Archive for February 2016

Empowering Church Staff on Social Media
5 Comments » February 29, 2016

Empowering Church Staff on Social Media

Your staff and volunteers have an immense reach on social media. How can you tap into that audience? Here's how one church did it.

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More Effective Stage Announcements on #cmschat
No Comments » February 26, 2016

More Effective Stage Announcements on #cmschat

Steve Fogg leads our weekly Twitter chat in a conversation about how to more effectively communicate your stage announcements.

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Instead of Trying to Survive Easter, Share It
No Comments » February 24, 2016

Instead of Trying to Survive Easter, Share It

If we're not preparing, participating and celebrating the story of Easter, we can't create a message that will connect and engage with our audience.

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Preach Your Announcements
6 Comments » February 22, 2016

Preach Your Announcements

“Wow, those announcements were powerful today," said no one ever. Phil Bowdle explains why churches should quit announcements.

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Planning (& Surviving) Easter on #cmschat
No Comments » February 19, 2016

Planning (& Surviving) Easter on #cmschat

Steve Fogg leads our weekly Twitter chat in a conversation about planning and surviving Easter.

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Get Out of the Sanctuary & Into the Streets
No Comments » February 17, 2016

Get Out of the Sanctuary & Into the Streets

Churchgoers love church, but outsiders don't. The church can no longer assume people want to come to us. We need to get out and go where the people are.

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The Social Media Mistakes Episode
No Comments » February 16, 2016

The Social Media Mistakes Episode

Social media channels and tools are changing all the time. How do you stay current? The latest episode of the podcast explores mistakes to avoid.

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How to Survive Easter
No Comments » February 15, 2016

How to Survive Easter

We asked seven church communicators how they survive Easter. It takes planning, focusing on what's important and taking time to take care of yourself.

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Be a Church-First Person
No Comments » February 11, 2016

Be a Church-First Person

A church-first person celebrates the wins, they encourage others, they think outside of themselves. Do you have that broad view or are you focused on your niche?

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Dear Church Communicators, We Love You
10 Comments » February 10, 2016

Dear Church Communicators, We Love You

Dear Church Communicators... you do difficult work, and we honor you for doing it. Both you and your work matter. You are a missionary. We thank God for you.

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Ashes to Go: Taking Church to the Streets
No Comments » February 8, 2016

Ashes to Go: Taking Church to the Streets

The traditional Ash Wednesday service takes to the streets with Ashes to Go, a reminder for churches to go and do the gospel in their neighborhoods.

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5 Things Church Communicators Should Consider Giving Up for Lent
3 Comments » February 3, 2016

5 Things Church Communicators Should Consider Giving Up for Lent

The traditional practice of giving something up for Lent is an opportunity for church communicators to make a change that can be energizing and inspiring for your daily work.

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Preparation for Easter: Ash Wednesday and Lent
No Comments » February 1, 2016

Preparation for Easter: Ash Wednesday and Lent

We asked five church communicators what they do for Ash Wednesday and Lent. These traditional times are ideal preparation leading into Easter.

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