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Church Public Relations Success Stories: You Can Do This
No Comments » August 20, 2018

Church Public Relations Success Stories: You Can Do This

If churches can even find the time for PR, we wonder if it works. Well, wonder no more. It works. We've got four church PR success stories.

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Changing Membership Directors for Courageous Storytellers
No Comments » August 16, 2018

Changing Membership Directors for Courageous Storytellers

We've got some mixed feelings today as we say a tearful goodbye to our current membership director, Kelley Hartnett, and a happy welcome to Matt Ehresman, who steps in.

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Church Press Releases: A Reporter Shares What Works
No Comments » August 15, 2018

Church Press Releases: A Reporter Shares What Works

We talk with a reporter about what makes for an effective release. It needs an angle, it should be short, and it has to go to the right person.

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Is Your Church Ready for a Communication Crisis?
1 Comment » August 9, 2018

Is Your Church Ready for a Communication Crisis?

The sexual misconduct story from Willow Creek is heartbreaking. What would you do if this happened at your church? We hope our six-step crisis communication plan can help.

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New Executive Director Mark MacDonald
1 Comment » August 8, 2018

New Executive Director Mark MacDonald

We welcome Mark MacDonald as our new executive director and talk about the current and future state of church communication.

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The Come Back Effect: How Hospitality Can Compel Your Church’s Guests to Return by Jason Young & Jonathan Malm
No Comments » August 6, 2018

The Come Back Effect: How Hospitality Can Compel Your Church’s Guests to Return by Jason Young & Jonathan Malm

Think about the connections we make with guests through their experiences: What exactly is hospitality? How do we practice it intentionally? And why is this so important for church growth?

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Here’s What’s Missing From Your Church’s Communications

Here’s What’s Missing From Your Church’s Communications

How do people feel when they come to your church? You should be working to identify negative emotions your audience will be feeling and replace them with positive emotions.

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Public Relations: New Courageous Storytellers Resources
2 Comments » August 1, 2018

Public Relations: New Courageous Storytellers Resources

We've got a giant bundle of press-related stuff on Courageous Storytellers—with a healthy dose of crisis communication tips tossed in for good measure. (I hope you never, ever need them.)

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I’ll Never Know Enough: The Church Communicator Struggle
2 Comments » July 30, 2018

I’ll Never Know Enough: The Church Communicator Struggle

Church communication is a job where there's always more to know. Inevitably, you never know enough. That can be demoralizing—but take heart: You don't have to know it all.

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Church Email Checklist: Free Resource
No Comments » July 25, 2018

Church Email Checklist: Free Resource

Email is one of the most effective ways to communicate. But not if you're making mistakes or doing it wrong. So we've got a helpful email checklist you can download for ...

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Connecting on Facebook: Insights From Nona Jones
1 Comment » July 23, 2018

Connecting on Facebook: Insights From Nona Jones

Nona Jones works at Facebook to help churches leverage the platform. We talk with her about how churches use Facebook, groups vs. pages, and how church happens online.

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Streaming Video Do’s and Don’ts for Your Church
No Comments » July 18, 2018

Streaming Video Do’s and Don’ts for Your Church

Whether your live streaming setup involves a smartphone or some seriously cha-ching equipment, we've got some best practices for online church.

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Digital Church: Social Media Examples With Beau Coffron
1 Comment » July 16, 2018

Digital Church: Social Media Examples With Beau Coffron

Social media can be ministry and not mere marketing. We talked with Beau Coffron at Life.Church about how they do social media.

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6 Pastors You Are Glad You Don’t Work For
No Comments » July 11, 2018

6 Pastors You Are Glad You Don’t Work For

Different types of pastors can drive you different types of crazy. We've profiled six different kinds of pastors and have some suggestions for how you can work with them best.

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Online Church: What Are Churches Doing & Does It Work?
No Comments » July 9, 2018

Online Church: What Are Churches Doing & Does It Work?

Online church can be everything from streaming video to active social media engagement. What's working?

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Digital Church: Resources to Help You Make It Work
No Comments » July 2, 2018

Digital Church: Resources to Help You Make It Work

This month on Courageous Storytellers, we’re tackling digital church. Whether you're doing podcasting, video streaming, or online church, we can help.

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Fourth of July Social Graphics for Your Church
No Comments » June 28, 2018

Fourth of July Social Graphics for Your Church

With Independence Day coming here in the U.S., we've got some Fourth of July social media graphics your church can use.

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Don’t Be Frazzled in the Fall: Take Care of Yourself Now
No Comments » June 27, 2018

Don’t Be Frazzled in the Fall: Take Care of Yourself Now

The coming fall season can be a frenzy. You need to start planning for it now. You also need to take care of yourself, starting now.

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