Archive for the ‘Think Ahead’ Category

Sharing God’s Grace vs. Listing Details: How Your Church Can Tell Stories
September 30, 2019

Sharing God’s Grace vs. Listing Details: How Your Church Can Tell Stories

What kind of stories is your church telling? You could be listing details about upcoming events or needs, or you could be sharing stories of God's grace.

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Christmas Is Coming: Less Than 100 Days
September 18, 2019

Christmas Is Coming: Less Than 100 Days

We're looking at less than 100 days until Christmas. Is your church ready to communicate the greatest story ever told?

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40 Church Bulletin Tips
July 31, 2019

40 Church Bulletin Tips

The church bulletin is perhaps the most ubiquitous form of church marketing, and we’ve got 40 tips to help you make the most of your church bulletin.

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5 Fall Kickoff Tips for Church Communicators
July 29, 2019

5 Fall Kickoff Tips for Church Communicators

We're in the heat of summer, but fall is coming quick. So let's explore some tips to help you be prepared for the fall kickoff.

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Rethink Communication: Rethink & Rework
July 24, 2019

Rethink Communication: Rethink & Rework

Creative Arts Pastor Phil Bowdle wants churches to rethink how they communicate. But then what? It's time to rework the systems, strategies, and tools.

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Christmas Communication Planner
July 17, 2019

Christmas Communication Planner

It's a fill-in-the-blank resource to help you create a plan, solidify the plan, work the plan, nail down final details, and follow up after Christmas.

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Are Your Church Communication Systems Scalable?: How Tech Can Help
July 15, 2019

Are Your Church Communication Systems Scalable?: How Tech Can Help

Scalability means answering the question, “If our church doubled overnight, would this system support our needs?” We explore six ways to keep your systems in check.

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Christmas in July: Six Veteran Communicators Share Their Tips
July 8, 2019

Christmas in July: Six Veteran Communicators Share Their Tips

Christmas seems far away, but it's never too early to start planning. Think about how your church can do better at Christmas this year. We share insights from six church ...

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Bulletin Do’s and Don’ts
May 22, 2019

Bulletin Do’s and Don’ts

There are some right ways and wrong ways to do bulletins. We offer a checklist of do's and don'ts covering content, copy, process, and design.

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Back to the Basics: 6 Veteran Church Communicators Share Their Insights
May 20, 2019

Back to the Basics: 6 Veteran Church Communicators Share Their Insights

We asked six church communication veterans what they know now that they wish they knew when they first started.

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Start Where You Are: Level Up What Works
May 13, 2019

Start Where You Are: Level Up What Works

Church communication can be overwhelming, especially when you're starting out. We've got a few suggestions to help you manage expectations and achieve real success.

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Free Church Communication Strategy Guide
May 8, 2019

Free Church Communication Strategy Guide

Creative Missions helps underfunded churches create websites, do social media, shoot video, and more. But it starts with strategy. Here's a guide to help your church get started.

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Oh No, Church Is Dying: 6 Ways to Embrace Resurrection
April 15, 2019

Oh No, Church Is Dying: 6 Ways to Embrace Resurrection

I've heard about the death of the church for nearly four decades now. I’ve heard a lot of anxiety, anger, sadness, and even blame—but very little hope.

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Easter Checklist for Churches
March 27, 2019

Easter Checklist for Churches

Whoo, boy, Easter is coming. You can feel the pressure ratcheting up as the big day gets closer. We’ve got a checklist to keep you on track.

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No More Pancake Supper: It’s OK to Kill That Traditional Event
March 18, 2019

No More Pancake Supper: It’s OK to Kill That Traditional Event

Churches have lots of traditional events. You know what? It's OK to kill them. You're not obligated to offer the same event year after year.

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