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4 Power Steps to Engaging

A church is called to love. Jesus said His followers will be known by our love. Yet, when the community is asked about the Church; they‘re quick to point to things we’re against. Many are quick to say “but guiding people to avoid sin is an act of love!” and this is...

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Why a Church Naturally Does Social Media Well. But Doesn’t.

It’s been several years since we realized social media is a valid means of church communication. Many have adopted Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram as their channels. Some have been brave by using SnapChat, Pinterest, and Linkedin. And there are so many others! Which channels should the church be using? Surprisingly, the church should...

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Churches Vanish for this One Reason (Here’s the fix)

Research shows that thousands of evangelical churches close their doors annually in America. The reason? Because their congregations have stopped valuing or understanding the benefit of the local church. We must stop this. People in the community regularly drive past empty church buildings and don’t miss anything. Many don’t even know who...

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(Short) Checklist so People Will Receive Your Communication

Sad truth: People aren’t paying attention to most (church) communication. In fact, most people are only half-listening or half-reading. An exasperated church communicator recently asked me, “how do you change this trend!?” Stop wasting people’s time. That’s the easy answer. Then, after a little thought, I added “there’s probably 4 things you have...

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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...