How You Can Support Creative Missions 2016

How You Can Support Creative Missions 2016

May 20, 2016 by

Right now church communicators are gathering in Vermont to help local churches communicate better. It’s all part of Creative Missions, our annual missions trip for church communications professionals. Instead of graphic designers painting walls or introvert writers leading VBS, we’re putting communication skills to work to help churches share the gospel with their communities. Over the next week, 25 missionaries will spread among four teams to serve a dozen churches in Vermont.

We’re big fans of Creative Missions. More than blog posts and best practices, it’s actually helping churches. These are churches that can’t afford to hire professionals and don’t know how to do it themselves.

As one local pastor says:

“I feel like I’ve neglected my people while worrying about tech and communication. You’re just in time.”

Vermont is infamously known as a “church planter’s graveyard,” but there’s been an awakening here recently. We’re eager to be a part of where God is moving.

Here’s how you can help Creative Missions, even if you’re not going:


  • Financial donations cover printing and production for the churches (including new church URL registrations and WordPress templates), evening meals and ground transportation.
  • Two ProPresenter licenses ($399 each) – Two churches we’re serving currently use PowerPoint and want to step up their game.
  • Offer discounted or donated printing for invite cards, visitor cards, business cards, signage, vinyl banners, floor stands, etc.
  • Best Buy e-gift cards for cables, sound, recording and video components for churches. Send to
  • One church needs a new portable sound system and lighting.
  • Sponsor Taco Tuesday for the Creative Missionaries ($200) Send to
  • Sponsor a specific Creative Missionary. The trip fee is $495 this year.


Follow Along

Follow the #CreativeMissions hashtag on Twitter or check out our Creative Missions 2016 list. Also watch for updates on Facebook, see our soon-coming updates on Storify and check out @cmsucks. We’ll also be posting a recap after the trip.

2016 Team

Here’s the roster of this year’s Creative Missions Team. Follow along and give him a digital high-five for the work they’re doing:

Katie Allred, Molly Ballard, Laura Bennett, John David Boreing, Andy Burns, Catherine Burt, Evan Courtney, Nathan Dewberry, Erin Feldman, Tim Gaskins, Steven Grant, Danielle Hartland, Dave Hartland, Brad Huss, Cass Jewell, Eric Murrell, Kyler Nixon, Cleve Persinger, Katie Persinger, Joe Porter, Jon Rogers, Chuck Scoggins, Hailey Vik, Cory Webb and Leslie Zander. (Follow them all on Twitter)

We love Creative Missions and the ongoing impact it has on communicators and churches. Please support the team and all their hard work.


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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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