CTS Blog | Technology & Your Ministry

We don't believe technology should transform ministry, but rather do the things people don’t have to do so church workers can focus on the things that only they can and should do. We’re about helping churches stay “high-touch” in a “high-tech, low-touch” world.

  • Which Email Marketing Service Should My Church Use?

    Which Email Marketing Service Should My Church Use?

    More and more, church offices are utilizing web-based email marketing services for communicating with their congregations. Why are they doing this?

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  • 5 Ways to Implement Agile Methodology in Churches

    5 Ways to Implement Agile Methodology in Churches

    Have you ever worked on a project for a church committee where you’ve spent weeks meeting, planning, studying, and preparing to make a decision, then a few more weeks double-checking...

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  • Prioritizing Content on Your Church Website for Visitors

    Prioritizing Content on Your Church Website for Visitors

    In the past, the front door of your church was probably, well, the front door. These days, however, the first exposure visitors get to your church is probably via your church website....

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  • Creating a Welcome Email Series to Follow Up with Visitors

    Creating a Welcome Email Series to Follow Up with Visitors

    What happens after someone visits your congregation? At my church, the visitors sign a guest book and a day or two later, they receive a letter in the mail from the pastor—which is an...

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  • Communications for Last-Minute Church Events

    Communications for Last-Minute Church Events

    Whether they’re potlucks, special voters’ meetings, or trunk-or-treats, last-minute events are bound to happen (sometimes more often than we would like!). The idea of driving attendance...

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  • Adjusting Your Schedule to Get More Productive and Creative

    Adjusting Your Schedule to Get More Productive and Creative

    One of my greatest struggles working in a communications role for a church is finding the balance between executing existing plans or ideas and finding space for creativity and...

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  • Evernote for Pastors, Church Offices, and Ministry Teams

    Evernote for Pastors, Church Offices, and Ministry Teams

    Before computers became integrated with our lives, the big office complaint was about paper. A good deal of our communication and information storage involved paper. How to store that...

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  • Software Training for Successful Change

    Software Training for Successful Change

    Perhaps you’ve heard this story before: a congregation invests a great deal of money in a new church management software, rolls it out to pastors, secretaries, and other users....

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  • Resources for Continuing Education in the Church

    Resources for Continuing Education in the Church

    In a perfect world, our churches would have all the financial means to employ ginormous staffs who can serve both the people in our congregations and the communities around us. We’d...

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  • The Value of a Church Logo and Why You Should Protect Yours

    The Value of a Church Logo and Why You Should Protect Yours

    When it comes to logos, branding, and name recognition, it seems the world understands why it’s so important for their favorite pair of shoes or beverage to have these things, but not...

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  • Remembering 149 Years of Technology at CPH

    Remembering 149 Years of Technology at CPH

    Happy 149th birthday, Concordia Publishing House! Of course, there’s a bunch of excitement about the big one-five-zero happening a year from now (and rightfully so!), but you only turn...

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  • Why Your Church Should Have a Blog

    Why Your Church Should Have a Blog

    When you saw the title of this post, what went through your mind? I’m already too busy. What would I write about? Who would read it? I have no idea where to start. You’ve got...

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  • Why Your Church Should Have a Blog

    Why Your Church Should Have a Blog

    When you saw the title of this post, what went through your mind? I’m already too busy. What would I write about? Who would read it? I have no idea where to start. You’ve got...

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  • Delegating to Trusted Volunteers to Give Yourself More Time

    Delegating to Trusted Volunteers to Give Yourself More Time

    If you’re a church worker, you never have a shortage of ways to stay busy. It seems like as soon as you finish your Sunday services, you’re already running out of time to get everything...

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  • Delegating to Trusted Volunteers to Give Yourself More Time

    Delegating to Trusted Volunteers to Give Yourself More Time

    If you’re a church worker, you never have a shortage of ways to stay busy. It seems like as soon as you finish your Sunday services, you’re already running out of time to get everything...

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  • Following Up with Visitors without Seeming Creepy

    Following Up with Visitors without Seeming Creepy

    Read any number of books on church organization and evangelism, and you’ll hear some common goals. Visitors should feel at home. They should be comfortable finding their way around....

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  • Following Up with Visitors without Seeming Creepy

    Following Up with Visitors without Seeming Creepy

    Read any number of books on church organization and evangelism, and you’ll hear some common goals. Visitors should feel at home. They should be comfortable finding their way around....

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  • The Passionate Volunteer & the Communicator: Seeing Eye to Eye

    The Passionate Volunteer & the Communicator: Seeing Eye to Eye

    In my last post I touched on how I ditched a well-thought-out communication request form for more personal interactions with our ministry leaders. I think this idea of relationship...

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  • The Passionate Volunteer & the Communicator: Seeing Eye to Eye

    The Passionate Volunteer & the Communicator: Seeing Eye to Eye

    In my last post I touched on how I ditched a well-thought-out communication request form for more personal interactions with our ministry leaders. I think this idea of relationship...

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  • Ideas for Saying Thank You to Donors and Volunteers

    Ideas for Saying Thank You to Donors and Volunteers

    My eyes have been opened over the last two years about showing appreciation. Not that I wasn’t appreciative before, but now that I’m in development, appreciation has become a large part...

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