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Announcements Should Be the Last Resort
1 Comment » September 24, 2018

Announcements Should Be the Last Resort

Instead of always jumping to a platform announcement, work with your ministry leaders to think of another approach that might be more effective.

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Church Communication Hero: Ching Shih
1 Comment » September 19, 2018

Church Communication Hero: Ching Shih

She commanded a pirate fleet that terrorized the China Sea in the 1800s. She’s more villain than hero, but her notorious antics teach us not to let anyone underestimate you.

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Fruit of the Spirit Social Media Graphics
No Comments » September 17, 2018

Fruit of the Spirit Social Media Graphics

Grab a set of nine social media graphics depicting the fruit of the Spirit from Galatians. Use these images and offer inspiration instead of information.

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5 Ways to Feel the Hopeful Expectation of Christmas in Your Church Office
No Comments » September 12, 2018

5 Ways to Feel the Hopeful Expectation of Christmas in Your Church Office

It can be hard to feel the joy of Christmas when you have so much to do as a church communicator. We get it. So we've got five tips to ...

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Video Announcements: 6 Ways Churches Can Make It Work
No Comments » September 10, 2018

Video Announcements: 6 Ways Churches Can Make It Work

Church video announcements have become the latest rage, but making it work can be a challenge. We've got examples of on-screen talent, structure, humor, brand, and more that can help.

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Anouncements: New Courageous Storytellers Resources
No Comments » September 5, 2018

Anouncements: New Courageous Storytellers Resources

Oh, announcements: the bane of our existence as church communicators. We've got the tips and resources to help you make announcements more effective.

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Top 10 Public Relations Tips for Churches
No Comments » August 29, 2018

Top 10 Public Relations Tips for Churches

Too often press coverage can feel like an afterthought for churches. But we’ve got some tips to help you better connect with the press.

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How Churches Can Get Press Coverage: Be Newsworthy
No Comments » August 27, 2018

How Churches Can Get Press Coverage: Be Newsworthy

If your church wants to get press coverage you have to do something remarkable. If it's not newsworthy, you can't make it so with a press release.

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How to Handle Trolls and Negative Feedback on Social Media
No Comments » August 22, 2018

How to Handle Trolls and Negative Feedback on Social Media

Whenever you’re responding to online negativity, you've got to handle the heckler and be aware of people watching you handle the heckler.

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Church Public Relations Success Stories: You Can Do This
No Comments » August 20, 2018

Church Public Relations Success Stories: You Can Do This

If churches can even find the time for PR, we wonder if it works. Well, wonder no more. It works. We've got four church PR success stories.

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Changing Membership Directors for Courageous Storytellers
No Comments » 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
No Comments » 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?
1 Comment » 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
1 Comment » 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
No Comments » 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

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
2 Comments » 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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I’ll Never Know Enough: The Church Communicator Struggle
2 Comments » July 30, 2018

I’ll Never Know Enough: The Church Communicator Struggle

Church communication is a job where there's always more to know. Inevitably, you never know enough. That can be demoralizing—but take heart: You don't have to know it all.

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