sips | A monthly roundup of news and resources for church communicators

Good morning. ☕️ August brings the height of summer, the return to school, and the seasonal changeover at the local big-box store (Halloween decorations? Christmas trees?). Here's what we're following.


Get a Communications and Marketing Grant

We've brought back Church Juice's grant program. Your church or ministry could get a grant for its next big idea! We're offering a limited number of grants to help churches and ministries take their communications and marketing to the next level. With five grant categories, there are options for ministries in a wide array of contexts. Applications are due August 31. Check out our grant page for all the details and to apply.

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This Week in Apps: Instagram backlash, TikTok gaming, Snapchat+ makes millions

TechCrunch's This Week in Apps offers a way to keep up with this fast-moving industry in one place with the latest from the world of apps, including news, updates, startup fundings, mergers and acquisitions, and much more. In this edition: Users demand the TikTok-ification of Instagram must stop, Snapchat+ outpaces Twitter Blue after just a month, TikTok gets into mobile gaming, and more.

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3 Reasons Why Time Management Strategies Never Solve Your Time Famine Problem (…But This Will)

Time famine is a big challenge for leaders. No matter how much your organization grows or declines, how many staff quit or join, how many upset people you have to deal with, or how insane the world gets, you only get 24 hours in a day to solve everything that comes your way as a leader. This article explores three reasons time management strategies will never solve your time famine problem, then explores three ways to help with energy management.

⚡️ By the way, we're hosting a webinar later this month to help with a similar need: project management. Learn the fundamentals of project management and take your church communication skills to the next level. Sign up here for this free webinar.

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Your Questions about Spiritual Life

Reflecting on and seeking answers to our questions is one way we learn and grow. The same is true for our faith development. Discussing questions about spiritual life together benefits us all. In this episode, Groundwork looks at questions and comments that listeners sent regarding our spiritual lives.

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You Need a Password Manager. Here are the best ones.

Password managers are the vegetables of the internet. We know they’re good for us, but most of us are happier snacking on the password equivalent of junk food. For seven years running that’s been “123456” and “password”—the two most commonly used passwords on the web. The problem is, most of us don’t know what makes a good password and aren’t able to remember hundreds of them anyway. Here are the best password managers available, according to Wired.

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