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April 17, 2007

Silence is Golden

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Written by: Tony McCollum

In the early years of our church we were having a lot of problems with cells phones going off during the service.  We made announcements about it.  We put pleas for help in the program about it too.  I even mentioned it in some of our intro videos but no matter what we did we kept having problems.

Then, we started flashing a “silence” slide for about five seconds during the open/welcome before we go to the series logo slide.  We never mention it specifically but that quick flash seems to get people’s attention or work subliminally or something.  All I know is that since we started using the “silence flash” our cell phone interruptions have dropped to almost nothing.

Here are a few examples.


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About the Author

Tony McCollum
I'm the senior pastor of Fusion Church. I've been in the ministry for over 20 years. I'm also the founder of many sites such as, and Most importantly, I like ice cream.



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