You may be like me, always looking for photos you can use on the web for blog posts and other uses. You would think that Google, who is pretty good at search, had figured out how to search for images with Creative Commons licenses that you could reuse. They have since 2009 but it wasn’t... Continue Reading →
In case you didn’t know I am a big fan of Google. I like where they are going as a company. I like that they are trying to make the internet more accessible to more people, even if it’s so that more eyes can see more Google ads, the benefits of people having more access... Continue Reading →
This is a presentation I gave at the 2013 Forma Conference. The presentation was about 50 minutes long, so I re-recorded it here to help with length and clarity. I have included a link to the slides below. Link to Slides All art is © Henry Martin. Free use for ministry purposes.
This is a great video. Can you tell the message of your church in 15 seconds? Can you tell the message of your ministry in 15 seconds?Comment if you can. I am going to try and figure out my ministry in a 15 second message map.
“If we can just get a better website, then I am sure young people will come to our church.” “If we just tweet, post, and pin great things then surely we will grow.” This is the new lamentation that I hear around the church. This excites me. I am a geek after all. The church... Continue Reading →
There is an old joke about a parish church that had a bat problem. The parishioners, not knowing what to do, called the bishop to fix it. The bishop went to investigate, and within an hour the bats were gone. The parishioners asked him how he had gotten the bats to leave the church. The bishop said, “I... Continue Reading →
What are the Girl Scouts doing right and what can we learn from them?Let parents and youth know what your goals are for the group. When I walked in the door they gave me a sheet of paper saying exactly what aspects of character formation they are working on. This was there way of saying, “This... Continue Reading →
So, let me start by saying I am a big fan of all things Girls Scouts. I like the cookies. I like the values they teach. I like that my daughter likes going, and that I get a hour with my wife for dinner 2 nights a month. But it makes me wonder. Has the Church abdicated teaching values, morals,... Continue Reading →