Stay Dumb

Stay Dumb

Is having a smart phone the smart thing to do? I held on to my dumb phone as long as I possibly could. I knew putting the internet in my pocket would be a dangerous thing. Instant access to porn was my immediate concern (I’m an recovering addict), but lurking... read more

photo team

Building A Photo Team

Hey there everybody, my name is Ben Stapley and my desire is to help you create and capture moving and memorable moments.   Today I want to give you 10 steps to build a photo team at your church. Now you might not work in the church or non-profit world... read more

Making Social Media More “Social”

Where did the social go in social media?   Every church, business, or organization struggle with engagement. We can never get enough, and we always want more. Engagement is a true measurement of how effective the media you’re putting out there really is. If someone feels strongly enough about something... read more

negative space

Negative Space

*This article first appeared on SundayMag.tv on August 5, 2015. Check out the original article here. With any project, it can be much more powerful to leave things out rather than keep everything in.   Let’s think about some of the most recognizable brands in our culture today. Brands like FedEx,... read more

social media and ministry

Social Media and Ministry

Social media and ministry.   It seems to be changing the entire face of how we communicate in the 21st Century. Even our new President Donald Trump uses Twitter on an ongoing basis as you have heard many times in the news I am sure. But news, weather, sports and... read more