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

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

In The Comeback Effect, we are asked to 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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New Executive Director Mark MacDonald
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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Here’s What’s Missing From Your Church’s Communications
August 6, 2018

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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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?
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
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
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
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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Looking Ahead to Fall Elections: Deidra Riggs on Unity
June 25, 2018

Looking Ahead to Fall Elections: Deidra Riggs on Unity

As we look ahead to the fall and another contentious election season, we talk with author Deidra Riggs about how the church can be a voice for unity.

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