Posts Tagged ‘Christmas’

Come, Long-Expected Jesus!
No Comments » November 30, 2016

Come, Long-Expected Jesus!

Advent rarely was a matter of wreaths and candles. In my home and church, Advent appeared in a nativity set and the memorization of scripture.

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Christmas as an On-Ramp For Your Church
No Comments » November 7, 2016

Christmas as an On-Ramp For Your Church

Christmas is coming! The songs and carols, the gifts and parties, the people and shoppers, the guests to your church. Are you ready?

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What Do You Do When Christmas Falls on a Sunday?
3 Comments » October 5, 2016

What Do You Do When Christmas Falls on a Sunday?

This year Christmas falls on a Sunday, creating a potential wrinkle for church communication plans as you seek to invite guests and leave time for family.

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6 Simple Christmas Ideas
No Comments » September 28, 2016

6 Simple Christmas Ideas

Christmas is coming, and it's time for your church to start planning. We've got some simple ideas to get you going, from social media to reaching out.

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Christmas Ideas to Share Your Message on #cmschat
No Comments » September 16, 2016

Christmas Ideas to Share Your Message on #cmschat

With 100 days until Christmas, last night's #cmschat covered Christmas ideas to help your church spread the good news.

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Christmas in July: Surviving Christmas
No Comments » July 27, 2016

Christmas in July: Surviving Christmas

We asked five church communicators how to survive Christmas. They talk about the importance of intentionally taking time to take care of yourself.

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Christmas in July: What About Advent?
No Comments » July 25, 2016

Christmas in July: What About Advent?

We asked four church communicators about Advent: "[It] gives us the quiet space to reflect on how we prepare our spirit for the coming of Emmanuel."

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Christmas in July: Promoting Christmas
No Comments » July 20, 2016

Christmas in July: Promoting Christmas

We asked five church communicators about promoting Christmas services. They all said word of mouth. Learn more about inspiring your people to invite others.

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Christmas in July: Favorite Christmas Service
No Comments » July 13, 2016

Christmas in July: Favorite Christmas Service

We asked six church communicators about their favorite Christmas service. They run the gamut from Broadway spectacle and movies to simple candlelight.

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Christmas in July: Small Churches
1 Comment » July 5, 2016

Christmas in July: Small Churches

The Small Church Leadership Podcast covers Christmas, exploring planning, strategy and how to take care of yourself, especially for small churches.

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Stop Skipping Christmas
No Comments » December 16, 2015

Stop Skipping Christmas

While you’re busy planning, creating and making the best Christmastime your church has ever experienced, don’t forget the birth of Jesus was for you too.

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Identifying Problems & Barriers: Christmas Light Display
No Comments » December 10, 2015

Identifying Problems & Barriers: Christmas Light Display

Creative ideas aren't magic. They requires identifying problems and addressing barriers. Which is how this church Christmas light display came to be.

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Christmas Service to Bless Families
No Comments » December 2, 2015

Christmas Service to Bless Families

Extended family often attends Christmas services and one church offers a way to bless those families and create a poignant holiday moment.

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Why Year-End Giving Is a Good Thing
1 Comment » November 30, 2015

Why Year-End Giving Is a Good Thing

Year-end giving is for procrastinators, lazy, and half-hearted givers… or is it? What if year-end giving is actually part of the rhythm and celebration designed for the church?

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How to Promote Your Christmas Series or Event on #cmschat
No Comments » November 6, 2015

How to Promote Your Christmas Series or Event on #cmschat

Last night's #cmschat on Twitter covered promoting your Christmas services and events.

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