Clint McManaman: Churches Need to Simplify

Clint McManaman: Churches Need to Simplify

November 19, 2018 by

Clint McManaman is a designer, technologist, and creative strategist with over a decade of experience. We’re thrilled to welcome Clint to the board of our nonprofit parent, the Center for Church Communication (CFCC).

Clint has creatively supported and lead Christian ministries, product teams, nonprofits and co-founded the nonprofit heartsupport. Clint lives in Oklahoma City with his wife Heidi Jo and their two kids Conner and Maylee.

We asked Clint a few questions about the church communication landscape:

What’s the single greatest thing you think churches can do to communicate better?

The church needs to simplify everything. Focus their energy on the few things they can uniquely do best within their community in the real world and online. Complement people’s witness, stop competing with it.

What do you see in the future of church communication?

Churches that are willing to lay waste to their model so they can stay focused on the mission will thrive. The number one mission is leading people into a growing relationship with Jesus and the church should be exceptionally innovative within that mission. The church should be lightweight, nimble, available, open to and serving of every human and willing to innovate to do so. The church should know when to embrace technology, work to utilize it, understand it for her people, but also should know when to power it down, shut up, and listen.

The church needs to simplify everything.

What do you hope to accomplish on the CFCC board?

Listen, learn, and serve.

What have you seen churches doing lately that’s exciting?

It excites me to see churches shifting away from being right to doing right. Churches and church leaders that are showing up online and in the real word involved in social justice, meeting physical needs, treating people with kindness, compassion, and attending to people’s spiritual well being daily are much needed, more than ever.

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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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