Small Sips: Your March roundup of news and resources for church communicators.
🐣 We're exactly one week away from Easter, which means you're probably in the midst of one of the busiest seasons of your year as a communicator. Here are five quick reads to help energize your church communications this month.
☕️ Oh, and stay tuned—next week we have more Easter resources for you!
1. State of Church Tech 2023: 7 Trends for Church Technology
Church Tech Today
With the advancement and proliferation of digital tools and offerings, churches are integrating digital tools to reach their members and serve their communities more effectively.
2. The Asbury Revival is Over. What Happens Now?
Religion News Service
After more than two weeks and worldwide headlines, revival services at Asbury University in central Kentucky came to an end recently.
But the revival goes on off-campus.
3. Inspecting the American Evangelical House: Why We Need Missionary Lenses
Like many missionaries returning from the international mission field, Matthew Bennett experienced a sort of reverse culture shock—not in the grocery store but in a church service. As he listened to the preacher intertwine the American life with the Christian life, Bennett was burdened with a desire for believers to value people of all nationalities and to wholeheartedly trust in the gospel rather than in protected freedoms.
4. Oscars 2023: Four Faith Questions About the Best Picture Nominees
Think Christian, our partner program from ReFrame Ministries
From TÁR to Top Gun: Maverick, the films competing for the top Oscar carry intriguing theological themes.
5. Spotify Redesigns Around Video to Counter TikTok's Dominance
Spotify unveiled a host of new features, advertising products and tools for creators at its annual Stream On event Wednesday. The moves reflect the increasing priority the company has placed on discovery and short-form video.
But wait, there's more!
Next Thursday, March 16 at 2pm ET, Church Juice is hosting its next webinar. In this live event, we'll help guide your church website to greatness with seven incredibly helpful and easy-to-implement tips. We'll talk about fundamentals of good design, plus practical elements of church websites like optimization, SEO, and reaching the right audience. We'll even take a look at our recent "Best Church Websites" list and what makes those sites work well.
The webinar is free to attend and will be recorded (so still register, even if you can't attend live).