Archive for the ‘Think Ahead’ Category

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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Leading Up
No Comments » October 13, 2015

Leading Up

"Sometimes you have to lead up in a way that helps senior leaders see an idea they've never seen before."

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Integrated Communication
No Comments » September 29, 2015

Integrated Communication

"If your church is known for a bunch of ministry silos, then you're not doing church communication properly."

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the-christian-walk Article
No Comments » September 24, 2015

What Does Your Community Need This Christmas?

“As you’re planning Christmas, think about what it is your community needs your church to be.”

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6 Ways to Overcome the Dreaded Church FAIL
4 Comments » September 23, 2015

6 Ways to Overcome the Dreaded Church FAIL

Just when you think everything is perfect, every typo caught and every detail correct, there it is: Church FAIL. We explore how to fix the fail.

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Surviving the Fall: Prioritizing & Staying Sane
No Comments » September 22, 2015

Surviving the Fall: Prioritizing & Staying Sane

How to survive the fall: "I don't know about the rest of you, but this particular season in church communication feels a little crazy making."

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The Communication Episode
No Comments » September 21, 2015

The Communication Episode

Dave Shrein talks with Ryan Holck about how utilizing the three c’s of communication will help your church communicate it's message more effectively.

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Remember How Radical Christmas Really Is
No Comments » September 21, 2015

Remember How Radical Christmas Really Is

Christmas is the story of a virgin mother and an illegitimate baby. It's never what we expect. Let's remember just how radical Christmas is.

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