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STORY 2012 Recap
No Comments » September 28, 2012

STORY 2012 Recap

The STORY conference is all about creatives. Here are some of the highlights: "The reason we create is because we have no other choice." -Isaac Rentz

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What I Learned as a Sunday Sinner
14 Comments » September 26, 2012

What I Learned as a Sunday Sinner

Visitors to church have it hard, but that's something we too quickly forget when we've been going to the same church forever. Take a visit to a different church and ...

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Getting Started: Ryan Spilhaus
1 Comment » September 24, 2012

Getting Started: Ryan Spilhaus

"Good and 'cool' communications aren't the end goal--changed lives are." Ryan Spilhaus shares his insights from four years in communications.

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STORY Meetup
No Comments » September 19, 2012

STORY Meetup

Join us for a STORY meetup in Chicago. We'll grab supper after the main session on Thursday evening. RSVP now!

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Office Hours: Communication Systems & Leadership Styles
1 Comment » September 19, 2012

Office Hours: Communication Systems & Leadership Styles

Our own Justin Wise has online office hours and takes your questions. This week he talks about communication systems and shifting leadership styles.

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How to Start Designing: Ideas Before Computers
No Comments » September 17, 2012

How to Start Designing: Ideas Before Computers

Have you ever sat in front of the computer waiting to be inspired? That's not how design works.

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Church Marketing Lab: Grunge
No Comments » September 14, 2012

Church Marketing Lab: Grunge

We see quite a few different design themes in the Church Marketing Lab. The one that is prevalent at this time is grunge. Click to see a few examples.

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First Impressions Are Virtual
9 Comments » September 12, 2012

First Impressions Are Virtual

First impressions are no longer physical, but virtual. Your church website should answer questions and make it easier for someone to try out your church.

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evangelism-outreach Article
No Comments » September 11, 2012

If You Don’t Speak, Someone Else Will

The Park 51 Islamic community center provides an example of the importance of speaking for yourself and the do's and don'ts of religious communication.

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Getting Started: Danielle Hartland
4 Comments » September 10, 2012

Getting Started: Danielle Hartland

Creative Director Danielle Hartland offers some advice to newbies for handling the stress and pressure of church marketing: "Stop making forms and rules and start having lunches and coffee. When ...

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news-updates Article
No Comments » September 7, 2012

Job Board: Broadcast Director

Are you looking for a job in church communications? The CFCC Job Board has some listings that you might be interested in, including broadcast director, account executive, web content manager ...

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Office Hours: Surveys & Your Own Office Hours
1 Comment » September 5, 2012

Office Hours: Surveys & Your Own Office Hours

Our own Justin Wise has online office hours and takes your questions. This week he talks about surveys and holding your own office hours.

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Getting Started: Cleve Persinger
3 Comments » September 4, 2012

Getting Started: Cleve Persinger

Cleve Persinger of MediaBleep, Creative Missions and The Chapel talks about getting started: "Take a lot of deep breaths and learn to stop taking criticism personally."

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