Kelley Hartnett

Kelley Hartnett spent a decade working in established churches and helping to launch new ones. Currently, she’s focused on writing, volunteering for organizations that care for vulnerable populations and making progress on her journey toward minimalism. Kelley is also the membership director for our Courageous Storytellers Membership Site and author of You've Got This: A Pep Talk for Church Communicators.

Kelley Hartnett's Posts:

Communication Flow With Trello
April 18, 2018

Communication Flow With Trello

As a church communicator, you need a system to keep everything organized. This free resource will help you set one up using Trello.

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Post-Easter Recovery Plan
April 4, 2018

Post-Easter Recovery Plan

I love Easter, but as church communicators, it becomes something to survive. To make sure you're still around to survive it next year, we present a post-Easter recovery plan.

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Data, Demographics & Targeted Communication
April 2, 2018

Data, Demographics & Targeted Communication

Courageous Storytellers helps you learn as much as you can about your congregation and community—and apply that data toward targeted communication efforts.

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Writing and Red Ink
March 5, 2018

Writing and Red Ink

Church communicators do a lot, but writing is crucial to all of it. This month on Courageous Storytellers, we have all sorts of resources to help you level-up on your ...

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Avoiding the Fwoosh: Free Poetry Kit to Fight Stress
February 21, 2018

Avoiding the Fwoosh: Free Poetry Kit to Fight Stress

Really: poetry? Yes. We don't especially love poetry either, but some poetry-ish exercises can help you fight stress and be more creative. Give it a try!

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Hyperlocal Outreach & Evangelism
February 5, 2018

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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We All Make Mistakes: The Mailer Mishap
January 29, 2018

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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Storytelling: The Church Needs to Tell More Stories
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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Whew, Christmas Can Be Exhausting
December 20, 2017

Whew, Christmas Can Be Exhausting

Don't you just love Christmas? OK, maybe not right this second while you're putting in too many hours. Christmas is hard, but it's also magical.

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Pressing Pause
December 4, 2017

Pressing Pause

We invite church communicators to press pause in the midst of the crazy Christmas season and take time to reflect, think ahead, and laugh.

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Email Forever: How to Do Email Marketing
November 1, 2017

Email Forever: How to Do Email Marketing

Email is one of the most effective means of reaching people—assuming you're doing it well. We can help with these Courageous Storytellers resources.

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6 Ways Churches Can Do Better at Welcoming the Stranger
October 30, 2017

6 Ways Churches Can Do Better at Welcoming the Stranger

We talked with a church outsider—who still loves the church—about how churches can do better at welcoming guests (especially reluctant guests).

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Need Help With Your Christmas Design?
October 11, 2017

Need Help With Your Christmas Design?

If you're freaking out about all the "stuff" you need to create for Christmas, just STOP! Our little elves are happy to do your Christmas designs—for free.

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Be Our Guest
October 2, 2017

Be Our Guest

It's always important to welcome guests, so we've got a pile of guest resources—and Christmas bonuses—for Courageous Storytellers members.

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How to Handle Ministries That Break Your Church Comm Rules
September 18, 2017

How to Handle Ministries That Break Your Church Comm Rules

We want everyone to follow all our communication rules all the time. But that just doesn't happen. So what do we do someone breaks the rules?

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