Planning Christmas: Bethany Russell

Planning Christmas: Bethany Russell

November 10, 2011 by

Yesterday over at Planning Christmas we posted a new video along with our friends at This week we hear from Bethany Russell. She’s the communications director for Christ Fellowship Church, a non-denominational multisite church in McKinney, Texas.

“I strive to get ‘the message’ out in the church and in the community. The message may be in the form of promoting the church, events or programs, a new sermon series or classes, recruiting volunteers, or explaining an important point, but the message is always about people helping people find and follow Christ. My job has many parts: graphic-designer, planner, leader, marketer, public relations contact, writer, photographer… I love the craziness of my job and the fact that there is something new on my desk every day.”

Watch the video:

“Guests don’t want to see some made up version of who you are at Christmas, so make sure you’re true to yourself.”

God Rest Ye Stressed Communicators: Planning Christmas for Your ChurchMore Christmas Ideas:


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Kevin D. Hendricks

When Kevin isn't busy as the editor of Church Marketing Sucks, he runs his own writing and editing company, Monkey Outta Nowhere. Kevin has been blogging since 1998, runs the hyperlocal site West St. Paul Reader, and has published several books, including 137 Books in One Year: How to Fall in Love With Reading, The Stephanies and all of our church communication books.
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2 Responses to “Planning Christmas: Bethany Russell”

  • Sarah
    November 13, 2011

    I didn’t know about Bethany but I’ll be looking her up now. Thanks!

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  • Gary Eugene Howell
    November 13, 2011

    That’s amazing that she gets involved in so many aspects of the church’s promotional strategy. I bet with that level of experience she could write a book.

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