Posts Tagged ‘staff’

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
6 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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Job and Freelance Board Roundup: Series Intros to Customer Evangelists
No Comments » July 16, 2010

Job and Freelance Board Roundup: Series Intros to Customer Evangelists

Openings on the Job Board and Freelance Board the past few weeks have ranged from interns to communication directors. These are just a handful of the opportunities passing through.

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poll-results Article
No Comments » June 15, 2010

Church Leaders Poll Results

Recently, Brad Abare noticed a growing trend in church leadership: leaders who are choosing to attend churches where they aren’t serving on staff. In the comments, opinions were mixed, and ...

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Facebook for Churches: Getting Your Church Staff to Care
5 Comments » June 14, 2010

Facebook for Churches: Getting Your Church Staff to Care

Getting social media right has been a battle. But in the end I learned how to get my staff to care about Facebook.

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church-business Article
9 Comments » October 9, 2008

Overworked? Drained? Kill Five Birds With One Stone

At one point in the not-too-distant past, my part-time communications position (which is now full-time) got so un-part-time, that I started keeping track of my hours, determined to show my ...

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