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What’s the Story?

May 14, 2009 by

It’s been a week of exciting news in the world of church communications events.

First on the list, the Center for Church Communication is excited to announce a new conference, Cultivate, coming to Chicago on October 27, 2009. It’s not just new because it’s new, but new because it’s doing things differently. We hesitate to call it a conference, but that’s the category it fits in (and get together just doesn’t seem catchy enough). So why another conference? Because Cultivate isn’t about talking heads. It’s about conversations and engaging with other communicators. That’s right–no fancy keynote presentations. Cultivate brings ministry and marketplace leaders to the table, and the people will drive the content.

As if that weren’t enough the very next day is Story, Ben Arment’s first project since leaving Catalyst. Part theater, part conference, Story is a first-of-its-kind experience that will bring together six master communicators, all focused on telling the greatest story ever told.

Can it get any better?

Oh, yes it can. The very next day is an opportunity to go even deeper in Story through workshops with illustrators, designers, scholars, authors and communication experts focused on your story as a church. 

Cultivate + Story … this is gonna be good! If you’re involved in communicating the story of the gospel for your church, you won’t want to miss these events.

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Michael Buckingham


With the goal of making the church the most creative place on the planet, Michael founded Holy Cow Creative, the church’s creativity and design studio. He is also the creative director for the Center for Church Communication and Church Marketing Sucks. You can find him speaking at conferences such as HOW, Echo, and MinistryCOM. Check out his blog, Jesus Hates Papyrus, where he continues to help the church intentionally reflect Christ in how it communications.
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3 Responses to “What’s the Story?”

  • Dawn Nicole Baldwin
    May 14, 2009

    You really captured the intent of Cultivate well. This truly is designed to be an opportunity for communicators to collaborate, connect & stretch each other.
    We’re pretty psyched to be partnering with STORY as well. Behind the scenes, it looks to be a spectacular chance to think of how the Gospel can be told in new ways & a great way to maximize a trip to Chicagoland :)


  • anthony
    May 15, 2009

    good to see communications teams land in chicago. mobilizing jesus is paramount in every person. dope post.
    http://ihatechurch.com/blog


  • Anonymous
    May 15, 2009

    How much is this one gonna cost? lol



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