Archive for August 2018

Changing Membership Directors for Courageous Storytellers
August 16, 2018

Changing Membership Directors for Courageous Storytellers

We've got some mixed feelings today as we say a tearful goodbye to our current membership director, Kelley Hartnett, and a happy welcome to Matt Ehresman, who steps in.

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Church Press Releases: A Reporter Shares What Works
August 15, 2018

Church Press Releases: A Reporter Shares What Works

We talk with a reporter about what makes for an effective release. It needs an angle, it should be short, and it has to go to the right person.

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Is Your Church Ready for a Communication Crisis?
August 9, 2018

Is Your Church Ready for a Communication Crisis?

The sexual misconduct story from Willow Creek is heartbreaking. What would you do if this happened at your church? We hope our six-step crisis communication plan can help.

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New Executive Director Mark MacDonald
August 8, 2018

New Executive Director Mark MacDonald

We welcome Mark MacDonald as our new executive director and talk about the current and future state of church communication.

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The Come Back Effect: How Hospitality Can Compel Your Church’s Guests to Return by Jason Young & Jonathan Malm
August 6, 2018

The Come Back Effect: How Hospitality Can Compel Your Church’s Guests to Return by Jason Young & Jonathan Malm

Think about the connections we make with guests through their experiences: What exactly is hospitality? How do we practice it intentionally? And why is this so important for church growth?

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Here’s What’s Missing From Your Church’s Communications
August 6, 2018

Here’s What’s Missing From Your Church’s Communications

How do people feel when they come to your church? You should be working to identify negative emotions your audience will be feeling and replace them with positive emotions.

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Public Relations: New Courageous Storytellers Resources
August 1, 2018

Public Relations: New Courageous Storytellers Resources

We've got a giant bundle of press-related stuff on Courageous Storytellers—with a healthy dose of crisis communication tips tossed in for good measure. (I hope you never, ever need them.)

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