Archive for the ‘Think Ahead’ Category

The Church Event Planning Toolkit by Deborah Ike
No Comments » April 24, 2017

The Church Event Planning Toolkit by Deborah Ike

Whether it's a small student ministry carwash or a huge fall festival, every church can benefit from having a better event planning process.

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How to Prevent Last-Minute Communication Requests
No Comments » April 24, 2017

How to Prevent Last-Minute Communication Requests

Want to avoid last-minute communication requests? Follow these four tips. They'll build awareness about your role at the church, address repeat offenders, establish consistent processes, and assign an event coordinator.

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Be Known for Something by Mark MacDonald
1 Comment » April 10, 2017

Be Known for Something by Mark MacDonald

It's the question that keeps pastors up at night, "If my church ceased to exist for any reason, would the community even miss it?"

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You Don’t Need Money to Be Creative
No Comments » March 6, 2017

You Don’t Need Money to Be Creative

Any church, large or small, can be creative. The budget doesn’t matter (though time often does). Constraints release our creativity.

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6 Steps to Planning Easter
No Comments » February 22, 2017

6 Steps to Planning Easter

Kelley Hartnett shares her six-step approach to planning Easter in two-and-half minutes. Get some quick inspiration to get started with your Easter planning.

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Is Easter Really the Super Bowl of Church?
No Comments » February 15, 2017

Is Easter Really the Super Bowl of Church?

Easter is often considered the biggest Sunday of the year and we compare it to the Super Bowl. But sometimes that metaphor goes a little too far.

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Empower Easter Invites With This Free Tool
1 Comment » February 8, 2017

Empower Easter Invites With This Free Tool

When it comes to promoting Easter, you have to know your people. No matter the gimmicks, you have to understand, empower, and equip your people.

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Easter: Whose Plan Is It?
No Comments » February 1, 2017

Easter: Whose Plan Is It?

Kelvin Co shares how his church had an Easter plan, complete with creative ideas and cool sets, but his pastor had let the ideas come before God's leading.

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One-Year Church Service Planning Calendar
8 Comments » January 25, 2017

One-Year Church Service Planning Calendar

How one church created a new worship service planning calendar that covers the entire year and why it's helping them communicate better.

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12 Productivity Tips for Church Communicators
3 Comments » January 4, 2017

12 Productivity Tips for Church Communicators

Working in the church can be a challenge. You need to take care of yourself—work smarter, not harder. We've got a dozen productivity tips to help.

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How to Plan a Massive, Community-Wide Christmas Event
No Comments » December 12, 2016

How to Plan a Massive, Community-Wide Christmas Event

One Voice is a two-night Christmas outreach in the Quad Cities involving 60 different ministries. Here's how we handled the communication challenges.

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2017 Predictions for Church Communication on #cmschat
No Comments » December 2, 2016

2017 Predictions for Church Communication on #cmschat

For last night's #cmschat on Twitter, we discussed what to watch for in church communication trends in 2017.

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Jump-Starting Your 2017 Communication Plans on #cmschat
No Comments » October 14, 2016

Jump-Starting Your 2017 Communication Plans on #cmschat

For last night's #cmschat on Twitter we looked ahead to 2017 and talked about our dreams and goals for next year.

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What Do You Do When Christmas Falls on a Sunday?
3 Comments » October 5, 2016

What Do You Do When Christmas Falls on a Sunday?

This year Christmas falls on a Sunday, creating a potential wrinkle for church communication plans as you seek to invite guests and leave time for family.

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Less Chaos. Less Noise. by Kem Meyer
No Comments » October 3, 2016

Less Chaos. Less Noise. by Kem Meyer

Kem Meyer's Less Chaos. Less Noise.: Effective Communications for an Effective Church updates her 2009 book with new examples and advice for church staff.

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