Surviving the Fall: Prioritizing & Staying Sane

Surviving the Fall: Prioritizing & Staying Sane

September 22, 2015 by

Fall can be a busy time for church communicators. There are a lot of balls in the air, and it can be a challenge to stay on top of everything. You’re definitely not the first one to feel that way.

I don’t know about the rest of you, but this particular season in church communication feels a little crazy making.

Kelley Hartnett and Gerry True talk about how to handle that craziness:

“We are getting ready to launch an all-church study that begins next week, we’re doing Hugh Halter’s Flesh. At the same time we’re relaunching our whole group structure for our church, and then we’re moving into a generosity initiative and then we’re into Advent. I don’t know about the rest of you, but this particular season in church communication feels a little crazy making. So I’m just now beginning to implement some of the strategies—I go back to the basics: What is a communication plan, how do I implement it, what are the best ways to make sure I’m sharing the right information through the right channels, how am I making sure that I’m prioritizing my audience rather than what I want to share—making sure that I’m prioritizing what they might need from me. So it’s a little nuts right now, to be honest with you, but I think that’s the reality of church communications.” -Kelley Hartnett

This video is from a 2014 Google Hangout promoting our West Coast Certification Lab. You can watch that entire hangout, and while that particular Certification Lab is over, we’ve got plenty more coming up.

Check out our upcoming roster of Certification Lab events and consider attending to soak up this kind of insight and encouragement. Get a taste of what you can expect at Certification Lab with our round-up of Certification Lab resources.

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Kevin D. Hendricks


When Kevin isn't busy as the editor of Church Marketing Sucks, he runs his own writing and editing company, Monkey Outta Nowhere. Kevin has been blogging since 1998 and has published several books, including 137 Books in One Year: How to Fall in Love With Reading, The Stephanies and all of our church communication books.
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