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5 Simple Tips for Creative Leadership
2 Comments » October 22, 2014

5 Simple Tips for Creative Leadership

Leading creatives is both simple and complicated, challenging and rewarding. Discover some proven methods on how to best lead a creative team.

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technology Article
2 Comments » October 21, 2014

Online Church Debate: Pros & Cons Video Conversation

A video conversation diving into the online church debate with Nils Smith, Jason Caston and Nate Friedrichsen. Join us live on Thursday, Oct. 23 at 1 p.m. ET.

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Church Visitor Cards: How to Connect & Follow Up
No Comments » October 20, 2014

Church Visitor Cards: How to Connect & Follow Up

Every church needs a way to welcome visitors and invite them to become involved. The church visitor card is standard, but you need to make it effective.

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Church Marketing Podcast: The Media Essentials Episode
No Comments » October 16, 2014

Church Marketing Podcast: The Media Essentials Episode

We talk church media essentials with Brady Shearer of Pro Church Tools. What are the essential media elements that need to be present in a church?

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Photographer’s Toolkit by Jeremy Cowart

Photographer’s Toolkit by Jeremy Cowart

Have you ever wondered what photography gear you should buy? Celebrity photographer Jeremy Cowart's new book Photographer's Toolkit showcases the gear he uses and explains why.

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Throwback Thursday for Your Church
No Comments » October 15, 2014

Throwback Thursday for Your Church

Looking for a creative way to add more engaging social media content? Dig into your church's history every week on Throwback Thursday.

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A Storytelling Refresher for Your Church
1 Comment » October 14, 2014

A Storytelling Refresher for Your Church

The church loves stories. But as much as we love them, we need more practice in making storytelling work in our communication.

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West Coast Certification Lab in Action
No Comments » October 13, 2014

West Coast Certification Lab in Action

Collected tweets and pics from our west coast Certification Lab, sharing the wisdom and communication goodness as it happens.

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Church Visitor Horror Stories: What’s Your Worst?

Church Visitor Horror Stories: What’s Your Worst?

Walking into some churches for the first time can be downright frightening. Tell us your church visitor horror stories.

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Depression in the Church: Video Conversation
No Comments » October 10, 2014

Depression in the Church: Video Conversation

Depression isn’t exactly a popular topic in the church. But it's important. Watch this video conversation about mental health and depression in the church.

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writing-editing Article
No Comments » October 9, 2014

Religious Style Guide: Consistency!

Every church communicator needs a style guide, but the AP Stylebook doesn’t always cut it. You need a religious style guide to bring consistency.

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8 Ways Your Church Website Can Welcome First-Time Visitors Before They Arrive
3 Comments » October 8, 2014

8 Ways Your Church Website Can Welcome First-Time Visitors Before They Arrive

Church shopping isn't easy. Welcome church visitors online by making your website more helpful and answer questions before they arrive.

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17 Church Bulletin Examples
No Comments » October 7, 2014

17 Church Bulletin Examples

Lots of lessons and ideas from these church bulletin examples, including using images, finding focus, less content and ditching the bulletin entirely.

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Innovate 4 Jesus & Certification Lab Hangout

Innovate 4 Jesus & Certification Lab Hangout

Watch a church communication conversation with our Certification Lab instructors and Justin Blaney from Innovate 4 Jesus.

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Church Decline: Would Anyone Notice if Your Church Disappeared?
No Comments » October 6, 2014

Church Decline: Would Anyone Notice if Your Church Disappeared?

Communities are growing, but churches are in decline. Does your community know what your church offers? If you church was forced to close its doors, would anyone notice?

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Church Marketing Podcast: The Social Media Episode
4 Comments » October 3, 2014

Church Marketing Podcast: The Social Media Episode

With churches cautious about new technology, limited on budget, slow to adopt trends and unclear on what their organizations role in social media is… what is a church to do?

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The Sunday Sneeze: Making the Most for First-Time Guests
1 Comment » October 2, 2014

The Sunday Sneeze: Making the Most for First-Time Guests

What does a church look like when it sneezes? It's not a flattering picture and doesn't leave a good impression with first-time visitors.

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Setting & Enforcing Communication Boundaries
No Comments » October 1, 2014

Setting & Enforcing Communication Boundaries

As church communicators, we need to create and enforce boundaries within the church staff. Otherwise, last-minute decisions become the norm and productivity will be continually halted by detours.

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