Archive for the ‘Think Ahead’ Category

No More Pancake Supper: It’s OK to Kill That Traditional Event
March 18, 2019

No More Pancake Supper: It’s OK to Kill That Traditional Event

Churches have lots of traditional events. You know what? It's OK to kill them. You're not obligated to offer the same event year after year.

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Don’t Go to Church, Be the Church
March 13, 2019

Don’t Go to Church, Be the Church

As your church communicates—and especially as you talk about church—shift your mindset from going to being. It has deep implications for how we do church.

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How to Get More Bang for Your Event Buck
March 11, 2019

How to Get More Bang for Your Event Buck

Churches are good at doing things big. But sometimes we'd get more bang for our buck if we spread out the effort into a series of events.

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Rethink Communication: Urgent vs. Important
February 25, 2019

Rethink Communication: Urgent vs. Important

"It's vital for every church to know how to make room for the important things and how to say no to the things that feel urgent but may not be ...

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Easter Is Not Your Super Bowl
February 20, 2019

Easter Is Not Your Super Bowl

If churches view Easter as our Super Bowl, we’ll be too focused on the scoreboard. Sometimes we need to step back and refocus our efforts. This free resource can help.

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5 Ways to Promote Easter Using Facebook Events
February 13, 2019

5 Ways to Promote Easter Using Facebook Events

Facebook Events can be a helpful way to spread the word about your Easter efforts this year. We've got five ways to maximize your Facebook Event.

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Rethink Communication: Clarify Your Message
February 11, 2019

Rethink Communication: Clarify Your Message

Phil Bowdle on the heart of Rethink Communication: "If you can clarify your message, it's like sharpening your ax before cutting down the tree."

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What’s Your Rethink Communication Moment?
February 6, 2019

What’s Your Rethink Communication Moment?

We've all been there: One day it becomes too much or things go horribly awry and it's time to rethink communication in your church. Tell us your story and you ...

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Rethink Communication: You Have One Job
January 28, 2019

Rethink Communication: You Have One Job

The heart of what we do isn't getting more Facebook likes or boosting attendance. At the end of the day, our one job is to put Jesus on display.

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Rethink Communication: A Message Delivery Problem
January 25, 2019

Rethink Communication: A Message Delivery Problem

The church doesn't have a message problem, it has a message delivery problem. The playbook that got us to where we are is not going to get us any farther.

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Rethink Communication: Who Is This Book For?
January 23, 2019

Rethink Communication: Who Is This Book For?

Communication isn't somebody's job, it's everybody's job. If you have a passion for the church and you have a message to communicate, this book is for you.

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2019 Calendar for Church Communicators
January 2, 2019

2019 Calendar for Church Communicators

We’ve got your 2019 calendar right here, complete with encouraging quotes and images specifically for you. Have an incredible 2019.

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Rethink Communication Excerpt: Urgent vs. Important
December 18, 2018

Rethink Communication Excerpt: Urgent vs. Important

Here’s the tension every communication leader faces: How do I communicate what is important when every ministry wants a marketing campaign?

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Pre-Order Rethink Communication by Phil Bowdle
December 12, 2018

Pre-Order Rethink Communication by Phil Bowdle

It’s never been easier to communicate. Unfortunately, it’s never been harder to connect. Churches need a playbook to navigate the biggest communication shift in generations.

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Our Church Banned Announcements. Yes, I’m Serious.
October 3, 2018

Our Church Banned Announcements. Yes, I’m Serious.

Our church banned announcements about one-year ago. Yes, I’m serious. Instead of sharing information, we've switched to sharing stories of Jesus-led life change.

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