Communication

  • Prioritizing Content on Your Church Website for Visitors

    Prioritizing Content on Your Church Website for Visitors

    In the past, the front door of your church was probably, well, the front door. These days, however, the first exposure visitors get to your church is probably via your church website....

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  • Creating a Welcome Email Series to Follow Up with Visitors24:06

    Creating a Welcome Email Series to Follow Up with Visitors

    In a highly automated society, people get kind of cynical about emails that are distant, non-specific, or feel like a formulaic letter. So how do we use email to establish a real relationship with our

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  • Creating a Welcome Email Series to Follow Up with Visitors

    Creating a Welcome Email Series to Follow Up with Visitors

    What happens after someone visits your congregation? At my church, the visitors sign a guest book and a day or two later, they receive a letter in the mail from the pastor—which is an...

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  • Communications for Last-Minute Church Events28:46

    Communications for Last-Minute Church Events

    Hear from Stacy Yates live as we chat with her about best practices for communicating about last-minute church events.

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  • Communications for Last-Minute Church Events

    Communications for Last-Minute Church Events

    Whether they’re potlucks, special voters’ meetings, or trunk-or-treats, last-minute events are bound to happen (sometimes more often than we would like!). The idea of driving attendance...

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  • 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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