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Ministry Tip: Don’t Think Alone

I recently bumped into a ministry situation that had me stumped.  I didn’t know what to do.  This is typical for some of us pastors.  But the one thing that I know how to do is phone a friend.  So, I called a pastor friend who has been through a similar situation.  As I reflected on the solution I was reminded a valuable lesson – I should not think alone.  It rarely is the best option.  Get others involved in your processing so you find the best outcome.

Snapchat – Creating Geofilters

Ok. I just realized that anyone (even YOU!) can create your own Geofilter for Snapchat. Geofilters are those cool logos and images that are available when you go to Turner Field, big concerts, or most cities on Snapchat.  Awesome right?!?  And it is actually pretty easy. I just did two for the community I live in (Wrightsville, Ga) in just a couple of hours.  As someone who is trying to impact and encourage the community – what a fun way to do help give us some identity.

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Here is my first one for the city.  I actually had to submit it a twice because Snapchat wanted more information about the significance of this image (our town’s historic Courthouse) as the centerpiece of the geofilter.  But after a couple of minutes tweaking the wording, I got a confirmation email without about 48 hours and it was approved.

If you want some more technical info about how to get start check out – http://www.idigitaltimes.com/snapchat-geofilter-makers-guide-how-get-template-create-and-submit-successful-509558.

Ministry Tip: It always matters

That thing that you are thinking about doing/stopping/starting/changing – it matters a great deal to someone.  I know you think it doesn’t, but it does.  If it didn’t matter to someone, they wouldn’t have started doing it in the first place.

Pro Tip: It always matters.  Treat it like it does.