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2017 Predictions for Church Communication on #cmschat
No Comments » December 2, 2016

2017 Predictions for Church Communication on #cmschat

For last night's #cmschat on Twitter, we discussed what to watch for in church communication trends in 2017.

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Come, Long-Expected Jesus!
No Comments » November 30, 2016

Come, Long-Expected Jesus!

Advent rarely was a matter of wreaths and candles. In my home and church, Advent appeared in a nativity set and the memorization of scripture.

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Accessible Design: Why Is It Important?
No Comments » November 28, 2016

Accessible Design: Why Is It Important?

Accessible design aims for something other than beauty alone. It embodies form and function. It communicates to audiences through targeted visual content.

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9 Things to Include in Your Church Visitor Welcome Packet
1 Comment » November 21, 2016

9 Things to Include in Your Church Visitor Welcome Packet

A welcome packet can be a helpful way to connect new visitors with your church, answer questions, and introduce them to who you are as a community.

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More Thanksgiving Social Media Graphics
No Comments » November 17, 2016

More Thanksgiving Social Media Graphics

We've got a collection of Thanksgiving social media graphics your church can use to give your congregation a friendly reminder to be thankful.

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Better Church Communication Spreads the Gospel
No Comments » November 16, 2016

Better Church Communication Spreads the Gospel

We talk about communication strategy and best practices out of a deep desire to see churches communicate better so the gospel can go farther. Will you help?

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18 Thankful Thoughts for Church Communicators at Thanksgiving
5 Comments » November 14, 2016

18 Thankful Thoughts for Church Communicators at Thanksgiving

Oh, Thanksgiving, we love you. It's a not-so-subtle reminder to be thankful for the good things we see as church communicators, like the demise of MySpace.

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How to Think Creatively to Solve Problems
No Comments » November 11, 2016

How to Think Creatively to Solve Problems

Church communication pro Phil Bowdle talks about how to bring creativity to problems in your church and find effective solutions.

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How to Handle a Communications Crisis at Your Church
No Comments » November 9, 2016

How to Handle a Communications Crisis at Your Church

A communications crisis will happen at your church eventually. It could be small or large, but one will occur. Here's what you should know and do to prepare for them.

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Christmas as an On-Ramp For Your Church
No Comments » November 7, 2016

Christmas as an On-Ramp For Your Church

Christmas is coming! The songs and carols, the gifts and parties, the people and shoppers, the guests to your church. Are you ready?

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Fall Daylight Savings Social Media Graphics
1 Comment » November 2, 2016

Fall Daylight Savings Social Media Graphics

We've got a collection of Daylight Savings social media graphics your church can use to give your congregation a friendly reminder to set their clocks back.

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Announcing the Courageous Storytellers Membership Site
No Comments » October 31, 2016

Announcing the Courageous Storytellers Membership Site

We're launching a new resource, the Courageous Storytellers Membership Site, to bring you resources to make your life easier as a church communicator.

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How to Avoid Common Social Media Mishaps on #cmschat
No Comments » October 28, 2016

How to Avoid Common Social Media Mishaps on #cmschat

For last night's #cmschat on Twitter, we discussed how to avoid those embarrassing social media mistakes.

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Church Communication Blind Spots
No Comments » October 26, 2016

Church Communication Blind Spots

When we get stuck in our heads, we develop blind spots about welcoming church members and guests. I learned this lesson when thinking about our church's proximity to public transit.

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#162: Quit Politics
No Comments » October 24, 2016

#162: Quit Politics

Churches need to quit the divisiveness of politics and embrace the opportunity to speak hope and love without turning people away.

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Creative Event Promotions on #cmschat
No Comments » October 21, 2016

Creative Event Promotions on #cmschat

For last night's #cmschat on Twitter, we discussed creative ways to promote church events using communication and digital media.

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How to Transition Your Church to an Online Bulletin
1 Comment » October 19, 2016

How to Transition Your Church to an Online Bulletin

An online bulletin can save your church paper and money, while also giving you better metrics. We explore how one church made the transition.

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Election Day Communion: Churches Bringing Unity to Politics
No Comments » October 17, 2016

Election Day Communion: Churches Bringing Unity to Politics

In the midst of a divisive election, one group is encouraging churches to offer Election Day communion as a way to bring unity and hope.

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