Archive for September 2013

Getting Started: Laura Catalano
3 Comments » September 30, 2013

Getting Started: Laura Catalano

Laura Catalano is a new volunteer in church communication and she's making progress and getting traction.

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Certification Lab: Interview With Stephen Brewster
No Comments » September 27, 2013

Certification Lab: Interview With Stephen Brewster

How would the Certification Lab training have helped you? "I think the Lab would have helped me understand the fundamentals of connection and that would have changed my primary focus."

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Stuck in a Funk: How to Get Your Church Moving Forward by Tony Morgan
No Comments » September 26, 2013

Stuck in a Funk: How to Get Your Church Moving Forward by Tony Morgan

Do you feel like your church has hit a wall? Tony Morgan helps leaders figure out how to jump-start their congregations with simple and practical strategies.

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Embrace Restrictions: The 5-Minute Presentation
2 Comments » September 25, 2013

Embrace Restrictions: The 5-Minute Presentation

Restrictions can unleash your creativity. What would happen if your church embraced restrictions with shorter sermons, welcome videos and announcements?

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Rachel Held Evans on What Millennials Want
2 Comments » September 24, 2013

Rachel Held Evans on What Millennials Want

"What millennials really want from the church is not a change in style but a change in substance."

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How to Create a Brand Style Guide
1 Comment » September 23, 2013

How to Create a Brand Style Guide

Communicate your brand consistently and bring legitimacy to your communication by developing a set of standards known as a brand style guide.

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Certification Lab: Interview With Phil Bowdle
No Comments » September 20, 2013

Certification Lab: Interview With Phil Bowdle

Why should you pony up the money and attend the Certification Lab? "Because what you do matters," says Phil Bowdle.

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Triumphing in the Face of Pushback
No Comments » September 18, 2013

Triumphing in the Face of Pushback

Pushback can grind you down. Gerry True talks about how to overcome, a topic that will be covered at the Certification Lab in October.

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The Bible on Creative Comparison
No Comments » September 17, 2013

The Bible on Creative Comparison

"Each of you must take responsibility for doing the creative best you can with your own life."

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Mark MacDonald: Overwhelmed Communicators
1 Comment » September 16, 2013

Mark MacDonald: Overwhelmed Communicators

We talk with new board member Mark MacDonald about focus, the transition to digital and how the Certification Lab can help overwhelmed communicators.

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Certification Lab: Interview With Gerry True
No Comments » September 13, 2013

Certification Lab: Interview With Gerry True

We talk with facilitator Gerry True about the upcoming Certification Lab. Check out his insights and watch him talk about the transition from print to digital.

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Volunteers Live Longer
2 Comments » September 11, 2013

Volunteers Live Longer

Volunteers need to consider the benefits, the needs and the cost of volunteering. Leaders also need to consider it and need to make sure their volunteers are too.

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Meredith Gould on Content Goals
No Comments » September 10, 2013

Meredith Gould on Content Goals

"You’ll get no-where very quickly if promoting the church website and getting more butts in the pews is your greatest goal."

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7 Design Lessons From My First Years in Church Communication
4 Comments » September 9, 2013

7 Design Lessons From My First Years in Church Communication

There's a lot to learn about graphic design, but here are seven lessons I learned in my first years as a church communicator.

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Dealing With Constraints
No Comments » September 6, 2013

Dealing With Constraints

When we lack resources we get the opportunity to start being innovative. Stephen Brewster talks about constraints, a topic that will be covered at the Certification Lab in October.

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