Archive for the ‘Think Ahead’ Category

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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Announcement Timing: When to Schedule Announcements in Your Church Service
September 26, 2018

Announcement Timing: When to Schedule Announcements in Your Church Service

Announcements are kind of the worst, aren’t they? What to announce, how to do it—even when to do it. So we weigh the pros and cons of when to schedule ...

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Announcements Should Be the Last Resort
September 24, 2018

Announcements Should Be the Last Resort

Instead of always jumping to a platform announcement, work with your ministry leaders to think of another approach that might be more effective.

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5 Ways to Feel the Hopeful Expectation of Christmas in Your Church Office
September 12, 2018

5 Ways to Feel the Hopeful Expectation of Christmas in Your Church Office

It can be hard to feel the joy of Christmas when you have so much to do as a church communicator. We get it. So we've got five tips to ...

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Anouncements: New Courageous Storytellers Resources
September 5, 2018

Anouncements: New Courageous Storytellers Resources

Oh, announcements: the bane of our existence as church communicators. We've got the tips and resources to help you make announcements more effective.

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Don’t Be Frazzled in the Fall: Take Care of Yourself Now
June 27, 2018

Don’t Be Frazzled in the Fall: Take Care of Yourself Now

The coming fall season can be a frenzy. You need to start planning for it now. You also need to take care of yourself, starting now.

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9 Sermon Series Mistakes & How Your Church Can Fix Them
June 20, 2018

9 Sermon Series Mistakes & How Your Church Can Fix Them

The sermon series can be a challenge. It's a staple for many churches, but the creative churn is daunting. We'll help you avoid those sermon series mistakes.

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Fall Kickoff Task List: What to Do Between Now and the Fall
June 18, 2018

Fall Kickoff Task List: What to Do Between Now and the Fall

We asked seven church communicators what they need to do to be ready for the fall season: Start now, plan ahead, and prioritize.

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Communicating Fall Without Creating Noise
June 13, 2018

Communicating Fall Without Creating Noise

There is always something going on. Just when you think it’s safe to breathe, fall is knocking on your door. So how do we communicate it all without creating noise?

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Fall Kickoff: What Can Your Church Do Better?
June 11, 2018

Fall Kickoff: What Can Your Church Do Better?

How can your church improve as you go into the fall? We asked church communicators and the answers varied from improved focus to welcoming guests.

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Fall Kickoff: How Does Your Church Ramp up in the Fall?
June 4, 2018

Fall Kickoff: How Does Your Church Ramp up in the Fall?

Fall may seem like a long way off, but your plans for fall are likely underway. So we asked a group of church communicators how their churches are kicking off ...

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Fall Kickoff: Church Resources for the New Season
June 1, 2018

Fall Kickoff: Church Resources for the New Season

This month on Courageous Storytellers, we’re exploring fall kickoff. Rather than waiting until September, we thought it made a whole lot more sense to talk about it now.

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