Professional Development

  • Adjusting Your Schedule to Get More Productive and Creative28:08

    Adjusting Your Schedule to Get More Productive and Creative

    Knowing the “science of timing” can help us to prioritize when we dig into a particular project, based on when we are typically at our best for each kind of work. Hear what DCE and church communicator

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  • Adjusting Your Schedule to Get More Productive and Creative

    Adjusting Your Schedule to Get More Productive and Creative

    One of my greatest struggles working in a communications role for a church is finding the balance between executing existing plans or ideas and finding space for creativity and...

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  • Resources for Continuing Education in the Church16:03

    Resources for Continuing Education in the Church

    Our churches can’t always afford to hire people to fill each role we need to do the ministry God has called us to do. That doesn’t mean, however, that God doesn’t provide exactly what we need to accom

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  • Resources for Continuing Education in the Church

    Resources for Continuing Education in the Church

    In a perfect world, our churches would have all the financial means to employ ginormous staffs who can serve both the people in our congregations and the communities around us. We’d...

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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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  • Peace in the Chaos: Managing Stress during Holy Week24:47

    Peace in the Chaos: Managing Stress during Holy Week

    What can we do when the schedule is packed and we feel like we’re juggling twelve things while hopping on one foot and playing a banjo? Here are some tips from Pastor Daniel Ross about managing stress

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  • Peace in the Chaos: Managing Stress During Holy Week

    Peace in the Chaos: Managing Stress During Holy Week

    This is not a usual Concordia Technology Solutions blog post. In fact, there will be very little discussion about technology at all. No trends, no flashing doodads, no talk about social...

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  • 4 Tips for Using Google Chrome Efficiently

    4 Tips for Using Google Chrome Efficiently

    I love finding tricks and "secret" ways to do things easier. When I was growing up, my brothers and I played lots of video games together. I remember always trying to look online and...

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  • Interview with a Church Communication Professional - Rebecca Thomas (Part 2)

    Interview with a Church Communication Professional - Rebecca Thomas (Part 2)

      Part two of a two part series on Church Communication Professionals.

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  • Interview with a Church Communication Professional - Rebecca Thomas (Part 1)

    Interview with a Church Communication Professional - Rebecca Thomas (Part 1)

      Part one of a two part series on Church Communication Professionals. In the world of church communications, it is important for us to learn from each other and share what works...

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  • 3 Dangers of Over-Communication

    3 Dangers of Over-Communication

    Think all of the ways a person, group, or ministry can communicate information at your church. More than likely your church has a website, a bulletin, church announcements (both verbal...

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  • 7 Church Communication Resolutions

    7 Church Communication Resolutions

    Happy New Year! It’s 2017 and people are setting goals, making resolutions and sharing various ways they plan to better themselves in coming 12 months. Although I’m not necessarily one...

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  • 10 Common Mistakes To Avoid When Using Facebook

    10 Common Mistakes To Avoid When Using Facebook

    Facebook is a fantastic tool for church workers. It allows us to interact with our members and communities outside our church walls in ways that we never could. While Facebook is...

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  • Dealing with Destructive Criticism (Part 2)

    Dealing with Destructive Criticism (Part 2)

    Criticism is hard to take. We all want to just have everybody happy with us and our performance. After writing an article on how to deal with criticism I had a few requests to go into...

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  • Dealing with Destructive Criticism (Part 1)

    Dealing with Destructive Criticism (Part 1)

    Criticism is hard to take. We all want to just have everybody happy with us and our performance. After writing an article on how to deal with criticism I had a few requests to go into...

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  • How to Best Deal with Criticism

    How to Best Deal with Criticism

    Someone once told me that being a church worker is like living in a fish bowl. What they forgot to mention was that sometimes people threw rocks at the bowl. Anything public will draw...

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  • Interview with a Church Communication Professional -  Meredith (Part 2)

    Interview with a Church Communication Professional -  Meredith (Part 2)

    Part two of a two part series on Church Communication Professionals. In the world of church communications, it is important for us to learn from each other and share what works and...

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  • Interview with a Church Communication Professional -  Meredith (Part 1)

    Interview with a Church Communication Professional -  Meredith (Part 1)

    Part one of a two part series on Church Communication Professionals. In the world of church communications, it is important for us to learn from each other and share what works and...

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  • Interview with a Church Communication Professional -  Emilie (Part 2)

    Interview with a Church Communication Professional -  Emilie (Part 2)

      Part two of a two part series on Church Communication Professionals. In the world of church communications, it is important for us to learn from each other and share what works and...

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  • Interview with a Church Communication Professional -  Emilie (Part 1)

    Interview with a Church Communication Professional -  Emilie (Part 1)

    Part one of a two part series on Church Communication Professionals. In the world of church communications, it is important for us to learn from each other and share what works and...

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