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The Church Event Planning Toolkit by Deborah Ike

The Church Event Planning Toolkit by Deborah Ike

Events don't have to be stressful. Whether it's a small student ministry carwash or a huge fall festival, every church can benefit from having a better event planning process.

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Easter Stress: Take Care of Yourself
No Comments » March 15, 2017

Easter Stress: Take Care of Yourself

As we approach Easter planning, take care of yourself. The quality of your ministry is only good as the quality of your personal ministry.

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2016 CFCC Annual Report
No Comments » March 13, 2017

2016 CFCC Annual Report

Every year I get the privilege of writing this letter in our annual report. I cherish the opportunity to look back and take account of all the good things that ...

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Dealing With Easter Stress
No Comments » March 8, 2017

Dealing With Easter Stress

Church communicators feel a lot of stress as we approach Easter. Beating that stress starts with planning and saying no to the extra distractions.

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You Don’t Need Money to Be Creative
No Comments » March 6, 2017

You Don’t Need Money to Be Creative

Any church, large or small, can be creative. The budget doesn’t matter (though time often does). Constraints release our creativity.

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8 Creative Instagram Ideas for Your Church
2 Comments » March 1, 2017

8 Creative Instagram Ideas for Your Church

With 600 million active monthly users, Instagram is a social platform you might want to consider. We've got eight Instagram ideas for your church.

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Easter Stress: Don’t Do It All Yourself
No Comments » February 27, 2017

Easter Stress: Don’t Do It All Yourself

Part of beating Easter stress as a church communicator is learning how to delegate. You don't have to do everything yourself.

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6 Steps to Planning Easter
No Comments » February 22, 2017

6 Steps to Planning Easter

Kelley Hartnett shares her six-step approach to planning Easter in two-and-half minutes. Get some quick inspiration to get started with your Easter planning.

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3 Ways Church Communicators Can Deal With Politics
No Comments » February 20, 2017

3 Ways Church Communicators Can Deal With Politics

Churches have a responsibility to confront politics, even if it's uncomfortable. Here are three ways communicators can approach it without creating trouble.

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Is Easter Really the Super Bowl of Church?
No Comments » February 15, 2017

Is Easter Really the Super Bowl of Church?

Easter is often considered the biggest Sunday of the year and we compare it to the Super Bowl. But sometimes that metaphor goes a little too far.

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Big Sky, Big God: Creative Missions 2017
5 Comments » February 13, 2017

Big Sky, Big God: Creative Missions 2017

Creative Missions is helping churches in Montana engage their communities with the gospel by pairing media professionals with under-resourced churches.

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Empower Easter Invites With This Free Tool
1 Comment » February 8, 2017

Empower Easter Invites With This Free Tool

When it comes to promoting Easter, you have to know your people. No matter the gimmicks, you have to understand, empower, and equip your people.

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Local Meetups: Can We Pray for You?
No Comments » February 6, 2017

Local Meetups: Can We Pray for You?

There are a lot of beleaguered, overwhelmed church communicators out there. If you're one of them, know that you are not alone. Find a local support group.

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Easter: Whose Plan Is It?
No Comments » February 1, 2017

Easter: Whose Plan Is It?

Kelvin Co shares how his church had an Easter plan, complete with creative ideas and cool sets, but his pastor had let the ideas come before God's leading.

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Crisis Communication: Death of a Pastor
No Comments » January 30, 2017

Crisis Communication: Death of a Pastor

Dealing with any loss is difficult, but the death of a pastor presents unique challenges. Here's how one church dealt with the communication issues.

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One-Year Church Service Planning Calendar
8 Comments » January 25, 2017

One-Year Church Service Planning Calendar

How one church created a new worship service planning calendar that covers the entire year and why it's helping them communicate better.

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