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This past Sunday night we, Two Cities Church, had an event called Your Move. We gathered some of our core together and some new people to talk about a few things on the horizon. Things like Guest Services, our 0-5 year-old environment (Waumba Land) and our new timeline. Just as I began the ending prayer a young couple walked in the doors. They were greeted by Jill Douty, one of our team members, and they sat down at their table. After I ended the event and started talking to people in the crowd, I came over and introduced myself. It turns out that they’re looking for a church, they were driving by and they saw our two big feather signs at the street. They saw cars in the parking lot and stopped in.

You never know who’s going to show up and you never know what their story is, but we’re creating a church that people off the street might walk in, only catch a couple minutes of what we’re doing and say… “I’d like to check this out further.” This couple connected with Jill and said they’d like to come to the Launch Group that the Douty’s lead at their home on Sundays.

Thank you to Thilani for designing the signs.
Thank you Chris for printing them through your business (Revision Printing).
Thank you Chris for setting them up and tearing them down on Sunday.
Thank you Jill for engaging them.
You guys are rock stars.
It’s worth it.

It’s Worth It. Part 1
It’s Worth it. Part 2
It’s Worth it. Part 3
It’s Worth it. Part 4

Internet-Marketing-Tools
In the past year, we’ve been living in Fresno, Ca laying the groundwork for Two Cities Church, starting an LLC called Four12 Group, and raising our kids. Our schedules have been crazier than they’ve ever been. So, how do I keep it all straight? There’s tons and tons of apps, websites, and programs out there that can help you accomplish your mission. Let’s call those things tools. Here’s a list of my favorite tools that I’ve used over the past year. In no particular order, they are:

  • The Bible
    I frequently read my physical, 1984 NIV, bible as well as use the YouVersion iPhone App. This guides and frames the way at which I interpret life and react to it.
  • Prayer
    When I told someone about our church planting dream, the first words out of his mouth were, “You better be prayed up.” And he was right.
  • Asana
    A project management website. Trust me, you need it or something similar. I track everything on there and I can assign things to other people and see their progress.
  • Revision Printing
    At Two Cities, we order a lot of printed material. Business cards, invite cards, information pieces, connection cards and signs. And we do it ALL through Revision Printing. Low cost, excellent service and on time… every time.
  • Facebook
    I know, I know. Facebook is what’s wrong with the world today. But you gotta go where the people meet to reach them. People are on there all the time and I can’t tell you how many important conversations started on social media for me. I manage a couple of pages and use Facebook Ads to reach new people as well. PLUS, they recently added hashtags to track conversations to Facebook. Seems insignificant, but it really does change the game.
  • WordPress
    I use WordPress as the backend of just about every website I’ve ever created or currently manage. The applications seem limitless for this content management system.
  • Instagram
    With the addition of video integration, I’m sold on Instagram and I dropped Vine. Instagram is quickly becoming the gateway drug to Twitter.
  • Dropbox
    I use dropbox to store and share about 10GBs of information. I use it with Four12, Two Cities and my personal life. I can sync it across multiple computers, my iPad, my iPhone and I can always access it through their website.
  • iCal
    The native calendar system of all iOS devices. It works seamlessly across multiple devices and keeps me on track, day-to-day.
  • Google Drive
    Another online document storage place, that I use for various data collecting and archiving.
  • Moleskin Notebook
    Moleskin is the notebook of choice.
  • MailChimp
    A professional email site. You can keep address lists, email templates and more in your account on their site.
  • HootSuite
    Scheduling social media posts can be a huge time-saver.
  • Nextdoor
    A new website and app who’s purpose is to create a small social network for your local neighborhood. It’s not a standard for me yet, but I have been in contact with some of my immediate neighbors through it.
  • Email / Text Messaging / Phone

Did I mention that most of this is free.
So what do you use on a day-to-day basis?