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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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  • 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 Time

    Delegating to Trusted Volunteers to Give Yourself More Time

    If you’re a church worker, you never have a shortage of ways to stay busy. It seems like as soon as you finish your Sunday services, you’re already running out of time to get everything...

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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 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 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 Students

    Staying Connected with Your Church’s College Students

    As college students are packing their bags to go back to school at the end of the summer, there are a few steps that churches can take to make sure their college students are feeling...

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

    Segmenting Internal Audiences (or How to Get Emails Read)

    “Why haven’t they replied to the email? I sent it over a week ago.”—A pastor who shall remain anonymous That is a true complaint I have heard from another pastor. And I have heard...

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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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  • Why Connection Beats Technology in Ministry

    Why Connection Beats Technology in Ministry

    Have you sat in a restaurant or in a line at the DMV and just observed? Like really watched people? Are people connecting with those around them? Or are they immersed in the five-inch...

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  • Communicating with Your Staff at a Multi-Site Church

    Communicating with Your Staff at a Multi-Site Church

    For any organization, big or small, one of the biggest hurdles to overcome is the employees learning to communicate with one another. Most problems that occur within a church staff...

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  • Do We Become Less Human as We Interact with Androids?

    Do We Become Less Human as We Interact with Androids?

    On May 25, 2018, Quantic Dream released their much anticipated seventh game, Detroit: Become Human. (Warning: Link launches trailer, which contains swearing.) After spending a week or...

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  • Storytelling to Share the Gospel & Engage Your Church’s Community

    Storytelling to Share the Gospel & Engage Your Church’s Community

    Stories are some of the most powerful tools in a church communicator’s belt. They have the power to engage us in something beyond ourselves and pass life-giving faith from one...

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  • Protecting Your Family Online

    Protecting Your Family Online

    Because of their leadership with various communication channels, church communicators are sometimes asked by parents how to keep kids safe online. This article was originally posted on...

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  • The First Step in Purchasing Audio and Visual Equipment for Your Church

    The First Step in Purchasing Audio and Visual Equipment for Your Church

    Before electricity, churches were architecturally designed to carry sound and light into the worship space. While modern architects often factor natural sound and window fixtures into...

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