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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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  • 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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  • Evernote for Pastors, Church Offices, and Ministry Teams20:12

    Evernote for Pastors, Church Offices, and Ministry Teams

    Do you use Evernote? Learn how churches can stay organized and work as a team by using the program. We'll hear from freelance writer and web strategist Lora Horn.

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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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  • Software Training for Successful Change26:21

    Software Training for Successful Change

    Hear from Rev. Bill Johnson, director of educational technology at Concordia Theological Seminary, about how church workers can implement software training for successful change.

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  • Software Training for Successful Change

    Software Training for Successful Change

    Perhaps you’ve heard this story before: a congregation invests a great deal of money in a new church management software, rolls it out to pastors, secretaries, and other users....

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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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  • 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 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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  • 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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  • 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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