Archive for the ‘Writing & Editing’ Category

Church Communication Hero: Ida B. Wells
April 23, 2018

Church Communication Hero: Ida B. Wells

Ida B. Wells was a journalist and social crusader. Her work cast the harsh light of truth on lynching, and her life's work offers lessons for the church.

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Free Easter Copy Tune Up Checklist for Your Church
March 21, 2018

Free Easter Copy Tune Up Checklist for Your Church

It's important to review all your written communication as you head into Easter to make sure you haven't overlooked any important details or channels.

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Writing and Red Ink
March 5, 2018

Writing and Red Ink

Church communicators do a lot, but writing is crucial to all of it. This month on Courageous Storytellers, we have all sorts of resources to help you level-up on your ...

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We All Make Mistakes: Typical Typo
February 12, 2018

We All Make Mistakes: Typical Typo

It's hardly a typical typo when it's in your mission statement and printed in thousands of annual reports. Oops. But we all make mistakes.

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31 Storyteller Resources
January 31, 2018

31 Storyteller Resources

Storytelling is the buzzword these days, but how do you do it? We've got a list of the best storyteller resources, from free TED Talks to paid training.

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Storytelling: The Church Needs to Tell More Stories
January 2, 2018

Storytelling: The Church Needs to Tell More Stories

This month on Courageous Storytellers, we’ve set out to answer not only the what of storytelling, but also the why and how.

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The Original Storyteller: Become a Better Storyteller in 30 Days by Robert Carnes
October 4, 2017

The Original Storyteller: Become a Better Storyteller in 30 Days by Robert Carnes

In his new 30-day devotional The Original Storyteller, Robert Carnes explores the principles of storytelling using a mix of stories and biblical examples.

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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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How Your Church Can Repurpose Content
October 12, 2016

How Your Church Can Repurpose Content

By repurposing content, you increase the likelihood that the right audience will find your message, while you create a consistent brand story.

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How to Find Stories to Tell at Your Church
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
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
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
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
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
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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