Archive for the ‘Public Relations’ Category

Crisis Communication for Churches
October 16, 2017

Crisis Communication for Churches

We should care about public relations (PR) because it enables us to share the gospel of Jesus Christ. It also makes our communications more effective and prepares us for any ...

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Crisis Communication: Death of a Pastor
January 30, 2017

Crisis Communication: Death of a Pastor

Dealing with any loss is difficult, but the death of a pastor presents unique challenges. Here's how one church dealt with the communication issues.

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How to Handle a Communications Crisis at Your Church
November 9, 2016

How to Handle a Communications Crisis at Your Church

A communications crisis will happen at your church eventually. It could be small or large, but one will occur. Here's what you should know and do to prepare for them.

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Effective Crisis Communications for the Church on #cmschat
April 22, 2016

Effective Crisis Communications for the Church on #cmschat

Last night's #cmschat on Twitter covered crisis communication. Does your church have a written plan and are you prepared?

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Effective Public Relations for Churches on #cmschat
September 4, 2015

Effective Public Relations for Churches on #cmschat

During last night's #cmschat on Twitter, we talked about how your church can effectively use public relations.

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When the Homeless Man Stole Cookies From a Church
September 3, 2014

When the Homeless Man Stole Cookies From a Church

"Church Presses Charges Against Homeless Man for Stealing Cookies." No matter the story behind that headline, your church is going to lose.

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Steven Furtick and the Case of the Spontaneous Baptisms
February 24, 2014

Steven Furtick and the Case of the Spontaneous Baptisms

Steven Furtick's Elevation Church puts on not-so spontaneous baptisms, drawing critical fire and raising important questions for churches.

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Money, Media & a Megapastor’s Megahouse
December 2, 2013

Money, Media & a Megapastor’s Megahouse

“This is a news story and the media is not our enemy,” Steve Furtick told his congregation, in response to media reports about his $1.4 million home.

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Opposing or Embracing Muslims: What’s Your Story?
August 4, 2010

Opposing or Embracing Muslims: What’s Your Story?

One pastor speaks out against plans for a new mosque. Another pastor offers up his church when a local mosque is burned. What message does your church send?

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A Slow-Motion Tragedy: BP & the Church
July 14, 2010

A Slow-Motion Tragedy: BP & the Church

Has the local church followed BP's public relations path and gone from a voice of hope to a voice of hate? And what steps can we take to turn back ...

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What the Church Can Learn from BP
June 9, 2010

What the Church Can Learn from BP

In the wake of the worst oil spill in U.S. history, BP is rolling out a $50 million ad campaign. What can churches learn? Action is the best marketing.

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public-relations Article
February 11, 2010

What Do You Do When Your Church Is Attacked in the Media?

There’s nothing quite like sweeps week investigative journalism from the local TV news for over-the-top drama, tenuous facts and hit job reporting–especially when the focus of those reports is your ...

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public-relations Article
January 14, 2010

Haiti, Robertson, Deal With the Devil

Church Marketing Sucks is no stranger when it comes to covering conversations about stupid things Christians say. From Sponge Bob and gay tolerance to suggesting the U.S. assassinate Hugo Chavez, ...

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public-relations Article
November 24, 2009

How Pastors Should Deal with Reporters

Larry Kroon is pastor of Wasilla Bible Church in Wasilla, Alaska. If that sounds vaguely familiar, it’s the home church of former Alaskan governor and vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin. ...

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off-the-wall Article
June 9, 2009

Bring Your Gun to Church Day

Pastor Ken Pagano of New Bethel Church in Louisville, Ky., is encouraging members to bring their handguns to church for an “Open Carry Celebration” Sunday. The event will include patriotic ...

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