Archive for the ‘Writing & Editing’ Category

How to Find Stories to Tell at Your Church
No Comments » August 10, 2016

How to Find Stories to Tell at Your Church

Your church has some powerful stories to tell, but you can't share them if you don't know them. We explore active and passive ways to gather stories.

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How to Write a Testimony: Gospel Storytelling
No Comments » June 27, 2016

How to Write a Testimony: Gospel Storytelling

Let's explore a classic storytelling structure that can help your church share testimonies and show what God is doing in your congregation.

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Creating Church Community Through Better Content
No Comments » March 21, 2016

Creating Church Community Through Better Content

Ask yourself: What could we post that would give people a sense of connectivity and affinity? That's how you find better content.

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Church Bulletin Do’s and Don’ts: A Visitor’s Perspective
2 Comments » March 16, 2016

Church Bulletin Do’s and Don’ts: A Visitor’s Perspective

A church bulletin user offers bulletin tips from a user's perspective. What should be on the cover? How much info inside? Should you use pictures?

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How to Write Compelling Church Announcements on #cmschat
No Comments » December 4, 2015

How to Write Compelling Church Announcements on #cmschat

Last night's #cmschat on Twitter covered how to write church announcements that get results.

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The Communication Schedule Episode
No Comments » July 20, 2015

The Communication Schedule Episode

Our own editor Kevin D. Hendricks talks about curating content and creating a communication schedule for your church in the latest episode of our podcast.

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How to Manage Content for Your Church
No Comments » July 20, 2015

How to Manage Content for Your Church

Most churches are creating lots of content—it can really help to organize it. We share extra tips from our recent Church Marketing Podcast.

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3 Places Where the Church Has Too Many Typos
2 Comments » June 10, 2015

3 Places Where the Church Has Too Many Typos

Learn where typos are most often found in the church, how to fix them and why it's important.

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The Website Content Episode
3 Comments » April 14, 2015

The Website Content Episode

We talk with copywriter, marketer and storyteller Mike Kim about how your church can write effective copy.

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A Storytelling Refresher for Your Church
1 Comment » October 14, 2014

A Storytelling Refresher for Your Church

The church loves stories. But as much as we love them, we need more practice in making storytelling work in our communication.

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writing-editing Article
No Comments » October 9, 2014

Religious Style Guide: Consistency!

Every church communicator needs a style guide, but the AP Stylebook doesn’t always cut it. You need a religious style guide to bring consistency.

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Embrace Restrictions: The 5-Minute Presentation
2 Comments » September 25, 2013

Embrace Restrictions: The 5-Minute Presentation

Restrictions can unleash your creativity. What would happen if your church embraced restrictions with shorter sermons, welcome videos and announcements?

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How to Write Church Announcements
14 Comments » March 4, 2013

How to Write Church Announcements

The standard announcement is the bane of the church communicator. They're important, necessary and dull. Here's a simple way you can save time and make announcements more effective.

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Wrecked & Writing with Jeff Goins
2 Comments » November 19, 2012

Wrecked & Writing with Jeff Goins

We talk with Jeff Goins, author of Wrecked: When a Broken World Slams into Your Comfortable Life, about writing, wrecking and life.

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Copy Matters: Copy That Sucks
3 Comments » April 19, 2012

Copy Matters: Copy That Sucks

Here's a list of pet peeves from a professional writer. Avoid them and you can avoid having copy that sucks.

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