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3 Simple To-Dos for a Better Easter
No Comments » April 14, 2014

3 Simple To-Dos for a Better Easter

Holy Week is crazy, and honestly, it's too late to launch anything new. So we've got three simple things to help you out this week.

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How World Vision Forgot Their Vision
3 Comments » March 27, 2014

How World Vision Forgot Their Vision

In trying to focus on their big idea, World Vision forgot their big idea. It offers an important lesson in focus and distraction for churches.

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Steven Furtick and the Case of the Spontaneous Baptisms
10 Comments » 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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think-ahead Article
No Comments » December 23, 2013

Planning for After Christmas

Maurilio Amorim talks about planning for what's next: Have a reason for people to come back and visit your church again.

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The Geography of Christmas
2 Comments » November 13, 2013

The Geography of Christmas

You won't get a white Christmas in Phoenix. It has a huge impact on how people celebrate Christmas and churches need to take notice.

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Embrace Restrictions: The 5-Minute Presentation
2 Comments » September 25, 2013

Embrace Restrictions: The 5-Minute Presentation

Restrictions can unleash your creativity. What would happen if your church embraced restrictions with shorter sermons, welcome videos and announcements?

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Dealing With Constraints
No Comments » September 6, 2013

Dealing With Constraints

When we lack resources we get the opportunity to start being innovative. Stephen Brewster talks about constraints, a topic that will be covered at the Certification Lab in October.

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Communicate How You Communicate
7 Comments » June 3, 2013

Communicate How You Communicate

Recently I was visiting a church and the pastor told his congregation the five ways to get more information about what's going on. I didn't realize how helpful that could ...

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Getting Organized With Google
2 Comments » May 6, 2013

Getting Organized With Google

Google offers a number of tools to streamline your church office and communication efforts, both internally and externally. Tap into these tools and get organized today.

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How to Do a Communications Self-Audit
No Comments » April 22, 2013

How to Do a Communications Self-Audit

The first step in any church marketing overhaul is to know what you're doing and how you're doing it. Time to take stock.

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Your Church Needs a Platform to Respond to Tragedy
5 Comments » April 17, 2013

Your Church Needs a Platform to Respond to Tragedy

It's in these overwhelming moments of terror, fear and despair that people most need hope. Is your church ready to offer it?

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Easter Is Over, Now What?
5 Comments » April 1, 2013

Easter Is Over, Now What?

Now that the biggest event of the year is behind us, what’s next? Before moving on to the next big event, consider how you can celebrate, evaluate, reset & recharge.

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How to Handle Communication Requests Without Chaos
7 Comments » March 6, 2013

How to Handle Communication Requests Without Chaos

When your church staff doesn't know how to make communication requests, the result is chaos. Here's a way to use forms to handle communication requests and instill order.

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Church Communication Hero: The Dream of MLK
2 Comments » January 25, 2013

Church Communication Hero: The Dream of MLK

Martin Luther King Jr. gave the I have a dream speech, not the I have a plan speech. Inspiring people is more effective than informing them.

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Church Communication Hero: Walt Disney
8 Comments » July 3, 2012

Church Communication Hero: Walt Disney

The imagination and follow through of Walt Disney make him an inspiration and example for church communicators.

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