Archive for the ‘Think Ahead’ Category

How to Find the Right Target Audience for Your Message on #cmschat
No Comments » June 24, 2016

How to Find the Right Target Audience for Your Message on #cmschat

Last night's #cmschat on Twitter covered finding the right target audience and how to get them to take action.

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The Most Important Skill You Could Ever Learn on #cmschat
No Comments » June 3, 2016

The Most Important Skill You Could Ever Learn on #cmschat

Last night's #cmschat on Twitter covered the most important skill you could ever learn: storytelling.

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#27 & #28: Quit Being Trendy/Old Fashioned
No Comments » May 5, 2016

#27 & #28: Quit Being Trendy/Old Fashioned

Some churches are obsessed with the new and shiny. Others love the ancient traditions. And sometimes we care too much about those minor issues.

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Communication Audit: 24 Potential Channels to Consider
No Comments » April 27, 2016

Communication Audit: 24 Potential Channels to Consider

When our church communication efforts are floundering, we're tempted to borrow ideas from other churches. But it might be time for a communication audit.

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How to Deal With Declining Church Attendance
3 Comments » April 6, 2016

How to Deal With Declining Church Attendance

Christians are attending church less frequently. What do we do? We can give people more reason to show up or connect when they don't. Or both.

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More Effective Stage Announcements on #cmschat
No Comments » February 26, 2016

More Effective Stage Announcements on #cmschat

Steve Fogg leads our weekly Twitter chat in a conversation about how to more effectively communicate your stage announcements.

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Preach Your Announcements
6 Comments » February 22, 2016

Preach Your Announcements

“Wow, those announcements were powerful today," said no one ever. Phil Bowdle explains why churches should quit announcements.

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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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Why Year-End Giving Is a Good Thing
1 Comment » November 30, 2015

Why Year-End Giving Is a Good Thing

Year-end giving is for procrastinators, lazy, and half-hearted givers… or is it? What if year-end giving is actually part of the rhythm and celebration designed for the church?

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Communication Mistakes to Avoid at All Cost on #cmschat
No Comments » November 20, 2015

Communication Mistakes to Avoid at All Cost on #cmschat

Last night's #cmschat on Twitter covered communication mistakes and how you can avoid them.

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How Will Churches Reach a Digital Generation on #cmschat
No Comments » November 13, 2015

How Will Churches Reach a Digital Generation on #cmschat

Last night's #cmschat on Twitter covered how churches will reach a generation that's immersed in a digital experience.

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The Future of the Church
6 Comments » November 9, 2015

The Future of the Church

If the church is behind in technology now, how will it reach a digitally native generation that's been immersed in technology since they were toddlers?

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10 Characteristics of Effective Church Communication on #cmschat
No Comments » October 23, 2015

10 Characteristics of Effective Church Communication on #cmschat

Last night's #cmschat on Twitter covered bigger picture strategy and effectiveness questions instead of specific tools or tactics.

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