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Episode 039: Apps, Technology and Curriculum With Michael Covington

In this episode, I talk with Michael Covington of Disciplr. We have a great conversation about the new things Disciplr is putting out this year, and he shares the revolutionary changes they are making in how you get digital children’s ministry curriculum, customize it, and share it with your team.

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MailChimp – An email marketing platform that allows you to design and send mass, personalized emails to various segments of people

Slack – A tool for team communication that provides different channels of conversation for different topics

Trello – A project management resource for teams that integrates with Slack

Evernote – An online set of notebooks that allows you to keep track of all your ideas, checklists, and notes. It has team sharing capabilities as well.

3 Free Tools Your Team Should Know About – Check out Michael’s article for specifics on how teams can leverage Slack, Trello, and Evernote

3 digital children’s ministry curriculum organizations available on DisciplrTru | Gospel Light | Standard

Leveraging Technology

  1. Recognize that the majority of ministries and churches are behind the times
  2. Ask: How do we cut through the noise?
  3. Think about your audience and meet them where they are
  4. Train people in how they can leverage technology to carry out the great commission

Action Items

  1. Check out Disciplr for digital children’s ministry curriculum and get your 2.0 discount
  2. Consider polling your church, or the parents in your ministry, and ask what their preferred methods of communication are
  3. Check out MailChimp, Slack, Trello, and Evernote to see if any or all of these tools would benefit your team structure

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Next Episode: Tom Bump

In the next episode, I interview Children’s Pastor, Tom Bump, about what he’s learned throughout thirty years of ministry. We have a great conversation about delegation and conflict, diving into a specific conflict he had with his senior pastor and his journey through that.