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:

You Ready to Get Stuff Done?
September 5, 2017

You Ready to Get Stuff Done?

Church communicators have a variety of titles, but we all share one thing: We have way, way, WAY too much to do. We've got resources to help.

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The Church & Money: It’s OK to Talk About Money
August 21, 2017

The Church & Money: It’s OK to Talk About Money

“They’re just after my money” is no longer one of the the major reasons people avoid church. So instead of avoiding it entirely, we should offer help.

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Why Your Church Needs a Giving Kiosk
August 14, 2017

Why Your Church Needs a Giving Kiosk

Does your church really need a giving kiosk in the lobby? We've got reasons why your church should consider a kiosk and then an ebook to help you launch it.

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Generosity Matters
August 2, 2017

Generosity Matters

Have a hunch your church could communicate better about money—just not exactly sure how? This month we've got giving resources that can help.

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Who, Me? A Leader?
July 5, 2017

Who, Me? A Leader?

I don’t care what your title is or if you’re a team of one or 21. As a church communicator, you are a leader. This month we offer leadership resources.

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Design Help for Non-Designers
June 1, 2017

Design Help for Non-Designers

If you don't know what a serif is or are intimidated by Photoshop but still have to crank out designs for your church, Courageous Storytellers is here for you.

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Bulletin Better
May 4, 2017

Bulletin Better

Oh, bulletins. We love them. We hate them. But one thing's for sure—we want them better. This month Courageous Storytellers is focused on church bulletins.

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18 Thankful Thoughts for Church Communicators at Thanksgiving
November 14, 2016

18 Thankful Thoughts for Church Communicators at Thanksgiving

Oh, Thanksgiving, we love you. It's a not-so-subtle reminder to be thankful for the good things we see as church communicators, like the demise of MySpace.

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5 Things Church Communicators Should Consider Giving Up for Lent
February 3, 2016

5 Things Church Communicators Should Consider Giving Up for Lent

The traditional practice of giving something up for Lent is an opportunity for church communicators to make a change that can be energizing and inspiring for your daily work.

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By the Numbers: Guests, Attendance and the Back Door
October 7, 2015

By the Numbers: Guests, Attendance and the Back Door

Statistics show we're losing visitors quickly. Is your church doing its best to invite, interact with, follow up and retain the new people who walk in?

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Easter Effort: Egg Invitations
March 31, 2015

Easter Effort: Egg Invitations

One church in Missouri prepared for Easter with egg invitations and actually getting things done in advance. What's your church doing for Easter?

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The Best Easter Strategy: Stay Calm
February 18, 2015

The Best Easter Strategy: Stay Calm

Easter is coming up quick. Aak! But don't freak out. The best Easter strategy is to just stay calm. Tackle your marketing strategy one bite at a time.

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I Must Be Doing This Wrong, Again
February 9, 2015

I Must Be Doing This Wrong, Again

Three simple phrases: "Thanks so much. Help me. I’m stuck." Use them. Realize that you're not the only church communicator struggling to keep up.

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Your Church Is More Than a Worship Service: Finding Other On-Ramps
September 10, 2014

Your Church Is More Than a Worship Service: Finding Other On-Ramps

People in your community have no interest in attending your church. It's not you. And it's not them. It's us. We need to change.

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Fourth of July Frustrations
July 2, 2014

Fourth of July Frustrations

It's Independence Day in America, but is a patriotic party appropriate in church? Three reasons why you might want to tone down the Fourth of July festivities.

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