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The Social Christian: A Theological Exploration of Social Media

The Social Christian: A Theological Exploration of Social Media

Social media is a community that needs Jesus. Christians have a responsibility to represent Christ through their status updates, photos, and interactions. Phil Schneider encourages honest and authentic engagement by Christians to the world around them, in person and online.

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Crisis Communication for Churches
October 16, 2017

Crisis Communication for Churches

We should care about public relations (PR) because it enables us to share the gospel of Jesus Christ. It also makes our communications more effective and prepares us for any ...

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Need Help With Your Christmas Design?
October 11, 2017

Need Help With Your Christmas Design?

If you're freaking out about all the "stuff" you need to create for Christmas, just STOP! Our little elves are happy to do your Christmas designs—for free.

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Visiting a Church Is Scary: Resources to Welcome Guests
October 9, 2017

Visiting a Church Is Scary: Resources to Welcome Guests

With the ghouls, zombies, and sugar of Halloween coming, consider the scariest thing in the church world: Visiting a church for the first time.

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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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People Are Hurting. How Is Your Church Helping?
October 2, 2017

People Are Hurting. How Is Your Church Helping?

When tragedy strikes, as it always does, how does the church respond? How can your church be a voice of hope in the midst of darkness?

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Be Our Guest
October 2, 2017

Be Our Guest

It's always important to welcome guests, so we've got a pile of guest resources—and Christmas bonuses—for Courageous Storytellers members.

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Why Design Matters: Practical Implications for the Church
September 27, 2017

Why Design Matters: Practical Implications for the Church

Design turns chaos into order—a small genesis—and welcomes and guides people into a closer relationship with the creator.

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Words of Wisdom From the Dallas Intensive
September 26, 2017

Words of Wisdom From the Dallas Intensive

Insights from the Dallas Intensive: "No amount of advertising will make people attend something they do not want to go to."

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10 Reasons to Switch From PowerPoint to Church Presentation Software
September 25, 2017

10 Reasons to Switch From PowerPoint to Church Presentation Software

If you’re still using PowerPoint to run your presentations, it may be time to upgrade. We take a look at how church presentation software works better.

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How to Use Visual Illustration in the Church
September 20, 2017

How to Use Visual Illustration in the Church

If we want to help church attendees live out the gospel we've got to consider other communication methods, namely, visual illustration.

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How to Handle Ministries That Break Your Church Comm Rules
September 18, 2017

How to Handle Ministries That Break Your Church Comm Rules

We want everyone to follow all our communication rules all the time. But that just doesn't happen. So what do we do someone breaks the rules?

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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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How to Develop a Communications Playbook for Your Church
September 6, 2017

How to Develop a Communications Playbook for Your Church

My church used to experience the crazy of last-minute additions to the bulletin, but not anymore. We've added "The Playbook," and it's changed our communications processes forever.

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