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2017 CFCC Annual Report
No Comments » February 15, 2018

2017 CFCC Annual Report

Everything we do through the Center for Church Communication is about seeing more and more people saying, “That’s what church should be!”

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25 Easter Ideas
No Comments » February 14, 2018

25 Easter Ideas

We've got a collection of 25 Easter ideas to help you prepare for the biggest Sunday of the year, whether you need inspiration or want to cover your bases

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We All Make Mistakes: Typical Typo
2 Comments » February 12, 2018

We All Make Mistakes: Typical Typo

It's hardly a typical typo when it's in your mission statement and printed in thousands of annual reports. Oops. But we all make mistakes.

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We All Make Mistakes: Porn Star Poll
No Comments » February 7, 2018

We All Make Mistakes: Porn Star Poll

A simple Facebook poll about chili gets a little awkward when the oh-so-wrong GIF is selected. But hey, we all make mistakes. Let's learn from them.

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Pep Talk Live: Encouragement for Church Communicators
No Comments » February 5, 2018

Pep Talk Live: Encouragement for Church Communicators

Check out our Facebook Live event featuring Kelley Hartnett talking about her new book, You've Got This: A Pep Talk for Church Communicators.

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Hyperlocal Outreach & Evangelism

Hyperlocal Outreach & Evangelism

We're going local this month on Courageous Storytellers, offering resources to help your church reach out. It's time for hyperlocal outreach.

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31 Storyteller Resources
No Comments » January 31, 2018

31 Storyteller Resources

Storytelling is the buzzword these days, but how do you do it? We've got a list of the best storyteller resources, from free TED Talks to paid training.

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We All Make Mistakes Contest
No Comments » January 29, 2018

We All Make Mistakes Contest

Let's celebrate what we've learned from our church communication failures. Enter our 'We All Make Mistakes' contest and win a copy of You've Got This.

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We All Make Mistakes: The Mailer Mishap

We All Make Mistakes: The Mailer Mishap

Kelley describes an epic direct mail mistake she made. But you know what? It's OK. She told her pastor and moved on. Our mistakes do not define us.

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Share the Love: Valentine’s Day Social Media Graphics
No Comments » January 25, 2018

Share the Love: Valentine’s Day Social Media Graphics

Download our free collection of Valentine's Day social media graphics for your church, based on 1 Corinthians 13:4-8, and talk about true love.

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New Book: You’ve Got This by Kelley Hartnett
No Comments » January 24, 2018

New Book: You’ve Got This by Kelley Hartnett

Church communication is hard. We get it. But you know what? You've got this. Here's a pep talk for church communicators that's part hug and part first-bump.

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5 Lies to Overcome When Recruiting Tech Volunteers for Your Church
No Comments » January 22, 2018

5 Lies to Overcome When Recruiting Tech Volunteers for Your Church

As leaders, we should help people transcend their fears about volunteering. We can do that in two ways. First, we exemplify love and grace. Second, we address the lies that ...

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Valentine’s Day and Ash Wednesday: 15 Ways to Get Them Together
No Comments » January 17, 2018

Valentine’s Day and Ash Wednesday: 15 Ways to Get Them Together

Valentine's Day and Ash Wednesday land on the same day for the first time since 1945. It's an opportunity for your church to bring these two ideas together.

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Nate Lu: Creatives and Churches Have More in Common Than Not
No Comments » January 16, 2018

Nate Lu: Creatives and Churches Have More in Common Than Not

We asked new board member Nate Lu, "What's the single greatest thing you think churches can do to communicate better?" He said, "Try."

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MLK Day Tips & Tweets
No Comments » January 10, 2018

MLK Day Tips & Tweets

Martin Luther King Jr. Day is a chance for your church to celebrate a hero who also happened to be a pastor. We've got tips and sample social posts to ...

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Let’s Get Down to Business: How to Communicate the Boring
No Comments » January 8, 2018

Let’s Get Down to Business: How to Communicate the Boring

Some types of church communication are less than exciting. Annual reports, anyone? We explore how seemingly boring communication can be an opportunity.

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2018 Events for Church Communicators
No Comments » January 3, 2018

2018 Events for Church Communicators

You're not alone. Check out some church communication events—or local meetups or online groups—to connect with your fellow church communicators.

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Storytelling: The Church Needs to Tell More Stories
3 Comments » January 2, 2018

Storytelling: The Church Needs to Tell More Stories

This month on Courageous Storytellers, we’ve set out to answer not only the what of storytelling, but also the why and how.

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