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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
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?
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,
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
Hear from Stacy Yates live as we chat with her about best practices for communicating about last-minute church events.
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
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.
Hear from Rev. Bill Johnson, director of educational technology at Concordia Theological Seminary, about how church workers can implement software training for successful change.
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
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
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).
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.
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
Get insights from Rev. Bill Johnson about how your church can reach out to visitors while still respecting their privacy.
Ideas for Saying Thank You to Donors and Volunteers with Jenn Eickman
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.
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
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
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!
There are three elements involved in communicating a message: the sender, the receiver, and the message itself. When a message goes wrong, it goes wrong at one of these three places. On the internet,