Archive for 2018

Moments: Candles at Christmas
December 19, 2018

Moments: Candles at Christmas

A candlelit moment at Christmas becomes a reminder of the church coming together as one and sharing the good news of Jesus with a world in need.

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Rethink Communication Excerpt: Urgent vs. Important
December 18, 2018

Rethink Communication Excerpt: Urgent vs. Important

Here’s the tension every communication leader faces: How do I communicate what is important when every ministry wants a marketing campaign?

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Moments: Telling the Story of Hunger
December 18, 2018

Moments: Telling the Story of Hunger

Storytelling matters. It takes courage to tell stories and to encourage others to tell their stories, but it makes a difference. 

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Moments: When a Facebook Ad Connected
December 17, 2018

Moments: When a Facebook Ad Connected

Experimenting with Facebook ads felt like sending words and images into the ether where they just add to the noise. Until a stranger responded asking for help.

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Pre-Order Rethink Communication by Phil Bowdle
December 12, 2018

Pre-Order Rethink Communication by Phil Bowdle

It’s never been easier to communicate. Unfortunately, it’s never been harder to connect. Churches need a playbook to navigate the biggest communication shift in generations.

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Year-End Appeal: How to Write a Giving Letter
December 12, 2018

Year-End Appeal: How to Write a Giving Letter

The year-end appeal is a standard in the nonprofit world. People are thinking about giving and it's a prime time to ask. Is your church making a year-end appeal? 

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Spark Your Inner Creativity: 4 Ways to Get Creative
December 10, 2018

Spark Your Inner Creativity: 4 Ways to Get Creative

The church ought to be the most creative place on the planet. But how do we make that happen? We explore four ways to spark creativity in the church.

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An Uncomfortable Strategy for Communication and Life
December 5, 2018

An Uncomfortable Strategy for Communication and Life

Have you been working in the church sphere for so long that it's become comfortable? Do you still have a calling, recognize the outsider's perspective, or feel yourself becoming cynical?

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Creativity: New Courageous Storytellers Resources
December 3, 2018

Creativity: New Courageous Storytellers Resources

Sometimes it just seems like the creative juices aren't flowing. Or the church down the road has their stuff together and you don't. We've got creativity resources to help you ...

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Social Media Advent Calendar
November 28, 2018

Social Media Advent Calendar

Get a free social media Advent calendar: 25 social graphics featuring Bible verses and a countdown to Christmas.

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Pastors: Can’t Live With ‘Em, Can’t Live Without ‘Em
November 26, 2018

Pastors: Can’t Live With ‘Em, Can’t Live Without ‘Em

Working in the church can be hard. Especially if you work with that certain pastor. We've got six tips for dealing with pastoral archetypes.

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Clint McManaman: Churches Need to Simplify
November 19, 2018

Clint McManaman: Churches Need to Simplify

"The church needs to simplify everything," says Clint McManaman, a designer, creative strategist, and now Center for Church Communication board member.

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30 Ways to Thank Your Team
November 14, 2018

30 Ways to Thank Your Team

The work of any church is done by an army of dedicated people. It’s often thankless work, so do everything you can to say thank you.

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Social Media That Worked: Videos & Connection
November 12, 2018

Social Media That Worked: Videos & Connection

We talked to several churches about what works best for them on social media. The answers? Videos and relevant content.

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Social Media Starter Checklist
November 7, 2018

Social Media Starter Checklist

Where should your church start with social media? We've got good news: You don't have to do everything. We've got tips for where and how to get started.

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