Archive for the ‘Think Ahead’ Category

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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Communication Flow With Trello
April 18, 2018

Communication Flow With Trello

As a church communicator, you need a system to keep everything organized. This free resource will help you set one up using Trello.

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Data, Demographics & Targeted Communication
April 2, 2018

Data, Demographics & Targeted Communication

Courageous Storytellers helps you learn as much as you can about your congregation and community—and apply that data toward targeted communication efforts.

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The Church Communicator’s Last-Minute Christmas Checklist
December 11, 2017

The Church Communicator’s Last-Minute Christmas Checklist

Christmas is a crazy time at church. You know it, and I know it. Let's keep the panic and chaos to a dull roar by employing a last-minute Christmas checklist.

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Why Your Church Needs Photo Permissions
November 27, 2017

Why Your Church Needs Photo Permissions

With the constant sharing of photos on social media, it’s tempting to play fast and loose with the photos you’ve taken. However, the church needs to be extra sensitive in ...

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The Original Storyteller: Making Stories Practical for Churches
October 4, 2017

The Original Storyteller: Making Stories Practical for Churches

Stories are a timeless way to connect. We sit down with author Robert Carnes to learn more about storytelling and what it can mean for the church.

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100 Days Until Christmas
September 15, 2017

100 Days Until Christmas

There are only 100 days until Christmas. Time to start planning. If you feel overwhelmed, don't worry. Like Santa with a sack of gifts, we can help.

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I Killed Communication Request Forms and So Can You
September 13, 2017

I Killed Communication Request Forms and So Can You

Communication request forms sometimes get in the way rather than help. Let's talk about five ways to either improve or kill the things to better serve our churches and their ...

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Innovation, Possible: How to Be More Innovative at Your Church
September 11, 2017

Innovation, Possible: How to Be More Innovative at Your Church

Let's talk about innovation in the church. More to the point, how do we encourage innovation? Try a practical tool, the Possibility Matrix, to solve bottlenecks in communications or Sunday ...

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