Communication

  • Evernote for Pastors, Church Offices, and Ministry Teams

    Evernote for Pastors, Church Offices, and Ministry Teams

    Before computers became integrated with our lives, the big office complaint was about paper. A good deal of our communication and information storage involved paper. How to store that...

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  • The Value of a Church Logo and Why You Should Protect Yours21:35

    The Value of a Church Logo and Why You Should Protect Yours

    When we just put a cross on the front of our building or website, it tells who we believe in, but it doesn’t tell anything about the people inside. If we all decided to use the same cross, how would s

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  • The Value of a Church Logo and Why You Should Protect Yours

    The Value of a Church Logo and Why You Should Protect Yours

    When it comes to logos, branding, and name recognition, it seems the world understands why it’s so important for their favorite pair of shoes or beverage to have these things, but not...

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  • Remembering 149 Years of Technology at CPH19:54

    Remembering 149 Years of Technology at CPH

    Though the way content is created, delivered, consumed, and applied looks different in many ways, one thing will always remain constant: “the word of the Lord endures forever” (1 Peter 1:25).

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  • Why Your Church Should Have a Blog23:14

    Why Your Church Should Have a Blog

    Get insights from freelance writer and web strategist Lora Horn about the benefits of having a church blog and how your church can start one.

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  • Remembering 149 Years of Technology at CPH

    Remembering 149 Years of Technology at CPH

    Happy 149th birthday, Concordia Publishing House! Of course, there’s a bunch of excitement about the big one-five-zero happening a year from now (and rightfully so!), but you only turn...

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  • Why Your Church Should Have a Blog

    Why Your Church Should Have a Blog

    When you saw the title of this post, what went through your mind? I’m already too busy. What would I write about? Who would read it? I have no idea where to start. You’ve got...

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  • Delegating to Trusted Volunteers to Give Yourself More Time14:52

    Delegating to Trusted Volunteers to Give Yourself More Time

    Many of us working in the church have a hard time letting go of tasks, but delegating work to volunteers can benefit both you and the church's members. Hear more from Andrew Osborne, director of worsh

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  • Following Up with Visitors without Seeming Creepy31:56

    Following Up with Visitors without Seeming Creepy

    Get insights from Rev. Bill Johnson about how your church can reach out to visitors while still respecting their privacy.

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  • Following Up with Visitors without Seeming Creepy

    Following Up with Visitors without Seeming Creepy

    Read any number of books on church organization and evangelism, and you’ll hear some common goals. Visitors should feel at home. They should be comfortable finding their way around....

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  • The Passionate Volunteer & the Communicator: Seeing Eye to Eye19:46

    The Passionate Volunteer & the Communicator: Seeing Eye to Eye

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  • The Passionate Volunteer & the Communicator: Seeing Eye to Eye

    The Passionate Volunteer & the Communicator: Seeing Eye to Eye

    In my last post I touched on how I ditched a well-thought-out communication request form for more personal interactions with our ministry leaders. I think this idea of relationship...

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  • Ideas for Saying Thank You to Donors and Volunteers19:49

    Ideas for Saying Thank You to Donors and Volunteers

    Ideas for Saying Thank You to Donors and Volunteers with Jenn Eickman

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  • Ideas for Saying Thank You to Donors and Volunteers

    Ideas for Saying Thank You to Donors and Volunteers

    My eyes have been opened over the last two years about showing appreciation. Not that I wasn’t appreciative before, but now that I’m in development, appreciation has become a large part...

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  • Establishing Planning Rhythms in Your Church Office

    Establishing Planning Rhythms in Your Church Office

    Ben Franklin once said, “If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail!” Although I’m one who loves a well thought out plan, I have a lot of growing to do when it comes to having a...

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  • Staying Connected with Your Church's College Students15:23

    Staying Connected with Your Church's College Students

    As our summer intern, Audrey, leaves CTS to go back to school, she has a few tips for churches on how to stay connected with college students who are away

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  • Segmenting Internal Audiences (or How to Get Emails Read)21:26

    Segmenting Internal Audiences (or How to Get Emails Read)

    Rarely is the same effort expended on communicating with internal audiences as with external ones. This leads to mounting frustrations and stress, but you can mitigate these feelings by simply segment

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  • My Handy-Dandy Communication Form (and Why it Didn’t Work)11:56

    My Handy-Dandy Communication Form (and Why it Didn’t Work)

    A form for requesting communications will effectively substitute face-to-face conversations, save time for everyone, and increase the quality of the communications. Right? Wrong!

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  • My Handy-Dandy Communication Form (and Why it Didn’t Work)

    My Handy-Dandy Communication Form (and Why it Didn’t Work)

    On my job description, it says, “Develop templates for media, agendas, and the like to assist busy ministry teams and lay volunteers in creating better message-driven content in a more...

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  • A Basic Lesson in How to Write for the Screen

    A Basic Lesson in How to Write for the Screen

    Creating a church webpage should be easy, shouldn’t it? Whether we’re talking about a home page, an about page, or a simple blog post—type it up and hit “publish,” right? But if you...

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