Posts Tagged ‘staff’

7 Characteristics to Look for in Your Church’s Communications Director 
No Comments » July 29, 2015

7 Characteristics to Look for in Your Church’s Communications Director 

Even without the explosion of social media, most churches need a communications director. Learn some characteristics to look for when hiring someone new.

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4 Steps To Effectively Communicate Your Pastor’s Transition
No Comments » July 27, 2015

4 Steps To Effectively Communicate Your Pastor’s Transition

Losing a pastor is hard for a church, and it can be messy. A key part of a healthy pastoral transition is a clear and intentional communication plan.

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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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Church Marketing Interns: Get Some Help
1 Comment » July 1, 2015

Church Marketing Interns: Get Some Help

Could you use some interns? Learn how to choose between hiring a seminary student or college intern to help out at your church.

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The Communicating With Pastors Episode
2 Comments » February 3, 2015

The Communicating With Pastors Episode

A church pastor joins our podcast to talk about the experience of bringing on a communications director, including the improvements and pains.

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When Pastors Pull Rank
No Comments » December 23, 2014

When Pastors Pull Rank

What do you do when your senior leader pulls rank and goes against your preferred vision? We've got four tips to get you through.

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Getting Burned: Worse Than Burnout
2 Comments » November 5, 2014

Getting Burned: Worse Than Burnout

Transitions in the church sometimes lead to relational explosions that get people hurt. How do we best handle these situations without getting burned and without losing our faith?

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Setting & Enforcing Communication Boundaries
No Comments » October 1, 2014

Setting & Enforcing Communication Boundaries

As church communicators, we need to create and enforce boundaries within the church staff. Otherwise, last-minute decisions become the norm and productivity will be continually halted by detours.

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How to Be a Communications Pastor
5 Comments » September 22, 2014

How to Be a Communications Pastor

Your job is to oversee the nuts and bolts of internal and external communication. Here are five practical steps for how to do that better.

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So Your Job is Church: How to Separate Faith & Work
7 Comments » May 27, 2014

So Your Job is Church: How to Separate Faith & Work

We are Christ-followers before we are communicators. That means we are not exempt from the need to be spiritually fed.

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Design Basics: 3 Ways to Put People Over Projects
No Comments » March 5, 2014

Design Basics: 3 Ways to Put People Over Projects

You don't want to be the pushy, controlling, opinionated or overbearing designer. Here are three ways to put people over projects.

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quotes Article
No Comments » April 9, 2013

Madeleine L’Engle on People First

"The extraordinary, lovely thing was that the music got to be pretty good, far better, I am now convinced, than it would have been if I’d put the music first ...

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When Things Go Wrong: How to Communicate About a Pastor’s Exit
2 Comments » July 23, 2012

When Things Go Wrong: How to Communicate About a Pastor’s Exit

Churches are notorious for ugly staff transitions. Mistakes are made and the resulting mess leaves people broken and hurting. Here are some tips to avoid the confusion and communicate well.

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In the Trenches: Switching It Up
5 Comments » October 10, 2011

In the Trenches: Switching It Up

What do you do when communication with your staff isn't working? Here's how one church staffer switched things up and got through.

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Church Websites 101: Find a Champion
2 Comments » March 31, 2011

Church Websites 101: Find a Champion

To really move your church forward with a new or improved website you need a champion. You need someone who can carry this project through from idea to reality (well, ...

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