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
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?
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 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
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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
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).
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. This video also explains the difference between a website
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
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. This video covers what assimilation is and highlights three essential tools to
The Passionate Volunteer & the Communicator: Seeing Eye to Eye
This video highlights the relationship between the Church and Volunteers. Peter Frank hosts this video as he interviews Stacy Yates on this topic. It begins by explaining the wedge of communication be
Ideas for Saying Thank You to Donors and Volunteers
Ideas for Saying Thank You to Donors and Volunteers with Jenn Eickman. This video goes over the importance of thankfulness in church and how it is apart of the development process. It explains how to
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.
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
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
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! Chapters: 00:00