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10 Simple 10-Minute Communication Tasks (you can do now)

I’m a goal-oriented person (who loves accomplishing dreams). I’m also a creative (who has a tendency to procrastinate). I’m also a passionate communicator who loves the church. I’m also often conflicted (I feel constant tension about “getting it all done” and “I need more time to get it right”). I often get...

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3 Horrible Reasons to Get a Church App (be warned!)

It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to realize MANY in our congregations have a mobile device with thousands of apps. In fact, if your service dims the lights during the service, you can see the glow of screens across the room. This past week, our screens showed an establishment video shot looking...

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3 Fall Communication Essentials to Decide Now

We’re about two months away from your church “fall launch”. It’s vacation time for you and your congregation, so you deserve to relax, right? Nope. Not unless you have everything in order for the fall already. Most church communicators aren’t fully prepared from the discussions I’m having with them. So, before you head...

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(Guest Post) The Most Powerful Thing Your Church Can Be Known For

I want to present another way of looking at the “be known for something” concept. So often, people define themselves by what they do. Their careers become their identity. Or their weekend Jeep drives. Or the fact that they pastor. Our identity is about doing. And churches are no different than that. But...

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Pastor, 3 Things You Do from the Stage Each Sunday (other than Preaching)

As a teaching Pastor, you have a lot happening in your church and life. In a very small, similar way, I teach a large adult Bible Class each week. After preparing for my lesson, prayerfully considering what I should teach, and building my Keynote (like Powerpoint) presentation and rehearsing, I’m easily spending...