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The Come Back Effect: How Hospitality Can Compel Your Church’s Guests to Return by Jason Young & Jonathan Malm

The Come Back Effect: How Hospitality Can Compel Your Church’s Guests to Return by Jason Young & Jonathan Malm

In The Comeback Effect, we are asked to think about the connections we make with guests through their experiences. What exactly is hospitality? How do we practice it intentionally? And why is this so important for church growth?

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Year-End Appeal: How to Write a Giving Letter
December 12, 2018

Year-End Appeal: How to Write a Giving Letter

The year-end appeal is a standard in the nonprofit world. People are thinking about giving and it's a prime time to ask. Is your church making a year-end appeal? 

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Spark Your Inner Creativity: 4 Ways to Get Creative
December 10, 2018

Spark Your Inner Creativity: 4 Ways to Get Creative

The church ought to be the most creative place on the planet. But how do we make that happen? We explore four ways to spark creativity in the church.

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An Uncomfortable Strategy for Communication and Life
December 5, 2018

An Uncomfortable Strategy for Communication and Life

Have you been working in the church sphere for so long that it's become comfortable? Do you still have a calling, recognize the outsider's perspective, or feel yourself becoming cynical?

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Creativity: New Courageous Storytellers Resources
December 3, 2018

Creativity: New Courageous Storytellers Resources

Sometimes it just seems like the creative juices aren't flowing. Or the church down the road has their stuff together and you don't. We've got creativity resources to help you ...

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Social Media Advent Calendar
November 28, 2018

Social Media Advent Calendar

Get a free social media Advent calendar: 25 social graphics featuring Bible verses and a countdown to Christmas.

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Pastors: Can’t Live With ‘Em, Can’t Live Without ‘Em
November 26, 2018

Pastors: Can’t Live With ‘Em, Can’t Live Without ‘Em

Working in the church can be hard. Especially if you work with that certain pastor. We've got six tips for dealing with pastoral archetypes.

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Clint McManaman: Churches Need to Simplify
November 19, 2018

Clint McManaman: Churches Need to Simplify

"The church needs to simplify everything," says Clint McManaman, a designer, creative strategist, and now Center for Church Communication board member.

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30 Ways to Thank Your Team
November 14, 2018

30 Ways to Thank Your Team

The work of any church is done by an army of dedicated people. It’s often thankless work, so do everything you can to say thank you.

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Social Media That Worked: Videos & Connection
November 12, 2018

Social Media That Worked: Videos & Connection

We talked to several churches about what works best for them on social media. The answers? Videos and relevant content.

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Social Media Starter Checklist
November 7, 2018

Social Media Starter Checklist

Where should your church start with social media? We've got good news: You don't have to do everything. We've got tips for where and how to get started.

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Social Media: New Courageous Storytellers Resources
November 5, 2018

Social Media: New Courageous Storytellers Resources

Social media moves and changes very quickly. It can be exhausting to keep up with a bunch of networks and algorithm changes and what is Instagram TV?

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Church Communication Hero: Juana Inés De La Cruz
October 31, 2018

Church Communication Hero: Juana Inés De La Cruz

Born in Mexico in 1651, Juana Inés De La Cruz didn't let anyone determine her worth. She overcame obstacles and made an impact, just like you.

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Be the Hero Your Church Needs
October 31, 2018

Be the Hero Your Church Needs

Find courage and inspiration by looking back at heroes who can inspire and encourage us to save the day without superpowers.

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Halloween: The Chance for Churches to Go Into Their Communities
October 29, 2018

Halloween: The Chance for Churches to Go Into Their Communities

Instead of organizing yet another giant event and doing so much work to bring people to your church, why not send your church out on Halloween?

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