Archive for July 2016

Engaging on Instagram on #cmschat
No Comments » July 29, 2016

Engaging on Instagram on #cmschat

For last night's #cmschat on Twitter, Katie Allred led a discussion on how to engage on Instagram.

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Christmas in July: Surviving Christmas
No Comments » July 27, 2016

Christmas in July: Surviving Christmas

We asked five church communicators how to survive Christmas. They talk about the importance of intentionally taking time to take care of yourself.

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A Week in the Life: Meghan Howard
No Comments » July 26, 2016

A Week in the Life: Meghan Howard

Associate Pastor and Digital Communications Director Meghan Howard talks about juggling multiple tasks and finding time with her family.

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Christmas in July: What About Advent?
No Comments » July 25, 2016

Christmas in July: What About Advent?

We asked four church communicators about Advent: "[It] gives us the quiet space to reflect on how we prepare our spirit for the coming of Emmanuel."

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Snapchat: The Inside Scoop on #cmschat
No Comments » July 22, 2016

Snapchat: The Inside Scoop on #cmschat

Last night's #cmschat on Twitter explored Snapchat: Why churches should care about, how to figure it out and how to reach an audience with it.

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ReTHINK.Ministry: 7 Practical Steps to Revamp Digital Strategy
4 Comments » July 21, 2016

ReTHINK.Ministry: 7 Practical Steps to Revamp Digital Strategy

Practical help to move your church into the digital age: “Your church can no longer go without a digital strategy—the stakes of the gospel are too high.”

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Christmas in July: Promoting Christmas
No Comments » July 20, 2016

Christmas in July: Promoting Christmas

We asked five church communicators about promoting Christmas services. They all said word of mouth. Learn more about inspiring your people to invite others.

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Opportunity to Offer Hope at Certification Lab
2 Comments » July 19, 2016

Opportunity to Offer Hope at Certification Lab

At Certification Lab we learn how to communicate well. And that's exactly what our culture needs right now. They need hope in the face of fear.

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A Week in the Life: Eric Dunaway
No Comments » July 19, 2016

A Week in the Life: Eric Dunaway

Communications Pastor Eric Dunaway tackles changes, wrapping the lobby and the bandwidth bottleneck.

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Nashville 2016 Certification Lab in Action
No Comments » July 18, 2016

Nashville 2016 Certification Lab in Action

Collected tweets and pics from our 2016 Certification Lab in Nashville, Tenn., sharing insights and wisdom for church communicators.

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Free Social Media Images from SundaySocial.tv
1 Comment » July 18, 2016

Free Social Media Images from SundaySocial.tv

SundaySocial.tv is a new service offering images your church can use on their social media channels every day. We've even got some free sample images.

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Trouble I’ve Seen: Changing the Way the Church Views Racism by Drew G. I. Hart
1 Comment » July 15, 2016

Trouble I’ve Seen: Changing the Way the Church Views Racism by Drew G. I. Hart

Racism is a flashpoint today, and it can be difficult for churches to even talk about it. But we need to be aware and willing to face the reality.

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Pokemon Go & Your Church: Welcoming Gamers on #cmschat
1 Comment » July 15, 2016

Pokemon Go & Your Church: Welcoming Gamers on #cmschat

Last night's #cmschat on Twitter covered Pokemon Go. We talked about what it is, why it matters and why churches should care.

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#67 & #68: Quit Saying Yes/No to Every New Idea
No Comments » July 14, 2016

#67 & #68: Quit Saying Yes/No to Every New Idea

Churches have two common downfalls when it comes to new ideas: 1. We say yes to everything and can't do anything well. 2. We reject everything new.

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Christmas in July: Favorite Christmas Service
No Comments » July 13, 2016

Christmas in July: Favorite Christmas Service

We asked six church communicators about their favorite Christmas service. They run the gamut from Broadway spectacle and movies to simple candlelight.

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