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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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Social Media That Breaks Through the Christmas Jingle
December 9, 2019

Social Media That Breaks Through the Christmas Jingle

Social media is a great and easy way to help people delve deeper into the meaning of the season during this very busy time of year.

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Embrace Your Limitations
December 4, 2019

Embrace Your Limitations

Too often we think of limits as things that hold us back. They stop us from doing more. But limitations are powerful.

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The Experts: New Courageous Storytellers Resources
December 2, 2019

The Experts: New Courageous Storytellers Resources

As we prepare for 2020, we reached out to some of our favorite church comm experts to get their takes on what we need to know and trends to be ...

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Give Thanks: A Radical Notion of Gratitude
November 27, 2019

Give Thanks: A Radical Notion of Gratitude

A 15-year-old is hit by a car while crossing the street and storms city hall—not to yell or scold—but to say thank you for the outpouring of support.

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Habit Beats Inspiration
November 25, 2019

Habit Beats Inspiration

If you sit around waiting for inspiration to show up, you’re going to be sitting alone for a while. Instead, the creative life is built on habit.

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Self-Care Doesn’t Have to Be Time-Consuming, Selfish, or Expensive
November 20, 2019

Self-Care Doesn’t Have to Be Time-Consuming, Selfish, or Expensive

You face long hours and multiple deadlines, all while feeling isolated. That's a recipe for burnout. We've got three tips that can help.

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Why I Don’t Work Where I Worship
November 18, 2019

Why I Don’t Work Where I Worship

Working at one church and worshiping (and volunteering, studying and bringing something for the potluck) at another can be a healthier choice.

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Spiritual Retreat Guide
November 13, 2019

Spiritual Retreat Guide

When was the last time you unplugged from the rigors of ministry and your personal responsibilities and took a spiritual retreat?

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How to Unplug: Setting Boundaries With Your Devices
November 11, 2019

How to Unplug: Setting Boundaries With Your Devices

It's important for any church leader to have time away to unplug and reset. Unfortunately, we carry a live connection to the office in our pocket. Here are four strategies ...

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27 Self Care Tips for Church Communicators
November 6, 2019

27 Self Care Tips for Church Communicators

What do you do to take care of yourself? What kind of things help you relieve stress and get through the day/week/season?

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Self-Care: New Courageous Storytellers Resources
November 4, 2019

Self-Care: New Courageous Storytellers Resources

If we run ourselves ragged and don’t care for our own physical or mental health, we’ll drain ourselves dry and have nothing left to give to the people we’re supposed ...

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Be the Hero Your Church Needs: All Saints’ Day Without Superpowers
October 30, 2019

Be the Hero Your Church Needs: All Saints’ Day Without Superpowers

Much like historical heroes, church communicators have to make the most of what they have, draw on deep reserves of strength, and somehow save the day.

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6 Texting Strategies Churches Are Using to Connect
October 28, 2019

6 Texting Strategies Churches Are Using to Connect

Everyone talks up the power of text messaging, but how does that even work for your church? We look at six real-world examples of texting in action.

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Closing the Feedback Gap: How Leaders Can Get Honest Input
October 23, 2019

Closing the Feedback Gap: How Leaders Can Get Honest Input

How can leaders make the right decisions if the responses they get don’t fully reflect the reality of the situation, but instead are merely what people think they want to ...

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