Pre-Order 7 Secrets to an Awesome Marriage

Over the past 6 months one of the greatest blessings I have received is getting to know Dr. Kim Kimberling.  Kim hired me as a consultant for his ministry, Awesome Marriage, but I can promise you that I have gained far more from Dr. Kim's ministry than I have been able to give to it.  His humility as a man, his passionate love for Jesus and his deep desire to help create awesome marriages is incredible to be around!

For years Dr. Kim has created fantastic free resources through his blog, hundreds of videos posted to YouTube and reaching hundreds of thousands of people on Facebook.  Over the past year Dr. Kim has been working incredibly hard to right and now release his first book: 7 Secrets to An Awesome Marriage which is being published by Zondervan.  Take a look at this video:

The book will release in less than 2 months and Dr. Kim has created a special offer if you pre-order the book and send him the receipt, you will receive a FREE eBook of your choice.  Also, if you do take advantage of this special offer, in your email to Dr. Kim if you could let him know that Nils sent you.  No, I don't get a commission, but I will be curious as to how many of you guys purchase the book.  I hope you will take advantage of this opportunity today!  Actually, I encourage you to pre-order 2 books: 1 for you and 1 for your spouse (if you're married).

Church Technology Guide - Graphic Design

A month ago I launched a project I have dreamed about for a couple of years called the Church Technology Guide.  It's my goal to help church leaders maximize technology saving them time and money.  The first course in this series focused on Worship Production discussing basic audio/visual solutions and best practices to enhance your weekend worship services.  

I'm so excited to be launching the second course in this series about Graphic Design.  If you know me well, you know that I'm not a graphic designer nor did I know a lot about graphic design before this course.  I believe that is why this is the best course about graphic design for any church leader.  I structured this course with the basics in mind for a church leader with no graphic design experience, but values great design in their bulletins, sermon slides, song lyrics, social media platforms, website, flyers, posters, etc.  I brought in the expertise from my friends at Creative Church Staffing to help me guide you through these essential technologies in the life of your church.  

The bottom line is that every church no matter the size has design needs and I believe this course will help you look better while saving time and money.  Don't believe me or feel unsure about whether to buy the course or not?  Give the course a try today and if you don't feel like the course provided value to your church just let me know and I'll gladly without any questions reimburse your course fee.  

To purchase this Graphic Design Course today simply click here.  For the next week I am offering this course for half off of the regular price of $25 ($12.50).  I hope you will take advantage of this introductory offer and let others know of the resource as well.  

FREE Social Media Webinar May 27

Group Social Media Webinar

I'm so excited to be working with Group Publishing to offer this FREE Social Media Webinar on May 27th!  Here are the details:

Social media (Facebook, Twitter etc...) can feel a little overwhelming to a busy pastor or ministry leader. Perhaps you've thought, "I know I should be using if for my church, but I don't know where to start!" This webinar will help you narrow the field to the top 3 social media networks that will help you grow your ministry.

What You'll learn:

  • An overview of Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube to understand how to utilize them, and the difference they'll make in your ministry.
  • How to practically use these three platforms in a church setting.
  • Engaging examples of how churches have used social media to change lives. 

If you can't make the webinar time be sure to register anyway, we'll send you a link of the recording to watch afterward.

Webinar will be approximately 50 minutes in length.

Wed, May 27, 2015 9:00 AM PST / 10:00 AM MDT / 11:00 AM CST / 12 Noon EST

For more information and to register go to

Elevate Summit Interview with Trent Dunham

In this interview I talk with my friend Trent Dunham of Dunham & Company.  We discuss our partnership with the California Southern Baptist Convention with the Elevate Summit events.  Trent also shares some invaluable insights into creating a generous culture within your church. 

To learn more about Elevate Summit events visit

Connect with Trent on Twitter at

Learn more about Dunham & Company at

Splice 3.0 is Here!

I'm so excited about Splice 3.0!  If you're an iPhone user you need to stop reading this blog post right now and download Splice right now.  Splice is THE BEST video editing app on the iPhone and it's now even better!

I've had fun working with the team at Splice beta testing this new update as it's a complete overhaul of what was already a great app on the iPhone.  When it comes to video you are hopefully doing more and more.  It's a pain to download a video from you phone to your computer to edit.  Honestly, you shouldn't.  With Splice you can do pretty much anything and everything you would want to do directly on your iPhone including uploading it directly to Facebook and other social networks.  

One thing you won't find in this version is a direct upload to YouTube, but honestly it's very easy just to download the video from Splice to your iPhone and then upload from your photo gallery to YouTube directly.  With Splice you can make great videos, slideshows and so much more.  Check out this quick video I made this morning using a few features like the clipping (cutting the part at the beginning off where I hit the record button), video filter (like Instagram) and the background music: