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Geeks for God: Evangelism in the Electronic Era

 Evangelism in the Electronic Era

The "Geeks for God" are the members of the diocesan Technology Committee: Diocesan staff members Nina Nicholson, Director of Communications & Technology and Randy Johnson, Administrator for Diocesan Ministries, and volunteers the Rev. John Rollins, Jan Paxton, Steven Boston, the Rev. Deacon Ken Boccino and Cliff Cernek.

Recipient of the 2015 Polly Bond Award of Merit from Episcopal Communicators for General Excellence: Blog.

Jan Paxton and John Rollins at GC1997
Posted by John Rollins on June 9, 2015
The Episcopal Church has held 77 General Conventions since 1785. Until the 20th century they were relatively remote events, of little interest except...
So much technology, so little time
Posted by Jan Paxton on May 28, 2015
We have all been there when someone says “I heard about this new technology I think our church should use….” In our present world, a church has to...
Throwback Thursday
Posted by Nina Nicholson on May 14, 2015
Last Saturday morning the diocesan Technology Committee held a Church Communications Workshop at Grace Church in Madison. A small but highly...
How to write a feature article: Notes from the Episcopal Communicators Conferenc
Posted by Nina Nicholson on April 30, 2015
I love publishing feature articles sharing the good stories of what’s happening around our diocese, and judging from website traffic, people love...
The care and feeding of open source CMS websites
Posted by John Rollins on April 15, 2015
A congregation seeking to build its first website or to upgrade an existing one has a wide range of choices. There is traditional HTML with editors...
Jan Paxton
Posted by Jan Paxton on March 18, 2015
You have entered the electronic age! You send out your newsletter as e-news using Constant Contact or Mail Chimp or some other service and it looks...
If This, Then That
Posted by Nina Nicholson on March 5, 2015
Keeping a church website up to date is a lot of work, and keeping your church's social media in sync with your website posts can be a tedious chore....
Why your church needs a Google account
Posted by Randy Johnson on February 18, 2015
One of the most useful (and free!) pieces of technology a church can use is having an account with Google. Google, the world’s giant among companies...
Steven Boston
Posted by Steven Boston on January 21, 2015
Well, Christmas is over and you have a brand new camera! Now you would like – or have been asked – to take pictures without flash during the church...
Welcome… or not?
Posted by Jan Paxton on January 5, 2015
Your church’s website can be a wonderful tool for evangelism and sharing the good news. It can attract newcomers to your congregation. Most churches...

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