Anouncements: New Courageous Storytellers Resources

Anouncements: New Courageous Storytellers Resources

September 5, 2018 by

Oh, announcements: the bane of our existence as church communicators. It seems like every ministry leader and staff person wants one. It’s like they think it’s the trick to getting people to show up to their Very Important Thing. Some folks even go so far as to circumvent your thoughtful communications strategy by going straight to your pastor or announcement host—as that person is walking on stage to deliver the announcements. (Not that I’m bitter.)

Obviously, we feel your pain. So this month, we have all sorts of tips and tricks to help you navigate the announcement minefield.

In addition to a bunch of done-for-you social graphics, here’s our new stuff this month:

  • 10 announcement lessons from Brady Shearer.
  • Thoughts on where to put the announcements in the service order.
  • Ideas for fixing the late-to-church problem (super important if you front-load your announcements, eh?).
  • Tips for choosing and training who does the announcements.
  • Beginner’s guide to video announcements.
  • Step-by-step guide to making a DIY teleprompter.
  • Reasons to say no to a platform announcement.
  • Announcement tips for multisite churches.
  • Strategies to get people to actually respond to your announcements.
  • Ways to make sure you’re using platform time wisely.
  • Steps to more effectively deliver your announcements.

Every month, we upload super practical resources for church communicators who need help. Last month was all about public relations. Next month, we’ll be talking about environments—just in time to get your place all spiffed up for Christmas. (Yes, Christmas. Again.)  Learn more about Courageous Storytellers today.

Go see all those announcement resources.

Hey, it’s been my great honor to serve you for the last several months as your Courageous Storytellers director. I’m so proud of the work you do! Next month, you’ll be hearing from your new director, Matt Ehresman. (You’re going to love him!) You can reach him at matt [at] And if you’d like to keep in touch with me, hit me up at kelley [at] or on Twitter and Instagram: @kelleyhartnett. (If you’re all “WHUT?!” about this switcheroo, check out the announcement we made here.)

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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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