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6 Simple Christmas Ideas
No Comments » September 28, 2016

6 Simple Christmas Ideas

Christmas is coming, and it's time for your church to start planning. We've got some simple ideas to get you going, from social media to reaching out.

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Close the Generational Communication Gap
1 Comment » September 26, 2016

Close the Generational Communication Gap

To close a generational communication gap, you need to do three things: commit to relevance and intentionality, correct assumptions and respect everyone.

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Churches Still Aren’t Listening on Social Media
No Comments » September 21, 2016

Churches Still Aren’t Listening on Social Media

We tested church responsiveness on Twitter, and the results are not good. Social media is supposed to be social, but churches aren't listening.

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Jeanette Yates: Finding Help in Community
No Comments » September 19, 2016

Jeanette Yates: Finding Help in Community

Thrust into her job, church communicator Jeanette Yates felt overwhelmed and ready to quit. She turned to Google and stumbled upon a community ready to help.

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How to Survive the Fall
No Comments » September 14, 2016

How to Survive the Fall

Everything ramps up at church in the fall. How do you survive it all? We've got two tips: 1) Go back to the basics and 2) Cut something.

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52 Ways to Reinvigorate Your Creativity
No Comments » September 12, 2016

52 Ways to Reinvigorate Your Creativity

Do you feel like your creativity is flagging a bit? It happens. We've got some ideas—52 to be exact—to get your creative juices flowing again.

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Creative Missions 2016: Branding
1 Comment » September 7, 2016

Creative Missions 2016: Branding

Branding visually communicates who the church is and what it does. It encompasses logos, connection cards and, yes, the age-old bulletin.

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5 Reasons to Use Video Announcements
2 Comments » August 31, 2016

5 Reasons to Use Video Announcements

When it comes to communication during weekend worship experiences, video announcements help with planning and make for shareable content on the web.

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The Email Marketing for Churches Episode
1 Comment » August 29, 2016

The Email Marketing for Churches Episode

Churches of any size can capitalize on email and transform it into their strongest tool for communication. We explore how your church can do it.

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Snapchat: An Introduction for Churches
No Comments » August 24, 2016

Snapchat: An Introduction for Churches

Snapchat is confusing, hard to use, weird and wow do I sound old. It's also bigger than Twitter and a powerful way your church can reach young people.

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Inspiration Over Information on Social Media
2 Comments » August 22, 2016

Inspiration Over Information on Social Media

Churches should use social media to share inspiration, not just the latest details. We look at examples of churches doing just that.

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Switching to a Monthly Bulletin: Why & How
No Comments » August 17, 2016

Switching to a Monthly Bulletin: Why & How

The worship bulletin is the sacred cow of church communication. And my church took it on, shifting to a monthly bulletin. Here's why and how we did it.

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A Look at Non-Conventional Worship Services
1 Comment » August 16, 2016

A Look at Non-Conventional Worship Services

The traditional church service doesn't work for everybody. We explore examples of how you can bring that worship service to your community in a new way.

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How to Find Stories to Tell at Your Church
No Comments » August 10, 2016

How to Find Stories to Tell at Your Church

Your church has some powerful stories to tell, but you can't share them if you don't know them. We explore active and passive ways to gather stories.

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Churches: Be Careful Using Olympic Trademarks
No Comments » August 8, 2016

Churches: Be Careful Using Olympic Trademarks

If your church is planning a sermon series, Olympic-related event or just tweeting the games, be aware of the Olympic brand crackdown.

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