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Theresa asks about the future of print and digital in your church.

We had Ryan Holck from to answer Theresa’s question. Here are some of his thoughts.

  • Different generations will best retain information in different ways – some in print and some in digital. Some people would miss content if print is entirely removed.
  • Use both as a tool to be redundant and get important information out in multiple ways.  Print can become a smaller dynamic, but during that process, be strategic with how you use it.
  • Use print as an introduction and point people for complete information to a digital resource (like your website).


How to transition some of your print to digital:

  • Use Email as an alternative to your church bulletin, and use email as a reinforcement for what you put in print.
  • Start by converting your print to a PDF and make a download link available.
  • Convert your PDF to a digital magazine format using a service like
  • Design an email with and print it for pickup as needed.

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