Archive for April 2014

4 Ways to Engage Volunteers
5 Comments » April 30, 2014

4 Ways to Engage Volunteers

Getting volunteers plugged in to your communications team can be difficult. Here are four ways to engage volunteers.

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Church Communication Hero: Hildegard von Bingen
2 Comments » April 28, 2014

Church Communication Hero: Hildegard von Bingen

A 12th century Benedictine nun who wasn't dismissed as another hallucinatory nutcase but celebrated for her visions and challenge.

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Certification Lab: No Better Way to Jump-Start Your Career
No Comments » April 25, 2014

Certification Lab: No Better Way to Jump-Start Your Career

Three former Certification Lab participants share their experience: "There’s no better way I am aware of to jump-start your career."

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We’re on the Social Media Church Podcast
1 Comment » April 24, 2014

We’re on the Social Media Church Podcast

We talked about our 10-year history, the evolution of social media, the role of communication directors, juggling multiple channels, announcements and more.

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Church Marketing Podcast: Sneak Peek With Josh Burns, Part 2
6 Comments » April 23, 2014

Church Marketing Podcast: Sneak Peek With Josh Burns, Part 2

Josh Burns discusses his experience with ads as well as some best practices for getting started and using ads in the church world.

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How to Use Social Media to Enhance Live Events
2 Comments » April 23, 2014

How to Use Social Media to Enhance Live Events

Social media can bring an extra level of engagement to live events at your church and here's how to make the most of it.

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Stephen Colbert on Extreme Measures for Boosting Church Attendance
1 Comment » April 22, 2014

Stephen Colbert on Extreme Measures for Boosting Church Attendance

The day after Easter, Stephen Colbert explored church marketing, specifically looking at mixed martial arts as outreach.

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Church Marketing Podcast: Sneak Peek With Gerry True, Part 2
5 Comments » April 17, 2014

Church Marketing Podcast: Sneak Peek With Gerry True, Part 2

Our final sneak peek episode covers catering a message to your audience, balancing service times for attendance, a prayer for Easter and more.

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I Must Be Doing This Wrong
34 Comments » April 16, 2014

I Must Be Doing This Wrong

If you feel like you're doing it wrong, you're not alone. No one has it all figured out, but all of us have something figured out. So let's share.

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3 Simple To-Dos for a Better Easter
No Comments » April 14, 2014

3 Simple To-Dos for a Better Easter

Holy Week is crazy, and honestly, it's too late to launch anything new. So we've got three simple things to help you out this week.

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Church Marketing Podcast: Sneak Peek With Gerry True
7 Comments » April 11, 2014

Church Marketing Podcast: Sneak Peek With Gerry True

Sneak peek number three of this new Church Marketing Podcast centers around beginning the planning for Easter and how to increase your planning buffer for the future, all from Gerry ...

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Getting Started Quotes
No Comments » April 11, 2014

Getting Started Quotes

Our Getting Started in Church Communication ebook series is full of quotable gems. Check out some of the insights.

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Design Basics: How to Get Better as a Designer
1 Comment » April 9, 2014

Design Basics: How to Get Better as a Designer

Design is one of those things you never stop learning. Ongoing training is part of the job, so grab some books, get practicing and get better.

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Certification Lab Google Hangout
No Comments » April 8, 2014

Certification Lab Google Hangout

Join us Wednesday, April 9 at 4 p.m. ET for a Google Hangout to share more about this year's Certification Lab in Atlanta.

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Design Basics: How to Win With Simple & Consistent Branding
2 Comments » April 7, 2014

Design Basics: How to Win With Simple & Consistent Branding

Good branding makes for good design. The more you can refine your brand, the better your design will be.

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