Robert Carnes

Robert Carnes is the managing editor at the Orange Group and also serves as an assistant editor here at Church Marketing Sucks. He's the author of The Original Storyteller: Become a Better Storyteller in 30 Days. Previously, he worked in communications at two United Methodist churches in Metro Atlanta.

Robert Carnes's Posts:

Preach Your Announcements
February 22, 2016

Preach Your Announcements

“Wow, those announcements were powerful today," said no one ever. Phil Bowdle explains why churches should quit announcements.

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Advanced Certification Lab: Recap
January 20, 2016

Advanced Certification Lab: Recap

The first ever Advanced Certification Lab was held at West Ridge Church just outside of Atlanta on Jan. 17-19, 2016. Get a taste of the insight shared.

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Atlanta Certification Lab in Action
January 18, 2016

Atlanta Certification Lab in Action

Collected tweets and pics from our 2016 Certification Lab in Atlanta, sharing insights and wisdom for church communicators.

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Star Wars & Church Communication
December 14, 2015

Star Wars & Church Communication

Star Wars and the church? How are we making that connection? We find your lack of faith disturbing. A story of hope overcoming evil always relates.

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404 Error Pages: 11 Examples of Churches Doing Errors Right
October 14, 2015

404 Error Pages: 11 Examples of Churches Doing Errors Right

The 404 error page is the broken relationship of the Internet. It's where you end up when a link goes wrong. We look at how churches can use error pages.

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18 of the Most Popular Social Media Posts for Churches
September 9, 2015

18 of the Most Popular Social Media Posts for Churches

What does it take to create popular social media posts? We asked churches for their most popular post and share 18 examples your church can learn from.

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interviews Article
January 6, 2015

Phil Cooke & Kem Meyer Talk Effective Communication

Church communications veterans Phil Cooke and Kem Meyer discuss what it takes to communicate effectively on another Innovate 4 Jesus video chat.

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Christmas Videos: Substance Church
December 19, 2014

Christmas Videos: Substance Church

Our series of Christmas videos continues with Substance Church in Minneapolis and features lights, rapping and... yodeling?

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Four Ways to Shift the Church’s Focus
December 15, 2014

Four Ways to Shift the Church’s Focus

In order for effective communication to be a reality in the church, change needs to happen. We need to shift our way of thinking. More importantly, we need to enable ...

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Christmas Videos: Little Town of Bethlehem
December 12, 2014

Christmas Videos: Little Town of Bethlehem

A short documentary about the modern-day city of Bethlehem that's ideal for your church to use this Christmas.

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Christmas Videos: The Christmas Scale
December 5, 2014

Christmas Videos: The Christmas Scale

In our series of inspirational Christmas videos, learn how the the greatest message in the world is contained in a simple scale.

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25 Last-Minute Christmas Ideas
December 1, 2014

25 Last-Minute Christmas Ideas

Just as it's not too late to begin Christmas shopping, it's not too late to implement some last-minute Christmas promotion strategies at your church. We've got 25 ideas.

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2014 Connexion Conference
November 21, 2014

2014 Connexion Conference

The 2014 Connexion Conference featured keynote speaker Meredith Gould addressing the impact of technology on the 21st century church.

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The Nines Conference 2014
November 4, 2014

The Nines Conference 2014

Last year's The Nines Conference experienced some controversy. Will this year's online conference face the same challenge as they attempt to address clashes between the church and culture?

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Fall Back: Help Your Church Remember Daylight Savings
October 28, 2014

Fall Back: Help Your Church Remember Daylight Savings

Daylight Savings Time ends this weekend. Did you remember? Will your congregation? Help them out with a simple reminder using this free graphic.

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