Archive for the ‘Think Ahead’ Category

Christmas Communication Planner
July 17, 2019

Christmas Communication Planner

It's a fill-in-the-blank resource to help you create a plan, solidify the plan, work the plan, nail down final details, and follow up after Christmas.

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Are Your Church Communication Systems Scalable?: How Tech Can Help
July 15, 2019

Are Your Church Communication Systems Scalable?: How Tech Can Help

Scalability means answering the question, “If our church doubled overnight, would this system support our needs?” We explore six ways to keep your systems in check.

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Christmas in July: Six Veteran Communicators Share Their Tips
July 8, 2019

Christmas in July: Six Veteran Communicators Share Their Tips

Christmas seems far away, but it's never too early to start planning. Think about how your church can do better at Christmas this year. We share insights from six church ...

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Bulletin Do’s and Don’ts
May 22, 2019

Bulletin Do’s and Don’ts

There are some right ways and wrong ways to do bulletins. We offer a checklist of do's and don'ts covering content, copy, process, and design.

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Back to the Basics: 6 Veteran Church Communicators Share Their Insights
May 20, 2019

Back to the Basics: 6 Veteran Church Communicators Share Their Insights

We asked six church communication veterans what they know now that they wish they knew when they first started.

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Start Where You Are: Level Up What Works
May 13, 2019

Start Where You Are: Level Up What Works

Church communication can be overwhelming, especially when you're starting out. We've got a few suggestions to help you manage expectations and achieve real success.

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Free Church Communication Strategy Guide
May 8, 2019

Free Church Communication Strategy Guide

Creative Missions helps underfunded churches create websites, do social media, shoot video, and more. But it starts with strategy. Here's a guide to help your church get started.

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Oh No, Church Is Dying: 6 Ways to Embrace Resurrection
April 15, 2019

Oh No, Church Is Dying: 6 Ways to Embrace Resurrection

I've heard about the death of the church for nearly four decades now. I’ve heard a lot of anxiety, anger, sadness, and even blame—but very little hope.

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Easter Checklist for Churches
March 27, 2019

Easter Checklist for Churches

Whoo, boy, Easter is coming. You can feel the pressure ratcheting up as the big day gets closer. We’ve got a checklist to keep you on track.

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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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