Archive for the ‘Leadership’ Category

Seeking Staff Criticism as You Roll Out Ideas
No Comments » May 25, 2016

Seeking Staff Criticism as You Roll Out Ideas

Seeking staff criticism from trusted colleagues can help you improve ideas and make them more effective before rolling them out to your entire church.

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4 Nonprofit Marketing Lessons for Churches
2 Comments » May 11, 2016

4 Nonprofit Marketing Lessons for Churches

While churches are nonprofits, there's a lot we can learn from the nonprofit world about how to communicate. We cover mission, branding, advocates and more.

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What Can You Control?: Making the Most of Your Position
No Comments » April 28, 2016

What Can You Control?: Making the Most of Your Position

Take initiative in the jobs you’re given, whether or not they are the jobs you wanted, and use those opportunities to showcase what you can do.

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9 Ways Communicators Can Serve Their Pastor
No Comments » April 20, 2016

9 Ways Communicators Can Serve Their Pastor

Communication is vital, but it's subservient to a pastor's vision. So how do we serve our pastor's vision while still pursing great communication?

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Valuing Communication While Serving Your Pastor
No Comments » April 18, 2016

Valuing Communication While Serving Your Pastor

I love church communicators and our mission to serve the church. But the greatest marketing in the world is a failure if it’s not serving your pastor.

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6 Lessons From Serving on Vestry
1 Comment » March 2, 2016

6 Lessons From Serving on Vestry

I served on vestry—the leadership board—at my church for three years and learned some valuable communications lessons.

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Empowering Church Staff on Social Media
5 Comments » February 29, 2016

Empowering Church Staff on Social Media

Your staff and volunteers have an immense reach on social media. How can you tap into that audience? Here's how one church did it.

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Be a Church-First Person
No Comments » February 11, 2016

Be a Church-First Person

A church-first person celebrates the wins, they encourage others, they think outside of themselves. Do you have that broad view or are you focused on your niche?

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In the Last Year: Jim Kast-Keat
No Comments » December 23, 2015

In the Last Year: Jim Kast-Keat

We talk with church communicator Jim Kast-Keat about what he's learned in the past year, including the importance of a rest and taking time for creativity.

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In the Last Year: Meiko Seymour
No Comments » December 21, 2015

In the Last Year: Meiko Seymour

We talk with church communicator Meiko Seymour about what he's learned in the past year, including the importance of a website and branding.

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Getting a Seat at the Table
No Comments » December 18, 2015

Getting a Seat at the Table

Stephen Brewster talks about how you can earn a voice with your church leadership and bring communication into that conversation.

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Developing Self-Awareness as a Church Communicator
No Comments » December 17, 2015

Developing Self-Awareness as a Church Communicator

Phil Bowdle talks about taking time at the end of the year to focus on self-assessment and learning what you need to succeed and what will hold you back.

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Re-Calibrate Your Vision
No Comments » December 15, 2015

Re-Calibrate Your Vision

Stephen Brewster talks about taking time at the end of the year to focus on vision and make sure the things you're doing are the things you should be doing.

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Identifying Problems & Barriers: Christmas Light Display
No Comments » December 10, 2015

Identifying Problems & Barriers: Christmas Light Display

Creative ideas aren't magic. They requires identifying problems and addressing barriers. Which is how this church Christmas light display came to be.

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Certification Lab Hangout: Practical Tips
No Comments » November 24, 2015

Certification Lab Hangout: Practical Tips

It's a chance to go to the next level, whether you're thinking about attending the Certification Lab or just need some helpful tips.

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