Archive for the ‘Think Ahead’ Category

6 Simple Christmas Ideas
No Comments » September 28, 2016

6 Simple Christmas Ideas

Christmas is coming, and it's time for your church to start planning. We've got some simple ideas to get you going, from social media to reaching out.

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Close the Generational Communication Gap
1 Comment » September 26, 2016

Close the Generational Communication Gap

To close a generational communication gap, you need to do three things: commit to relevance and intentionality, correct assumptions and respect everyone.

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Church Communication Project Management on #cmschat
No Comments » September 23, 2016

Church Communication Project Management on #cmschat

How do you manage work that matters? The #cmschat on Twitter covers church communication project management.

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Christmas Ideas to Share Your Message on #cmschat
No Comments » September 16, 2016

Christmas Ideas to Share Your Message on #cmschat

With 100 days until Christmas, last night's #cmschat covered Christmas ideas to help your church spread the good news.

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How to Survive the Fall
No Comments » September 14, 2016

How to Survive the Fall

Everything ramps up at church in the fall. How do you survive it all? We've got two tips: 1) Go back to the basics and 2) Cut something.

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Church Comm Hacks: Doing It Well When You Can’t Do It All on #cmschat
No Comments » September 9, 2016

Church Comm Hacks: Doing It Well When You Can’t Do It All on #cmschat

For last night's #cmschat on Twitter, Jeanette Yates led a conversation about how to do church communication well when you're overwhelmed.

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Churches: Be Careful Using Olympic Trademarks
No Comments » August 8, 2016

Churches: Be Careful Using Olympic Trademarks

If your church is planning a sermon series, Olympic-related event or just tweeting the games, be aware of the Olympic brand crackdown.

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#67 & #68: Quit Saying Yes/No to Every New Idea
No Comments » July 14, 2016

#67 & #68: Quit Saying Yes/No to Every New Idea

Churches have two common downfalls when it comes to new ideas: 1. We say yes to everything and can't do anything well. 2. We reject everything new.

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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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