Archive for April 2012

Steal Like an Artist by Austin Kleon
2 Comments » April 30, 2012

Steal Like an Artist by Austin Kleon

Steal Like an Artist is a quick read (seriously, you can finish it in 45 minutes) and a friendly inspiration. Grab a copy and add it to your creative rah, ...

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Interview with Austin Kleon
2 Comments » April 30, 2012

Interview with Austin Kleon

We talk with Austin Kleon, author of Steal Like an Artist: 10 Things Nobody Told You About Being Creative, about creativity and the church.

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Church Marketing Lab: Variety
No Comments » April 27, 2012

Church Marketing Lab: Variety

One of my favorite things about the Church Marketing Lab is the amount of variety in the types of pieces posted there. Check it out!

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Moving Beyond Stories
7 Comments » April 25, 2012

Moving Beyond Stories

Story has become a buzzword lately, but we need to push beyond stories and connect with the theology and identity of what we communicate.

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Tips & Tricks For Managing Communications
9 Comments » April 23, 2012

Tips & Tricks For Managing Communications

How in the world do you keep track of all your communication projects without something slipping through the cracks? We've got tips and tricks from communication pros to help.

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news-updates Article
No Comments » April 20, 2012

Job Board: Communications Specialist and Graphic Designer

Are you looking for a job in church communications? The CFCC Job Board has some listings that you might be interested in. Check out a few of the recent listings ...

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Copy Matters: Copy That Sucks
3 Comments » April 19, 2012

Copy Matters: Copy That Sucks

Here's a list of pet peeves from a professional writer. Avoid them and you can avoid having copy that sucks.

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poll-results Article
2 Comments » April 18, 2012

Social Media Sites Poll

We asked what social media sites churches are using and came up with some widespread standards and then some experiments.

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Copy Matters: Proofreading
3 Comments » April 16, 2012

Copy Matters: Proofreading

Typos, spelling errors, grammatical mistakes, wonky style—it can all contribute to ruining otherwise good copy. You must proofread your copy.

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news-updates Article
No Comments » April 13, 2012

Church Marketing Lab: Collaboration

Feedback and collaboration is crucial for designers. Get some and give some in the Church Marketing Lab.

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Church Communication Hero: Steve Jobs
13 Comments » April 11, 2012

Church Communication Hero: Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs had vision, confidence, imagination and drive. It's these qualities that make him an unlikely church communication hero.

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Copy Matters: Style Guides
3 Comments » April 9, 2012

Copy Matters: Style Guides

For the love of all things holy, be consistent. Every church needs a style guide and we've got some examples to get you started.

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Copy Matters: Choosing the Right Words
1 Comment » April 5, 2012

Copy Matters: Choosing the Right Words

Words are important. They have different implications and contexts and you need to be careful what you're communicating. We've got some tips tip help you out.

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Engage Your Congregation with Visual Worship
No Comments » April 4, 2012

Engage Your Congregation with Visual Worship

We talk with TripleWide Media about communicating with visuals and engaging congregations.

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Making Visitors Feel Welcome (But Not Too Welcome)
16 Comments » April 4, 2012

Making Visitors Feel Welcome (But Not Too Welcome)

The dread-locked author, hippy and Jesus lover Anne Lamott gives churches advice about how to welcome visitors.

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