Archive for the ‘Public Relations’ Category

Church Press Releases: A Reporter Shares What Works
August 15, 2018

Church Press Releases: A Reporter Shares What Works

We talk with a reporter about what makes for an effective release. It needs an angle, it should be short, and it has to go to the right person.

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Is Your Church Ready for a Communication Crisis?
August 9, 2018

Is Your Church Ready for a Communication Crisis?

The sexual misconduct story from Willow Creek is heartbreaking. What would you do if this happened at your church? We hope our six-step crisis communication plan can help.

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Public Relations: New Courageous Storytellers Resources
August 1, 2018

Public Relations: New Courageous Storytellers Resources

We've got a giant bundle of press-related stuff on Courageous Storytellers—with a healthy dose of crisis communication tips tossed in for good measure. (I hope you never, ever need them.)

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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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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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