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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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Using Your Church Building for More Than Church
October 15, 2018

Using Your Church Building for More Than Church

A shrinking Florida church redefines their mission and opens their doors to local nonprofits, creating a hub of activity that revitalizes their community.

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Welcoming Children to Church: Free Kids Pew Card
October 10, 2018

Welcoming Children to Church: Free Kids Pew Card

For churches that welcome kids to the worship service, we have a handy, ready-to-print pew card that can help put parents at ease.

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The Pull of a Great Guest Brochure
October 8, 2018

The Pull of a Great Guest Brochure

Instead of pushing opportunities onto first-time guests, a good guest brochure will offer select opportunities and pull them into participating.

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Our Church Banned Announcements. Yes, I’m Serious.
October 3, 2018

Our Church Banned Announcements. Yes, I’m Serious.

Our church banned announcements about one-year ago. Yes, I’m serious. Instead of sharing information, we've switched to sharing stories of Jesus-led life change.

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Environments: New Courageous Storytellers Resources
October 1, 2018

Environments: New Courageous Storytellers Resources

From your parking lot to your worship space and everywhere in between, people are taking note of what your environments communicate—even if they don't realize it.

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Announcement Timing: When to Schedule Announcements in Your Church Service
September 26, 2018

Announcement Timing: When to Schedule Announcements in Your Church Service

Announcements are kind of the worst, aren’t they? What to announce, how to do it—even when to do it. So we weigh the pros and cons of when to schedule ...

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Announcements Should Be the Last Resort
September 24, 2018

Announcements Should Be the Last Resort

Instead of always jumping to a platform announcement, work with your ministry leaders to think of another approach that might be more effective.

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Church Communication Hero: Ching Shih
September 19, 2018

Church Communication Hero: Ching Shih

She commanded a pirate fleet that terrorized the China Sea in the 1800s. She’s more villain than hero, but her notorious antics teach us not to let anyone underestimate you.

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Fruit of the Spirit Social Media Graphics
September 17, 2018

Fruit of the Spirit Social Media Graphics

Grab a set of nine social media graphics depicting the fruit of the Spirit from Galatians. Use these images and offer inspiration instead of information.

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5 Ways to Feel the Hopeful Expectation of Christmas in Your Church Office
September 12, 2018

5 Ways to Feel the Hopeful Expectation of Christmas in Your Church Office

It can be hard to feel the joy of Christmas when you have so much to do as a church communicator. We get it. So we've got five tips to ...

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Video Announcements: 6 Ways Churches Can Make It Work
September 10, 2018

Video Announcements: 6 Ways Churches Can Make It Work

Church video announcements have become the latest rage, but making it work can be a challenge. We've got examples of on-screen talent, structure, humor, brand, and more that can help.

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Anouncements: New Courageous Storytellers Resources
September 5, 2018

Anouncements: New Courageous Storytellers Resources

Oh, announcements: the bane of our existence as church communicators. We've got the tips and resources to help you make announcements more effective.

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Top 10 Public Relations Tips for Churches
August 29, 2018

Top 10 Public Relations Tips for Churches

Too often press coverage can feel like an afterthought for churches. But we’ve got some tips to help you better connect with the press.

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How Churches Can Get Press Coverage: Be Newsworthy
August 27, 2018

How Churches Can Get Press Coverage: Be Newsworthy

If your church wants to get press coverage you have to do something remarkable. If it's not newsworthy, you can't make it so with a press release.

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