Brad Abare

Brad Abare is the founder of the Center for Church Communication. He consults with companies and organizations, helping them figure out why in the world they exist, why anyone should care and what to do about it.

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Big Dreams for a Big 2017
No Comments » December 21, 2016

Big Dreams for a Big 2017

When you turn 12, you learn it's time to grow up. Time to make decisions instead of choices. Here's what the CFCC team has dreamed and decided for 2017.

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Stop Skipping Christmas
No Comments » December 16, 2015

Stop Skipping Christmas

While you’re busy planning, creating and making the best Christmastime your church has ever experienced, don’t forget the birth of Jesus was for you too.

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When Pastors Pull Rank
No Comments » December 23, 2014

When Pastors Pull Rank

What do you do when your senior leader pulls rank and goes against your preferred vision? We've got four tips to get you through.

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Church Communication Hero: Aimee Semple McPherson
2 Comments » January 2, 2013

Church Communication Hero: Aimee Semple McPherson

She was an evangelist, radio pioneer, early experimenter in the production arts and founder of the Foursquare denomination. We explore lessons in the life of Aimee Semple McPherson.

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How Churches Can Save the U.S. Post Office
13 Comments » January 3, 2012

How Churches Can Save the U.S. Post Office

The post office is in trouble. Everybody has their own solutions, but what if the church came to the rescue?

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Church & Immigration: You’re Not From Around Here
6 Comments » October 24, 2011

Church & Immigration: You’re Not From Around Here

In the midst of the on-going immigration debate, the Bible has a lot to say about welcoming the stranger. As communicators, how do our churches speak to this issue?

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Veneer: Getting Beneath the Surface
1 Comment » July 5, 2011

Veneer: Getting Beneath the Surface

We talk with Jason Locy and Timothy Willard, the authors of Veneer: Living Deeply in a Surface Society, about creativity, relevant church services and more.

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Veneer: Living Deeply in a Surface Society
1 Comment » June 21, 2011

Veneer: Living Deeply in a Surface Society

Required reading for anyone who has wrestled with the tension of living the life you want and living the life you live.

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Jolt!: Get the Jump on a World That’s Constantly Changing
No Comments » May 26, 2011

Jolt!: Get the Jump on a World That’s Constantly Changing

A new book from Phil Cooke tackles your personal roadblocks and helps you move forward with purpose. It's a jolt any church communicator could likely use.

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What You Resist Persists
4 Comments » March 2, 2011

What You Resist Persists

I've spent too much of my short life criticizing what I don't like. It doesn't work. Tell me what you're for, not against.

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The Essence of Your Church
9 Comments » February 23, 2011

The Essence of Your Church

What is the essence of your church? What's the one big idea that sums everything up and communicates who you are as a body of believers?

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Is Anyone Asking Your Story?
5 Comments » January 19, 2011

Is Anyone Asking Your Story?

We're supposed to be prepared to give an answer. But is anyone asking? We need to create opportunities to communicate by getting out there.

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first-impressions-beyond Article
No Comments » August 18, 2010

Reminding People Why We’re Here

When people have a sense of why they're here, direction and decisions become clear. As communicators, we would serve our audiences well to continually remind them why they're here.

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The Diversity Filter
11 Comments » August 11, 2010

The Diversity Filter

One of the unstated rules in the church world when creating visual communication pieces--especially when visuals call for pictures of people--is to make sure everything looks diverse.

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Opposing or Embracing Muslims: What’s Your Story?
14 Comments » August 4, 2010

Opposing or Embracing Muslims: What’s Your Story?

One pastor speaks out against plans for a new mosque. Another pastor offers up his church when a local mosque is burned. What message does your church send?

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