Bulletin Better

Bulletin Better

May 4, 2017 by

Editor’s Note: We’re thrilled to welcome Kelley Hartnett as the membership director for our Courageous Storytellers Membership Site.

Oh, bulletins. We love them. We hate them. (Except not really, because Christians don’t use that word.) One thing’s for sure: We wish more people would, you know, read them.

Whether you’re holding on to your printed bulletin for dear life or you’re ready to scrap it and go digital, there are plenty of other church communicators who are in that same place: feeling antsy to do things better (or least differently) but not having a good handle on where to start. There are also plenty of church communicators who’ve been-there-done-that, and this month on Courageous Storytellers, a whole bunch of them have developed resources to help you squash the ants and move to action.

To help you bulletin better—and yes, bulletin sure is a verb—you’ll find:

  • Mark MacDonald debating about having friendly discussions about bulletins with four communication rock stars (plus me).
  • Ready-to-use, customizable bulletin templates.
  • A decision guide for bulletin inserts.
  • Helpful bulletin content suggestions.
  • A handy-dandy bulletin proofreading checklist.
  • Bulletin do’s and don’ts.
  • 15 steps for going digital with your bulletin.
  • Guidance on digital bulletin platforms and content.
  • Giant pack of sample bulletins.

At Courageous Storytellers, our goal is to resource newish church communicators with content that’s easy to digest and immediately applicable.

Every month there’s something new. Every month it gets better. Last month? Websites. The month before? Social media. Join Courageous Storytellers today.

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Kelley Hartnett

Kelley Hartnett spent more than a decade working in established churches and helping to launch new ones. She recently launched Tall Tree Collective, which helps nonprofits craft messages that inspire people to get behind their cause. Kelley formerly served as the membership director for our Courageous Storytellers Membership Site and is the author of You've Got This: A Pep Talk for Church Communicators.
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