Videos

  • How to Livestream at Your Church for the First Time1:00:18

    How to Livestream at Your Church for the First Time

    As everyone is learning to cope with the new normal of social distancing, churches are being put in the uncomfortable position of learning how to livestream for the first time. Join Peter Frank from

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  • Pros and Cons of Slack for Churches18:36

    Pros and Cons of Slack for Churches

    Slack excels at the rapid exchanges between users that enable organizations to make decisions and communicate quickly. Should your church jump on the bandwagon and start using it?

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  • 5 Ways to Implement Agile Methodology in Churches29:01

    5 Ways to Implement Agile Methodology in Churches

    Sometimes churches move at the speed of committees. So there’s a lot we can learn from the software development world’s use of agile methodology, in which prototypes are created quickly, tested early,

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

    The Passionate Volunteer & the Communicator: Seeing Eye to Eye

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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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  • Establishing Planning Rhythms in Your Church Office25:33

    Establishing Planning Rhythms in Your Church Office

    Ben Franklin once said, “If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail!” Hear from church communicator Katy Munson as she talks about how her church uses planning rhythms.

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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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